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Futurist Jack Uldrich’s Predictions for 2019

Posted in Future, Futurist, Predictions

(Editor’s note: The predictions in these “Headlines from the Future” are offered in the spirit of fun and are not intended to be taken literally. Each merely reflects a broader trend that readers can expect to see, experience or read about in the coming year. For a more realistic perspective on each trend, click on…


Futurist Jack Uldrich’s 2019 Game Changers

Posted in Automobile/Aerospace, Economy, Future, Futurist, Health Care, Internet, Internet/Information Tech, Manufacturing, Plastics, Robotics, Technology

As a professional futurist, I don’t claim to predict the future. However, the two things I’m confident in stating are: 1) Today is the slowest rate of change we will ever experience again; and 2) the greatest change today is the rate of change. The world is accelerating and it’s imperative that business leaders spend…


Futurist Jack Uldrich’s Top Books of 2018

Posted in Books, Future, Futurist

As a professional futurist, I seek inspiration everywhere–even in unconventional places. Therefore, while some of the books on this year’s list pertain to the future not all do. Here are five books that helped me think differently about the future and I’m confident they can help you. Farsighted: How We Make the Decisions That Matter Most…


Four Farsighted Futurists

Posted in Futurist

The future is evolving fast. Even as a full-time professional futurist, I can’t stay abreast of the profound technological, economic, political, and cultural transformation pulsating through society. As a strategy, I have made it a habit of following other outstanding futurists who view the world from a wider and more diverse perspective than my own….


Jack Uldrich’s Friday “Future 15”–December 7, 2018

Posted in Future, Think

Business leaders must spend more time thinking about the future. To help make this a habit, I have developed the “Future 15”–a policy of taking 15 minutes every week to think about the future. To make the habit simple, I encourage business leaders to follow the 6 “F’s”: Every Friday at Four Forty-Five (4:45 pm) set…


Jack Uldrich’s Friday “Future 15”: November 30, 2018

Posted in Future, Future Proof, Futurist, Think, Think Like a Child

Business leaders must spend more time thinking about the future. To help make this a habit, I have developed what I call the “Future 15”–a policy of taking 15 minutes every week to think about the future. To make the habit simple, I advise my clients–and I encourage you–to follow the 6 “F’s”: Every Friday…


Five Fantastic Futurists to Follow

Posted in Futurist

As a futurist, I frequently speak to my audiences about the importance of humility when contemplating the future. In the same spirit of humility,  I admit that there are many other outstanding futurists who do work similar to my own. Here are five fantastic foreign futurists (in alphabetical order) who have helped me see and…



The Future of Construction is Accelerating

Posted in Construction, Future Proof, Futurist, Real Estate

Late last year, the Economist had a wonderful article on the construction industry. The most poignant point was that among all major industries, the construction industry has experienced the slowest rate of increase in productivity since the Second World War–less than 1 percent! (By contrast the agriculture industry experienced a 1600 percent increase in productivity…


2018: The Year the Future Begins to Bear Fruit

Posted in Future, Futurist, Trends

Last December, I wrote that “2017 will be the year the future takes root.” In between all of the presidential tweets, the catastrophic rain storms, fires and hurricanes, and the plethora of sexual harassment scandals, I will forgive you if you didn’t keep track of my predictions. So let me recap what you may have…


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