Insights · June 29th, 2016

We lost a great one today, arguably the great futurist who put the profession on the map. Alvin Toffler will be missed.

On the third anniversary of 9/11 I experienced a career highlight when Mr. Toffler and I were the two guests on the Los Angeles NPR station for an hour, remembering the event and exploring what the future might hold.

I remember when Toffler’s book Future Shock swept college campuses in the 1970’s, changed our view of the future, and imbedded a new meme in global culture. It is not out the question to claim that much of today’s global turmoil is a form of future shock, a battle between the past and the future.

We owe Alvin Toffler a lot.

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Nikolas Badminton – Chief Futurist

Nikolas Badminton

Nikolas is the Chief Futurist of the Futurist Think Tank. He is world-renowned futurist speaker, a Fellow of The RSA, and has worked with over 300 of the world’s most impactful companies to establish strategic foresight capabilities, identify trends shaping our world, help anticipate unforeseen risks, and design equitable futures for all. In his new book – ‘Facing Our Futures’ – he challenges short-term thinking and provides executives and organizations with the foundations for futures design and the tools to ignite curiosity, create a framework for futures exploration, and shift their mindset from what is to WHAT IF…

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