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Why innovation thrives in the building of sandcastles…

I'm now into a bit of a slow stretch for some summer; postings here will be slow for a...

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Column: “Don’t be a one night brand”

>by Jim Carroll, CAMagazine, August 2009When you travel like I do, you spend a lot of...

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Are we thinking fast enough?

Back in 2006, I keynoted the Society of Cable Telecom Engineers at their annual conference in...

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Has innovation really changed much with the meltdown?

One year ago today, I was on stage in Sydney, Australia, opening the 2008 Toshiba Mobility Exchange...

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10 Questions to Ask Yourself as the Recovery Begins….

Are you in the right frame of mind to cope with the future, particularly as it becomes evident...

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Innovator’s fail faster!

There's quite a bit of traffic on my clip about the importance of innovation with social...

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Being innovative – it depends on the company you keep!

Even though it's summer, I'm busy dealing with the CEO's of a large number of clients for...

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10 trends unfolding with the recovery

While the shape of the future economy continues to unfold, there are several strong trends at...

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Increasing the stakes – why innovation is gaining more traction

As we end the first six months of 2009, one thing is clear: people are realizing that...

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Major trend – the emerging smart energy infrastructure

For years, I've been advising my clients that one of the biggest trends for the next decade is the...

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Innovation and the future of energy

I spent some time with the CEO and senior management team of a large global energy...

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Re-engage with the Future! 10 Great Words

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Live poll – When will we see an economic recovery?

I'm doing a keynote for a leading global loyalty management company on Thursday; I'll be...

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Trend: The emergence of the Chief Momentum Officer

One of my key themes through the years has been that "faster is the new fast" -- that the...

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The Impact of Social Networking on Brands

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The Time to Invest in the Future is Now!

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“Recessions provide tremendous opportunities”

ENTREPENEURS: Recessions provide 'tremendous opportunities,' trends expert saysLondon Free...

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Accountancy in the Twitter era

One of the columns I write on a regular basis is for CAMagazine, which goes to about 100,000...

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“What am I going to do today to kill new ideas?”

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A conscious decision – don’t take part in this recession!

I led a small workshop last week after an event, focused on the issue of "how can we establish...

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Where’s the growth? Rethinking long term opportunity

I wrote this PDF report last spring, before the recession set in. Yet I still think it makes...

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Playboy, innovation, and brands from the 1950’s

When you travel a lot like I do, you end up doing a lot of reading. One of the books I've...

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Imagine the hospital of 2020! I certainly can!

I'm at the airport in Austin, Texas, having just delivered the opening keynote for Facilities...

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Followup to BCAMA conference – Keynote feedback!

Some very nice feedback from my keynote for the BC American Marketing Association Big Ideas...

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The Internet economy: How it will drive recovery

From my May CAMagazine column.As we worry and wonder about the state of the global...

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I read a book today, oh boy! “Bothered by My Green Conscience”

Fifteen years ago, I met Franke James -- a brilliant designer, artist, and creative thinker....

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Time for a little innovation oxygen? Why wasting time is a GOOD thing…..

When my friend Scott Kress summited Mount Everest last year, he used a little bit of oxygen...

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10 Things You Need to Do to Innovate in a Recession

Business Week ran an article in January, "10 Worst Innovation Mistakes in a Recession."It's...

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“Opportunities 2009” – the workforce of 2020!

I was the opening keynote speaker yesterday for Opportunities 2009, a conference in Ontario,...

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It’s January 15, 2020 : Do you know where your healthcare system is?

 Grab the PDF by clicking on the image on the right!The world of healthcare and...

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The Shed Project – How to Move a Shed 20 feet – Intact?

So let's really try out the power of social networking, and see if it can apply to practical,...

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Good jobs in Bad Times – I’m interviewed on PBS on future career trends

WKSU, the PBS affiliate in Cleveland, Ohio, has been running a series this week titled "Good...

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You need to have a relentless focus on growth — RELENTLESS!

I was interviewed sometime last month by FoodProcessing.com - this was related to their discovery...

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HVAC 2.0 – Thoughts on my Las Vegas keynote

I just came off stage in Las Vegas from an opening keynote for a group of about 500 representatives...

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The explosion of mobile banking! My upcoming Texas keynote ….

I'm off to Austin, Texas today, where I'll be the closing keynote speaker tomorrow for the...

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When do you innovate?

The New Yorker has a great article out, "Hanging tough," about how some companies choose to ensure...

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Follow me on Twitter …..

I've been online since 1982, which is a relatively long period of time. (27 years!) I signed...

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Thinking big – the transformative ideas that will shape our future

In the interview just posted on my site ("What is a futurist"), I commented that "we live in...

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What does it mean to innovate at high velocity?

I was the opening keynote speaker for a major credit union conference. In the room were the...

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“What is a futurist?”

Apparently, I'm a member of "one of the world's oldest professions."Hmmm...That's 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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