April 27th, 2016 by
Category: Futuristgerd

I am very fortunate to be part of a group of 62 leading futurists that compiled their ideas and visions in the amazing ‘The Future of Business’ book, edited by my good friend, colleague and publisher Rohit Talwar. The book is a fantastic read and the 500+ pages are worth every minute you spend on them. The book was released in the summer and is starting to gain serious traction globally. Please consider buying the book using the link above (use discount code GL1 for 10% off) or via Amazon (ebook or print)

Today, I am delighted to present this narrated version of my chapter as a beautifully produced audio-visual ‘meditation’, as a free MP3 podcast or download (see below), and as a free PDF of the entire chapter.

This video represents a very unique experiment; a rich but very atmospheric 28-minute contemplation narrated by me, rather than my usual keynotes or presentations. A very big thank-you goes to my producer and art director Jean Francois Cardella and his team (Sylvain and Jeremy) for working long and hard on this idea and giving it an entirely new creative direction. You guys rock!

My only request is that if you use these resources and if you like my chapter, I would like you to kindly consider either buying or gifting the book, or reviewing it on Amazon or Goodreads, or recommend it on social media. Thanks and enjoy!

FOB Future of Business book – Chapter Relationship Man & Machine Gerd Leonhard Public shared but return the favour PDF 600k

NEW (Nov 15 2015): here is the German translation of my chapter (please note that this, and the above, PDF is available under the copyright determined by of the book’s publisherFOB – Die Beziehung zwischen Mensch und Maschine wird neu definiert – Gerd Leonhard

About the book:

“The Future of Business focuses on the critical forces, trends, developments and ideas that could reshape the commercial environment and hence the strategy and operations of business over the next two decades. The book contains contributions from over 50 leading and emerging futurists and future thinkers from around the world. Topics include the changing economic landscape, social and technological shifts, the impact of cryptocurrency, new business models, emerging technologies such as AI and robotics, new organisational forms, disruptive innovation and practical strategies for exploring and embedding the future. .. with contributions by Rohit Talwar (Author), Gerd Leonhard (Author), Gray Scott (Author), B.J. Murphy (Author), Ian Pearson (Author), Laura Goodrich(Author), Cornelia Daheim (Author), Joyce Gioia (Author), Calum Chace (Author)”



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Author: Gerd Leonhard

In the words of American poet John Berryman, “the possibility that has been overlooked is the future”. Most of us are far too busy coping with present challenges to explore the future in any depth – and when we do our own cravings and fears often run away with us, resulting in utopias or dystopias that are not very helpful in terms of planning and decisions. Today’s professionals, leaders and their organisations need a dedicated, passionate long-term understanding of the future if they are to successfully navigate the exponential waves of change. For countless individuals and organizations that intelligence is called Gerd Leonhard.

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