“Falling in Love with the Future”: An interview with Mark Stevenson and Debbie Bing

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What better way to welcome the New Year than with an interview with the FFI Futurenaut-in-Residence, Mark Stevenson. We hope you enjoy listening to Mark’s conversation with FFI Chair Debbie Bing and interviewer Jordan Rich, entitled “Falling in Love with the Future.”

Mark will be participating in FFI educational events and online conversations throughout 2022, ending with two days at the FFI Global Conference in Cambridge, MA, with academic host MIT Sloan School of Management.

 


 

About the Contributor

Mark Stevenson

Mark Stevenson is a ‘Reluctant Futurist’ and a strategic advisor to governments, NGOs, and corporates, helping them face the intertwined questions the future is asking us—on climate change, inequality, the retreat of democracy, and the failures of the markets to price risk properly (to name just four). His two bestselling books, An Optimist’s Tour of the Future and the award-winning We Do Things Differently, map out some existing and proven solutions to our current dilemmas. He is Futurist Without Borders for Medicines Sans Frontiers (UK), Global Ambassador for Client Earth, and a strategic advisor on peace, security, and climate change to the UK Ministry of Defence.

Debbie Bing

Debbie Bing, FFI Fellow and Board chair, is President and Principal at CFAR. As a second-generation owner of CFAR, she draws on personal experience in working through the dilemmas of strategy and succession. She helps business leaders and executive teams in family businesses, entrepreneurial organizations, and foundations to build collaborative approaches to their most pressing business challenges. She can be reached at [email protected].

 

Interviewer

Jordan Rich is celebrating a quarter century at one of America’s top legacy radio stations, interviewing thousands of celebrities, authors, actors and interesting personalities throughout his career. Jordan is co-owner of Chart Productions Inc, and also teaches voice-over acting. His main focus these days is in podcast creation and production, featuring conversations with the world’s most creative people.

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