“To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.”

(The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, 2013)


Descended from the lowland tribes of Scotland and heir to a rich blue-collar heritage, Zachary R.J. Strong is a scholar, author, futurist, artist, and mystic born and raised in the industrial Canadian city of Hamilton, Ontario.

Versed in a kaleidoscope of fields and perhaps the only person to ever graduate from McMaster University with a combined degree in engineering physics, commerce, and mathematics, Zachary dances happily and comfortably at the intersection of science, history, art, philosophy, media ecology, and spirituality. He has written multiple papers and books on topics including higher education reform, expert intuition, adult development, critical thinking, the Egyptian dynastic chronology, flaws and corruption in psychology, and the Industrial Revolution.

In his professional life as a marketer, consultant, and entrepreneur, Zachary has contributed to the design and launch of the Nix Pro™, an award-winning colour measurement device, as well as the design and launch of the RQ Relationship Intelligence™ assessment, a relationship-building skills tool used in major corporations. As an educator, speaker, and facilitator, he has accumulated over ten years of experience in K-12, postsecondary, and corporate environments, including keynote presentations at the Canadian Conference on Student Leadership.

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