An influential thinker fluent in global currents, Eurasia’s founder is used to politicos and CEOs beating a path to his door. The past few years have been no exception. ‘Every week is packed,’ he says. ‘Settle in for a quiet evening at home and “Oh look, there’s a coup underway in Turkey!”’ The world has changed more than anyone expected since Bremmer founded the firm in 1998, armed with $25,000 and a PhD from Stanford. In 2001, he developed Wall Street’s first global political risk index, and today the company is a world leader, with a global platform of experts and resources in over 90 countries and offices in London, New York, Washington DC, San Francisco, São Paulo and Tokyo.