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Jack Uldrich’s “Friday Future 15”: June 14, 2019

Posted in Future, Future 15, Futurist, Think

Think: Navigating from the Industrial Age to the Contextual Age. If you want to increase your company’s or organization’s impact on the future, read this article! Think Twice: Reinventing Organizational Learning–Towards Transformative Learning. In the near future, the emphasis of education will shift from information to imagination. If you aren’t ready, please think twice ……

Personal Questions Can Illuminate a Path to a Better Future

Posted in Future, Futurist, Questions

A good question is like a lantern in the darkness. It illuminates unseen landscapes and dimensions and discerns unknown obstacles. To help companies and organizations create a more beautiful future, I have found that the simple act of asking new questions can be incredibly helpful–and compelling. One of my preferred question-asking techniques is to ask…

Planting Our Way Toward a Greener, Healthier Future

Posted in Future, Futurist, Trees

A greener, healthier, and more beautiful future is possible now! We just need to stop talking and start planting!

A Cold Dose of Reality: Write Your Own Eulogy, Now!

Posted in Action, Wisdom

Years ago, I read a wonderful ebook–The Flinch, by Julien Smith. In the book, Smith exhorted his readers to take a cold shower. He provided no other explanation. He just said, “Put the book down and go do it now.” Smith anticipated that most of his readers would ignore his odd request and then make…

Jack Uldrich’s “Friday Future 15”: June 7, 2019

Posted in Future, Future 15, Futurist, Think

Think: Mindfulness, Neuroplasticity, And Altered Traits–Change Your Mind Change Your Life. Please, just think about this … Think Twice: Does your business or product depend upon trucking? If so, read this article: Trucking is the Security Crisis You Never Noticed. You could be on “thin ice.” Think Historically: Often, we take everyday things for granted. Here’s…

Jack Uldrich’s Friday Future 15: May 31, 2019

Posted in Future, Future 15, Futurist, Think

Think: Lilium’s Electric Jet Taxi Completes its First Flight. I rarely make predictions, but electric aircraft will transform regional travel patterns and habits within the next decade. Think Twice: Always think twice! You could be on Thin Ice! Taxis, buses, and streetcars may continue to the future, or not. Las Vegas is investing $50 million in an…

Using Questions to Create a Different and Better Future in 4 Minutes

Posted in Future, Futurist, Questions

Recently, Hal Gregersen, the author of Questions are the Answer, had an outstanding article in the Wall Street Journal, To Be a Better Leader, Ask Better Questions. As a futurist, I have always exhorted my clients to “give up on answers, stick with questions.” (I even provide them a quick cheat sheet of potential questions…

The Responsibility of a Futurist

Posted in Future, Futurist

A futurist has a responsibility to help his/her clients imagine a wider range of different and better futures.

Jack Uldrich’s Friday Future 15: May 24, 2019

Posted in Future, Future 15, Think

Think: Coming of Age in the Age of AI. Your future customers are going to have different expectations and they are going to think and act differently because of artificial intelligence. The time for you to begin thinking about how this will impact your business is now. Think Twice: CO2 Levels Hit Historic High. It was…

Nudging Toward a Less Meaty Future

Posted in Agriculture, Beautiful Future, Behavior, City, Environmentalism, Ethics, Future, Futurist

In their fascinating book, Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness, Nobel Prize-winning economists Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein explain how simple policy “nudges” can have powerful ramifications. The example that has always stuck with me is the vast discrepancy between the number of organ donors in Germany and Austria. Culturally, socially, and economically,…


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