Here is a scaled down version of my PowerPoint Presentation I made at the World Futurist Society Conference July 9th in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I hope to have the audio of my talk in the next few weeks, stay tuned. The conference was great and I made many new friends, I would like to thank WFS for the opportunity to share, and for an awesome time, well done.

Next year the conference will be held in Toronto July 27th – 29th at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, register now!


In a group called TED Ideas Worth Spreading, a discussion on LinkedIn with Andrew Oduro Ayim, he asked an interesting question, If you had the opportunity to talk at TED, what would your speech be about and why?

I responded as short as I could:

I would share my passion as often as I can, for as long as I can, and I’m sharing that passion at The World Futurist Society Conference in July 2011 on The Future of Business – The Open & Free Business Model. It’s not what we do, it’s not a skill-set, it’s about how we think, it’s how business really is in our world. A world where Access trumps Ownership, a world where generations yet to come will and do not value ownership of home, ownership of car, they value life-style not a work-style.

Business owners still don’t even know what Social Media can do for them in my area, we are in for a world of hurt, the paradigm shift from closed to open is too painful.

What would you talk about?

I had the priviledge of speaking at Owen Clark’s Byzhub event last night (Tuesday Aug 17th, 2010), to a very smart group of people. The room was awesome and full, 30+ people came to here about the future of business. I have to say, if your business is not registered at the Byzhub website, you are leaving money on the table. Owen’s network of businesses hovers the 1,000 mark as of this writing, which means, you can connect and promote your business directly to those connected to! Stop reading right now, go and register at it’s free, and you can start networking with other business looking for your products and services. It’s all about networking baby! The future of business never looked so bright, this the best speaking event I’ve had so far this year!

My chauffeur was Rick Rake of Click Media Works, and my Vanna White Escort was Danielle Knowles of Red Pencil. We rode in an awesome convertable Mustang, top down as it was smoking hot.

Rick's Mustang

If you haven’t attended a Byzhub MeetUp Event you are missing out, the best people, people you want to connect with, people that can help your business are at these events, you need to be there! So make sure you are part of Byzhub – Business Community. It’s where your business needs to be!

Here are a few pics from last night:

Thanks to all for attending, you’re all ROCK STARS in my world! And Thank you Owen Clark!