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Many organizations are structured for failure. Are you?
January 18th, 2018, by Jim Carroll

“Inaction in the face of opportunity is but an excuse!” – #Futurist Jim Carroll Part of the role of a futurist is to provide people insight into the trends that will be a part of their future, but also to put into perspective the opportunities these trends present. A lot of people get excited whenRead More…



Follow Me!
January 17th, 2018, by Jim Carroll

Get inspired, every day! I start my weekday morning with my coffee, my laptop, and a stage photo. I’m hitting the ground typing, thinking of the thought that should drive your day forward. It’s the very first thing I do! And I’ve been doing this since September 2016. Each business day, you’ll discover a newRead More…



Ideas are the most powerful tool at your disposal. Here’s something new – a variety of posts from my daily inspirational post on the value of ideas! Click on any photo to get started – and get inspired!



Video: Energy is Changing : Are You?
January 16th, 2018, by Jim Carroll

Next month, I’ll keynote the National Rural Electrical Cooperative Technology conference. It’s an unprecedented 5th repeat booking by this organization. The energy industry is in the midst of fast hyper-disruption. Here’s a quick little video that I put together for them to outline some of what I’ll cover.    



The folks at Farm and Dairy Magazine interviewed me on trends to watch in 2018 in the world of agriculture. It’s a good read – you’ll find it below! As I write this post, I’m down in San Antonio, where I’ve got two events where I’ll speak about the future of agriculture to several hundredRead More…



Are you ready for 2018? You need to be. Change is fast and furious, and it’s everywhere. Watch this to understand what comes next — and what you need to do!   Production note: ‘green screened’ in my basement with my new iPhone X. The video quality of this phone is staggering! Awesome video editRead More…



What are the drivers of disruption in your industry? Where is all the fast change coming from?  Edge thinking, iterative design, small beats big, rapid prototyping, devices change and more. Watch my 2nd 2018 Outlook video – “The Seeds of Disruption: The Impact of Edge Thinking and More!”



Trend: Security, Scams, and Avoidable Negligence!
December 19th, 2017, by Jim Carroll

Beneath the surface of normalcy lies a hidden layer of complexity. And the fact is, we are building a big, global, complicated machine, and it’s obvious that people don’t know how to secure it, ignore the challenges, or take advantage of those who don’t understand what is going on. What do South Park, Pineapple’s, theRead More…



Your business model and  your industry won’t look the same in 5 or 10 years. In fact, you might not even recognize it. That’s a reality, and you are likely not able to cope! Here’s why: It’s the era of acceleration In that context, the future belongs to those who are fast There are fewRead More…



Being on stage in front of some of some of the world’s leading organizations and senior executives, you get the opportunity to address a lot of unique topics. And with 25 years of doing this, I believe that I’ve highlighted trends from just about every perspective possible! Including, for example, issues involving understanding, managing and minimizingRead More…



You asked, we listened. I’ve got one client in 2018 who is bringing me in to demystify what is quickly becoming one of the most disruptive issues today. Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Bitcoin and the End of Money: Understanding The Ultimate Disruption” In as little as ten years, the very concept of money will have been foreverRead More…



I just wrote this one up for the brochure copy for an upcoming 2018 event. The issue of Amazon isn’t just about retail — it is about any industry with a middleman. Insurance, wealth management, finance, medical or dental care, home services and renovations. You name it. And the big question is – what areRead More…



  We will see more change in every industry in the next 10 years than we have seen in the last 100 as transformation and disruption sweeps the world. Every company is faced with the rapid emergence of new competitors, significant new business models, more challenging consumers, the acceleration of science a race to theRead More…



My Newest Book: Think Big, Start Small, Scale Fast!
December 4th, 2017, by Jim Carroll

For just over a year, I’ve started every workday morning with a cup of coffee, my laptop, and a photo from one of the stages on which I’ve appeared. I’m thrilled to say that magically, this little bit of morning mediation has now turned into my next book! Here’s the backstory – each morning, IRead More…



In more industries than you think, Amazon is the elephant in the room. My experience has taught me that in every single industry, regardless of what you do and what you sell, you are or will soon be faced with a situation in which they will challenge your business model, and shake your belief in theRead More…



Video: When the World Gets Flat, Put a Ripple in It!
November 22nd, 2017, by Jim Carroll

Too many companies and professions, when faced with disruption and change, fall into the vicious trap of competing on price. In this video from a recent keynote, I speak about the mindset and strategies to avoid this vicious hell – by elevating your role and services, in this case by speaking to a group ofRead More…



What does a global futurist do? Assist clients in understanding the key trends which are impacting their industry, and sharing insight on a pathway forward! Companies that book speakers know that there are a lot of them out there that will deliver canned talks that, while they might be inspiring, don’t really offer much inRead More…



Video: Disruption in the Insurance Industry
November 20th, 2017, by Jim Carroll

Disruption in the insurance industry is real – and the largest broker/agent association in the US (Texas) has booked me to come in and provide a path forward. In January, I will keynote the 55th annual Joe Vincent Management Seminar in Austin, Texas. Watch the preview video now!



It’s always fun to watch the crystallization of a trend that you’ve been speaking about on stage for over 15 years. And that trend is what I’ve come to call ‘complexity partners.’ I recently did a keynote for Quintiq, which is a company that builds a software platform that helps companies to manage complex supply chainsRead More…



Client promo videos
November 5th, 2017, by Jim Carroll

An increasing number of clients are looking for a short little video to promote their event, and I’ve been delivering. A number of sample videos are below. You can arrange for your own – it’s easy for me to do, with only a small video production fee for my overseas video producer. The first is forRead More…

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