Jack Uldrich

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About Jack Uldrich - Global Futurist, Speaker, and Author:

No one can predict the future, but Jack Uldrich can help you prepare for it. Jack is a global futurist, speaker, and author of 13 books, including award-winning best sellers, who helps organizations gain the crucial foresight they need to create a successful future. His talks land at the intersection of advancements in technology, change management and leadership and are styled to educate, inspire and entertain.

Jack speaks over 50 times a year especially on the transformation of finance, health care, agriculture, education, energy, retail and manufacturing. He argues that creativity and action are more powerful and versatile than knowledge. He professes the transformational principles of unlearning, or freeing yourself from obsolete knowledge and assumptions, as a strategy to survive and thrive in an era of unparalleled change.

Jack is a former naval intelligence officer, Defense Department strategic planning official and served as the director of the Office of Strategic and Long-Range Planning under Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura.

Jack is inspired by the role he is meant to play to help businesses pivot toward a new future. The publishing arm of Fast Company (Greenleaf Book Group) secured him to write two books in 2020 about the impact of the pandemic: Business as Unusual and The Rise of Generation RE. Jack’s remarks are always customized for your industry and speak to your audience’s particular issues and concerns.

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What Jack Uldrich Talks About:

Business as Unusual: How to Future-Proof Your Business in Transformational Times
The pandemic of 2020 catapulted the world into a future of deep change. In this engaging, provocative, and insightful keynote session acclaimed global futurist and best-selling author Jack Uldrich will not only discuss how global interconnectedness is continuing to transform the world of tomorrow, he explains why the pandemic is continuing to accelerate many of the trends that were already at work prior to 2020. History reminds us that great crises produce great change–as well as great opportunities. To take advantage of these extraordinary opportunities, businesses must position themselves now to operate in a world where “business as unusual” is the new “usual.” This session will help leaders at every level of an organization leverage ten “unconventional” techniques to succeed in today’s–and tomorrow’s–transformational times.

The Great Reset: The Emerging Age of Reimagination, Reconnection and Renewal and Generation RE
A great reset is now upon us. Less obvious is the reality that the world was quietly being reset prior to the disruptions of 2020. The rules of business were being rewritten by an extraordinary cadre of individuals, enterprises, and organizations willing to rethink long-held assumptions, reinvent products and processes; and reestablish new and innovative ways to re-engage with both their employees and the wider world. These leaders are at the vanguard Generation RE–an ageless cohort of change agents working to recreate the world anew.

In this refreshing, entertaining, and insightful keynote presentation, global futurist and best-selling author Jack Uldrich shares key insights of his forthcoming book, The Rise of Generation RE (Greenleaf Books 2022). He also explains how leaders can embrace and leverage the principles of “Generation RE” in order to reframe problems into opportunities, restore communities and our natural world, reconnect with employees and customers at a deeper, more meaningful level, and reimagine a better, bolder and more beautiful future.

The Big AHA: How to Turn Your Business Towards Tomorrow’s Transformational Trends, Today
Now and into the future, the greatest change will be the accelerating rate of change itself. In this enlightening, entertaining and educational session, Jack Uldrich shares insights from his book, Business as Unusual and outlines the ten trends that will transform the world of tomorrow. Uldrich also identifies concrete actions businesses can take today to future-proof themselves against “the tides of tomorrow.”

Question the Future
Today, the greatest change is the rate of change itself. Put another way, society is transitioning to a period of constant transition. The net effect is that “answers” about the future are decreasing in value. This reality is, paradoxically, placing greater emphasis on the need to ask better questions.

In this thought-provoking but practical presentation, global futurist and best-selling author Jack Uldrich shares with his audience how the art and science of framing and asking better questions can not only help individuals and organizations survive tomorrow’s rapidly changing environment but thrive by providing the key insights necessary for confidently creating their own future.

How to Think Like a Futurist
The average lifespan of a Fortune 1000 company is 15 years–and dropping. Why is this happening? Primarily, it’s because companies are so focused on the present, they fail to appreciate how the world of tomorrow is changing. Smart companies hire futurists to survive. Wise companies learn how to think like a futurist and instill a “future mindset” throughout their organization.

In this interactive, engaging and educational seminar, best-selling author and renowned global futurist Jack Uldrich will instruct you and your team on how to “think like a futurist” and “future-proof” your organization in the process.

Specifically, audiences will:

  • Understand the trends transforming the world of tomorrow and learn how to become aware of what is coming next before your competitors;
  • Develop an appreciation for both why humility is critical in navigating the uncharted waters of tomorrow and why unlearning will be as important as learning in the future;
  • Learn how to take action in the face of uncertainty, ambiguity, and rapidly changing conditions;
  • Most importantly, you will adopt the mindset and acquire the tools to begin creating the future yourself.

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Your presentation to the leaders of the Grow Minnesota! Program was a huge hit. Our participants left with a solid understanding of the way nanotechnology will transform industries and create new job opportunities.

Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

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