A compelling business keynote speaker who makes complex information understandable.
As an acclaimed global futurist, change management consultant and best-selling author, Jack Uldrich is also an accomplished business speaker. He has addressed hundreds of businesses and organizations, including IBM, Cisco, General Electric, General Mills, Pfizer, St. Jude Medical, Wells Fargo, Lockheed Martin and many more.
His books include the best-selling, The Next Big Thing is Really Small: How Nanotechnology Will Change the Future of Your Business; Jump the Curve: 50 Essential Strategies to Help Your Company Stay Ahead of Emerging Technologies; the award-winning, Into the Unknown: Leadership Lessons from Lewis & Clark’s Daring Westward Expedition, and, of course, Higher Unlearning: 39 Post-Requisite Lessons for Achieving a Successful Future.
Jack presents complex information in an entertaining, understandable and digestible manner that remains with his audiences long afterwards. He is well-known in the speaking industry for working with clients to deliver tailored remarks that will educate, entertain and inspire his audiences.
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The Future Requires Unlearning. The pace of technological change is accelerating. Today’s organizations are living in a world where “constant change is the only constant.” New advances in biotechnology, nanotechnology, and information technology are bringing forth exciting and unexpected discoveries every day, while the expansive and growing power of the Internet, social networking and the open-source movement are fueling the fires which threaten to consume much of today’s existing business landscape.
Life-long learning will obviously be more essential than ever in this chaotic and churning environment; but often lost in this new emerging reality of exponential change is the fact that before an organization can seize tomorrow’s opportunities it must first unlearn old, obsolete knowledge as well as unlearn the old ways of doing business.
In this fascinating, informative, entertaining, interactive and enlightening presentation (which is also available as a half or full-day seminar), noted global futurist and best-selling author, Jack Uldrich—who has been hailed by BusinessWeek as “America’s Chief Unlearning Officer”—not only explains why unlearning is a critical skill for your company and your organization’s employees, he also demonstrates how unlearning can help:
- Successfully navigate a future where the pace of scientific and technological knowledge is doubling every seven years;
- Prepare for competition that doesn’t yet exist; and
- Seize opportunities that are, today, only on the periphery of their imagination.
The presentations draw heavily on Uldrich’s two new books on unlearning: Unlearning 101: 50 lessons for Thinking Inside-Out the Box and Higher Unlearning: 39 Post Requisite Lessons for Achieving a Successful Future.
Unlearning Applications for the Agriculture, Education, Energy, Healthcare, Technology, Retail and other industries. Jack Uldrich also speaks frequently on future trends for specific industries and then relates why unlearning will be a vital ingredient for achieving future success.
The Unlearning Curve
An extensive one-day program, this interactive seminar utilizes a series of provocative questions and exercises to explain why unlearning is necessary. It then takes participants then through a six-step process that shows leaders how to unlearn many of their deepest and longest-held assumptions, beliefs, habits and ideas. It is ideal for any organization struggling with change or for those organizations wishing to exploit the next great opportunity.
Jump the Curve: 50 Essential Strategies to Help Companies Deal with Emerging Technologies. Based on Jack’s book by the same name released in 2009 by Adams Media, Jack explores how exponential trends in information technology, biotechnology, robotics, manufacturing, material science and nanotechnology, are all converging at this unique moment in history. Uldrich’s presentation lays out ten specific strategies that executives, businesses and industries can use to navigate and survive in this era of unparalleled change.
The Exponential Executive: The topic of Jack Uldrich’s forthcoming book of the same name; this fast-paced, entertaining and enlightening presentation (which is also available as either a full or half-day seminar) introduces his audience to the reality of exponential technological change and then provides 11 tangible leadership characteristics designed to help executives and managers navigate and lead their organizations through this era of accelerating change.