Discover the Perspective of a Futurist, What to Expect from Today’s Current Trends, and the Significance of Collaboration with Jared Nichols [PODCAST 154]


Discover the Perspective of a Futurist, What to Expect from Today’s Current Trends, and the Significance of Collaboration with Jared Nichols [PODCAST 154]


Have you ever wondered how to position yourself to capitalize on emerging trends and things like technology, media, business, and policy? What would it mean for you to get a glimpse into where trends are headed before your competition?

Today’s conversation is with Jared Nichols. Jared is a futurist, advisor, and faculty member at the University of Tennessee Haslam College of Business, in Graduate and Executive Education. He teaches leaders, teams, and individuals, how to think like futurists so they create the best future for themselves and the people they serve. Jared also hosts the podcast, “The Road Ahead: Small Business in the 21st Century.

In this segment, Jared goes over the the role of a futurist, how you can shift your mindset to embrace collaboration, and what it will take to shape a future that we can all be proud of.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn in this show:


  • Jared Nichols’ background; [1:30]
  • What is a futurist? [3:00]
  • How did Jared get started in his career as a futurist? [5:00]
  • Change starts with you! [8:30]
  • The biggest myth people believe about the future; [10:30]
  • The difference between a new futurist and an old futurist; [14:00]
  • Collaboration and empowerment are the keys to a vibrant future; [17:00]
  • And more…

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