Think Regeneratively: I am pleased to announce the release of my latest book, The RE Generation: Sowing Seeds for a Future of Reimagination, Reconnection and Regeneration (Fast Company 2022). An excerpt of the book can be read here. It is my contention that if all of us don’t start thinking–and acting–in a truly regenerative spirit, there will be no long-term future. The book, however, isn’t a litany of what is wrong with the world, rather it offers an optimistic look at how a growing cadre of individuals and businesses are working to make the world a better place and how YOU too can join “The RE Generation.”
Think Differently: What is your definition of wealth? It might seem a simple answer (and, perhaps, it is for you) but I’d encourage you to take a moment to reflect deeper on what “wealth” really means to you. Are you “rich” physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually? This article on the future of wealth can help you think differently about this important topic.
Think in Questions: As a professional futurist I have said for a long time that no one has the “answer” to the future. This, however, doesn’t absolve leaders of accepting responsibility for future outcomes. What it means is that they must learn to ask better questions of the future. This article is specifically designed for professionals in the supply chain field but it offers solid advice for all of us. I particularly enjoyed this piece of advice: Leaders should seek to ask “questions that invite people to come together to explore major new opportunities that their organization hasn’t identified yet.”
Think the Unthinkable: The “unthinkable” element in this article is apparent from its title, “Drug that increases human lifespan to 200 years is in the works.” I think we can all agree that just because society can do something, this does not imply that we should do it. Regardless of whether the possibility of living 200 years excites you or is detestable, it is worth spending some time thinking about the consequences of such a drug.
Think Smarter: Artificial intelligence is a powerful trend. In 2016, AI beat the world’s best “Go” players (a game that is significantly more complex than chess) and now it appears to be making significant advances in the game of bridge–a game that relies upon nuance, deception, cooperation, and reading body language (among other things).
Afterthought: “The most urgent need of the present generation is light and warmth.” –Richard Niebuhr.