Insights · December 21st, 2010

IHOP logo Glen Keuynoted the 50th Anniversary meeting of IHOP Franchise owners, held in 2008 in Hawaii. Glen addresses long term future trends in the economy, technology, food service, demographics, and more.

This was one of Glen’s favorite events, not just because he always loved pancakes, but for two other reasons. First, anniversary events, particularly milestone anniversaries like 50 years, are a good time to look both backward and forward. Glen’s futurist mentor, Dr. Ed Lindaman, once said, “If you don’t go far enough back in memory, or far enough ahead in hope, your present will be impoverished.” Anniversary events are the perfect time to go back in memory and ahead in hope.

The other reason Glen loved this event was the chance to meet Julia Stewart, Chair and CEO of Dine Equity, now Dine Brands, the corporate umbrella now for IHOP and Applebees restaurants. As Glen tells her in the video, she represents the leadership qualities discussed in Glen’s book, Turning the Future Into Revenue.

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Writer: Catherine Otten was a Program Manager and Administrator for

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