Jack has a degree in Neuroscience from Melbourne University, and an M.Phil and D.Phil (Ph.D) in Theology and Ethics from Oxford University, where he studied on a Rhodes Scholarship. His doctorate was on ‘Desire and the Ethics of Advertising’. He is also currently in training at Pacifica Graduate Institute to be a psychotherapist.
Previously Jack taught at The School of Life on philosohy for everyday life, such as ‘Procrastinating Less’, ‘Raising Ambition’, and ‘The Ethics of Ego’. He has appeared on UK Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch as guest philosopher, on Australia’s Radio National Life Matters, and has spoken at conferences on the humanities in Sweden, Italy, the UK and Australia. His work on imagination has been presented to BCG clients in the US and Europe, and his writing has been published in Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Review, BCG Perspectives, The Conversation, and The Sydney Morning Herald. He also did some random research on stingrays in Brain, Behavior and Evolution.
Jack was born in Birmingham, UK, and grew up in Brisbane, Australia. He has also lived in Melbourne, Potsdam, East Timor, and New York, and recently moved to Silver Lake, Los Angeles, with his wife Sarah James.