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Daily Inspiration: “Reality always moves slower than facts, and expectations are almost always ahead of reality!”

“Timing the future: Reality always moves slower than facts, and expectations are almost always...

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Keynote Topic: “Deciphering The Disruption: Deconstructing the Metaverse, Blockchain & Crypto, NFT’s, Web 3 and More – A Reality Check for Humans!”

“Some people say that the next generation of technology promises to unleash a wave of innovation...

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Daily Inspiration: “You can continue to seek insight from the usual suspects. But you’ll find real inspiration by carefully watching the unusual suspects!

"You can continue to seek insight from the usual suspects. But you'll find real inspiration by...

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Daily Inspiration: “Some people get by. Innovative people get further!”

"Some people get by. Innovative people get further!" - Futurist Jim CarrollIt's quite true....

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Ask a Futurist – The Future of Transportation (“The Lost Basement Tapes!”)

The folks at UPM - a global leader within the wood and lumber industry - interviewed me for an...

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Daily Inspiration: “People fear what they don’t understand. Make it your job to provide them the courage of insight!”

"People fear what they don't understand. Make it your job to provide them the courage of insight!"...

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Daily Inspiration: “If you don’t set your own plan for the future, someone else will!”

"If you don't set your own plan for the future, someone else will!" - Futurist Jim...

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Innovation and Creativity? The Inspiration is In Your Ketchup Bottle (From the Vaults!)

In 2003, SAP had me in for a keynote on innovation; I was transitioning from being a...

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Daily Inspiration: “Learn more stuff. Empty minds bring empty results!”

"Learn more stuff. Empty minds bring empty results!" - Futurist Jim CarrollOne of my...

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Daily Inspiration: “It is better to believe in a dream based on hope than to be discouraged by a nightmare that is rooted in hate!”

"It is better to believe in a dream based on hope than to be discouraged by a nightmare that is...

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Laugher? It’s the Worst Medicine – And Indicates A Culture of Failure!

Many people have a belief system that has them convinced that the world of tomorrow will look...

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Daily Inspiration: “Go on. Admit it. It’s only a dumb idea when you don’t understand it!”

"Go on. Admit it. It’s only a dumb idea when you don’t understand it!" - Futurist Jim...

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Practicing What I Preach – With a Massive New Format Change to My Daily Inspiration (Continuous since August 2016!)

Since August 2016, due to a variety of complex personal situations, I began blogging my "Daily...

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Daily Inspiration: “It’s not the trend that matters – it’s what you do with it that counts!”

"It's not the trend that matters - it's what you do with it that counts!" - Futurist Jim...

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Video: Achieving Optimism – Learning from the Two Different Types of Farmers!

One of my favorite bits of insight I like to share from the stage concerns the story of the 'two...

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Daily Inspiration: “Innovators: They don’t just refuse to take the road less traveled – they forge a path that is as yet undefined!”

"Innovators: They don’t just refuse to take the road less traveled - they forge a path that...

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The Leadership Lessons of the Pandemic – We Are Now Forever Defined By Resilience, Speed, Adaptability, Agility!

Your business will never be the same! Not your business model, structure, skills base, or any...

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Daily Inspiration: “Be A ‘Positivity Influencer!’ Don’t oppose everything – propose new things!”

"Be A 'Positivity Influencer!' Don't oppose everything - propose new things!" - Futurist Jim...

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Daily Inspiration: “Sometimes, it’s not until you are broken that you will discover what you are made of!”

"Sometimes, it's not until you are broken that you will discover what you are made of!" - Futurist...

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Daily Inspiration: “Life is simple. It’s the decisions you have to make along the way that is tough!”

"Life is simple. It’s the decisions you have to make along the way that is tough!" - Futurist Jim...

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Daily Inspiration: “Imagination: It’s a window into the opportunities to be pursued when you accelerate your creativity!”

"Imagination: It's a window into the opportunities to be pursued when you accelerate your...

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Video: An Interview with a “Professional Optimist!”

Here's a little bit of fun - I decided to do an interview with one of the most optimistic people I...

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10 Things That Are True About the Future (It’s fast, it’s everywhere, and you are likely already out of date!)

Clearly the rate of change – whether with business models, product life-cycles, skills and...

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Daily Inspiration: “There are things all around us that we will never see, because we never take the time to see them!”

"There are things all around us that we will never see, because we never take the time to see...

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Daily Inspiration: “Conventional wisdom demands that you do the unconventional!”

"Conventional wisdom demands that you do the unconventional!" - Futurist Jim CarrollIt's...

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Daily InspiratIon: “Your plan for your future needs to be something much more than ¯\_(ツ)_/¯!”

"Your plan for your future needs to be something much more than ¯\_(ツ)_/¯!" - Futurist Jim...

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Daily Inspiration: “Optimism: It’s that thing we do so that our hopes for our future outweigh our fears!”

"Optimism: It's that thing we do so that our hopes for our future outweigh our fears!" - Futurist...

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Video: A Quiet Reflection: A Look Back at my Daily Inspiration Posts Through 2021

I close out this year noting that I have put together 266 of these Daily Inspiration posts,...

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Daily Inspiration: “Define the next year by the things you will do, not by the things you will avoid!”

"Define the next year by the things you will do, not by the things you will avoid!" - Futurist Jim...

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Daily Inspiration: “It is what it is – until you make it into what it is isn’t!”

"It is what it is - until you make it into what it isn’t!" - Futurist Jim Carroll"It is...

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Headlines: My Tesla Life 5 Months In: They Own The Future – But Have a Long Fast Way to Go with One Aspect of It!

Just under five months ago, I picked up my Tesla Model 3. It was an exciting moment - I'd been...

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Daily Inspiration: “Active Inaction: That thing we do when we fall prey to the uncertainty that surrounds us…”

"Active Inaction: That thing we do when we fall prey to the uncertainty that surrounds us, leading...

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“10 Phrases That Define 2022!”

ABOUT JIM CARROLLJim is the world’s leading global futurist, keynote speaker, business...

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Daily Inspiration: “Invest more time in your creativity engine!”

"Invest more time in your creativity engine!" - Futurist Jim CarrollWe are taught to...

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Daily Inspiration: “You are ALWAYS just on the edge of an epic future!”

"You are ALWAYS just on the edge of an epic future!" - Futurist Jim CarrollWhat you do with...

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Daily Inspiration: “Let’s be grateful for what we have gained with our hope for our future rather than being trapped within a tiny moment!”

"A thought for this complicated 2021 holiday season: Let's be grateful for what we have gained with...

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Daily Inspiration: “Life: A series of awesome mistakes, interrupted by brief moments of actual brilliance!”

"Life: A series of awesome mistakes, interrupted by brief moments of actual brilliance!" - Futurist...

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Daily Inspiration: “How did you come to think you could achieve your big ideas when you have assembled a team of small minds?”

"How did you come to think you could achieve your big ideas when you have assembled a team of...

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Headlines: The Great Resignation? There’s Nothing New Here – The Trend was Already Well Underway in 2003 (And Earlier!)

The great resignation is all over the news - but there is really nothing new here, as lifestyle...

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Daily Inspiration: “At this very moment, you are surrounded by ‘modern things’ that will become ‘things from the olden days’ during your lifetime!

"At this very moment, you are surrounded by 'modern things' that will become ‘things from the...

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THE FUTURE BELONGS TO THOSE WHO ARE FAST features the best of the insight from Jim Carroll’s blog, in which he
covers issues related to creativity, innovation and future trends.

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