Business Trends &
“I align you to the future by providing
you with highly customized trends &
industry research, delivered in a
compelling motivational style”
– Jim Carroll
“We invited Jim in to give us an assessment of how our industry will change over the next 10 years. We have never seen a more
compelling, concise – and motivating – assessment!”
“Wow! That’s all I can say. Thank you for coming in on short notice, and thank you for providing one of the most concise overviews of the future of the broadcasting industries that I have ever seen!”
“On behalf of the entire Innovative Technology Partnerships Office, thank you for your engaging and thought-provoking presentation at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. From the feedback we have received, the event was a great success. Thank you for sharing your insight and expertise with us!”
“We were extremely pleased with Jim’s presentation… the content was bang-on and would hopefully prompt people to think about the rapidity of change going on in our world! Jim’s storytelling approach really helps to get his points across! He did a great job!”
“An amazing ability to put into perspective the trends and reality of the transformation of the transportation industry. We’ve heard a lot of speakers on the hype involving the industry, but have never seen one put into perspective the future in such a fun,motivating but most important, strategic fashion. Extremely well done!!”
“An outstanding presentation for an industry and association that falls on its traditions so often. We learned that our tradition should not be something that holds us back, but rather the launching pad for innovation for the future. Thanks Jim for your thought provoking presentation!”
“Absolutely stunning. We know that retail and consumer behaviour is changing fast, but you really put into perspective with detailed insight – it’s obvious you did your homework. Not to mention that you inspired, motivate and energized those in the audience — all while ensuring they had a good laugh early in the morning. The best speaker we have ever had!”
“A stunning keynote with extremely powerful insight. Humour, energy, deep research and relevant content for our audience. We loved him!”
“Revenue reinvention. The acceleration of science. The transformation of industry. Every industry becomes a tech industry. Moore’s law dominates. I could barely keep up with the blistering pace of the change that is coming at us. You identified in a concise manner what we need to be focused on – and what we need to do about it!!”
“We said we needed someone special to speak at our 100th anniversary dinner in Tokyo, and you delivered! The effort you put into preparing for your talk showed once you took the stage – and you commanded the room. We’ve worked with a lot of speakers over the years, but you certainly have something special.”
“Jim , I’ve never seen a more powerful speaker on trends and disruption. Your use of stories, detailed research, captivating stage presentation style with humour and motivational guidance – you had it all! People need to see you!”
“Great presentation, great perspective, EXCELLENT on all accounts.” “Outstanding. Very thought provoking which I believe was the intent” “It takes a lot to impress an astronaut. And I’m impressed! Thought provoking!” “I resonated with this speaker; it’s very hard, NASA needs more of this kind of attitude to more readily accept changes to explore/exploit opportunities”
“Jim, not many people can come into a room full of lawyers and hold their attention, but you did. And your unique views on the ‘future of risk’ was a sobering reality check for these folks. You gave them both a realistic view of what they face in the future as well as practical insight as to what they should do about it.”
“I have been working with Jim for the past four years, and, without question, he is one of the most dynamic speakers and professional partners I’ve ever come across. Our audiences (internal and external) love him, and he works wonderfully with our customers….I’m willing to bet your first experience will lead to many, many more, as it has with SAP. I wish you the best with him….book him before someone else does!”
“We thought Jim was amazing – just the positive message we wanted to leave folks with!”
“Stunning – captivating – challenging! You really got our global franchisees thinking about the fast future — I’m not sure if they will ever view the future in the same way!”
“Wow! We thought we needed good insight into how we might be impacted by rapid changes in the business environment and consumer behaviour. We got more than we bargained for – not only concise details on key trends, but workable action plans as well. Jim really did his research for our event!”
“You were superb! As we make changes your message could not have come at a better time. This group likes tradition but unfortunately that often gets in the way of moving forward. Thank you again for reminding us that our greater responsibility is to the future!”
“Wow! So much insight in such a fast moving dynamic presentation. Everything you covered gave our top global leadership a lot of think about in terms of the trends which are changing our world!”
“Jim, you definitely took us into the future. Your masterful method to combine the humour of your observations about the Jetsons, combined with real fast-moving trends was absolutely spot on. Our audience of key customers loved you!”
“Wow! That was wild! 3 times wow! Your take on disruption, change and opportunity was spot on, and just what we needed for our largest event of the year!”
“We wanted to open our energy conference with some really challenging insight. You took our group beyond that and delivered in a really compelling way – with a lot of humour and unconstrained energy to boot.”
“You get it. You got it. Thanks for getting us thinking about the scope and challenge and what comes next!”
“The feedback was incredible – what a home run! Everyone was raving about the energy, insight, motivation and compelling message. If the future is fast, we’ll be hurrying it up!”
ABOUT JIM CARROLL
Jim is the world’s leading global futurist, keynote speaker, business trends and transformation expert, with a massive global blue chip client list. Over the last 25 years, Jim has shared his insight from the stage with over 2 million people. Jim is represented by the same agencies that book global icons such as Barak and Michelle Obama, George W. Bush and Richard Branson, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus, Michael Douglas and Jay Leno into events worldwide.
Jim’s clients include NASA, Disney, the World Bank, Mercedes Benz, the PGA, Blackrock, the Wall Street Journal, Pfizer, Microsoft, Cisco and over 1,500 more. He shares his insight with CEO’s, senior executives, government leaders, and leadership teams worldwide.
Jim’s global client list gives him a front row seat to the high velocity change that is occurring as business model disruption and transformative change n comes to take hold of every industry and every organization.
Why Book Jim Carroll?
Your event is critical. You don’t need an amateur. Learn about Jim’s 25 years of experience on the global stage.
Clients & Industry
World class innovators turn to Jim for insight on what comes next. Learn why NASA, Disney and the PGA selected Jim for their event
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10 SIGNS YOU’VE GOT AN INNOVATION DYSFUNCTION
Read this list. Is this your organization?
- People laugh at new ideas
- Someone who identifies a problem is shunned
- Innovation is the privileged practice of a special group
- The phrase, “you can’t do that because we’ve always done
it this way” is used for every new idea
- No one can remember the last time anyone did anything
- People think innovation is about R&D
- People have convinced themselves that competing on
price is normal
- The organization is focused more on process than success
- There are lots of baby boomers about, and few people
younger than 25
- After any type of surprise — product, market, industry or
organizational change — everyone sits back and asks,
“wow, where did that come from?”
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO ABOUT IT?
Ideas flow freely throughout the organization subversion is a virtue
success and failure are championed there are many, many leaders who encourage innovative thinking, rather than managers who run a bureacracy there are creative champions throughout the organization — people who thrive on thinking about how to do things differently ideas get approval and endorsement
Rather than stating “it can’t be done,” people ask, “how could we do this?” people know that in addition to R&D, innovation is also about ideas about to “run the business better, grow the business and transform the business” the word “innovation” is found in most job descriptions as a primary area of responsibility, and a percentage
of annual renumeration is based upon achievement
of explicitly defined innovation goals
Jim Carroll is represented and brought into events worldwide by some of the world leading global speakers bureaus – those who represent other global icons, politicians and business leaders.
BOOKS BY JIM CARROLL
Think Big, Start Small, Scale Fast
The Future Belongs To Those Who Are Fast
Ready, Set, Done
What I Learned From Frogs in Texas
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