The Future And You
Ideas and opinion about the future based on verifiable facts of today.

Richard Watson (author of Future Minds and Future Files) is today's featured guest.

Topics: today's growing trends which affect how we perceive our world, ourselves, each other; and how we make decisions.  Some of these topics include: intellectual promiscuity, the benefits of child-like thinking in adults, the willingness to risk making mistakes, the well known observation that attention spans are shrinking, and the less well known research indicating that I.Q.s are increasing.

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the November 17, 2010 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 36 minutes] This interview was recorded on November 13, 2010.

Richard Watson is a writer, speaker and consultant who advises organisations on the future, focusing particularly on scenario planning and the impact of trends on long-term strategy. He has worked on scenario planning, horizon scanning and innovation projects with, amongst others, IBM, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Nestle, Samsung and The Department of Education (in the United Kingdom and Australia). He is the author of the best selling book Future Files (sixteen worldwide editions) and writes for a number of leading business publications worldwide. His latest book launches today (November 17, 2010) and is titled: Future Minds; and subtitled: How the digital age is changing our minds, why this matters and what we can do about it.

Direct download: TFAY_2010_11_17.mp3
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