Described by a Scientific American columnist as ‘…one of the most innovative experimental psychologists in the world today’, Richard’s books have sold over 3 million copies worldwide and have been, and he has presented keynote addresses to The Swiss Economic Forum, Google and Amazon.
Richard has written several best-selling books that have been translated into over 20 languages. Many of these books explore the science of success and focus on practical, evidence-based, techniques that improve people’s personal and professional lives. For instance, The Luck Factor is based on Richard’s ten-year investigation into exceptionally lucky people , 59 Seconds describes techniques that people can learn in less than a minute, and Night School examines how to get the perfect night’s sleep.
Richard presents talks exploring how to be lucky, the power of sleep, and the psychology of deception and illusion. He has presented keynote addresses to organisations around the world, including Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and the Swiss Economic Forum. In addition, Richard has spoken at science and literary festivals, such as The Royal Society, The Royal Institution, The Edinburgh Book Festival, The Cheltenham Literary Festival, and The Dubai Festival of Literature. Finally, Richard also interviews celebrities about their work, with previous interviewees including Richard Dawkins, Armando Iannucci, Derren Brown, Alan Davies, Ken Dodd and Ian Rankin.