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Morris
Miselowski

Australia's 'real world' business futurist.

Profile

Morris Miselowski knows that the next 10 years will see the equivalent of 100 years of change.

He knows that in 2020, 60 per cent of the workforce will be doing jobs that don't yet exist, in industries that haven't been created.

And he knows that all of that change will come through people, not technology.

As a successful entrepreneur and past lecturer in marketing in management who spends every day immersed in the future, Morris has the kind of real-life business experience that helps him understand the possibilities for every client - no matter how complex - and translate them into simple, practical, actionable, profitable insights they can use immediately.

His presentations are audio-visual feasts: always accessible, always exciting, always thought-provoking and always customised to their audience.

They highlight his uncanny ability to demystify misconceptions, provide anthropological foresight and shift mindsets in a way that inspires organisations in every industry to get out of their comfort zones and embrace the infinite opportunities the future offers, before their competitors do.

Morris will take you on a tour of tomorrow's world: a world where we will live much longer and work, play and consume in a way that is unrecognisable today.

In the near future, we will be online 24/7 and the computer keyboard and mouse will be dead. Things like social media and crowdsourcing, virtual worlds, augmented reality, gamification, geotagging and new technologies - disruptive, nano, convergent and divergent - will be part of everyday life. Management and marketing paradigms will evolve to include more iterative and open-source styles as well as robots in the workplace.

With this avalanche of knowledge, influences and choices, everything will change - our lifestyle, our belief systems, our habits, our opportunities, and the way we experience and interact with the world.

Whatever business they're in, Morris' audiences always walk away inspired, with a clear understanding of what their industry will look like, what consumers and employees will want from them, where opportunities will come from, and how to take advantage of them.

Previous experience

Background: By the age of 22, when all of his contemporaries were still at university, Morris Miselowski had already built and sold his first business.

Business: Since then, he has accumulated 30 years' experience in business and strategic future forecasting for a wide range of public and private organisations through the consulting firm he founded in 1981, Success Through Focus, his equity partnership firm Futurevation and his speaking business Eye on the Future.

Speaker: As a speaker, strategist, consultant and mentor, he provides prescient, practical advice to CEOs and decision-makers at organisations around Australia and the world. His clients have included small businesses and associations as well as blue-chip companies like Allianz, Visa, nab, Mercedes Benz, HBA, UBS, Toll, RMIT, Ernst & Young, Danone, Phillips, Toshiba and IGA.

Radio: He is also in demand as a media commentator with weekly radio shows on ABC Australia across Asia Pacific and 6PR in Perth, a podcast show on the world's premium content network CBS Interactive, regular appearances on television, radio, print and online media, and a feature interview in the best-selling Australian business book Secrets of Small Business Owners Exposed.

Lecturer: All of this, as well as his many years as a lecturer in marketing and management, means he has the inside edge on how to captivate and educate an audience.

Media
Expertise
Talking Points

Futureverse - Morris’s most requested keynote

Your Future Explored
Explore, identify, analyse and make sense of the key technology, human, societal and innovation horizon trends that are likely to impact on your business and industry.

Forget the clichés, the hype and the tech babble and let’s see what’s really going on in your human-centric future world, business and industry, starting today and looking out 18 - 24 months ahead, or as far out as you’d like.

Each, keynote, workshop, or conversation is crafted to meet your exact “future” needs and here’s just some of the future flavours that others have asked Morris to focus on:
- New Landscapes - How the rise of digital is changing the nature of lifestyles, society, government, global business, and industry competition
- Embracing the Exponentials - The potential evolution, applications, and impacts of key exponential technologies and developments such as AI, blockchain, and human enhancements over the next 5-20 years
- Rewiring Mindsets - Placing customers, employees, and mindset shift as the centre of strategies to make you stand out in a digitized and automated world
- Futureproofing your Organisation - Changing mindsets, developing foresight, raising digital literacy, building capability, and increasing curiosity, flexibility, and resilience,
- Securing A Very Human Future - Practical and radical policy options and experiments to help individuals and society survive and thrive in the transition to the smart economy
- Extraordinary Leadership - Developing leaders’ abilities to help their organizations navigate a rapidly changing reality.

Morris has delivered 1,000’s of one-off keynotes under this title around the globe, each a specialist piece, each dedicated 100% to that client, audience and industry.

You don’t have to pay for customisation with this keynote, it’s the only way it comes, lovingly handcrafted from your detailed brief, researched and delivered 100% relevant to your audience, your outcomes, your business and your industry. This presentation is never the same twice!
The secret sauce is that it’s built fresh to your unique specifications, tailored to your audience; introductory, intermediate and advanced level keynotes are all possible; industry specific stories and examples are the norm; and the journey we go on, the trend horizons we stop at and the things we explore along the way are all determined by what your audience needs to know and how they most enjoy discovering it.

Who’s it for:
This opening or closing keynote’s a universal piece, with something for everyone. It can be pitched to all ages, job titles and responsibility levels, and is equally enjoyed by sceptics, the wary and the believers. It can also be the basis for panel discussions, workshops, fireside chats, boardroom lunches and on-going foresight programs.

What will humans do when machines do it all?

Future of Work- an exploration of the how, why, where and when of tomorrow’s workplaces, people and machines.

The future brings the possibility of new work adventures for both humans and machines and with a global focus, a decentralised workforce, no mandated retirement age, no job descriptions and almost certainly no 9-5 culture, it’s a stark contrast to today.

