About Jacob Shapiro

Jacob Shapiro is a speaker, consultant, author, and researcher covering global politics and affairs, economics, markets, technology, history, and culture. He speaks to audiences of all sizes around the world, helps global multinationals make strategic decisions about political risks and opportunities, and works directly with investors to grow and protect their assets in today’s volatile global environment. His insights help audiences across industries like finance, agriculture, and energy make sense of the world.

He is a partner and the director of geopolitical analysis at Cognitive Investments, a registered investment adviser offering wealth management services to individuals, family offices, and institutional investors. He is also the chief strategist at Perch Perspectives, a business and political risk consulting firm that works closely with Cognitive Investments to provide corporate executives with custom advisory services and bespoke analysis.

Jacob hosts the podcast series “Cognitive Dissidents,” which features interviews with subject matter experts in geopolitics, technology, markets, agriculture, economics, and other fields.

He holds a master’s degree with distinction from Oxford University and a bachelor’s degree in Near Eastern studies from Cornell University. He lives in New Orleans with his wife and daughter. When he’s not tweeting at 4 a.m. about the latest international developments or commodities prices, you might find him on a continuing mission to find the world’s best cheeseburger, dragging his family to Civil War battle sites, or doing his best Larry Bird impersonation at a pickup basketball game.

“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.”
— F. Scott Fitzgerald

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