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What John Naisbitt Taught Me About Navigating Today's Rapid Changes
Editor’s Note: Futurist John Naisbitt died earlier this year at the age of 91. His contribution to the field of future studies was enormous, and he had an early influence in my career. The article below is a reflection on the man and his message. In 1982, futurist John Naisbitt wrote Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives, which ...
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Adapt or Die: Prepare for the Coming Climate Crisis
As a futurist, I monitor a broad spectrum of trends, from demographic to technological to social and geopolitical. When it comes to climatological trends, I rely on forward thinking researchers like Rich Sorkin, who is helping institutions prepare for what the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) calls the "irreversible" impact...
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Putting Leaders to the Test
As a college student, I was a volunteer on Joe Biden's initial race for U.S. Senate. I recalled him saying something like, "If I'm elected, come see me in Washington." Twenty or so years later I did just that. I put Biden to the test. It was after a speaking engagement in Washington, D.C. I was about to head to the airport when I spotted the ...
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Why Now Is Time For A Strategic Leadership Retreat
During the depths of the Global Pandemic, I began to notice a disturbing comment in the interviews I conduct regularly with organizational leaders. It went something like this: “We can't even think about next week, much less next quarter. Strategic planning and forward thinking are out the window.” It was an understandable sentiment. We were ree...
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The Comeback of the Meetings Industry
The sun is coming out on the conference industry, just in time. Even worse than the cruise industry, the meetings industry has been hammered by COVID-19. Hundreds of mostly small businesses have simply disappeared. Many others are on life support. Those of us who've been in the industry awhile know that when the economy catches a cold, the me...
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Four "Future of Work" Trends to Act On Today
Ten years ago, plunging temperatures led to rolling blackouts across Texas, leaving more than three million people without power. In February 2021, a near identical scenario occurred; billions of dollars in damage and 57 people perished as a result. The problem both times: failure to "weatherize" the Texas power grid to protect it from extremely...
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How to Think Like a Futurist
When Covid shut down life as we know it a year ago, many a company went into "batten down the hatches"; mode. They followed their recession playbooks. When demand took off instead, in such industries as exercise equipment, pet products, and virtual meeting software, many were caught flat-footed. Some are still struggling to catch up. Wisconsi...
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The Case For Optimism In 2021
"How can you be upbeat about a 'post-pandemic future' when there's so much pain and uncertainty right now," a colleague asked me the other day, as we were preparing for a webinar. Valid question, I had to admit. Here it is December and things are even worse than they were in March. How can this be happening? A surge in coronavirus cases o...
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Are You a Forward-Thinker? Use These 4 Questions To Find Out
Generals, the old saying goes, are always fighting the last war. In the age of global pandemic and Moore's Law, this is a prescription for disaster. Artificial intelligence, quantum computing, disinformation, and biotechnology are "making traditional battlefields and war-fighting methods increasingly irrelevant," notes a just-released biparti...
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6 Strategies for Shaping Your Post-Pandemic Future
By now, you and your organization have probably moved through the crisis management phase of Covid-19. No doubt it's been all-consuming. You've been focused on keeping your people safe, and your supply lines humming. But now it's time to ask: what's next? This is the perfect time to think about your strategy. A strategy, GE's fabled CEO, J...
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