Timing Really Is Most Everything I’ve said many times before, being a futurist is like being a meteorologist, you are usually right, but at the wrong time. I think it’s futurist’s bane always to be right – but too early. I feel as humans, we… Read More »Executing The Future Creates It
Are You Future Focused Enough? As humans, we’ve been biased to go after short term results over long term results ever since we were primitives wandering the savannah. The ability to plan and think to the future, to save for tomorrow, to think about what… Read More »How Far Down The Road Are You Looking?
Trust Your People To Take the Right Path. When you look at your employees, what do you see? Do you see living, thinking, breathing intelligent human beings, with the great capacity to learn new things, take on responsibilities, work autonomously, solve problems on their own… Read More »Give Your People Vision, Responsibility And Freedom
Many futurists have made dire predictions of the future of work, based on the emerging capabilities of AI. I’ve heard numbers of jobs lost in the millions, and one futurist says that we will lose over 2 million jobs alone due to autonomous vehicles. He… Read More »Don’t Panic! We Will Be Working With AI, Not For AI.
When we as humans encounter something new, it’s normal to compare this new experience to any experience we had in the past. We are creatures of contrast – we can only understand things as compared to other things that we already know about – or… Read More »Look At The Present With The Lens Of The Future, Not With The Lens Of The Past.
Lately, I’ve been having an increasing number of conversations with individuals who are currently in a non-traditional career. Of the people I’ve spoken to, both those with typical corporate gigs, startup founders and gig workers, they have a single thing in common – none are… Read More »Day Jobs Are So 20th Century.
The NASA space program was a fantastic source of innovation. Even though it no longer exists in that form, there is no reason not to use the same principles to innovate. Beyond simple moonshot thinking, which focuses on a single specific goal, “Space Program Thinking”… Read More »Beyond Moonshots: Think Space Programs
As human beings, we have been designed to fear change – which is interesting, as all life is change. Aristotle equated time with change – if there is no change, time does not pass. A corollary: if time passes, life changes. To be prepared for… Read More »When Threatened, What Is Your Response?
Are you reading this blog post on a smartphone? Does your smartphone ever leave your side? Do you freak out if you ever misplace or lose your smartphone? Do you ever feel less than whole when your smartphone is not within easy reach? You’ve just… Read More »What’s So Bad About Being A Cyborg?
Like most big companies, you’ve probably run or are currently running, at least one internal innovation program. It might be small workshops, departmental level programs, the rollout of an enterprise idea management tool like Spigit, or something less formal. In our experience, innovation programs are… Read More »Innovation Programs Are Good, Just Not Good Enough.