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Jack Uldrich’s “Friday Future 5:” October 29, 2020

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Dear Readers: My “think week” experience in the BWCA was so productive last month that I decided to follow it up with an additional “think week” in the Badlands of North Dakota this week. In this case, I will be spending more time in silence than I am normally comfortable with, but it is what…

A Futurist’s Views on Our Post-CoVid19 World

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Global futurist Jack Uldrich offers his early thoughts on our post-CoVid19 world.

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:” 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…

Deeper Than Roots: Fungi are the Future

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“There are one hundred people striking at the branch … to every one person that is striking at the root.” As an author, speaker, change management consultant, and futurist, Thoreau’s quote has always resonated with me on a number of different levels. But what if it’s not true? What if it is something I need to…

Half of the Predictions About the Future Are Wrong

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Advertising pioneer John Wanamaker once quipped, “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half.” As a futurist, I’d like to put my own spin on this quotation and modify it by saying, “Half of the predictions I hear about the future are wrong; the trouble is I don’t know…

The Wisdom of the Wind

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“How do you define wisdom,” asked the boy. “It is like harnessing the wind,” replied the old man. “What do mean?” “The wind can extinguish a candle or fuel a fire.” “So it’s all about applying things in the right dose,” said the boy. “Oh, it’s far more subtle that,” continued the old man. “It’s…

Leave It Out

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Elmore Leonard, the famous crime novelist, died yesterday. In 2001, he wrote an article on writing, Easy on the Adverbs, Exclamation Points and Especially Hooptedoodle, offering ten tips on good writing. Rule #10 was my favorite: “Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip.” Sounds simple, right? It isn’t. It actually requires…

Take Time to Disconnect and Think

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“In an information-rich world, the wealth of information means a dearth of something else: a scarcity of whatever it is that information consumes. What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among…


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