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Thinking like a futurist: signals, trends and strategic foresight – Rebecca Ryan, futurist and founder of Next Generation Consulting

About This Episode

Michael’s guest today is Rebecca Ryan, the Futurist and Founder of Next Generation Consulting, with a mission to help individuals and organisations develop foresight, to create brighter futures.

Described as a “human spark plug”, Rebecca looks at the signals to establish the future trends of our economies, supporting people to prepare rather than predict. It’s about using strategic foresight to prepare for the unknown. 

Listen now to hear their discussion about the road ahead, and Rebecca’s advice on how to think like a futurist.

Rebecca Ryan, Futurist & Founder of Next Generation Consulting

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Lockdown List

What is a book that has changed your life?

Deep Work by Cal Newport (professionally) and The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer – (holistically).

What are you watching at the moment?

My computer screen.

What is your best tip for life?

The thing I tell myself when I get overwhelmed is: “just do the next right thing.”

Who is your biggest inspiration?

Anyone who’s overcome obstacles and odds. The human spirit and people’s ingenuity is awe-inspiring.

What five tracks would make up your personal soundtrack?

Freedom 90 – George Michael

I am here – Pink

My Shot – Hamilton Soundtrack

All of Handel’s Messiah

Last Dance – Donna Summer 

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