David Wade has served as a strategist and advisor to winning presidential campaigns and leaders including Secretary of State John Kerry, Vice President Joe Biden, and President Barack Obama. Wade has also worked at the highest levels of the State Department and America’s foreign policy-making apparatus, and today he advises America’s most innovative companies. He offers insight gleaned from experience about not just how to manage the trends and turmoil facing the world, but how to master them.
For twenty years, David Wade has been on the inside—from the war room of two national presidential campaigns and President Obama’s debate preparations, to the negotiating rooms of the United States Senate, the Situation Room, the State Department, and now the boardrooms of some of America’s most innovative corporations. Wade has seen up close and personal as few others have the process through which domestic and foreign policy-makers form impressions, make decisions, and sell them to audiences at home and across the world. He understands how Washington works and how the world works, from the big forces and trends shaping policy, politics, and relationships around the world down, to the details of how policy is really carried out on a daily basis—and why. Wade brings audiences a behind-the-scenes look at what the global headlines miss—and a passport to where the U.S. and the world are headed.