I have spent the better part of the past few years advocating for goods and services that cater to the inherent slothfulness in all human beings. I’ve concluded that the automation of many of the daily tasks would make my life significantly easier. If the… Read More »Are We Ready To Give Up Agency To Save Time?
Most of what you are reading on the internet, day in, day out, is a regurgitation of the past. There is “nothing new under the sun.” Many content creators – no matter the content – will tell you that there are no “new” stories –… Read More »Creating New Knowledge Eyes a Better Future
Have you heard of the term “shaking the box”? It’s a great way to trigger new thinking – or at least try to unearth current hidden thinking. When encountering a situation, you go into it with the express purpose of creating disruption, just to see… Read More »Are You Shaking The Box?
Over the last few months, we’ve had major crises that have mostly affected major urban centers or cities. Does this mean that the prominence of cities is over? How does that affect you? First, the COVID-19 pandemic forced everyone globally to shelter-in-place. Large cities worldwide… Read More »have we killed the city?
A few posts back, I wrote a note about something I’d recently seen in one of the all-hands meetings of one of my clients. This financial services company had been in business for a very long time, and moving innovative products and services to market… Read More »Thinking About The Future Is Meaningless
Has this ever happened to you? I was on a call with one of my former clients a few years ago. They were discussing a new product development process that would generate disruptive and innovative new product ideas, aiming to push this company into a… Read More »Innovation Without Risk Is Not Innovation
When I read that statistic, I thought it pretty odd. I mean, are the companies that are around us now all less than ten years old? Are they all part of that tiny 4%, which made it through? At first blush, it sounds wrong. But… Read More »Will 96% of Businesses Fail Within 10 Years?
While it’s not explicitly mentioned in the earlier Star Trek series before Discovery, the Star Trek universe, as described, is a “post-scarcity economy.” If you are unaware of what that is, its an economy that has figured out how to eliminate scarce resources. Assumingly, in… Read More »Your Customers Want A Perfect World Today
When you think about it, we are all living in a multiverse of realities. What we each experience is our own reality. Even when more than one of us is in the same time and space, we don’t see an objective reality that we can… Read More »Open Your Mind To Alternate Realities
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