My podcast visitor at the moment is Nikolas Badminton. Nik is the Chief Futurist at futurist.com. He has labored with over 300 organizations in foresight, technique, and disruption – together with NASA, the United Nations, Google, Microsoft, Intel, Rolls Royce, and lots of others. Nik is a buddy of mine, and along with our frequent curiosity sooner or later, we share a number of different passions, reminiscent of biking and sure sorts of music and books. Talking of books, Badminton’s new e book, Dealing with Our Futures, is a sizzling new launch on Amazon, and through our dialog at the moment, we’ll focus on among the nice instruments and classes Nik has for us there.
Throughout this 90-min dialog with Nikolas Badminton, we cowl quite a lot of thrilling subjects reminiscent of being a futurist and a hope engineer; the advantages of using a bicycle; the poverty of our creativeness; his 50 Life Classes from a 50-Yr-Outdated Futurist; futurism vs. foresight; Karl Schroeder, the California Ideology and the ‘singular’ future; the best challenges humanity is going through at the moment; his e book Dealing with our Futures; the positive-dystopian framework and stretching our horizons; backcasting, futures consciousness and why creativeness is a superpower.
My favourite quotes that I’ll take away from this dialog with Nikolas Badminton are:
Futurism is activism.
Hope is nothing with out creativeness.
Nostalgia is the best menace to futurist pondering.
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Who’s Nikolas Badminton?
Nikolas Badminton FRSA, Chief Futurist at futurist.com
Nikolas is a worldwide futurist that mentors leaders to create extra related, curious, and artistic groups that embrace futures design to think about fascinating futures, anticipate unexpected dangers, and strengthen strategic planning. He’s a Fellow of The RSA and a member of Chatham Home (Royal Institute of Worldwide Affairs).
He has labored with over 300 main organizations on the frontline of foresight, technique, and disruption – together with NASA, United Nations, Google, Microsoft, Intel, WM, United Manner, Bayer, Financial institution of Canada, Metropolis of Ottawa, Thales Group, Rolls Royce, Procter & Gamble, IDEO, UK Dwelling Workplace and lots of extra.
Badminton supplied the opening chapter for ‘The Future Begins Now’, which was voted considered one of BookAuthority’s Finest New Way forward for Expertise Books To Learn In 2022. His new e book Dealing with Our Futures – launched internationally on Bloomsbury Enterprise in 2023 and Amazon Scorching New Launch – showcases foresight strategies and pondering that shift organizational mindsets from what’s to what if…
Nikolas’ important analysis and opinion have been featured by the BBC, VICE, The Atlantic, Quick Firm, Enterprise Insider, Forbes, Sunday Telegraph, and lots of others. He seems on SiriusXM and CTV usually, starred in ‘Good Medicine,’ was a key advisor to the “Age of AI” sequence with Robert Downey Jr, and is within the Franklin Institute’s sequence “2050.”