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Tom Cheesewright: Talk About Tomorrow
11 minutes | 3 days ago
S3 E11: Plants in space
Can we grow plants in space? Plus, Tom reveals his own challenges of working remotely: the need to always be in performance mode. Original posts: Will we grow plants in space? https://tomcheesewright.com/will-we-be-growing-plants-in-space-by-2100-askafuturist/The price of performance: https://tomcheesewright.com/the-price-of-performance/
10 minutes | 5 days ago
S3 E10: Plastic and elastic
Tom cautions that we must understand two types of change: plastic and elastic. Only one snaps back. Plus, will Strictly go on forever? Original posts: Plastic and elastic: https://tomcheesewright.com/change-separating-plastic-from-elastic/Will Strictly go on forever? https://tomcheesewright.com/will-strictly-go-on-forever-askafuturist/
31 minutes | 6 days ago
Interview: Martin Lindstrom on accelerating change
Our companies are slow to change, failing to adapt to the rapid evolutions in their markets. Why is this, and how can we change it? Martin Lindstrom has proven to be one of the most impactful commentators and consultants on business change, working with some of the world's largest brands and producing best-selling books like Brand Sense, Buyology, and Small Data. His new book, The Ministry of Common Sense comes out this month and tackles the issue of bureaucracy, how it strangles innovation, and how we cut through it. You can find out more about Martin, his work, and his books, at https://martinlindstrom.com.
40 minutes | 10 days ago
Interview: Sarah Clarke on the future of digital identity
Our digital identities are a mess, with ownership, control, and rights all unclear following the early 'wild west' years of the Internet and social media. Can we get our digital identities under control and if so, what is the right way to think about our personal data? Sarah Clarke brings her extensive experience in cybersecurity and data governance to bear on this critical future challenge. You can find Sarah at @infospectives on Twitter and her writing on digital identity at https://infospectives.wordpress.com
11 minutes | 12 days ago
S3 E9: What will you be driving in the future?
Tom takes a look at tomorrow's car, following his work with Auto Trader. Plus, what will the future world be made from? Original posts: https://tomcheesewright.com/your-next-new-car-might-be-a-new-brand-and-a-new-shape/https://tomcheesewright.com/what-will-the-future-world-be-built-from-askafuturist/
15 minutes | a month ago
S3 E8: Fake meat
Will fake meat ever replace the real thing? Plus, more #AskAFuturist answers: will nuclear energy replace fossil fuels? Full show notes and references at https://tomcheesewright.com/podcast
10 minutes | 2 months ago
S3 E7: All the times that I have been wrong
Tom answers the trickiest #AskAFuturist question yet: what have you been most wrong about in the past. Plus, why we need a new blueprint for the future. Full show notes and references at https://tomcheesewright.com/podcast
15 minutes | 2 months ago
S3 E6: The self-preservation society
What connects Brexit, Coronavirus, Ayn Rand and air pollution? All tell us something about our instincts for self-preservation. Plus, will we ever have flying cars?
19 minutes | 2 months ago
S3 E5: The future high street
The first step to building the future high street is accepting that the one we know is dead and gone. Plus, casting back to the start of lockdown with Tom's predictions then of how COVID-19 would affect us.
30 minutes | 2 months ago
One million entrepreneurs: interview with Simon Squibb
Tom talks to Simon Squibb about his mission to help a million people start their own business, and the need for entrepreneurship in the challenging times ahead.
19 minutes | 2 months ago
S3 E4: The future of privacy
In his #AskAFuturist series, Tom answer's Franck Nijhof's question: what will be left of privacy in 50 years? Plus, what is the future of consumer credit?
39 minutes | 2 months ago
Shaping the future with Trond Undheim
Tom talks to fellow futurist Trond Undheim about his new book, FutureTech, and his incredibly busy career, as a civil servant, lecturer, start-up wrangler, founder, author, and podcaster. Tom learns about 'project identities' - a characteristic of busy people - and why democracy is an outdated concept. Check out Trond's own podcast, Futurized for more on this:https://www.futurized.co/ And find out more about Trond here: https://trondundheim.com/ Twitter: @trondau LinkedIn: in/undheim/
9 minutes | 2 months ago
S3 E3: Extended adolescence
Our time-shifted lives have created a new extended adolescence, beyond childhood but before the traditional markers of adult life. Plus, why we should stop looking for the next big thing.
42 minutes | 3 months ago
Future-proof your career: Interview with Chris Bishop
Tom talks to Chris Bishop, a man on his eighth career who now helps others to future-proof theirs. Tom and Chris chat about how music became data in 1985, why the best advice is to "chase the maelstrom", and why the future doesn't care how you became an expert (courtesy of Thomas W. Malone). Find out more about Chris at this places: Twitter: https://twitter.com/chrisbishop LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopherbishop123/ Website: https://improvisingcareers.com/ And check out his Future Career Toolkit - part of his LinkedIn Learning course called "Future proofing your data science career". Interested? There's a 90-second overview on Vimeo here: https://vimeo.com/448958551.
15 minutes | 3 months ago
S3 E2: Net luxury
Tom argues that the only way to tackle climate change is by offering people 'net luxury'. Plus, Tom's talk to the property industry on the future of planning.
13 minutes | 3 months ago
S3 E1: From chaos to integration
We’re reaching a critical point in the COVID crisis. The time has come for leaders to take radical decisions about their future direction. Plus, what happens when half our money is spent online?
27 minutes | 6 months ago
Towards zero carbon
Tom speaks to Nicola Lovett, CEO of Engie UK & Ireland. Engie is an energy and services giant that has transformed in recent years from a carbon dinosaur to a pacesetter in greening both public and private sector. Nicola speaks about her journey to the role of CEO, shares stories of Engie's work with local authorities and large businesses, and talks about transformation of a former coal plant site into 2000 low-carbon homes.
34 minutes | 7 months ago
Work in a post-COVID world
Tom talks to Janine Owen, specialist in recruitment marketing and technology, about the future of work in a post-COVID world. What changes will we see to the way we hire and manage our teams? Can we expect dramatic shifts or just the acceleration of existing trends? How do we revalue humans in the new workplace? And what is the role of attitude over experience?
41 minutes | 8 months ago
Building emotional robots
Robot-fan Tom speaks to Peter van der Putten, Assistant professor in AI & Creative Research at Leiden University, and Director, Decisioning & AI Solutions, at Pegasystems. Peter researches robots, in all their forms, looking particularly at the interface between human and machine. He and Tom discuss emotional robots, misbehaving robots, and why it's important to experiment with machines that do bad, as well as machines that do good. You can find out more about Peter and his projects, both academic and corporate, at these links: Academic page: http://liacs.leidenuniv.nl/~puttenpwhvander/ Bots Like You: https://sites.google.com/view/botslikeyou Twitter: @PetervanderP LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/petervanderputten/ Industry: www.pega.com, www.pega.ai
39 minutes | 8 months ago
The future of leadership with Fiona McKay
How are leaders changing in response to these uncertain times? Fiona McKay works with the leaders of global corporations to help them to change and develop. In this episode she talks to Tom about the results of her research into the gender pay gap and the critical differences between the feedback that men and women receive in the workplace. Plus how the nature of leadership is changing - and must change further - in response to a very different business environment.
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