This article summarizes my first futures studies research. I did this project as part of the Aerolito certification. This article seeks to condense the most relevant reflections and questions the research provoked.
Following Aerolito’s open-source stand, I’m sharing all my research here (omitting some details about the company used to map the research).
– Full-spectrum thinking is resisting categorization
– Four Visions for the Future of the Pharmaceutical and Consumer Health Industries
–– Natural Pharma
–– Rx: A Game Per Day
–– Health, Come To Me
–– Single Dose
Almost every day I think that I’m not doing anything worthwhile. In today’s world, with everyone doing and showing so much, it’s easy to think that we’re useless and that our work and vision is irrelevant.
My new goal is to make my useless useful. I’m starting to realize that followers, words, pictures, etc. are worthless if they aren’t useful. What I mean by useful is something that generates tangible value.
Books are useless unless you actually think about and apply what you learn. …
I hated English when I was growing up. When all my closest friends were learning English, I was arrogantly thinking: “I already know another language, so why should I bother learning English?” I grew up in Portugal, but I was born in France and spoke French at home for most of my childhood.
I realize now that I was completely wrong. I convinced myself I didn’t need English, but the fact that I already knew fluently two languages was only a gigantic excuse for the failure that I was afraid to experience. Let me explain.
I was never the top…
On the first day of February 2017, I moved to Palo Alto, California. I was so excited! I grew up in Portugal, moved to Paris at 19 years old, and lived in Germany for a year while traveling through Europe. It wasn’t the first time I visited the United States, but it was the first time I felt that I was experiencing the real United States. Living in a place is completely different from visiting.
The idea of living in the heart of Silicon Valley fascinated me. I watched the HBO TV show Silicon Valley, and as a person working…
Changing your mind is one of the best things that can happen to people: we only change our minds when we get to know more and better, and knowing more is synonymous with knowledge.
The book Full-Spectrum Thinking: How to Escape Boxes in a Post-Categorical Future by Bob Johansen, a researcher at the Institute For The Future, has been one of my best reads. I say “has been” because I am reading the book for the second time. …
Today, terms like remote work, videoconference, remote access, or tools like Zoom, Trello, or Slack are known by more people than ever. The current situation with the Covid-19 forced people to learn about many digital subjects.
Recently, I did an exercise called Look Back to Look Forward. This technique was developed by the Institute For The Future and allows us to deconstruct the beliefs and visions that make us have a limited view of the future.
When we try to think about the future or answer the question “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?”, the visions we have…
I have been working remotely since 2015. At that time, when I decided I wanted to start working for myself, people looked at me as if I had gone crazy. Remote work? Are you crazy?
In the last five years, I dealt with several negative comments regarding the way I work, but I believe they were more correlated with doubts about remote work than with criticism per se.
Because of Coronavirus, remote work is a trending topic. I have been following this lately. I wanted to write, finally, an article about this.
I think it is crucial to talk about the future. Since I started studying Futurism with the specialization of the Institute For The Future, I take this topic very seriously. The learning I have done, both in Futurism and in ”learn how to learn,” has led me to work on several limitations that I had in my mind.
Before going to the “Future of Work” topic, let’s talk about the fact that we do not learn how to keep learning as adults. …
I spent the first 19 years of my life not wanting to speak English.
I grew up speaking French and Portuguese at home. I wasn’t aware of how lucky I was to have the opportunity to take English classes at school. It was so arrogant of me, thinking that learning a third language was not worth the effort.
“I already know two languages, that’s enough. I don’t want to spend any time of my incredible life (#not) learning and studying another language.”
My English grades at school were awful. English was, after Math, my worst nightmare.
At 19, I decided…
As a technology enthusiast, I love testing new applications and tools — and I spend ~some~ money on paid app subscriptions.
I consider myself an early adopter (a person who adopts new products early and quickly), and almost every day, I check Product Hunt for some new cool apps.
In this article, I share the apps I will continue to pay in 2020.
And no, it’s not going to be only professional-business related apps. I will also share the ones that I use on my “personal” life.
Out of topic: It’s funny that when I started work on this article…