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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…


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…


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…


Five Trends Transforming the Insurance Industry

Posted in Insurance

Emerging and converging technologies are reshaping the insurance industry, to the point that it may hardly be recognizable in a decade’s time. The business of insuring against risk is being transformed by a variety of trends and technologies. Here are a few examples. Drones If you’ve seen footage of the aftermath of the recent flooding…


10 Trends Shaping the Future of Fashion

Posted in Fashion

Buckminster Fuller, the noted architect, inventor, and visionary, once said: “We are called to be architects of our future, not its victims.” His advice is apropos for every business, but it is especially so for the fashion industry which is poised to see more change in next five years than it has experienced in the…


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