Video: “Why Do Smart Companies Do Stupid Things?”
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Futurist Jim Carroll has quickly become recognized as your ‘go-to source’ for effective insight on what comes next, the strategies that you consider, and the leadership path you need to follow.
If you keeping doing the same old thing, you’ll
end up with the same old thing!
Because of this!Read More
Over 20 years ago, when I began an intense focus on researching what defined “innovation success,” I came up with my list of the ‘innovation killers’ – the excuses that people and organizations make on their way to the future. Hence, failing at innovation. It’s a pretty comprehensive list, and became a key focus in many […]Read More
If you aren’t adapting, you aren’t surviving! Watch this clip where I talk about an alternate universe of alternate titles for my last 4 books. Then, think about what you are not doing well.Read More
Right now, you need insight on your world redefined for the next 10 years; leadership strategies to deal with your new ambiguity, volatility, complexity and uncertainty; and battle tested strategies and action plans to get you there. This video outlines the 3 interactive virtual talks I will be delivering to global organizations eager to move […]Read More
“The global pandemic has created a war between fast moving events and previously slow-moving organizations!”– Futurist Jim Carroll There’s a lot to unpack in this picture. As my mom would have said when I came down in the morning as an 8 year old with plaid pants, a checked shirt and striped socks, “It’s busy […]Read More
I’m replaying clips from my January series, “Insight 2020: Leadership Strategies for the Era of Acceleration – and re-examining them in the context of our pandemic-impacted world. Here’s #4 – Partner Up! As I wrote back in January: “If you could do it alone, you would have already achieved what you needed to achieve! But […]Read More
Just over 3 months ago, the global economy changed. What has it changed to? After the the ’08 downturn, I keynoted the Missouri Governor Economic Development conference in St. Louis, and offered this quote from the American Chamber of Commerce: “It’s going to be this move from a bad economy, to the next economy.” What […]Read More
Through my 25 year speaking career, I have had the opportunity to form close relationships with many of the top speakers bureaus in the world. They are important and invaluable partners. And with that, I always have my pinch me moments when I find myself talking with the same agents who are booking Barack and […]Read More
Well, that was a fair bit of fun and made for a delightful weekend! Last Thursday, I was busy in the home office, wrapping up my weekly broadcast. At that moment, I was contacted by a reporter for Global National – that’s one of the national news programs in my home country of Canada. He […]Read More
During a Q&A on stage in New Orleans, I was asked what organizations should do to try to accelerate their innovation capabilities. Watch my response: concise and to the point!Read More
The skills you have will NOT take you into a faster future. The era of acceleration demands that you have new and unique skills – including an overdose of creative thinking. With that in mind, maybe you should pursue a Masters in Business Imagination! I first proposed the idea over 15 years ago – I […]Read More
Here’s a fun clip from my recent talk for a global event the International Finance Corporation / World Bank in Morocco. When the world gets you down? Pick yourself up again – be like Fiji!Read More
In the era of acceleration, one thing is certain : what worked for you in the past likely won’t work for you tomorrow. And all too often, that very thing you do might doom you in the future. That’s because all the assumptions that you might make as to how tomorrow will unfold are based […]Read More
I’ve been blogging since early 2002, and have a ton of insight within my site. One of my resolutions was to do a better job at presenting it to the world. With that, here’s a gallery that will lead you into some of the best of my innovation, transformation and disruptive trend written pieces. Click […]Read More
“Transformation is the new innovation!” – Futurist Jim Carroll The speed of change is such that it is now no longer an innovation story – it’s one of transformation! That was the message I picked up during a phone call with Jeffrey Phillips yesterday. He’s one of the smartest boots-on-the-ground innovation minds that I know, […]Read More
Guess what! You’re structured for slow in the era of fast! You’ve got a boat anchor puling you down. And you can’t collaborate like you should be able to. That was the key message on stage for one of my clients – and the knew it was true!Read More
“Committees are the black holes of the corporate universe – it’s where innovation goes to die, creativity is destroyed, bright sparks of imaginative thinking are snuffed out – and a place from which no great idea or bold initiative can ever escape!” – Futurist Jim Carroll Committees are killing your future – because just as […]Read More
You know that you are failing. Ideas are being lost, opportunities are being squandered, initiative is in a rut. How do you know? Because you KNOW that your organization has a culture that is killing creativity. As I dig into the culture and attitude of a client through interviews with the CEO and other team […]Read More
Over the last few months, I’ve spent some time to edit a few highlights of keynotes – from my talk at the World Government Summit in Dubai, the IRU Congress in Muscat, Oman, the Swiss Innovation Forum, and a few others. There’s a lot of clips on disruption, transformation, innovation, the future. I’ve managed to […]Read More
“The easiest decision that you can make is to decide to do what you’ve always done before. Yet in your heart, you know it’s not the right decision!” – Futurist Jim Carroll The process by which people *don’t* book me is always an interesting one. It teaches me a lot about corporate groupthink & why […]Read More
Last month, the Entrepreneur and Family Business Council of DePaul University had me in for a talk to their members – essentially, owners of medium sized enterprises from throughout the Chicago region. It was held in the Klairmont Kollections museum – what a fabulous event location. I got to hang with what’s known as the […]Read More
It’s the era of acceleration: are you too slow when the world is too fast? It was a thrill to keynote the World Government Summit in Dubai in 2018, with a talk on the challenges and opportunities that exist in our fast future. Previous speakers included @BarackObama @elonmusk @stevewoz & @richardbranson – what fun to […]Read More
“The best definition of incremental innovation? A continuous series of mistakes, each of them part of a non-stop learning opportunity!” -Futurist Jim Carroll You won’t always get it right the first time. In fact, it might take you many times before you figure out the solution to your problem. As in – ‘it’s learning by […]Read More
Rethink it! It’s about asking yourself three questions – what can I do to run the business better? Grow the business? And most important, transform the business!Read More
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