Summer’s over, and things are happening fast!
I’m off tomorrow, to deliver the closing keynote for the 2009 Missouri Governor’s Economic Development Conference in St. Louis.
After that, I’ll be spending time with executives at such organizations as Microsoft, General Dynamics, Oracle, the National Recreation and Parks Association, and many others, all around the theme of “innovating into the recovery.”
One group has used this description for an upcoming keynote:
What Comes Next: And What Should We Do About It?
Is there a future out there? Definitely yes, but a constant drumbeat of negative news can cause people to lose sight of what will happen as we return to a period of economic growth. That’s where Jim Carroll comes in — this noted international futurist, trends & innovation expert spends his time with globally innovative leaders. He’s gained keen insight into some of the key trends which will impact industries, organizations and careers in the next few years to come, in a wide variety of industries from health care, to technology and manufacturing, to the skilled trades. Jim is a passionate believer that we live in transformative times — and in five or ten years, will look back at this time with awe at the new industries, products, careers, and opportunities that were developed.
Jim Carroll will challenge you to focus on the opportunities of today and tomorrow, rather than the challenges of the past.
He will cover the trends that will provide for major growth markets through the next five years; where we will see the emergence of new careers, industries, business models and opportunities; and how a relentless focus on opportunity and growth is directly linked to future success. He will help you to make sense of what happened ; where we are now; and what do we do next!
That pretty well sums up my perspective on things.
Stay tuned as we launch into the fall of 2009!