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Diana Wu David
Diana Wu David
CEO, Future Proof Lab
Diana‘s professional bio / interests
A former Financial Times executive, Diana is a work futurist and CEO/board whisperer. She helps people and organizations understand the future to create inspiring futures that matter. Her clients have included JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, London Stock Exchange, Mandarin Oriental, Wharf, Expedia, the World Bank and KPMG. She also teaches at HKU and Columbia Business School in Asia. She began her career and leadership education as an assistant to Dr. Henry Kissinger. A contributor to Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Inc, Global Focus and Nikkei Asia, she is also author of best-selling Future Proof: Reinventing Work in the Age of Acceleration, a book about how to adopt more agile mindsets and practices to prepare for success in a fast-changing world, across a 100-year life. See her work and download your free future readiness assessment at Online courses at
I’d like help with…
I'd love to invite people who can talk about future proofing your life or career to speak to our community of senior execs moving from success to significance. If you have a book out or want to prototype a workshop, I invite experts monthly to come talk about everything from how to get onto a board (Elaine Cheung, multiple listed board and on global board of WWF) to hacking happiness (Srikumar Rao) and Designing Your Life (Ayse Birsell). It's super informal and fun!
An interesting, or unusual fact(s) about me…
I rode in the rodeo parade as a kid and did barrel racing on horseback (another rodeo reference!) as a teenager growing up in Tucson, Arizona.
I live in
A career highlight
Receiving a Luce Foundation grant to spend a year in Asia in 1999, which turned into decades of my life!
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Joined Guild
19 January, 2023