Attach yourself to a problem that matters – Be the Voice podcast

by David Spark on December 16, 2008

Thornton May is a futurist, anthropologist, cognitive scientist, and an incredibly entertaining guy. The combination of all three has made him a thought leader in the area of business IT.

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Here are some of the highlights from my interview with Thornton May:

Summary (Thornton May):

  • Futurists can track three different kinds of futures: linear futures, “aha” futures (market disruptors), and futures that we create.
  • May focuses on futures that we create. He attaches himself to questions that matter. Questions that matter are the questions that haven’t been answered yet.
  • May is not a thought leader, but rather a caterer for information.
  • Active listening is what it takes to be a conversational chef.
  • The future belongs to people who are working on charismatic problems.
  • Everybody’s connected to some chunk of knowledge that they want to share and our job is to help them out.

Read the entire article and listen to my interview with Thornton May [26:46 m].

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