Futurist and Founder Director of Pentacle, Professor Eddie's management approach was built around the ever-changing world we live in, and is designed to meet complex modern challenges. As a pioneer of the concept of the 'New World’ in the 90s, Eddie is regarded as a visionary whose presentations are energetic with a deeply rooted passion for management.
Professor Eddie Obeng is Founder Director of Pentacle, not only a virtual business school, but also the first organisation to offer an integrated management approach specifically designed to meet the challenges of our fast changing, complex 21st Century. He began his career with Shell, and went on to serve as an Executive Director at Ashridge Management College, which he turned around from a failing business to a successful enterprise in 18 months.
In his TED talk, The World After Midnight, Eddie asserts that the world is changing so fast, that if we don’t innovate and lead, we will be left in a mess. Using an energetic storytelling style and expounding his wisdom with characteristic outspoken charm, Eddie’s keynote speeches, workshops and virtual seminars are regarded as some of the most compelling, provocative and effective in the business.
Pioneering the ‘New World’ concept, Eddie and his team have re-written the fundamentals of business management to create their own coherent approach. Eddie challenges established thinking, by bringing genuinely new practice and concepts.
Eddie has published many books, in which his extensive experience and insights challenge perceptions to light the way to a new reality. Using examples from real life client work, and from experience in turning a business around, Eddie demonstrates, in his words, that “The future is now because most of us are already late!”
A born leader, Eddie is dynamic and engaging, and involves his audience in his journey.
Funny, outspoken and never afraid to be controversial, Eddie’s presentations are exciting, energising and thought-provoking. Combining remarkable innovation with high energy theory, Eddie helps companies to prepare for this new digital age.