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Key Points for Morris Misel

  • Morris Misel is a global thinker, business futurist, strategist, media commentator and powerful storyteller with practical and uncanny insights into what tomorrow may look like.
  • With over 30 years experience methodically collecting evidence and information across 160 industries he is able to provide organisations with an understanding of what their future potential might be in the marketplace.
  • By the age of 18, he was living the entrepreneurial life running a direct mail business.
  • Spent many years as an academic in management and marketing and even ventured behind prison bars, to work as a Chaplain.
  • Is Australia’s first and only futurist in the Einstein 100 Genius (G100) alumni, an honour he shares with the exceptional, Barbara Streisand.
  • Ambassador and Adjunct Industry Fellow with Griffith University.

Topics for Morris Misel

  • The Covid change
    COVID’s effects will not disappear anytime soon, but the opportunities to take first advantage of them will!
    Morris, in collaboration with your tribe, will explore the six (6) COVID {r}evolutions that are shaping and shifting your business right now: industry, regulation, buyers, society, technology and resourcing.
    He’ll quickly move you beyond the emotion and angst of COVID and instead using the 6 COVID {r}evolutions discover, capture and build the realities and possibilities of your today, tomorrow and future business.
  • Imagine the possibilities
    Within moments of stepping on physical or virtual stage, Morris will have your delegates imagining their future in fresh, different and exhilarating ways.
    With audience energy climbing, Morris will masterfully weave your future story and possibilities right before your delegates eyes, taking them ever closer to a vision of their future-self.
    Hearing future truths of what has, will and won’t change for them, their industry and business. Experiencing first-hand future society, humanity, work, life, love, technology, industry and business. Learning through practical examples and stories what others around the globe are already doing and inventing, hand-picked to showcase the best human-centric future version of their business and industry. All in preparation for them to boldly, confidently and eagerly step into their future.
  • The 3 next big things
    Over the past few years innovation, profit and opportunities have been framed around “collaboration”, connecting people together, easily finding each other and working together, bringing opportunities to easily buy and sell products and services, to find local tourist guides, to find love partners, to connect to causes, to gather online, to globally combat COVID and more.
    But that’s so yesterday … Meet tomorrow’s three next big things that will frame our business, imagination, thinking, innovation, invention and lives over the next decade.
    The first is autonomy, not self-driving cars, but rather that technology that makes decisions for you and discovers unique things for you that you might have missed, didn’t know you wanted or needed.
    The second is health and wellness – we have shifted from passive to active participants in our health and wellbeing, we no longer wait for our body to break down, we maintain it ongoing.
    It also heralds in an era of deeper understanding of how our body and minds work and our abilities and desire to change to it.
    The third is space – with the return to active space activity and exploration, we will start to see off shoot technologies and learnings developed initially for space, repurposed for use on earth. It also extends our focus from earth to an infinite horizon and all its innovative and inventive possibilities – travel, leisure, mining, health, agriculture, habitation, manufacturing and so much more.
  • Futurist innovation hack
    Not sure what innovation really is, how to do it, where to get it from and what to do with it once they’ve got it?
    Then Morris' Futurists’ Innovation Hack Keynote is the perfect step by step guide.
    He has been consulting, speaking, workshopping, advising, coaching and mentoring all things future, innovation and invention to organisations around the globe for the past 30+ years and have learnt a trick or two, taken a shortcut or two and tried pretty much everything.
    He has taken these decades of lessons and learnings and jammed them into an easy to follow how-to that’s the definitive step by step guide to innovation and becoming their own futurist.
    This keynote starts at ground zero (intermediate and advanced versions available), assumes no prior innovation knowledge and holds your delegates hands as it guides them through:
    • What innovation is and what needs innovating?
    • How to squeeze 20% more out of what they currently do and sell
    • The three types of innovation – and when each is appropriate to them
    • The Business Innovation Landscape and the 10 areas of their business that they can innovate
