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Futurist Anders: How To Embrace The Future And Become A Futurephile

09 Feb 2017

Are you worried about the future or are you maybe excited about the future? If you identify yourself as someone being enthusiastic about the future you might be a Futurephile like me, but if you are apprehensive about the future you might suffer from futurephobia. Check out this podcast by Talking Technology where I'm interviewed about this topic and my new book, Seamless: A Hero's Journey of Digital Disruption, Adaptation and Human Transformation (Wiley). 


Anders Sörman-Nilsson keynoting for Carlson Wagonlit Travel in Singapore.

In this podcast I talk about my most challenging client, my mum, who runs a menswear shop in Stockholm, Sweden. The digitisation and consequently the rise of eCommerce stores has fundamentally changed the clothing retail industry and thus the market in which her business operates. These trends have swept away many of the business' competitive advantages that in the past differentiated her store from the competitors. Moreover, I argue in this podcast that business leaders (my mum included) must become futurephiles and learn how to embrace change and explore the opportunities that lie ahead. 

I also make the case in this podcast that the future will not be as dehumanised as many of my futurist colleagues argue. On the contrary, I believe that tacit knowledge, creativitity, problem-solving skills and emotional intelligence will be increasingly important in the future. The business leaders and organisations that learn how to seamlessly combine these human skills and amplify them with the right technology are those that will sustain a competitive advantage.  

Do you want to learn how to overcome futurephobia to inspire transformational business growth and turn your customers into fans and brand advocates? Purchase Seamless: A Hero's Journey of Digital Disruption, Adaptation and Human Transformation today.

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