I'm an entrepreneur who writes.
My third book is The End of Nice: How to be human in a world run by robots. There's an awful lot said about how companies and organisations should adapt to the world of robots, artificial intelligence and automation but much less about the individual response. That's what I am interested in. This book is about the positive and liberated attitude that will enable individuals to flourish in our fast changing world.
Previously I wrote The Little Book of Thinking Big , The Sunday Times Number 1 Business bestseller. I also wrote Stop Talking Start Doing: A kick in the pants in six parts which was a best-seller, spent a record year in the number 1 spot at UK retailer WHSmith and which has been published in 15 languages.
I was awarded 2015 columnist of the year by the British Society of Magazine Editors. I write a monthly column on the London Startup scene for British Airways Business Life magazine, regular opinion pieces for the Virgin Entrepreneur blog and write on technology companies and start ups for the Financial Times and the Guardian. I won the 2015 columnist of the year award from the British Society of Magazine Editors.
I have co-founded tech startups in London, Cork and Austin. A few years ago I co-founded a a company called OP3Nvoice which was described by Giga-Om as the emerging google of video and audio. We moved the HQ to Austin, Texas after going through the Techstars program in London.
Before that I co-founded a software company called Screendragon that supplies brand management solutions for many of the world's largest consumer brands and ad agencies. It was hell and it was exciting. Sometimes simultaneously.
Before creating businesses of my own I wrote about business full time as a staff reporter for The Sunday Telegraph, The Mail on Sunday and others.
My company, Newton Principals works with organisations on brand storytelling, creativity and encouraging startup passion and behaviour change.
Visit me online at richard-newton.com and @richnewton