This is a session at Innov8rs Helsinki, 5 September 2019

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The Future Is a Game - And This Is How You Win

A pessimist sees the glass as half empty.
An optimist sees the glass as half full.
A futurist sees water everywhere and fills it in all kinds of containers.

Tighten your seat belt and get ready for a thrilling ride into the future, where Anne Skare will upgrade you to innovate like a futurist. The next ten years will be incredible! You will succeed with everything you set out to do. We will solve every problem we have. What you sense as a fluffy purpose in life will become real. All the worries that keep you up at night, you won’t even remember that you had. In the next decade you will be a better, wealthier, freer person, and connect with new friends all over the world. You will be able to help others do the same and transform your organization and the people in it.

And if you are battling and struggling with complex tasks and problems, you will feel a sense of calming knowing that you are battling and struggling with the right things.
The only thing required is that you become the futurist. The game of the future is no longer a win-lose battle. It is a game we can all win without anyone losing – if we rewrite the rules together. And that is the real purpose of innovation.

Anne Skare Nielsen

Chief Futurist at Universal Futurist

If you’ve ever felt confused about which direction you should choose for your future, then you have definitely found the right person. Anne is both a tornado that can lift you up and expand your horizon, as well as the calm eye of the storm that brings focus and peace of mind. Anne works with both small, local and large multi-national organizations and is frequently active in the media, including the popular radio show “The Philosopher, The Writer and The Futurist.” Additionally, she has had her own science program on national television.

Although Anne is in great demand as a lecturer and provocateur all over the world, her heart lies with the people who “can & will”: those who are passionate about what they do, and believe that dedicated work will make all the difference. Anne’s vision is to win the Nobel Peace Prize and her crowning achievements will include transforming journalism, politics and education.

She is the mother of four wild boys and married to the love of her life. Anne was born in Denmark in 1971, is a graduate in biology and political science, an alumni from Wharton and Columbia, and has a penchant for science fiction movies, deep conversations with visionary leaders, and champagne. Anne’s current favorite quote is: “Smart has plans, stupid has stories”.