Father, Partner, Friend, Voice for those who have been unheard, Linguist, Mathematician, Steward. These are some of the attributes of David. Translator of Integral Accounting, Managing Partner of Purple Bridge Funds, Founder of M·CAM®, the international leader in innovation finance, trade, and intangible asset finance, Founder of Mosaic Technologies, Founder of IDEAMED, Professor, Lecturer, Chairman, CEO. These are some of the efforts he’s engaged. But above all else, David is simply a man awake.
From the halls of parliaments to HBO comedy and documentary films such as the internationally acclaimed and multiply awarded Patent Wars and Future Dreaming, Dr. David Martin takes on some of the world’s most complex economic and social themes using solutions that he’s successfully deployed in his work with over 160 countries. With current work including financial engineering and investment, public speaking and writing, he has also served as an advisor to numerous Central Banks, global economic forums, the World Bank and International Finance Corporation and national governments around the world. He has been instrumental in rebuilding lives and livelihoods in post-conflict, post-colonial, and environmentally devastated regions of the world. He is the architect for the world’s first public equity quantitative market index based on human innovation.
Dr. Martin has publications in law, medicine, engineering, finance, and education. He maintains active research in the fields of linguistic genomics, fractal financial-risk modelling, and cellular membrane ionic signaling. In a televised speech in 2006, David correctly forecast the U.S. housing financial crisis and identified it as a catalyst for the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. His investment funds, banking businesses and global trade network return extraordinary results by measuring all the field effects of every endeavour. He is the author of the novel Coup D’Twelve: The Enterprise that Bought the Presidency – now optioned for theatrical release. Described as a futurist, fulcrum ninja, economist and global business executive, David disarms the most ardent pessimists, showing that with flexible perspective, we can tackle any perceived problem and achieve extraordinary outcomes. David has been honored to share life with a most amazing family and with friendships that are incomparable. He works to honor Thomas Jefferson’s maxim; “He who Lights his taper at mine, receives Light without Darkening me!”
Creative ideas that are placed in Proper Context are the way individuals engage and companies compete. Companies that consistently drive more marginal revenue do so by exploiting their greater market controls. Firms that hold high quality intangible assets are more likely to:
– Defend against competitive pricing pressures.
– Win business in competitive bidding situations.
– Manage the obsolescence of goods and services.
– Open up new markets and enter new categories.
– Retain leading talent and develop new expertise.
With over three decades of world-changing innovation under his belt – from cholesterol testing to stealth aircraft to deciphering the “swarming” of investment behavior on global stock exchanges – David Martin will take you on a riveting journey through the code of the stewardship of creativity for maximum impact.
“The gross national product does not include the beauty of our poetry or the intelligence of our public debate. It measures neither our wit nor our courage, neither our wisdom nor our learning, neither our compassion nor our devotion. It measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile.”
Robert F. Kennedy
On the waning notes of the prayer which opened the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia in 1774 imploring the divine for the flourishing of America, Adam Smith’s An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations described the Earth as not our sanctuary and home but rather the compilation of commodities to exchange and consume. The Earth and its “resources” were objects of dominion and Labor – not human engagement and stewardship – serving as the determinant of value. In this view, and in its present manifestation, we find ourselves in persistent conflict to lay claim to perpetually lower “cost” resources and labor to leach profit from every source. In the late 1990s as we encouraged profit maximization by reducing domestic employment, did we profit or did we create an ecosystem where our own citizens have atrophied in their capacity to produce and contribute to a national wealth and identity? We give lip-service to the environment and human dignity but decided that University of Chicago shareholder value maximization was supreme. Rather than seeing ourselves as stewards of an ecosystem, we sought piety through blood. Is it then, any wonder that the words “human trafficking” and “conflict metals” are as synonymous in our day as slavery and plunder were in 1774?
In a tour de force of history and economics, Dr. Martin will unwrap the untested and unspoken assumptions driving our economic system and offer constructive, integrative solutions to some of the world’s most vexing social and economic challenges.
In a televised speech in 2006, David correctly forecast the U.S. consumer credit and real estate crisis and identified it as a catalyst for the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. Contributing to the Foresight strategies for the U.S., U.K., Chinese, Israeli, and Singaporean governments, Dr. Martin’s unique global insights allow him access to the halls of power and the boots in the field in ways that few others have ever experienced. Described as a futurist, fulcrum ninja, economist and global business executive, David disarms the most ardent pessimists, showing that with flexible perspective, we can tackle any perceived problem and achieve extraordinary outcomes. As the architect of some of the world’s most complex financial products for global risk mitigation, David’s insights will provide timely, relevant context for investment, business, and social decisions.