Manitoba Chambers Announces AGM Keynote: Futurist Jack Uldrich, “The Future Requires Unlearning”

Feb 22, 2011 | Government News

Jack Uldrich

The pace of technological change is accelerating. Today’s organizations are living in a world where “constant change is the only constant.” New advances in biotechnology, nanotechnology, and information technology are bringing forth exciting and unexpected discoveries every day, while the expansive and growing power of the Internet, social networking and the open-source movement are fueling the fires which threaten to consume much of today’s existing business landscape.

Life-long learning will obviously be more essential than ever in this chaotic and churning environment; but often lost in this new emerging reality of exponential change is the fact that before an organization can seize tomorrow’s opportunities it must first unlearn old, obsolete knowledge as well as unlearn the old ways of doing business.

In this fascinating, informative, entertaining, interactive and enlightening presentation, noted global futurist and best-selling author, Jack Uldrich—who has been hailed by Business Week as “America’s Chief Unlearning Officer”—will not only explain why unlearning is a critical skill for your company and your  employees, he will also demonstrate how unlearning can help:

  • Successfully navigate a future where the pace of scientific and technological knowledge is doubling every seven years;
  • Prepare for competition that doesn’t yet exist; and
  • Seize opportunities which are, today, only on the periphery of their imagination.

The presentations draw heavily on Uldrich’s two new books on unlearning: “Unlearning 101: 50 lessons for Thinking Inside-Out the Box” and “Higher Unlearning: 39 Post Requisite Lessons for Achieving a Successful Future”. 

The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce Annual General meeting will occur from May 13 to15, 2011 in Brandon. The theme is “A Toolbox for the 21st Century” and the agenda will offer local chambers and businesses alike key skillsets for prospering, branding, media relations, conflict management and much, much more. 

Click here to register – savings on early bird registrations end March 1! 

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