Insight To Help You Interpret Tomorrow’s Reality Today
It’s a new video series from the virtual broadcast studio of Futurist Jim Carroll. Over a career of more than 25 years, he has provided future-oriented trends insight to organizations as diverse as NASA, Disney, the World Bank, Pfizer, and hundreds more.
Now, he’s taking apart the news headlines of today to help you understand what they will mean to you tomorrow.
Start Here: The Impact of Covid-19 on Your Future?
Why this particular series? Beyond the fact that we will be living in a somewhat surreal and unusual future, another fact remains – every organization is entering a new future in which a new era of massive acceleration defines everything you will do. It used to take years for trends to unfold – it can now happen in weeks!
Watch this video clip to put this into perspective, and think about today’s news headlines in that context.
What Comes Next? What Are You Going to Do About It?
Send in A Question!
What’s up with your industry? The key trends that defined our future pre-Covid? How has Covid changed things going forward? Send your question!
Jim’s global client list over 25+ years has given him a front-row seat to the high-velocity change that is occurring as disruption comes to take hold of every industry and every organization. With that insight, and the customized research that he undertakes for every engagement, he has helped to transform growth-oriented organizations into high-velocity innovation heroes!
These events have always involved extensive, research-oriented trends insight. Take advantage of this insight now as he broadcasts from his virtual green screen studio!
Faster FOMO and Hype-Based Trends
“Fear of Missing Out” – that’s the reality with many new hype trends.
I take this apart in a video where I take apart Gamestop and meme-investing, NFT’s (Non-Fungible Tokens) and even Clubhouse — all of which are not really real trends to be concerned about.
The Chip Shortage
“It’s not a chip shortage – it’s a cautionary tale of what happens when you align to the future too slowly!”
It’s the car companies’ own fault.
They were too slow to accept the reality that the future of the automotive industry doesn’t lay within the engine, but within the programming; they didn’t understand that connectivity is the new horsepower; they failed to appreciate that when everything becomes a technology story, the pace of change accelerates.
The Great Resignation
The great resignation is all over the news – but there is really nothing new here, as lifestyle decisions, skills specialization, and the nomadic workforce come to define the future of work.
Quite simply, vast numbers of people are deciding that life, rather than the work grind, is far more important. In other words – the great resignation.
And I’ve been talking about it since … 1987.
the announcement of President Joe Biden’s massive infrastructure plan. I thought I would put it in the context of the 19th-century railroad system, the Eisenhauer Interstate Highway system, and our 21st-century realities of renewables, electric vehicles, and hyperconnectivity.
Tesla and the Future
Just under five months ago, I picked up my Tesla Model 3. It was an exciting moment – I’d been speaking and writing about the disruptive impact the company has been having on the auto industry since 2010. Further back, I actually predicted parts of its business model way back in 2003 while speaking at a leadership meeting for DaimlerChrysler in Stuttgart, Germany.
Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to experience many different aspects of what it means to own an ‘electric, hi-tech rolling technology battery platform on wheels.’
Do they own the future? Watch for my answer(s).
“EU Vaccine Wars, the Suez Canal, and Coffee Problems”
Arrogance and Hubris
I’m often contacted by senior executives of global organizations who call to inquire about bringing me in for a critical senior leadership meeting. They’ve expressed to me that they need to deal with business model disruption; the impact of technology on their industry; the rapid emergence of new competitors; or other countless challenging issues; all the usual issues.
And then it goes to the CEO for approval, and word comes down — “it’s not the right time to do this.”
To me, that is often a sign of arrogance, hubris, overconfidence … and eventual failure.
Because right now is EXACTLY the right time to confront your future!
With that in mind, I hit the studio and filmed this.