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Jack Uldrich’s “Friday Future 15:” January 10, 2020

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Think: Here are 25 things to jumpstart your “thinking” for the new decade: 25 Ideas That Will Shape the 2020’s:  Think Twice: The farm sector needs to think twice—it could be on thin ice! Lab-Grown Food Will Soon Destroy Farming–and Save the Planet. Think Historically: Sure it’s only one year back in time, but it’s still history. 50+ Reason…

An Ode to Emily Dickinson

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Emily Dickinson was born December 10, 1830 and died May 15, 1886. She was 55 years, 5 months, and 5 days old at the time of her death. I was born July 17, 1964. This means that today, December 22, 2019, I am 55 years, 5 months and 5 days young. As an ode to…

Jack Uldrich’s “Friday Future 15:” January 17, 2020

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(Editor’s Note: I am in Egypt this week traveling the Nile River and researching the future of water. As a result, this week’s edition is abbreviated. If you’re looking for more, I encourage you to review last week’s Friday Future 15–it had a number of thought stimuating articles.) Think: Thinking of traveling in the future?…

Jack Uldrich’s “Friday Future 15: Dec. 20, 2019”

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Today’s “Future 15” is purposely short. As we approach both the Winter Solstice and a new decade, it may feel like the future is getting darker. This ISN’T true. This is not to deny that serious problems remain (they do), but it is important to always remember that the world can improve. These three articles…

Jack Uldrich’s “Friday Future 15:” December 13, 2019

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Think: Want to know the best way to think better? Think about your thinking! Think about it: How Metacognition–Thinking About Your Thinking–Can Help Your Life. Think Twice: Yesterday, I delivered a keynote to the Associated General Contractors of Minnesota in celebration of their 100th Anniversary. I said the next one hundred years will be very…

Jack Uldrich’s “Friday Future 15:” December 6, 2019

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Think: The best time to think about blockchain was yesterday, the second best time is today! Here’s a primer for those of you still confused by the technology: Our Decentralized Future: A Blockchain Primer.  Think Twice: A scientist explains (mathematically) why we need to think twice about climate change, we are on thin ice: A Scientist’s Theory of Climate…

Jack Uldrich’s “Future Friday 15:” November 22, 2019

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Think: What might come after the smartphone? The time to begin thinking about this is now–not in two years. Apple Eyes 2022 Release for AR Headset, 2023 for Glasses. Think Twice: The coal industry needs to think twice–its on very thin ice: Two of America’s Biggest Coal Plants Closed This Month. Think Historically: The printing…

Five Industries that will be Transformed by Biophilia

Posted in City, Construction, Education, Health Care, Retail

With the chaos of today’s culture, society is turning to Mother Nature for comfort. The term “biophilia,” as popularized by Harvard biologist Edward O. Wilson in 1984, refers to “the urge to affiliate with other forms of life.”  While some may get the impression being around plants is merely a warm and fuzzy concept, the…

Jack Uldrich’s “Friday Future 15:” November 15, 2019

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Think: It isn’t rocket science, if you want to think better you need to read more. How Reading Makes You More Intelligent and Empathetic. (I’m currently reading Toni Morrison’s Beloved.) Think Twice: Big law firms need to think twice—they are on thin ice! Traditional Law Firms Must Adapt or Die. Think Visually: For those who prefer…

Jack Uldrich’s “Friday Future 15:” November 8, 2019

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Think: The future of manufacturing may look very, very different. If you are in the agriculture, food, chemical, or manufacturing industry please take some time to read–and think–about this article: Ginkgo Bioworks CEO Wants Biology to Manufacture Physical Goods. Think Twice: People looking to finance new homes in areas prone to climate change-related weather need to think…


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