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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 I feel like I need at this time.

Think Different: I absolutely loved this article, Via Negative: Adding to Your Life By Subtracting. Here’s just one gem: Make a list of your 25 top priorities. Circle the top 5. The other 20 items or actions become your “Avoid at all costs list.” Eliminating “good things” helps you focus on the best!

Think Fast: People keep predicting the death of “Moore’s Law”–the idea that the number of transistors placed on a computer chip will double every two years– however, they keep being wrong and are likely to be so for at least the next decade. It’s time for you to think about what computers 100 times more powerful might mean for your business.

Think: Now is a good time to think about How to Be a Better Listener. Don’t have time to read the article? Here’s a quick overview: check your assumptions, stay curious, suspend judgement, and know when you’ve had enough.

Think The Unthinkable: Think printing human organs is unthinkable? Think again! 3D printing is about to transform health as this article, 3D Printing is Making a Giant leap into Health, explains.

Heart-Centered Thinking:  In my latest article on Medium, I discuss what it really means to follow your dreams. We are all here on this planet for a reason. I hope you’ll spend some time really thinking about this issue this week. For, in the end, it’s really the only issue that matters.

P.S. In case you missed it, my latest book, Business as Unusual: A Futurist’s Unorthodox, Unconventional, and Uncomfortable Guide to Doing Business debuted as an Amazon best-seller earlier this month. In the spirit of being “unusual,” the book was designed to be read in less than 45 minutes–I encourage you to check it out.

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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