Global Futurist and Best-Selling Author
Jack Uldrich is a renowned global futurist, independent scholar, sought-after business speaker, and best-selling author. He is noted for his ability to deliver stimulating, new perspectives on competitive advantage, organizational change, and transformational leadership, while helping businesses to adapt. Uldrich is highly regarded for his unique ability to present multifaceted information in an entertaining and understandable manner that stays with his audiences long afterwards.
His speeches on topics such as future trends, emerging technologies, innovations, change management, and leadership prove to be captivating and provocative. Uldrich has served as an advisor to Fortune 1000 companies and has spoken to hundreds of businesses and organizations, including General Electric, General Mills, the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), Pfizer, Invitrogen, St. Jude Medical, AG Schering, Imation, Fairview Hospitals, Touchstone Energy, the Insurance Service Organization, the National Kitchen & Bath Association, and the National Paint & Coatings Association.
Jack Uldrich’s best-selling and award-winning books include, The Next Big Thing is Really Small: How Nanotechnology Will Change the Future of Your Business, Into the Unknown: Leadership Lessons from Lewis & Clark’s Daring Westward Expedition, and Jump the Curve: 50 Essential Strategies to Help Your Company Stay Ahead of Emerging Technologies. He is also the author of Green Investing: A Guide to Making Money through Environment-Friendly Stocks. His most recent works include Higher Unlearning: 39 Post-Requisite Lessons for Achieving a Successful Future and Unlearning 101: 101 Lessons in Thinking Inside-Out the Box.
Uldrich’s work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, the Futurist, Future Quarterly Research, the Wall Street Reporter, Leader to Leader, Management Quarterly, and hundreds of other newspapers and publications around the country. He is also a recurrent guest of the media worldwide, having appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and National Public Radio on numerous occasions.
Uldrich is the founder and “Chief Unlearning Officer” of The School of Unlearning—an international consultancy designed to assist organizations succeed tomorrow by unlearning today. Jack Uldrich is known for his willingness to work with clients well in advance of his presentations in order to deliver highly tailored presentations that are guaranteed to help his clients not only profit today, but continue to prosper long into the future.
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The Future Requires Unlearning. The pace of technological change is accelerating and today's organizations are living in a world where "constant change is the only constant." 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, noted global futurist and best-selling author, Jack Uldrich--who has been hailed by BusinessWeek as "America's Chief Unlearning Officer" -- will not only explain why unlearning is a critical skill for a company or an organization's employees, he will also demonstrate how unlearning can help:
Innovating Out of the Recession and Into a More Successful Future. The economy has slowed to a crawl but the development of new emerging technologies has not. Smart companies and organizations understand the best way to confront the slowdown is to speed up. Noted futurist and best-selling author Jack Uldrich outlines eight concrete strategies that will kick start innovation and help your organization create a new and profitable future.
The Exponential Executive: Eight Essential Elements for Exploiting an Explosive Economy. This topic, which is the basis of a book by the same, explores how exponential trends in information technology, biotechnology and nanotechnology, are all converging at this unique moment in history and lays out eight skills people can use to navigate and survive in this era of unparalleled change.
The Next Big Thing is Really Small: How Nanotechnology Will Change the Future of Your Business. This topic, which is taken from his 2003 besting-selling book of the same name, can be tailored for almost any audience or industry. In the past year, Uldrich has spoken to a variety of groups in the health care, pharmaceutical, energy, educational, agricultural, food, insurance and computer industries about nanotechnology's impending impact on their businesses.
Investing in Nanotechnology: Think Small, Win Big. This topic is ideal for audiences in the investment or financial services industries who are looking to profit from emerging trends.
The Exponential Economy: Eight Emerging Trends in Technology. This presentation focuses on how advances in computers, data storage, bandwidth, genome sequencing, brain scanning technology, robotics, software, and nanotechnology are all converging to redefine the business landscape.
The following tailored presentations are also available:
The Future of Health Care The Future of the Pharmaceutical Industry The Future of Manufacturing The Future of Retail The Future of the Financial Service Industry The Future of the Insurance Industry The Future of Energy The Future of Telecommunications
Into the Unknown: Leadership Lesson from Lewis & Clark's Daring Westward Adventure. Adapted from his book of the same name, Uldrich tells the amazing story of Lewis & Clark's amazing Journey of Discovery and explains what today's businesses can still learn from these explorers' trek into the unknown.
Five-star Leadership. Taken from his awarding-winning book on American's greatest 5-star general, George C. Marshall, this talk explores the leadership principles of the man Winston Churchill called "The Last Great American."
Common Sense, Uncommon Wisdom. Adapted from his full length article, "The Extraordinary Leadership of Benjamin Franklin," in the Fall 2005 edition of Leader to Leader, this talk outlines what businesses and individuals can still learn from one of America's greatest scientist, businessman, diplomat, politician and Founding Father.
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