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Feeding the World Without GMOs

Posted in Agriculture, Food, Future, Futurist

 The current world population is estimated to be just over seven billion people. By 2050 an estimated nine billion people will be living on Earth. Feeding two billion more people is a matter of eminent concern. How will this monumental task be achieved? It won’t easy but I’m confident it will be done. Let me…


10 Trends That Will Transform the Future of Marketing

Posted in Business, Business as Unusual, Future, Futurist, Marketing, Retail

  Wearable Technology. Apple’s iWatch, FitBit, Oculus Rift have already arrived but society is just at the beginning of the “wearables” The question marketers need to ask themselves today is this: What will iWatch 2.0, FitBit 2.0 and Oculus 2.0 look like? My prediction is that the Internet will soon come directly to people in…


Question the Future: A New Keynote Presentation

Posted in Future, Futurist, Keynote Speaking, Questions

Today, the greatest change is the rate of change itself. Put another way, society is transitioning to a period of constant transition. The net effect is that “answers” about the future are decreasing in value. This reality is, paradoxically, placing greater emphasis on the need to ask better questions. In this thought-provoking but practical presentation,…


Do You Need a Reverse Mentor?

Posted in Business as Unusual, Future Proof, Mentor, The Way We See the Problem

Below is a math question from an admissions test for an elementary school in Hong Kong. The question was part of an admissions test for first-graders. They had 20 seconds to answer. Can you solve it? If not, you might want to consider getting a reverse mentor.


Bring Back a Billion Butterflies!

Posted in Action

This past February, I read this article in my local newspaper: “Nearly a Billion Monarchs Have Vanished.” After reading the article, I asked myself two questions: How do I feel about the condition of the butterflies? How do I explain the condition of the monarch butterflies to my children? The answer to the first question…


Pearls, Salt and Aluminum: An Unusual Guide to Understanding the Future

Posted in Future, History

In 41 B.C., Cleopatra is reported to dissolved a giant pearl—worth 10,000,000 sesterces (approximately the net worth of 15 countries at the time)—into a glass of wine vinegar in effort to demonstrate to Mark Anthony the extent of her wealth. Today, we can grow “cultured” pearls and the material is a fraction of its former…


Vuja De: A Futurist Takes a Backwards Stroll into the World of Tomorrow

Posted in Future, Futurist

I’m please to announce the creation of a new keynote presentation. It is entitled: Vuja De: A Futurist Takes a Backwards Stroll into the World of Tomorrow. Below is a brief description: “The perfect keynote for any company, organization or association celebrating a major anniversary”! Winston Churchill once said, “The farther back one can look, the…


Please, Graph Your Future

Posted in Future, Futurist

Please take the time to read this fascinating article, The History of Technology in a Single Graph, and then spend some time contemplating the extraordinary visual below: After you have done so, ask yourself this provocative question: What’s Next? Here are some of my thoughts: Robotics, solar cells, fuel cells, rapid health care diagnostic tools, affordable gene…


The Big AHA: The Power of a Better Question

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The Big “AHA” is an acronym I use to help clients think more constructively about the future. It stands for Awareness, Humility and Action. We must always be aware that there could exist a new, different or better way of doing things. The example I frequently cite is my own case of becoming aware at the age of 37…


A 112 Year-Old Race into the Future: Is It Just Heating Up?

Posted in Business, Future, General

On May 23, 1903, Horatio Nelson Jackson set out from San Francisco on America’s first great road trip. A mere 63 days later, he safely arrived in New York City. Today, Jackson’s journey might not sound extraordinary but remember at the time of his trip there were no road signs, no gas stations and only…


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