Insights · December 2nd, 2022

Every piece of work and talk I do discusses global dynamics and the impending collapse of the world around us. Yet, every client starts by saying ‘we want something positive and motivational’. I always say that ultimately I am positive but we must not be afraid to look into the darkness for our ignorance of that and greed and wealth for the few has caused our failing industrial inhuman complex we struggle through each day.

My book – Facing Our Futures – encourages people to use positive and dystopian scenario planning as a tool to open our eyes to all outcomes when we make good and terribly selfish decisions in the now. It shocks me that still we naval gaze. One thing I do is drop this Greta video in my talks everything is on the shoulders of our kids. The world needs us.

Keep pushing and never be afraid of the darkness for that bravery has always carried humanity forward.

The idea of framing our situations and feelings from a position of darkness and struggle is an important cultural and existential tool for governments, businesses and collaborators across the globe.

We know those leaders and executives prefer to not see what could go wrong and hope that the path we find is good. If it’s not, then the corporations that prescribed the systems to us quickly outsource the blame to us. They call this experience and perspective to deflect criticism. 

Nikolas Badminton, quote taken from ‘Facing Our Futures: How Foresight, Futures Design and Strategy Creates Prosperity and Growth’


Nikolas Badminton is the Chief Futurist at He’s a world-renowned futurist speaker, consultant, author media producer, and executive advisor that has spoken to, and worked with, over 300 of the world’s most impactful organizations and governments. He helps shape the visions that shape impactful organizations, trillion-dollar companies, progressive governments, and 200+ billion dollar investment funds.

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Facing Our Futures
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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