["The best way to engage with the future is to create it","Now is not the time to be an ostrich -
As the Chairman of the Futures Foundation, Charles Brass gives voice to the forces and trends which are shaping Australia's future. He is also an active member of all major international futures organisations.
Charles is a regular commentator on the future in print and on radio and TV and is most interested in what it means to create the future. He has a particular interest in the future of work, money and community; on life-work balance (for which he prefers the term 'right livelihood'); on leadership and people management (in both corporate and community settings) and on other issues of contemporary importance (such as why just surviving in the world seems to be getting harder and harder for more and more people).
Charles has had five careers during a life in Australia that began as a German speaking immigrant in the 1950s. He has been a successful business entrepreneur, teacher & educator, multinational business director, community builder and visionary - and his presentations combine wisdom and practical insights from all these.
His educational qualifications are just as diverse, ranging from degrees in photography, physical science and education to a Master of Business Administration and a Masters in Strategic Foresight.
Wheeler Centre 2014
With the Minister delayed and a room full of people, we could have had a PR disaster on our hands. But the depth and liveliness of your presentation, plus your ability and willingness to han ... keep readingdle all manner of questions, meant our guests came away informed and enthused. Over 50s Association
Feedback from group members indicated they found the seminar challenging and confronting. Their increased knowledge will be invaluable.
Thank you for the expertise, time and support that you devoted to our conference. Our delegates gave your presentation the highest votes of any presenter in terms of both content and style.
Charles presentation was not your normal business planning, cookie-cutter type; I think he was able to give a different and far more interesting insight into future planning than what the majority of our attendees have probably heard before.