Iman Stratenus devotes his professional life to system transformations. He works as an advisor and coach to organisational leaders assisting with their personal and organisational transformations. For the past two years he has been working on unraveling and redesigning the governance system, which led him to write Crowdocracy with Dr Alan Watkins. He has also launched the Crowd Foundation, which aims to bring crowdocracy to life. Before his work on governance, Iman worked as a lawyer, management consultant and business leader across many countries. He wrote his first book in 2011 about the transformation of the company he led in China in a book called In China, We Trust. Iman lives with his wife and their crowd of five children in Portugal.
Dr Alan Watkins
Alan is recognised as an international expert on leadership and human performance. Originally trained as a physician and neuroscientist he has, over the past 18 years, been a coach to many of Europe’s top business leaders as well as advising the GB squad, coaches and athletes prior to London 2012 and again in the run up to the Rio Olympics. Crowdocracy is his fifth book and the second in the Wicked and Wise book series. He wrote the first book, Wicked and Wise: How to Solve the World’s Toughest Problems, with world renowned philosopher and thinker Ken Wilber. He is the CEO of a leadership consultancy, was the sole expert on a BBC1 series ‘Temper your Temper’, frequently provides insightful views to TV and radio outlets and is a sought after international speaker. He lives with his wife and four boys in Hampshire, UK.
"I predict Crowdocracy will come to be seen as a landmark book"
"incredibly intriguing, illuminating, perplexing, puzzling, and truly informative"
“It is increasingly apparent that democracies struggle to cope with today’s challenges. Democracy as a system asks too much of too few, and not enough of everyone else. I have no doubt we are entering a phase of exploration for what could come next. I’m excited by Crowdocracy promise: it is conceptually solid and is based on concrete practices that have proven their worth in real life setting. Let experimentation begin!”
Frederic Laloux, author of Reinventing Organisations
“Crowdocracy is...incredibly intriguing, illuminating, perplexing, puzzling, and truly informative – in short, simultaneously deeply educational and surprisingly confusing.”
“I predict Crowdocracy will come to be seen as a landmark
book; not for totally getting it right, but for being the first to get enough of it right to help launch a movement for fundamental democratic renewal. Our global polls show citizen trust in established democracies at an all-time low. A tipping point is nigh and this book will help shift the balance much as a crystal lowered into a supersaturated solution transforms liquid into form.”
Doug Miller, President, Globescan Foundation