Ep 09: Exponentiality and the Seamlessness Future of Work – Anders Sörman-Nilsson

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Anders Sörman-Nilsson


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About this conversation
We are at the knee of the curve of exponentiality. If you thought yesterday was fast, you haven’t imagined the pace of tomorrow yet. Meanwhile, many organisations are run in a way that is perfectly prepared for a world that no longer exist – yesterday. The future is a blend of the virtual and the physical, the digital and the analogue. And brands that know how to blend work, life, sleep, creativity, presence, absence, and output – seamlessly – both globally and locally, are those that are flexibly prepared for a place where we will spend the rest of our lives – the future.


Conversation notes

  • What is exponentiality?
  • How does the world of exponentiality affect your life?
  • Are there certain human behaviours that do not accept the fastness of the digital world?
  • Technology has changed the way people work and that changes how people will retire
  • Successful business strategies join the analogue and digital worlds
  • How does seamlessness disrupt traditional industries?


More about Anders
Anders Sörman-Nilsson is a global futurist and innovation strategist who helps leaders decode trends, decipher what’s next and turn provocative questions into proactive strategies. With an average of 240 international travel days a year, Anders’ view is that the future and the now are converging in a city or start-up near you, giving the curious, the creative and the courageous a competitive and sustainable edge. At the same time, that same future contains fearsome forecasts for futurephobes.

This Swedish-Australian futurist has shared the stage with Hillary Clinton, Nobel Laureates, and European and Australian heads of state. He is an active member of TEDGlobal, has keynoted at TEDx in the United States and Australia, was nominated to the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders in 2015, and was the keynote speaker at the G20’s Y20 Summit in Australia. His thought leadership has been featured in international media like Monocle, Business Insider, Sky News Business, Financial Review, CIO Magazine and Boss.

He is the author of the books Digilogue: how to win the digital minds and analogue hearts of tomorrow’s customers, Thinque Funky: Upgrade Your Thinking, and his latest book Seamless: the futurephile’s guide to leading digital adaptation and human transformation published by Wiley in January 2017. His presentations are meticulously researched, highly energetic and always fascinating with content tailored to the audience, which is why clients like Apple, Cisco, Mercedes Benz, Hilton, SAP, Gartner and Macquarie Bank have turned to Anders over the years to help them turn research into foresight and business impact.

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“She (Anders’ mother) thinks of the future as digitally dehumanized and I think of the world; say the world of ACORN’s, a world of the Proteus effect, or an aging of an avatar that can actually nudge us (you should read up on Richard Fowlers book ‘Nudge’ if you haven’t done so) into smarter decisions today that will impact us not just in the short term but positively also in the long term.”


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