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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

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

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,…

Apple Isn’t Hearing the Future

Posted in Future, Future Proof, Futurist

AirPods have been incredibly profitable for Apple since the company launched the product in late 2016. Unfortunately, the device carries a massive future liability that Apple executives and shareholders need to consider today. The plastic product consists of a variety of other materials, including tungsten, tin, tantalum, lithium, and cobalt, and cannot be easily repaired…

A  Bold and Beautiful Future is Moving From the Fringe to the Mainstream

Posted in Future, Futurist

“The future is here–it is just not evenly distributed.” The above quotation from famed science fiction writer William Gibson has always resonated with me because the future isn’t evenly distributed–it’s often on the fringe of society. Over time, however, fringe ideas move into the mainstream. (I was humorously reminded of this gradual shift during the…

Jack Uldrich’s Friday Future 15: May 3, 2019

Posted in Future, Future 15, Futurist, Think

Editor’s Note: This week’s Friday Future 15 is shorter than usual and is focused on bigger, broader themes because we all need to be shaken out of our traditional ways of thinking–myself included. Enjoy Think: This Time, It’s Personal. What might replace the consumer culture? This article explains how digital technology alienates people from their…

Jack Uldrich’s Friday Future 15: April 26, 2019

Posted in Future, Future 15, Futurist, Think

Think: The First Law of Digital Innovation. Technology changes faster than people. Therefore, digital transformation is more of a leadership challenge than a technical one. As leaders, we all need to spend more time thinking about how we can bring our teams, employees, and organizations into the future. Think Twice: Three Scenarios For Your Brand in…

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

Posted in Future, Future 15, Futurist, Think

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

Posted in Future, Future 15, Futurist, Think

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?…


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