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.
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.
Morris's Eye on 2020
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 bu ... keep readingsiness 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
I knew I had done the right thing the minute you began talking. You were almost clairvoyant in your ability to understand my business and to tell me things I had never known about myself, my business, my industry and my staff - but should have - and all from the stage and in just 60 minutes. The tips and suggestions you gave me have been invaluable. I can't stop telling my friends and clients about you. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Wow, talk about a roller coaster ride. I learnt more in 90 minutes about my future, myself, my business and what I really need to do to move forward than I have in the past five years. I appreciate your frankness and bluntness, although it did take me a while to get to use to it and what you already knew about my industry, my competitors and what I wanted to achieve, was mighty impressive.
Your disarming presentation style snuck up on me with a punch when I realised that I was learning so much about tomorrow's world and having so much fun. It's a whole new frontier and with your insights I am ready to take the world on - head first.
Our in-house strategy workshop that you facilitated was incredible. In one day we covered more ground and saw with more clarity then we have ever done before and I was blown away by your preparation, knowledge, insight, skills and ability to help us maintain focus, momentum and energy - you're a keeper.
Your talk lingered on long after you did. It became the unofficial theme of our conference and nearly every speaker and delegate referred to your analogy of prison and your insights of a brave new world. Well done and more power to you!
Morris was approachable and welcoming of our guests.