“If it ain’t broke, fix it!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
There’s never any project that comes to an end or sees completion – there’s always a ‘what’s next?’ Success comes from continuing to explore the boundaries, push the opportunities, challenge the edges, long after a project might be considered to be completed. That’s because creativity is found in the eye of the opportunity – and the opportunity is always there if keep chasing your ideas.
November promises to be an ‘interesting’ month, with in-person keynotes scheduled in Detroit, Orlando, Hershey (Pennsylvania), and Brussels. Quite clearly, live events are somewhat (slowly) coming back, and I’ve still got plenty of opportunities to meet the demand from clients who are seeking customized insight on future trends and innovation.
That said, I plan on continuing to push the boundaries and explore the opportunities that exist within my virtual broadcast studio. That’s because globally, organizations continue to struggle with the need to align to disruptive, accelerating change – and history shows that often, they need some sort of thought-leadership kick-in-the-pants overview to speed their team into aligning to new realities. I’ve done a lot of that over 25 years – I’ve challenged leadership teams at NASA, Disney, Pfizer, Mercedes, and literally hundreds more. I suspect that with faster change, they are going to need faster insight – and that’s the type of unique thing I can do from my studio.
Often enhanced with the professional work of my overseas video production partner, I’ve been providing short, sharp shocks of highly customized trends insight in a unique online format. I think that what I’ve really learned during Covid is how to quickly prepare, produce and package such content in a highly professional format. That’s the opportunity that I will continue chasing – because you can never stop chasing the potential of what’s next.
And since I’ll continue chasing it, I’ll continue chasing the boundaries – because even if my end product is looking pretty good, it can always be better!
Here’s a video playlist of three of those types of projects:
- a recent 15-minute video keynote on the future of construction – with a look pre and post-Covid, for the software company Trimble / eBuilder
- a 15-minute video on the disruptive changes that occurred with the insurance industry as a result of Covid – and what we can expect net, for a global Insuretech conference; Salesforce contracted with me for the trends insight found within the video
- the future of skills and workforces, in the context of the theme of ‘world-class innovation’
Each of them involves different levels of professional production – but all of them play into the theme of disruptive thought leadership.