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    Future(s) with an (S)

    The (S) Represents Multiplicity

  • Future(s) Thinking

     

    Trying to predict and prepare for the future is passive. We must actively shape the future we desire.

     

    While no future will unfold precisely as imagined, understanding potential trajectories allows adaptability, ensuring we remainproactive, even if our dance with the future requires a few unexpected steps.

    It is my mission to help organizations, communities, andleaders become future-ready. I believe in the power of human imagination, to envision futures that are better, fairer, and more sustainable.
    And by using my training methods and systematic tools, you can make a difference in inspiring hope and agency to tackle the complex, seemingly intractable issues facing your next ten years.
    Demystifying the Role of a Futurist

     

    Contrary to the notion that futurists simply predict the unseen, we are more like navigators—exploring, speculating, and synthesizing the present data to anticipate potential futures and discern their implications.

     

    We balance the push from present realities with the pull towards desired futures.

     

    In essence, we not only adjust to the unfolding of time but imagine a space we would like to create.

     

    But, the journey to the future we desire is not always linear.

     

    If organizations do not actively shape their path, they risk becoming passive observers, mere NCPs - Non-Character Players, reacting to others' agendas.
  • I'm Keeping a Eye and Ear on

    Signals from all over the world!

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    Millennials have found a way to buy houses: Living with mom and dad

    At 26, Brandon Paulin couldn’t believe he was still living with his parents.

    Already the mayor of his hometown in Indian Head, Md., Paulin still slept in his childhood room.

    Student loan debt, car payments and child-care costs, among them — but none loom larger than record-high rental prices.

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    In This Country, Most People Rent for Life.

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    At a time when many young people in places like California and New York can’t see a path to buying a home Switzerland offers a glimpse of a post-ownership society

    Swiss renters say they don’t get lectured on the importance of building wealth through homeownership. The majority rents and it’s not stigmatized at all.

     

    “If anything, people say, ‘You own your place?

     

    Why?"

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    The Home Within a Home®

    Next Gen is a home within a home that offers a separate entrance, kitchenette, living area, a bedroom or multi-use room, and a bathroom. Like all of our homes, the Next Gen home is outfitted with the most desired new home features such as smart home technology that includes a seamless wifi experience to keep you connected while in your multi-use suite.

  • Workshop(s) & Futurist in Residence

     

    Workshops

    This is a list of Richard’s most widely used workshops. It is highly recommended that organizations begin with the Future(s) Thinking workshop. It will introduce the basic concepts AND how to build them into your firm.
     

    Any of these workshops can be combined to focus specifically on the goals within your institution. Each workshop targets a particular organizational sector and internal experience levels and is designed to be tailored to your specific team.
      

    To keep a focused and valuable workshop, you, your team, or your organization will define 3 to 5 key challenges in discovery, prior to the events.
     

    Pricing: Custom

    Pricing: Custom on attendee numbers in the workshop and recording of the events are welcome.
    Richard will re-facilitate the workshop, a second time, if necessary, to account for new hires or time zone differences.

     

     

    Futurist-in-Residence

     

    So why invite a Futurist into your organization? We are equipped with a unique perspective, Futurists can offset organizational myopia and promote awareness of broader industry shifts.

     

    Amidst the hustle of daily operations, a Futurist in Residence offers the strategic foresight required, empowering teams to collectively weave a narrative for a brighter future.

     

    Why not hire one full-time?

    Futurists thrive best when they are not tied to a single organization. To avoid business myopia, it is vital to maintain an external perspective, ensuring fresh insights and a broad view across industries.

  • Workshop(s) Descriptions

    Future(s) Thinking

    This workshop is designed to transforms how you think and work together to creating a map to the future(s) and looking for new areas where may opportunities exist.
     
    Discover Forecasting model(s), Scenario building that will help identify new area(s)for action and new need(s) for resource(s).
     
    Become active with Signals of the Future(s). What fascinating signals in and around your current sectors have you discovered recently?
     
    Where we are today is an outcome of the past, so our future is the outcome of what we do today. Investigating RetroFuturism preserves and care for the past as a valuable asset as we plan for the future.
     
    Cultivate a healthy understanding of Science Fiction. turns to science fiction writers to help us build on possible scenarios. We will tap into science fiction which is based on scientific fact to lead to prototype the new future(s).
     
    Recognize important brain default modes which Neuroscience continues unravel where and which brain systems ignores realities and refreshed with simple neuroplasticity to reach for something new and optimistic for yourself, your company, or possible the world.
     
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    Late Gen Z (1995-2009) & Alpha's (2011-2025)

    This Workshop brings base and evolving insights into Demographics, Psyche, Culture Strategy, Groupings and more.

    Alpha is expected to grow into being the largest generation in history (2B) by 2025 and early Alphas will reach adulthood by 2030.

     

    They are the completely digital-first generation and focus is on creating a better world for themselves and others.

     

    Based on your sector or product needs, Richard’s workshop may include present and future(s) looking research, real-time Forecasts, Simulations building options, Speakers, all focusing upon evolving trends and generational insight(s).

    Imagination Leadership Training

    In Richard's Imagination Leadership Workshop, together you will develop mental flexibility and build a sense of confidence that comes from being able to identify specifics and prebuild concreate actions on how the Future(s) may turn out for YOU.
     

    Learn deeper understanding of Neuroscience of Future(s). Simple techniques to strengthen brain pathways that support future thinking, simulations skills, positive overlays and tap into greater group intelligence.
     

    This training requires you and or your leadership team to imagine things that don't exist yet, to invent brand new possibilities, both good and bad.
     

    Stimulating the "default modes" of the brain which ignores realities and reaches for something new in the world. In part of this workshop, we focus on a specific kind of future imaginings and run simulations experiments are technique to induce creativity.
     

    Together, we will seek out custom solutions and plan the first action step to suit your organization and propose practical habits which can boost your or your groups capacity to optimistically shape how the future unfolds.

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    Next Frontiers

    Even before today’s Proto-Metaverse (Web 3.0) and ThirdConnected age (AI, Voice/ AR/ VR, Cloud Computing, 5G) our social and business institutions were transforming and sectors were evolving and de-evolving on fast forward.

    This workshop is designed to address deeply transformational trends:

     

    Afrofuturism, Health care to Technology, from the Workplace to Human Behavior/Identity. The core of this training is to identify emerging continuities and discontinuities that could change your business, your talent requirements, your customers and possibly even your legacy.

     

    In addition to identifying these changes, stakeholders will also learn how to evaluate them so they can make informed decisions about what they want to do next.

     

    Together, we can birth and test out new futures that you want to intentionally materialize
    and those that you might want to avoid - and then decide whether to act upon
    them.

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    A seed grows with no sound but a tree falls with huge noise.

     

    Destruction has noise, but creation is quiet.

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