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Jack Uldrich’s Friday Future 15: April 19, 2019

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Think: Gartner’s Top Ten Tech Trends for 2019. There is plenty to think about with this list.  Think Twice: The Third Phase of Clean Energy Will Be the Most Disruptive Yet. The fossil fuel industry needs to think twice–it’s on thin ice. Think Historically: Technology Deep in Time: How Technology Evolves Alongside Us. The future–and its many…


Jack Uldrich’s Friday Future 15: April 12, 2019

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Think: Want to think better? Learn How Renaissance People Think. Think Twice: Want to think even better? Discover Why the Future Belongs to Polymaths. Think Historically: In the middle of the 19th century, whale oil gave way to petroleum. In the 21st century, oil and gas will give way to renewable energy. Historic Breakthrough: Norway’s Giant…


Jack Uldrich’s Friday Future 15: April 5, 2019

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Think: Personally, I often don’t know what I think until I write it. Therefore, to think it helps me to write. But how does a person find the time and space to write? This wonderful post offers insights from some of the world’s greatest writers. Think Twice: Think you know the way to make your life fantastic?…


Wal-Mart’s Radical Future: A Scenario from the Year 2029

Posted in Future, Futurist, Scenario, Unlearn Strategy

When announced at the end of 2019, the change seemed inconsequential and went largely unnoticed in the media except for a few commentators who criticized it as “typical corporate America wordsmithing.”  Within the walls of Wal-Mart, however, the flipping of its tagline from “Save Money. Live Better” to “Live Better. Save Money” marked the beginning…


Jack Uldrich’s Friday Future 15: March 29, 2019

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Think: Human Contact is Now a Luxury Good. “The luxurification of human engagement” is upon us. The wisdom of offering/selling human contact as a luxury good is something business leaders might want to begin contemplating–now. Think Twice: Preparing for Tomorrow Workforce In a World Run by Machines. If you have been relying upon KPI’s (Key Performance…


Jack Uldrich’s Friday Future 15: March 22, 2019

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Think: Last Friday, high school students staged over 2,000 “Friday’s for the Future” protests in 100 countries. These activists are your future customers and they expect real action on climate change. The time to think about how their increasingly vocal demands will impact you and your business is now. Think Twice: Why We Are Living…


The Future of Manufacturing: A Revolution of Convergence

Posted in Business as Unusual, Disruptive Technology, Future, Futurist, Manufacturing, Trends

Global futurist Jack Uldrich discusses the future of manufacturing.


Jack Uldrich’s Friday Future 15: March 15, 2019

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Think: Just Rent Your Clothes. The “sharing economy” isn’t new, but when it converges with other consumer trends (such as people’s shifting financial needs and a growing environmental ethos), it will transform more than just the fashion industry.  Think Twice: Disruptive Technology May Change the Whisk(e)y Industry. (Always think twice! Why? The answer is embedded…


Stay Open to Vague, but Interesting Ideas

Posted in Future, Futurist, History, Humility

Stay open to “vague but interesting” ideas.


Jack Uldrich’s Friday Future 15: March 8, 2019

Posted in Future, Future 15, Futurist, Think

Think: Why Large Corporations Struggle with Innovation. Are you “optimizing” your existing business processes or innovating? There is a big difference. Think Twice: There is now only one Blockbuster left on the planet. (Always think twice! Why? The answer is embedded within: Think Twice—you are on Thin Ice!) Think Different: Start Creating the Future with…


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