May 2016 Business as usual is dead. Increasingly, science fiction is becoming science fact. Exponential technologies are rapidly changing our lives and societies, every day, everywhere. We will need different skills, and we will need to get much better at driving change – or we will be driven by it. Most importantly, we should embrace technology but not become it. Anything that can be digitized or automated, will be – and anything that cannot be digitized or automated will become extremely valuable. Lastly, we must go beyond technology to define real human values in this new digital ecosystem. A short film by Futurist Speaker Gerd Leonhard, produced in association with Accenture Executive Producer and narrator: Gerd Leonhard and TFAStudios.
April 2016 Ubiquitous, mobile supercomputing. Artificially-intelligent robots. Self-driving cars. Neuro-technological brain enhancements. Genetic editing. The evidence of dramatic change is all around us and it’s happening at exponential speed. Previous industrial revolutions liberated humankind from animal power, made mass production possible and brought digital capabilities to billions of people. This Fourth Industrial Revolution is, however, fundamentally different. It is characterized by a range of new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, impacting all disciplines, economies and industries, and even challenging ideas about what it means to be human. http://www.weforum.org/ The Fourth Industrial Revolution: what it means, how to respond We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the
November 2014 This is audio podcast number #109 with Tony Robbins Tony Robbins is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, philanthropist and the nation’s #1 Life and Business Strategist. A recognized authority on the psychology of leadership, negotiations and organizational turnaround, he has served as an advisor to leaders around the world for more than 38 years. https://www.tonyrobbins.com/ https://www.facebook.com/TonyRobbins/ https://twitter.com/tonyrobbins https://www.youtube.com/tonyrobbinslive
June 2016 There are only two things I can tell you today that come with absolutely no agenda. The first is “Congratulations.” The second is “Good luck.” Everything else is what I like to call, “The Dirty Truth,” which is just another way of saying, “It’s my opinion.” And in my opinion, you have all been given some terrible advice, and that advice, is this: Follow your passion. Every time I watch the Oscars, I cringe when some famous movie star—trophy in hand—starts to deconstruct the secret of their success. It’s always the same thing: “Don’t let anyone tell you that you don’t have what it takes, kid!”; and the ever popular, “Never give up on your dreams!” Look,
February 2017 Do you ever look at the lives of people around you and say, “Man, I wish that was me!”? You know you do. Everybody does. But I bet you never compared yourself to me. Haven’t heard of me? I do have my own TV show… in the middle of the night. When I started I wanted to be as big as Jerry Seinfeld. I’m not. And yet, I’m a pretty happy guy. Here’s why: I stopped comparing myself to other people. Seriously, that’s the whole trick. Here’s what I mean. If my happiness were based on being the biggest comedian in the business, I’d be mad at whoever was getting more Netflix specials than me. (I have
September 2016 What do you call it when people have a great idea and risk everything they have — time, money, energy — to make that idea a reality? I call it the American Dream. Ritu Shah-Burnham had an idea. She dreamed of opening a pizza franchise in Seattle, Washington. It wasn’t easy – it never is – but she made it happen. Richard Clark had an idea. Office buildings in fast growing Northern Florida needed janitorial services. He was bound and determined to see that they got it. He grew his business to over 200 employees. Kenneth Jarosch oversees a bakery in Chicago started in 1959 by his father and grandfather. The neighborhood has seen a lot of
December 2016 What would happen if there was just one tax rate for most Americans? Would that be fair? Could it even work? Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, explains. The American Revolution started as a tax revolt – over a single tax on tea! Now look at us. It seems like everything we do is taxed. The system behind these taxes is a bureaucratic monstrosity; a dead weight on the economy. And it erodes our trust in the government that’s taxing us. If you have enough lawyers, lobbyists, and loopholes at your disposal maybe you can game the system. That’s fine for big corporations and wealthy individuals, but what about the small business owner or the
November 2014 “The Progressive Income Tax” is one of those economic terms that gets bandied about, but few actually know what it means or how it works. This tale of three similar brothers with three different incomes (but one shared expense) helps explain the tax system under which we live. Adapted from an article by noted investor and economist, Kip Hagopian, and narrated by actress Carolyn Hennesy of “General Hospital” and “True Blood” fame, this animated story will change the way you think about how you pay your taxes. This video should be seen by children to explain early on how to use their family income for their best financial interest.
When men fail, all of us suffer. So, how do we fix it? Right now, men are failing physically, mentally and emotionally so what are we doing about it? Men in America’: It’s odd how rarely you hear the problems with American men publicly acknowledged. Our leaders pledge to create more opportunities for women and girls, whom they imply are failing. Men are fine. But are they? The numbers say otherwise. On this same, very important, subject: As well as the decline of American men as fathers, in the homes… and it’s dramatic: In demographic terms, it’s stunning… in a very wrong way. Having a father at home is now seen as a factor of affluence. But it’s also a
He grew up in Kent, Ohio where there’s pro football hall of fame… that’s about it… meet Marilyn Manson (real name: Brian Warner), before he was to become a rock star. When he was young, his mother says he got a lot of attention from his family and according to her, he was a sweet child. This is the artists’ story from those who grew up with him. More of Manson when interviewed… And then, this one… I had no idea Manson was on so many interview shows! But perhaps the best interview is this one where he talks about art, popular culture, journalism and so much more…