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Jack Uldrich’s Friday Future 15: May 24, 2019

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Think: Coming of Age in the Age of AI. Your future customers are going to have different expectations and they are going to think and act differently because of artificial intelligence. The time for you to begin thinking about how this will impact your business is now.

Think Twice: CO2 Levels Hit Historic High. It was also 84 degrees near the Arctic Ocean last week. We all need to think twice because society could, literally, be on thin ice!

Think Historically:  The Great Hanoi Rat Massacre of 1902 Did Not Go as Planned. If history teaches us anything, it is to be aware of unintended consequences. As a business leader, do your incentives truly align with your objectives?

Think Different: The Future of Luxury is Freedom. When “experiences” and not physical “things” become the luxury “objects” of the future, many brands will need to think differently about how they market their product and advertise to their customers.

Think Smarter: Business Bets on a Quantum Leap. The smart money is on quantum computing, and the prudent business leader will spend some time thinking about this important technology.

Think Harder: Apple Isn’t Hearing the Future. Businesses need to think harder, longer and deeper about the lifecycle of their products. If they don’t, a massive future legal liability lawsuit may be awaiting them.

Think Like a Child: Why Walking is the Key to Being More Productive. Maybe kids are more productive and creative because they haven’t learned how to ride a bike or drive a car yet–and still need to walk everywhere!

Think in Questions: The Secret to Asking Better Questions. A great article! Read it and become a wiser and more successful leader.

Think 10X: This Company Is Betting The Future is Personal AI Avatars. If this trend grows 10X, many of us will be working and communicating differently in the near future.

Think Bigger: Amazon is 3D-Scanning People’s Bodies in Exchange for Gift Cards. Amazon–surprise, surprise–is thinking bigger about the fashion industry.

Think Faster: Robots Take Over Farms Faster Than Expected. Robots, counter-intuitively, could be a lifeline for some small and medium-sized farms.

Think Radically: Nudging Toward a Less Meaty Future. Behavioral economics could steer millions of people away from meat in the not-too-distant future.

Think Anew: How Art and Culture Can Help Us Rethink Time. It is important to remember that the world we currently live in is not the only option.

Think Sustainably: Kroger’s, Nation’s Largest Grocery Chain, Eliminates Plastic Bags. If Kroger’s can get rid of plastic, can you and your business? 

Think the Unthinkable: How Genome Sequencing and Senolytics Can Help Us Live Healthier, Longer Lives. The time to begin thinking about whether your retirement can fund to the age of 100 and beyond is now!

Want to think again? You can always revisit last week’s “Future 15”.

Until next week: Don’t stop thinking about the future! But also never forget “It is easier to act your way into a new way of thinking than think your way into a new way of acting“! 


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