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The Value Futurists Offer Business in a Complex, Uncertain World

Join me and Dawna Jones of Insight to Action as we discuss: Why futures-thinking is so invaluable to individuals and organizations today; The real scoop (based on research evidence, not scare-mongering opinion) on how jobs will be affected by increasing automation; How artificial intelligence will impact retail salespeople, librarians, nursing staff, and human resources professionals; […]

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Build Influence to Boost Your Business: Advice from Ian Cleary

Influence. Wouldn’t we all like to have more of it? After all, that’s how we shape, positively effect and impact the thoughts, feelings, and behavior of others. In this 20-minute video presentation (part one of a 4-part series), top social media specialist Ian Cleary of Razor Social provides robust information on how to build your […]

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Women of Foresight_ Education Round-Up

Women of Foresight: Changes in Education for Future Student Success

Education. A topic that remains hotly debated all over the world. Especially now, as we struggle to find our footing as our futures hurtle towards us, faster and more profoundly different than ever before. What changes do existing schools and colleges need to make to better prepare students for the trends we already see? Together […]

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How To Stand Out in a Crowded Market, with Ian Cleary of Razor Social

We all need to differentiate ourselves in order to avoid becoming commoditized. But that can seem impossible in an over-crowded marketplace. Such as social media, for example. So, I asked entrepreneur Ian Cleary to describe how he achieves both influence and financial success with Razor Social, a community-focused business that helps marketers and business owners scale their […]

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Future of Work Expert Round-Upv2

40 Futurists: Your Child’s Success in Tomorrow’s World of Work

For the second part of this Expert Round-Up, (access part one here), the world-renowned futurists I contacted pitched in on the future skills they believe your child will need to enhance their relevance and marketability. Others focused on the importance of making a contribution to the world and an overall satisfaction with their lives in […]

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Sohail Inayatullah

UNESCO Futures Studies Chair: Your child’s futures work

Concerned about your child’s (or your own) futures? Not least what they might do for work? Here’s the inspiring story of UNESCO’s new Chair in Futures Studies, Sohail Inayatullah: When I was a high school student at the International School of Kuala Lumpur, I asked my father for advice before going to university. I told […]

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40 Futurists: Your Child’s Success in Tomorrow’s World of Work (1)

One question I hear frequently from parents is, “How can I help prepare my child for their future work?” So I contacted colleagues around the world–in Australia, Canada, Jamaica, Singapore, the U.K., and New Zealand–as well as here in the U.S. Because who better to offer advice to a young person about tomorrow’s world of […]

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How to see your status soar: you need to be more curious.

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” ~ Albert Einstein Being curious. The gift that Eleanor Roosevelt said should be endowed on every child. One of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect, according to Samuel Johnson. And to Einstein, who described himself as “passionately curious,” a miracle if […]

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supply chain expert Nick Little

Spotlight Supply Chains: Will What You DON’T See, Hurt You?

Calling all supply chains: If anyone knows the importance of strategic foresight and futures thinking in your world, it’s Nick Little. He’s Assistant Director of Executive Development Programs in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University (MSU). A fellow Brit, Nick has extensive industry and international experience in supply chain management on both sides […]

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Neither innovation nor expertise means you’re a thought leader

I’ve never met Steve Blank but his ideas, outlined in his book ‘The Four Steps to the Epiphany’ launched the Lean Startup movement. In my mind, that classifies him not only as an innovative thinker but also a thought leader. The commencement speech he delivered at ESADE to the class of 2014 about the future […]

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