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Today the ever-inspiring John Hagel spoke in Sydney today about passion at work as part of AMP’s Amplify series, organized by Annalie Killian. The story in summary, told at more length in the Unlock the passion of the Explorer report, is that: * Technological change is creating ever-increasing pressures and challenges for institutions and individuals;

Continue reading Do you have the passion of the explorer? If you do, what kind of employer could attract you away from entrepreneurship?

On the importance of energizing holidays for entrepreneurs

I have just returned from holidays in Jervis Bay, a stunning region set in a marine national park a few hours drive south of Sydney. It is one of those places scattered around the world that feels magical in some inexpressible way. Image credit: Hadi Zaher It was just a one week holiday, my first

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Passion and the future of work

Earlier today I spoke in the keynote session of the Richmond Financial Industry Forum in Interlaken, Switzerland. Three of us – Jean Claude Biver, Chairman of watchmaker Hublot, Zeno Staub, CEO of Bank Vontobel, and myself – gave 10 minute presentations, followed by a panel discussion between us. I spoke on Passion and the Future of

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‘Visionary leadership’ is one of the phrases most bandied about these days, yet it is almost always an aspiration rather than a description. A vision of what is possible is a prerequisite to visionary leadership. That vision can come from an individual, but more often it is the product of many people. The vision that

Continue reading The 7 characteristics of powerful visions for effective leadership

This year BBC is focusing on the future under the theme What If? and has just launched its What If? Visions of the Future competition. Image source: BBC News/ Glenn Hatton

On my recent holiday I was in extraordinarily beautiful surroundings, in the Jervis Bay area of Australia’s Eastern coast. Being in that environment helped me to recall my thoughts from when I was much younger, when it struck me that the world inside us and the world outside are isomorphic: they have exactly the same

Continue reading The isomorphism of inside and outside – why exploring our minds and the world are the same

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Ross Dawson is globally recognized as a leading futurist, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, strategy advisor, and bestselling author. He is Founding Chairman of AHT Group, which consists of 3 companies: consulting, publishing, and ventures firm Advanced Human Technologies, future and strategy firm Future Exploration Network, and events company The Insight Exchange.

Ross is author most recently of Getting Results From Crowds, the prescient Living Networks, which anticipated the social network revolution, the Amazon.com bestseller Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships, and Implementing Enterprise 2.0. (click on the links for free chapter downloads). He is based in Sydney and San Francisco with his wife jewellery designer Victoria Buckley and two beautiful young daughters.

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