Gaurav Mishra

I am a writer, speaker and innovator. I integrate emerging technologies and timeless wisdom to catalyse communities, create stories and change behaviours. Ask me to speak at your event, write for your publication, or lead a workshop for your team.

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FutureCrafting

FutureCrafting is an innovation firm that helps companies use emerging social, mobile and sensor technologies to catalyse communities, create stories and change behaviours. Ask us to consult with you in the areas of: market insight, product-market fit, or product design.

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SelfCrafting

SelfCrafting is an approach that integrates emerging technologies (like quantified self devices and apps) and timeless wisdom (like the yogic seven chakras) to help people learn new life skills, build better habits and become their best self. Ask me to speak at your event, write for your publication, or lead a workshop for your team.

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Shanghai Yogi

Shanghai Yogi is my upcoming near future graphic novel about a burnt out inventor who leaves Silicon Valley to become a yoga teacher in Shanghai, only to create a radical form of yoga that uses nano-sensors to help people create a mind-body connection, not only with themselves, but also with the people practicing with them.

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Workshop Topics

Social Storytelling

How can brands create, curate and crowdsource compelling content.

Social Integration

How can brands integrate social media into their customer experience.

Crowdsourcing

How can brands crowdsource content, actions and word of mouth buzz.

Visual Thinking

How to analyse data, brainstorm ideas and tell stories visually.

Product Innovation

How to use design thinking to create innovative products.

Behaviour Change

How to use quantified self devices and apps to change habits.

Blog Posts

Future of Money

I am delighted to share MSLGROUP‘s new report titled Future of Money, which I co-authored with Pascal Beucler and Nidhi Makhija. How social and mobile technologies are changing the way people earn, manage and spend money What is the Future of Money? Social and...

StoryStreamLab: MSLGROUP’s Social Curation Software

I am delighted to share that we have launched MSLGROUP‘s proprietary social curation software StoryStreamLab at Cannes Lions 2013. I helped create StoryStream — along with MSLGROUP’s crowdsourcing software People’s Lab and social analytics...

Ten Frontiers for the Future of Engagement

I am delighted to share MSLGROUP‘s new report titled Now & Next: Ten Frontiers for the Future of Engagement, which I co-authored with Pascal Beucler and Nidhi Makhija. Ten Frontiers for the Future of Engagement The report highlights the ten most...

Future of Engagement #10: Collaborative Consumption

People use technology and community to choose access over ownership and create a new sharing economy. What is Collaborative Consumption? Collaborative consumption is an important groundswell which is changing the very nature of ownership and consumption. People are...

Future of Engagement #9: Social Live Experiences

Organizations blend technology, community and location to create immersive experiences that blur the boundaries between online and offline. What are Social Live Experiences? Social live experiences blend technology, community and location to create immersive...

Future of Engagement #8: Collective Intelligence

Organizations synthesize search, social and sensor data streams into insights that guide smarter actions. What is Collective Intelligence? Collective intelligence involves analyzing the collective actions and feedback of people, finding patterns and trends, and...

Future of Engagement #7: Transmedia Storytelling

Media organizations, changemakers, and brands create cross-platform storyworlds to drive participation, action and loyalty. What is Transmedia Storytelling? Transmedia storytelling involves telling a story across multiple media platforms – including TV shows, movies,...