Friday, September 28, 2012

"A View from the Future"

On September 24, 2012, The U.S. Naval War College invited acclaimed futurist Edie Weiner speak to their students. They posted her lecture "A View from the Future" on YouTube for the public to enjoy.

Although a bit lengthy, this video is loaded with huge nuggets of information that challenge us to go beyond our "educated incapacity"--"knowing so much about what you already know that you are the last to be able to see the future for it differently." Weiner says we should look at things through the eyes of a child or alien (alien eyes). She gives huge insight into the past and glimpses into the future. She closes with a look at leadership and the obstacles that good leadership faces.

Take a moment to practice your critical thinking skills and listen to what she has to say. How can you lead for tomorrow today?

Edie Weiner is president of Weiner, Edrich, Brown, Inc., a leading futurist consulting group. Formed in 1977, WEB has served over 400 clients (corporate, academic, government) in identifying opportunities in the areas of marketing, product development, strategic planning, investments, human resources and public affairs. Clients have ranged from the U.S. Congress to many of the Fortune 500. She is acknowledged as one of the most influential practitioners of social, technological, political and economic intelligence-gathering. (

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