April 5, 2022

Rogue Waves of Change

Rogue Waves of Change

In episode 150 of the Futurized podcast, the topic is Rogue Waves of Change. Our guest is Jonathan Brill, futurist and author. In this conversation, they talk about doing the work of a futurist from HP to Hollywood, the ABC’s of Resilient Growth, Awarene...


In episode 150 of the Futurized podcast, the topic is Rogue Waves of Change. Our guest is Jonathan Brill, futurist and author. In this conversation, they talk about doing the work of a futurist from HP to Hollywood, the ABC’s of Resilient Growth, Awareness, Behavior Change and Culture Change and the techniques and tools at your disposal to do so. How can you transform your company into a more resilient and adaptable organization?

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Trond's takeaway

Becoming resilient company or individual is not optional, it is a survival instinct, yet, it takes some planning since we are not cavemen any more and haven't been used to it. Change is coming, in fact transformational change is already a new fact of life. In this new world of disruption any futurist, consultant, or adviser that can help us prepare is welcome in my book. Do we need new ABC's for this stuff? Sure. Awareness, Behavior Change and Culture Change are each needed. Even then, change will surprise us, just not that much.

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Jonathan Brill

Jonathan Brill prepares leaders to profit from radical change. He speaks and advises on resilient growth strategy and innovation under uncertainty. He is the author of Rogue Waves, Future-Proof Your Business to Survive and Profit from Radical Change (McGraw-Hill). Adam Grant called it, "An actionable framework for driving change instead of being blindsided by it."

Deloitte called Brill, "America's foremost disruption strategist" for his advisory work. Oxford University Press said, “he’s not Nostradamus, but for the world’s top business and government leaders, he’s the next best thing” of his work as the Global Futurist at HP (Hewlett-Packard) and board advisor at Frost & Sullivan. Inc. called him, "a silicon valley legend" because his innovation consultancies developed over 350 products ranging from theme park rides to World's Fair Pavilions, to AI, search engines, metaverse technologies and even one of the best selling fast foods in the United States for clients like Samsung, Microsoft, Verizon, PepsiCo and the US government.

He is an in demand thought leader, speaker and contributor to organizations like HBR, Global Peter Drucker Forum, SCMP, SXSW, J.P. Morgan, Singularity, Forbes, Korn Ferry, TED, Stanford University and Thinkers50. He holds a degree in industrial design from Pratt Institute, spent years as a research consultant to the MIT Media Lab and in management training at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.