Business Trends Expert Jack Uldrich to Deliver Thought Provoking and Stimulating Ideas for Burgeoning Entrepreneurs

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Tonight best-selling author and global futurist Jack Uldrich to present the Allan P. Kirby Lecture entitled "Why Future Trends Will Demand Unlearning" at Wilkes University

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Learning is, of course, essential, but as entrepreneurs, unlearning is just as critical to our continued growth and success.

Global futurist and Entrepreneur, Jack Uldrich will be kicking off the 2014 Allan P. Kirby Center Lecture Series. The series, which offers two lectures annually, "brings leading voices in free enterprise and entrepreneurship to the Wilkes University campus and Northeastern Pennsylvania. These forums give students and the community insight into the creative process and drive of the entrepreneur." Uldrich's talk takes place Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts.

Jack Uldrich, a former naval intelligence officer and Defense Department official, also served as the Director of the Minnesota Office of Strategic and Long Range Planning under Governor Jesse Ventura. Uldrich is a renowned business trend expert and the author of eleven books, including: The Next Big Thing is Really Small: How Nanotechnology will Change the Future of Your Business; and Jump the Curve: 50 Strategies to Help Your Company Stay Ahead of Technology. He is also the founder and "chief unlearning officer" of The School of Unlearning - an international leadership, change management and technology consultancy dedicated to helping business, governments, and non-profit organizations prepare for and profit from periods of profound transformation.

His lecture for the evening is entitled "Why Future Trends Will Demand Unlearning." He will be sharing insights from his most recent book is:" Foresight 20/20: A Futurist Explores the Trends Transforming Tomorrow", as well as highlights from "Higher Unlearning: 39 Post-Requisite Lessons for Achieving a Successful Future." A synopsis of some of Uldrich’s ideas on tomorrow’s transformational technologies can be found in this article, 10 Game-Changing Technological Trends Transforming the World of Tomorrow.

Uldrich is a frequent speaker on the technology, change management and leadership lecture circuits, and has addressed numerous businesses, trade associations, educational and investment groups around the world. A video of his TED Talk on unlearning can be viewed here: His clients include: IBM, Cisco, USAA, General Electric, Wipro, PepsiCo, United Healthcare, Southern Company, Novo Nordisk, Verizon, General Mills, Pfizer, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He is also a regular guest on CNBC, MSNBC and CNN, and a regular contributor on emerging technologies and future trends for a number of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Leader to Leader, The Futurist, Businessweek, The Scientist, CityBusiness, The Futures Research Quarterly, and TechStation Central.

Parties interested in learning more about Jack Uldrich, his books, his daily blog or his speaking availability are encouraged to contact Catherine Glynn.

Jack Uldrich is a renowned global futurist, technology forecaster, best-selling author, editor of the quarterly newsletter, The Exponential Executive, and host of the award-winning website, He is currently represented by a number of professional speakers' bureaus, including Leading Authorities, Convention Connection, Gold Star Speakers Bureau and Executive Speakers Bureau.

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