Combining human, technological, economic and political trends and data, blended with three decades of eerily successful hypotheses on the future of humanity, business and work, Morris Miselowski, global Business Futurist will transport you to and explore the possible futures of a 2030 life and work landscape and the impacts this will have on you and your industry.

Disrupt Like a Start-Up

There’s a reason start-ups are so disruptive, they don’t care what’s been done before, everything is fair game to them and they zig whilst the established industry zags.

Most of the serious competition and industry disruption nowadays, doesn’t come from existing players, it comes from challengers outside the industry and from people and companies that have never been heard of before and wouldn’t have stood a chance of entering your world ten years ago.

In this brave new world one of the best ways of figuring out what lies ahead, is to follow the start-up’s and the money and in this keynote Morris does exactly that as he takes you on a guided tour of the ecosystem around your industry, tracks down the start-ups in your space, gets a sense for how they see your industry and the potential they see in it; takes a look at what they’re innovating and inventing and also looks at who’s funding them, for how much and why.

This is not a voyeuristic journey, but one of pure practical discovery. The lessons you learn, the insights you gain, and the understanding of your future marketplace can all be immediately ploughed back into your thinking, strategy, tactics, products and services turning you into your own Disruptive Start Up.

Trust, Is Love Rebranded

The Future of Trust

Trust is the most basic of human emotions, but in today’s hectic, growing, always on and exposed world it’s difficult to know who or what to trust.

For millennium we have trusted family, school, religion and society to be our moral compass and trust guide, but increasingly we are seeing each of these institutions falter and fall.

Add to this a burgeoning digital world where blind trust is often artificial and manipulated, where numbers are used to measure and project trust and where millions of online influencers, both human and bots, offer opinions to persuade us to friend them, believe them, buy from them, or promote them.

How will business and individuals engender and maintain trust?

Who, why and what will we trust in the future?

Exploring this fascinating evolving landscape Morris exposes the changing trust bonds between humans to humans, technology to humans, humans to technology and technology to technology, outlines the six (6) elements of trust each of us needs to have and project and shares how to gain, nurture and spread trust in a human-centric future world.

Ageing Disgracefully

The Future of Ageing, Aged Care and Retirement.

Todays’ baby boomers will routinely live to 100, their children to 120 and their grandchildren to 150, but they will also earn income into their 90’s.

This never before seen group of vibrant 60+’s also vow to remain active and vital, age disgracefully, with as little intervention and as much independence as possible, and create a lifestyle, world and home that is theirs and tailored to their ageing and changing needs.

What will Baby Boomers and Generation X want in their retirement years and what will the 3 generations following them want for their parents, grandparents and great grandparents?

What will this new world of ageing mean to the notion of family, culture and society?

What impact will a world where longevity, independence and good health are the norm, have on tomorrow and beyond and what are the (r)evolutions ahead that we will need to face and to conquer?

#YourFuture

You pick your unique product, industry or corner of the future and Morris will research it and bring it to life.

We are all racing towards the same incredible broad future and for some industries and some topics what that might look like is a bit easier to figure out, but you’re not in that category, your future horizon is a little harder to determine, a bit more obscure, a bit niche and a bit left of centre.

Never fear, Morris love a challenge and a research project (it’s the old academic in him and a history of global foresight consulting across 160+ industries, over 30+ years) and together you’ll figure out what might be ahead for you, your business or your industry.

This one definitely starts with a long chat to work through your topic idea(s), purpose, horizon span, audience and required outcomes and then he’ll start the ball rolling with heaps of research, lots of chats with his mates around the world, lots of cage rattling, conversations and pulling in of favours, insights, foresights and educated hunches which will all get blended together and turned into foresight gold - aka #YourFuture.

So, throw him a topic, an industry, a hashtag, a meme, a direction, a trend, or whatever - the more obscure the better and let’s figure out what your part of a Future World might look like.
Below are some of the #YourFuture topics I’ve researched and spoken on in the last 12 months
#Business2025 // #Fintech // #Banking2020 // #Aged Care // #Retirement // #FutureFarms // #Physiotherapy // #ThinkLikeAStartUp// #AustralianTourism // #BigData // #AutonomousCars // #Mobility // #Education // #DeathandDying // #Beaches2050 //#BedsandSleep // #FutureOfTransport // #Travel // #ToysAndHobbies // #Housing // #Construction // Cities // Manufacturing2025 // #HealthAndWellness // #Libraries // #Media // #LessCashSociety // #Philanthropy // Beaches // #Parks // #Recreation // #SharingEconomy // #TheFamily // #Wearables // #Robots // #Retail // #eVoting // #RoleOfGovernment // #LawEnforcement // #Hotels // #Innovation // #Manufacturing // #Poverty // #RotationalMoulding // #LivingWage // #GenerationalChange // #Longevity // #TomorrowsLeaders // #Trends // #ThinkLikeAFuturist // #ArtificialIntelligence // #AugmentedReality // #VirtualReality // #FoodTrends// #Kitchens // #CarParking // #Roads // #Insurance
Topics

Business

  • Sales
  • Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurs
  • Marketing
  • Trust & Ethics
  • Disruption
  • Future of Work

Innovation

  • Futurists
  • Science & Technology
  • Aged Care Technology
  • Blockchain
  • Data Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Digital
Feedback
Your presentation was incredible; I wish I had seen you earlier. We have made such monumental changes in such a short amount of time, and it is absolutely because we saw, and now see, our business through your eyes. It is the most profitable time we have ever spent and we look forward to working with you on going - what a return on our investment. Foley's List
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