Charlie’s strong message on “disruptive future is not an extension of the yesterday we know” deserves our serious attention with immediate mindset shift and behaviourial change. Especially in our approach to educating ourselves and our next generations!
Charlie is an astute thinker, engaging writer and inspirational speaker on how rapidly advancing technologies will impact the economy, business and people today and in the future. I benefited both professionally and personally from his deep insights. Thank you, Charlie!
Charlie’s talk was very insightful. It gave a strong understanding of the upcoming changes in the innovation economy and helps put one in a competitive advantage. I would recommend for anyone who wants to shape the future as opposed to entering it passively.
Technology convergence is transforming the way we work and think, how we consume and how we relate. As an advanced economy, Singapore’s workforce will be among the first in the global economy to be impacted – bring about the threat of jobs loss and the opportunities of new possibilities. PMEs should be mindful of what trends are impacting us just around the corner to prevent us from being blind-sided – and to be invested in new skills and technology so as to be poised to be the first to enjoy the fruits of technologically-advanced economy.
Charlie has been the tireless herald of this technology wave, raising awareness and recommendations on how technology both disrupts the unprepared, and enables the prepared. He calls on all Singaporeans, all PMEs, all schools and all business to become innovation-driven. His ‘Future of Work’ series of talks and interventions will always be a source of inspiration, wonder and motivation to me and my teams at SHRI and The 8th Pinnacle.
“His talks on ‘The World is Becoming Exponential and only the Innovators Survive” and “Unleashing Innovation & Creativity” were extremely insightful and impactful for our team. The sessions provided us with a strong understanding of how rapid advances in technology are impacting the world today, and how this impact will continue to unfold in the future – in what is clearly a technological revolution. We have been left with our ‘eyes wide open’, which will enable us to more consciously shape our futures and that of the Businesses we support.
Charlie is a very engaging speaker. He is able to make something complicated, simple. I thoroughly enjoyed his talk on “The End of Business As Usual”. It is a complex subject, but he was able to explain clearly what the effects on the factors listed are. I walked away confirming some of my own understanding and learning new things in the process. For anyone, wanting to know what the future of business will be like, then you should not miss this.
If we think about futurists in Singapore, Charlie will come to mind. Having known him for a few years, I have seen many of his earlier predictions coming to pass. And he is not just about the future, he studied extensively and in depth about history and technology, which gives him the context to form his views. Add to that a heart and passion to see Singapore and Singaporeans to be better prepared for the future shock, he is someone who I will recommend to take heed and listen to.”