1. Creating Humanless Distribution Networks

    A couple weeks ago I was asked to speak at the 8th annual Turkish Postal Symposium in Antalya, Turkey on the future of the postal industry. This was a fascinating gathering of thought leaders to discuss next generation postal service. I focused my talk around a central question – “How long will …Read More

  2. Creating Holes in the Fabric of the Future

    I often get asked the question, “How do you become a futurist?” When I get this question, I know that the person asking is secretly thinking that being a futurist is one of the coolest professions of all times, which it is. And they want some concrete process for becoming a futurist, which there…Read More

  3. Altering Our Dependencies… one snip at a time

    My granddaughter, Dez, and I rarely see eye to eye. But we have a relationship where we are heavily dependant upon each other   I’m a bit like film director Robert Zemeckis who co-wrote the screenplay Back to the Future. I notice those little things that have disappeared, fond memories of my chil…Read More

  4. Thinking in Eights

    "Beyond the known, lies the future" Very often the work that I do is in groupings of eight, and you are probably wondering what the significance is of the number eight.  Have I always been tormented with an "eight" fetish?  Is this some sort of obsession like Jim Carrey in the movie "23"?  Will …Read More

  5. The Ethics Of Knowledge

    Is there such a thing as inherently bad knowledge? Or is all knowledge value-neutral? These are the mind probing questions that I have posed to many seminar groups.The initial response typically is silence, as they mull over the options. They then begin to mentally test out extreme scenarios as a wa…Read More