Glen Hiemstra – Why Explore the Future

Glen Hiemstra – Why Explore the Future

February 2nd, 2011 | Posted in Innovation

Why explore the long-term future? In this five and a-half minute video excerpt from a 2010 speech, I suggest three critical reasons to explore the future:

  • To anticipate paradigm changes
  • To see preferred future directions early
  • To develop a shared image of the future, and fold that image back on the present.

In this clip I also tell a favorite story about Bill Gates, and describe just a little of how I became a futurist and professional speaker and consultant in the first place.

The speech was to Buhler, Inc., at their celebration of the company’s 150th anniversary. We’ll be posting more excerpts and the whole speech soon.

Glen Hiemstra is a futurist speaker, author, consultant, blogger, internet video host and Founder of To arrange for a speech contact

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About Glen Hiemstra

Glen Hiemstra is the founder and owner of An internationally respected expert on future trends, long-range planning and creating the preferred future, Glen has advised professional, business, and governmental organizations for two decades.

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