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Futurist Gerd Leonhard's latest findings, links and thoughts - Issue #38


Futurist Gerd Leonhard's latest findings, links and thoughts

October 26 · Issue #38 · View online

The best links and must-reads aggregated by Gerd Leonhard, Futurist & Humanist, Keynote Speaker, Author of 'Technology vs Humanity', Film-Maker, and CEO of The Futures Agency in Zürich / Switzerland.

Hi everyone, it’s been a while that you received my last update; I certainly hope you weren’t bored without my firehose flooding your inbox😂!
The ongoing Covid-19 crisis and the resulting Corona-Coaster is taking a heavy toll on many of us, including me. It’s pivoting time as ‘remote everything’ is becoming the new normal. Read my latest column for my own learnings.
Wherever you are in the world let me first encourage you to hang in there, and to focus on survival, adaptation, collaboration and solidarity. Despite the current troubles I really believe that the future is better than we think  (and certainly a lot better than Hollywood or Netflix keep telling us).
Finally, I am very excited to formally announce the public launch of my new, virtual Future-Ready Executive Program. After lots of testing and iteration, it’s already taking off with a growing number of my forward-thinking corporate clients looking to give their organisation’s leadership a competitive, sustainable advantage with timely industry insights and dynamic future-training to set their companies up for future success. And the feedback we’ve been getting is great. So, if preparing your executives and top folks to succeed amidst a this utterly uncertain future is something your organisation would be interested in, I’d love to chat more and see if it would be a good fit. More details here. ☔️
Below is my latest collection of must-reads; enjoy and please ping me anytime if you need something (but please be sure to change the reply-header when responding).
Virtual hugs from Zurich, Switzerland
Gerd Leonhard
Futurist and Humanist, Author, Keynote Speaker, CEO The Futures Agency
PS: Please join me for my open talk and Q&A session on October 29, 5pm CET ie Europe / 11am EST / 8am PST and 9pm Singapore), this is a free but subscriber-only Zoom event (yes, that’s you) and only approx. 80 seats are still available. The session will be live-streamed to my Youtube channel as well.

Get off the Corona Coaster as often as you can, and help others to do the same!
Get off the Corona Coaster as often as you can, and help others to do the same!
Long-term thinking and sustainable capitalism
Humanity is stuck in short-term thinking. Here’s how we escape (Robert Fisher, MIT Technology Review)
If we want more companies like Patagonia, we need laws to enforce it
Capitalism After the Pandemic | Foreign Affairs
Digital Ethics and the Technology Dilemma
The biggest barrier to humane, ethical AI: Capitalism itself
Silicon Valley Is Using Our Own Intelligence to Make Us Obsolete | Douglas Rushkoff | Team Human | via Medium
Dealing with the Covid Crisis
This Has Never Happened Before. By fellow Futurist David Houle | Medium
My latest contribution: Learnings From The Corona-Crisis - And Some Key Foresights
Ten lessons for a post-pandemic world: must-read new book by CNN’s Fareed Zakaria (my shared morsels)
Slightly more ephemeral stuff:)
Future of Humans: What does the future of happiness look like? | UBS Global
“Mistakes are great, the more I make the smarter I get”
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
My latest keynote, talks and videos
Here is my recent TedX Modena talk: Heaven or Hell – the future is our choice not our destiny!
New: Gerd.Live #3: thoughtful conversation with Jennifer Morgan, CEO of Greenpeace: climate change and with/post-covid futures
The Future of Futurists and Futurism: a really engaging conversation with fellow futurists Glen Hiemstra and Anton Musgrave
Best Of Gerd's Films (Highlight Reel). NEW
Department of blatant self-promotion
NEW: Watch all my latest keynotes, uncut, full length
Book a Virtual Advisory Session with me
Debuting our new Future-Ready Executive Program
Assorted tweets
Gerd Leonhard
Here is what my new virtual keynote / streaming studio looks like: a short video. Using: RodeHS2 headset, 2 Blackmagic Video Cameras, GoPro Hero 7Black, 2 Rode NT1 mics, 2 ATEM Mini/Pro Mixers, 2 iPads, 2 mac-books, 4 studio lights, manfrotto green screen, airpods, 1GB ethernet:)
Gerd Leonhard
Happiness in the digital age: Free PDF with the complete 9th chapter of my book ‘Technology vs Humanity’!
Gerd Leonhard
The reward for good pandemic leadership: Lessons from Jacinda Ardern's New Zealand reelection
American Council on Germany
1/ Together with @1014nyc we spoke w/futurists @mariabothwell @TofflerInsights & @gleonhard at the Futures Agency in Zurich about scenarios of post-#COVID19 world. View the full convo:
Gerd Leonhard
Here is a 5-minute excerpt from my recent #virtualkeynote
at #tedxtalks Modena: 2030 could be heaven or hell - the Future is our choice. Covering topics such as sustainable #capitalism (people planet purpose and prosperity) #carbontax #digitalethics and…
Ending on a more humorous note
SMART HOUSE and the IoT - hilarious and so true
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