Communicating with the Future by Futurist Thomas Frey
“If your next project is not aligned with the problems, needs, and
desires of the future, the future is going to kill it!” - Futurist Thomas Frey
Over the years Thomas Frey has been a very diligent student of our relationship with the future.
It took him several years for this book to come together. It wasn’t until he was on a ship in the middle of the ocean on a dark stormy night in late 2010 that the final pieces fell into place.
We all should be aware that our journey into the future is never ending. It begins at the moment of our birth and continues forever.
Until now, we have viewed ourselves as “victims” of the future, having to accept whatever life dishes out for us. However, it doesn’t have to be that way.
This book is based on breakthrough tools and techniques that allow you to gain control over your own future.
As he always like to say, “Why bother predicting the future when you can control it?”
- TITLE: “Communicating with the Future: How re-engineering intentions will alter the master code of our future”
- AUTHOR: Futurist Thomas Frey
- PUBLISHER: DaVinci Institute Press
- DATE: July 2011
- LENGTH: 126 pages
- ORDER TODAY: Available on AMAZON
- PRICE: $19.99 Paperback – $9.99 Kindle Version
- CONTACT: DaVinci Institute – Deb Frey at 303-666-4133 or Deb@DaVinciInstitute.com
About the Author – Futurist Thomas Frey
Thomas Frey serves as both Senior Futurist and Executive Director of the DaVinci Institute, a futurist think tank based in Louisville, Colorado. In this capacity he works closely with the Institute’s Senior Fellows and Board of Visionaries to develop original research studies, which enables him to speak on unusual topics, translating trends into unique opportunities.
His keynote talks on futurist topics have captivated people ranging from high-level government officials to executives in Fortune 500 companies. Because of his work inspiring inventors and other revolutionary thinkers, the Boulder Daily Camera has referred to him as the “Father of Invention”. The Denver Post and Seattle Post Intelligencer have referred to him as the “Dean of Futurists”.
Before launching the DaVinci Institute, Thomas spent 15 years at IBM as an engineer and designer where he received over 270 awards, more than any other IBM engineer. He is also a past member of the Triple Nine Society (High I.Q. society over 99.9 percentile).
Thomas has been featured in hundreds of articles for both national and international publications including New York Times, Huffington Post, Times of India, USA Today, US News and World Report, The Futurist Magazine, Morning Calm (in-flight magazine for Korean Airlines), Skylife (in-flight magazine for Turkish Airlines), ColoradoBiz Magazine, Rocky Mountain News, and many more. He currently writes a weekly “Future Trend Report” newsletter and a weekly column on FuturistSpeaker.com.
Futurist Thomas Frey giving an overview of the process for
“Communicating with the Future” at TEDx University of Chicago
What People Are Saying
Here is some of the latest buzz about the hit new book, “Communicating With The Future”
“Thomas Frey offers a clear-eyed tour of skills that can make change much less fearful. Change can be examined, understood, and even (sometimes) turned into opportunity.”
- David Brin
International best selling science fiction writer
Author of The Postman
“Along with fresh ideas about our relationship with the future, there are many Thomas Frey quotes in the book, and the one that impacted me the most is, “What does the future want?” It matters, because if the future doesn’t want it, it will be crushed. Whether you are an inventor, a product manager, a marketer, or a job seeker, what the future wants matters to you. Yet, the future is not a predetermined monster ready to gobble us up. Our thoughts now, and the thoughts we influence in others today, shape our tomorrow. We can avoid being crushed, not only by guessing right, but by doing the right things to make the future want us.”
- Michael J. Cushman
President, “Key Change Institute”
“An ambitious and optimistic glimpse into the future by a wise and diligent student of the future.”
– Colorado Governor, Richard Lamm
“The most readable and far-reaching Futuring Process to date”
- Dennis Bushnell
Chief Scientist, NASA
“Thought provoking and on-target. Thomas Frey has outlined a new and compelling strategy for leading edge innovation. True innovation happens when we are able to anticipate the needs of consumers BEFORE they know they need it. This book provides the thought provoking issues that face all innovators and delivers the meaningful lessons to increase the likelihood of success.”
- Louis Foreman
CEO of Edison Nation
Publisher of Inventor Digest Magazine
“For anyone who seeks to control and shape their own future, Futurist Thomas Frey’s book ‘Communicating with the Future’ is a essential tool in your toolbox.”
- Karl Dakin
Executive Director of the Colorado Capital Congress
Sullivan Chair to Free Enterprise at Regis University
“Communicating with the Future is a relief, an inspiration and a valuable tool for all of us who toil in these interesting times.”
- Peter Vandevanter
Founder of the Personalize MEdia Conference.”
“Thomas Frey’s new book gives me an “unfair advantage” over the competition because I can now influence outcomes and invent the future. This book takes the mystery of why things happen in the future and provides the necessary tools to build a future roadmap of effective actions to in my personal and business life. This is so simple yet so powerful!”
- Michael W. Miller
VP, COO Engage Communication Group
“An insightful, thought-provoking, and practical perspective on understanding, influencing, and controlling the future. This book is filled with observations and anecdotes that give a fresh look at how our world marches forward and how we can be masters of our future.”
- Bert Vermeulen
Senior Fellow at the DaVinci Institute
“Throughout the book, Thomas creates little nuggets of useful concepts. He brands each concept with a memorable label, and — voila — you have a new toolbox with which you can alter your future. He also explains abstract concepts with easy-to-understand anecdotes about the present and past.”
– Ersan Seer