My interview with Ross Dawson, on becoming a great virtual speaker (Virtual Excellence Show)

The future of work, the future of speaking, and the future of events are covered with deep insight in this conversation with world-leading futurist and keynote speaker Gerd Leonhard.

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Join me for this free webinar on Sept 16 5pm CET: Resilience and Adaptation – Predicting the Future in Uncertain Times, with Maria Bothwell

Topic Resilience and Adaptation: Predicting the Future in Uncertain Times

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The Future of Futurists and Futurism: my conversation with fellow futurists Glen Hiemstra and Anton Musgrave. Must watch.

What happens when 3 senior futurists get together and talk about their combined 75 years of experience, discuss how Covid-19 is changing their lives and their roles, and ponder what they see coming towards us in the next 5-10 years? Find out more in this new episode of Gerd.Live

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Here’s my entire pre-recorded virtual keynote at Hacking Rio: Our Future with/post Corona.

virtual keynote futurist gerd leonhard hacking rio

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Elon Musk’s Neuralink is neuroscience theater – via MIT Technology Review (and 2 videos:)

Neuralace madness

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Barry Schwartz #mustread on efficiency and why ‘too much of a good thing can be a very bad thing’

The term used to describe this approach to decision-making is satisficing. And satisficing with an eye toward a radically uncertain future might be called robust satisficing. Satisficing is a form of insurance – insurance against financial meltdowns, global pandemics, nasty bosses, boring teachers and crappy roommates. Insurance can seem stodgy – like the guy who wears a belt and suspenders. Perhaps we don’t need both, but what happens if we have neither?

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Announcing a new speaking topic: A FUTURIST’S CASE FOR TECH REGULATION

The adage “too much of a good thing can be a very bad thing” is true for most things that might cause us harm but that we enjoy, regardless - be it food, coffee or alcohol. Yet right now, this obvious need for responsibility and balance is particularly glaring when we consider our exponential technological progress and the increasingly dominant (some would say monopolistic) behaviour of the world’s leading tech giants

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Big Tech’s Domination of Business Reaches New Heights (via the NYT)

“As the economy contracts and many companies struggle to survive, the biggest tech companies are amassing wealth and influence in ways unseen in decades” Read the NYT piece here. “The traffic on these sites was immense before the pandemic, but daily visits increased sharply in March, when stay-at-home orders began, with Facebook up 15 percent […]

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Here is my latest ‘Best of 2020 Virtual Keynotes’ compilation

Let me know how you like it!!

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Covid-19 is a trial run for climate change

We ain’t see nothing yet. And still I maintain that many good things can come from this crisis: there would be no major change in U.S. politics (later this year) if it had not been for corona; there would have been no major shift to pan-European solidarity, there would have been no acceleration of global […]

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Join me August 17 830 pm CET for an Open Q&A Session on Zoom

Recently, a lot of people are emailing and messaging me with many burning questions about the immediate future (yes… that darn CoronaCoaster… see below), about how I do my work, and recently how I do my virtual talks (technically and content-wise). Therefore I decided to offer a town-hall kind of meeting, where (almost) everyone can […]

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Video and Audio of August 17 Zoom Session: Open Q&A Session on Zoom

Recently, a lot of people are emailing and messaging me with many burning questions about the immediate future (yes… that darn CoronaCoaster… see below), about how I do my work, and recently how I do my virtual talks (technically and content-wise). Therefore I decided to offer a town-hall kind of meeting, where (almost) everyone can […]

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2021 will bring the Great American Pivoting

under a new and decidedly more coherent political leadership, America will once again rise to a responsible and reliable global player fuelled by technology, and this will commence in early 2021.

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The closing words of the technology antitrust hearing in the US Congress (Mr Cicilline): pretty serious stuff!

Via Twitter

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Must-watch summary of US congress hearing on tech regulation #digitalethics (via TheVerge)

technology regulation: too much of a good thing can be a very bad thing

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Good review of my virtual keynote in Hong Kong @HKTDC – E-Day: Covid the Transformer

Nice in-depth review of my talk at HKTDC in Hong Kong, see video below. More about the event here. His presentation itself underlined the drastic transformation the world is going through into this new normal. Mr Leonhard presented from this home in Switzerland, rather than flying to Hong Kong. Recognising that the new reality allowed […]

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New paradigms for a new world. Join us for this online event: futurists Gerd Leonhard & John Eyles, August 7 2020

Welcome to the Great Transformation, accelerated by Covid19: Big Tech, Big State, Big Health, Big Green. What new paradigms are emerging? A free online event August 7 2020 8am CET 8pm NZ. Sign up here. This is a free event, live-streaming on YouTube and on my LinkedIn page (registration is requested, however), presented by: Gerd Leonhard, Futurist […]

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New paradigms for a new world. Video and audio from our online event 8/7/2020: Futurists Gerd Leonhard & John Eyles

Welcome to the Great Transformation, accelerated by Covid19: Big Tech, Big State, Big Health, Big Green. What new paradigms are emerging? Gerd Leonhard, Futurist & Humanist, Author of “Technology vs Humanity”, Keynote Speaker, Host of TheFutureShow, CEO TheFuturesAgency, Zürich / Switzerland John Eyles, Creator, Educator, Futureneer. Based in Waiheke / Auckland, New Zealand, John heads up multiple consulting initiatives […]

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UPDATED: New paradigms for a new world: video & audio from our online event on 8/7/2020: Futurists Gerd Leonhard & John Eyles

Some of us are riding the 'CoronaCoaster' of utter uncertainty, worries and anxiety, yet others are also experiencing moments of hope and glimpses of a newly emerging world, accelerated by the pandemic.

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UPDATED: New paradigms for a new world. Video & audio from 8/7/2020 event: Gerd Leonhard & John Eyles

Some of us are riding the 'CoronaCoaster' of utter uncertainty, worries and anxiety, yet others are also experiencing moments of hope and glimpses of a newly emerging world, accelerated by the pandemic.

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