Visionary thinking, with its unique ability to foresee future trends and inspire change, has been the driving force behind the world's most groundbreaking innovations. Despite their crucial role in driving innovation and growth, less than a third of businesses worldwide have a visionary leader.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the rapid pace of change? Do you long for a simpler time but can't keep up with the present? If so, then you may be experiencing future shock. Future shock refers to disorientation and anxiety caused by too much change in a short period of time.
Future faking is a term that has crept into the lexicon that originated from a harmful dating practice. When applied to innovation, someone is predicting a future to get others excited about it, with no intention of making that future a reality.
Last week, we released our fourth installment in the Near Future series of vision videos. I started creating these vision video’s back in 2006 when I was at HP. The most recent film titled The Near Future: Diverse Thinkers Wanted explores the impact of technologies on our work lives. The Future Visi
Below are the slides from a speech I recently gave where I discussed the innovations that will define the landscape over the next 10 years. The world continues to undergo radical change, and it is important to understand the challenges that will arise and how businesses and consumers prepare for the
Its that time of year again where SXSW posts the ideas for this years speaker/panel topics and asks for people to vote on the best proposal. The panel that have been proposed for me to talk to is: Can you predict what the future will look like in 5 to 10 years? Hacking the future requires the abili
Last week, I gave a keynote speech at Edelman’s Leadership event in Chicago. The company brings together the top ~100 executives from around the world once a year. Richard Edelman asked me to present a talk at lunch about the “future of technology”. I took some liberty with the topic and focused on
The video of the “Hacking The Future” speech I gave at Maker Faire 2010 has been posted over at Fora.tv. The foundation for the speech is the precept that the world in changing at an ever increasing pace. To ensure we, as a civilization, are prepared for this changing future, we need to spend […]
During my recent trip to Shanghai, I gave a press conference where I presented a vision and timeline of major shifts occurring over the next 20 years. For those of you who are podcast listeners, you know that I’m not a big believer of random long range forcasting. In this case, we’ve been careful
The BBC has an interesting article the business of predicting the future …. The future comes in many shapes and sizes. One minute it is giant leaps to the stars, the next it is a journey through inner space. From contacting life on other worlds to creating artificial life down here on Earth, any fut