It’s not every day you see a professional ballet dancer become a celebrated futurist and innovation strategist. Then again, Cecily Sommers is not your everyday kind of woman. As a result of making an early commitment to always having a distinct point of view, regularly seeking out new technologies, and consistently engaging in long term thinking, Cecily has carved out a truly distinct career. Today she shares her insights in light of how they relate to the media landscape, and much more.
- Developing foresight
- Thriving in an unpredictable landscape
- Creative destruction
- Lessons on adaptability from The New Yorker
- The power of interconnectivity
Cecily Sommers speaks, writes, and consults on emerging trends, markets, and technologies shaping our future. She is the author of Think Like a Futurist: Know What Changes, What Doesn’t, and What’s Next and the founder of The Push Institute, a non-profit think tank that tracks significant global trends and their implications for business, government, and non-profit sectors over the next 5-10-25-50 years. Cecily is a member of the Association of Professional Futurists and a frequent contributor to Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” and other media outlets. She was named by the Business Journal as one of twenty-five “Women to Watch,” and selected as one of Fast Company‘s “Fast 50 Reader Favorites.” Cecily lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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