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David Houle, The “CEO’s Futurist”, Author & Global Keynote Speaker

“We are at this fork in the road, at this moment in time where our destiny is in our hands.” David Houle

Topics Covered In This Episode

00:00 Intro
03:44 Futurist Transition
06:08 Future Scares
08:04 Future Excitement
11:26 Shift Age – 3 Forces
16:06 Stuck in the past
20:02 Are we doing enough?
25:34 Corporation’s role in driving change!
30:00 Innovation is not enough

32:23 Why unlearning is crucial
35:44 Love vs Fear in Business
37:22 Age of Intelligence
42:55 Technology and Morality
48:08 Anticipate your market
54:59 Pre & Post-Covid reality
1:00:02 Something to embrace?
1:04:52 Most cherished success
1:09:44 Message to the World

David Houle – BIO

David Houle is a futurist, thought leader and global keynote speaker. In the last fourteen years he’s delivered over 1200 presentations and keynotes on 6 continents and 16 countries. He’s often called the “CEOs’ futurist” having spoken to or advised 4,000+ CEOs and business owners in the past 11 years. He writes the highly regarded futurist blog, Evolution Shift and has authored 9 books many amazon bestsellers. He is the Futurist in Residence at the Ringling College of Art + Design, the Co- Founder and Managing Director of The Sarasota Institute, a 21st Century Think Tank, and the Honorary Futurist at the Future Business School of China. David also spent more than 20 years in media and entertainment having worked at NBC, CBS and was part of the senior executive team that created and launched MTV, Nickelodeon, VH-1 and CNN Headline News. He won two Emmys, the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award and the Heartland Award for “Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream”. He was also nominated for an Academy Award.

Episode Description

Our reality has gone through unprecedented change! David Houle shares how we’ve moved away from the “left brain” dominated 20th century focused on science, math and engineering, and into the “right brain” orientated 21stcentury where creativity, evolution, humanity and transformation take the lead entrenching that the only constant in the universe, is our old friend ‘change’! He encourages individuals, business and humanity to put aside separation, distance and division, unite as a species and make necessary adaptations to impact the greater good.

Making the right choices now will mark this era as an evolutionary moment in mankind’s legacy on earth and set us on a trajectory that we can be proud of while still staying relevant and at the helm of our thriving businesses. He talks to the critical requirements for transformational competence and check points to gauge whether our businesses are on track to succeed long term.

David dispels fears of the future and will leave you feeling encouraged through his infectious optimism for the future. Like a magnet, he draws us towards a tomorrow filled with greater human potential, collective solutions, corporate efficiency and individual evolution. We all have a place in the future and our consciously chosen contributions are essential if we are to stand out in history as the changemakers, who did what was right and not what was easy. The collective choices of the next decade are the investments we make in humanity’s survival as a civilization in the future. May we all proactively rise to the challenge!

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