1. The Rise of the Part Time CTO

    Imagine having access to an executive team of the most experienced and sought-after talent in an industry but for a fraction of the price that traditional companies have to pay. Think of the benefits a fledgling, young business could gain from leveraging an experienced leadership team without having to invest years of training and development and hundreds of thousands of dollars in overhead. In short, imagine a company taking advantage of top-flight strategic talent without the commitment to big dollars and long-term contracts--a no strings attached team. Is all of this wishful thinking, or is…Read More

  2. What it Takes to be a Leader of Tomorrow

      What is a futurist? Today's most influential and effective leaders, strategists, and investors have one common title: they are futurists. Futurists are the critical decision makers of tomorrow, those who are willing to embrace the technology-driven change that is rapidly infusing every industry and profession, nationally as well as globally. The futuristic thinker is not one to stand by and depend on the predictions of others to define their thinking. They understand that if one is to maintain their most competitive edge professionally, they must not rely on the projection of market trends …Read More

  3. Inside the Mind of a Futurist

    Secret Process for  Understanding the Future Revealed On April 10-14 the newly launched DaVinci Tech Academy will be hosting an intensive week-long workshop called “Inside the Mind of a Futurist.” Throughout this event, Michael Cushman and I will be unveiling a number of unusual processes for probing into the future. This course has been designed for corporate executives, planners, strategists, influential thinkers, and those who aspire to take on that kind of role in the future. A little over two years ago I mentioned a new anticipatory thinking tool I've developed called “situational …Read More

  4. What It Means to Be a Futurist Think Tank

    Futurist thinking outside the box to create a better future Futurist think tanks ponder the inner workings of the past, present, and future in order to generate sustainable solutions to future problems in order to ensure a brighter tomorrow. In order to accomplish this goal, futurist think tanks enable inventors, innovators, and geniuses of our time by providing a community and network of people there to support and bring their ideas to life. What is a futurist think tank? It's exactly as one would assume it is; a futurist think tank is a network of inventors, innovators, and geniuses that foc…Read More

  5. 6 Methods for Tapping into the Power of Collaboration

    6 Methods for Tapping into the Power of Collaboration Innovation doesn't evolve in a vacuum. Collaborating with others is an essential way to develop your ideas, your project, and even your business venture. If you are an independent startup working out of your home, you're missing out on vital opportunities to tap into the power of collaboration. Work independently in a public work space. This Forbes article cites a Harris Interactive Workplace Productivity study. The national survey finds that 63% of respondents prefer to carry out their work in a private space within a public work environme…Read More

  6. What’s Next?

      Imagine a period of time where the year 2000 seemed far away. Imagine being a child and wondering what would change. Imagine a mindset where the dawning of the year 2000 represented every innovation found throughout the entire Star Trek franchise. In previous generations, entering the year 2000 was a clear indicator that the future arrived. How many items do you have today that you didn't own a decade ago? You may not realize it, but the list is very long. As years pass, future generations have everything at the tips of their fingers. Many more innovations have not seen the light. However, …Read More

  7. Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein

    Albert Einstein  After formulating the theory of general relativity, Albert Einstein had shown that photons have momentum and that electrons and other subatomic particles display characteristics of both waves and particles. These discoveries helped form the quantum theories of Werner Heisenberg and Niels Bohr, who proposed that this wave-particle duality exhibited a randomness that is affected by the observer himself. Thereby, the more precisely the particle's position is determined, the less precisely its momentum is known; the more precisely the momentum of the particle, the less precisely …Read More

  8. Event Recap of 3-5-2012 Night With a Futurist

    Did you take time out to attend the NWAF about time? About 30 people DID attend the Night With A Futurist on 3/5/2012 to find out new advances that can save them time and stress. Thomas Frey led off the evening with a talk about Circadian Time. His brief proposal of rethinking how we approach our daily life was whimsical and entertaining, provoking a few logistical questions and a number of smiles. The second speaker, Andrew Novick is an official “time scientist” working at the Time and Frequency Division of National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder. He is also the develope…Read More

  9. Future Libraries and 17 Forms of Information Replacing Books

    Question: As physical books go away, and computers and smart devices take their place, at what point does a library stop being a library, and start becoming something else? Somewhere in the middle of this question lies the nagging fear and anxiety that we see brimming to the top among library insiders. People who think libraries are going away simply because books are going digital are missing the true tectonic shifts taking place in the world of information. Libraries are not about books. In fact, they were never about books. Libraries exist to give us access to information. Until recently, …Read More