    • The 40+ bits and pieces that make up every product and service they sell and how-to fine tune each
    • 7 step innovation process that guides them through the entire process from don’t know to eureka
    • Rolling out innovation – 90-day plan to take them from thought to profitable reality
  • Smart cities
    Imagine a building that knows your coming. That finds your car the perfect parking spot.
    That guides you as your walking towards it. And when you arrive welcomes you, opens doors for you, calls the elevator and presses the button for you.
    It directs you to the right door, opens it, announces you and behind the scenes has been autonomously moving furniture and walls around and changing the lighting, all in anticipation of what you’re about to do. Welcome to the near world of dynamic homes, building, architecture, roads and infrastructure.
    Smart cities and buildings are on our horizon, what are they, what will they offer, what might life be like living in fully connected, technology rich built environment?
  • Trust
    Trust is the most basic of human emotions, but in today’s COVID effected world it’s difficult to know who or what to trust. Exploring this fascinating landscape Morris exposes the changing trust bonds between humans to humans, technology to humans, humans to technology and technology to technology, outlines the six (6) elements of trust each of us needs to have and project and shares how to gain, nurture and spread trust in a COVID effected human-centric future business world.
  • Humanity 2021
    COVID’s greatest impact is Humanity 2021, a complete rethink, caused by the global firsthand lived experiment, of what our alternate human life might be. The thin veneer of our past humanity was shockingly peeled away, and we were forced to instantly decide what was important, what we keep, what we change and how we do the seemingly unthinkable.
    Everything that we feared suddenly became real. Everything we thought impossible, immediately become possible. It takes 6 weeks to embed a new habit, so what new habits have we learnt and what will be the lingering changes to life, love, work, education, governments, societal norms and the for-now and forever impacts it will have on you and your business and what is destined to remain the same.
  • Neo-AG
    The Agricultural industry like every other industry is facing huge challenges, disruptions and opportunities. Discover the impacts the autonomous era, health and wellness, space exploration and other horizon trends will have on the future of agriculture.
    Explore the rise and purpose of the internet of edible things, precision ag, urban and vertical farming, micro farming and more, that are all irrevocably evolving agriculture. Find the answers to what a Neo-Ag industry looks like when the what, how, where, when and who changes, but the why doesn't.
  • Meet Gemini, your digital twin
    There’s the human flesh and blood you, but there’s also the digital ones and zero you. For decades machinery, equipment, buildings and infrastructure have all been monitored remotely diagnosed, tweaked, fixed and updated, all using a digital twin, an exact working digital replica.
    Farmers are using this ability to digitally clone the land, blend it with up to date weather, soil condition, irrigation requirements, picking and more and calling it Precision-Ag. And humans are next. Digital twins, exact internal and external replicas of their human counterpart, are already being used to retrain quadriplegics to ride bikes; pretesting treatments and medications for the physically ill, results tweaked and retested and only once the digital twin has been cured, is it administered to the human twin. This brings in to focus the future question of synthetic humans.
    How do you market and sell to digital twin customers? Who will be buying and what buying cues will technology use that humans don’t and who will be making the final decisions – machines or humans? This is fascinating real-life case study of a very different near future world that will fundamentally change most industries over the next decade.
  • Ageing disgracefully
    What impact will a world where living to 120, independence and good health are the norm have on tomorrow and beyond and what are the (r)evolutions ahead that we will need to face and to conquer and the untapped opportunities that abound for those marketing to the over 50’s.
  • Education reimagined
    In a global (and soon an outer space) digital world that requires us to work anywhere, everywhere and anytime we will have to establish new Global Standard Frameworks for education. Can we evolve our education system to fit this new purpose? Or do we need to start again? How do education providers thrust themselves into a global market? Which skills and lessons are global? Which are region specific? Will we need qualifications in the future or will evidence of competency to undertake a task or set of activities be enough?

Whichever workshop you choose, whether it’s on stage, in your offices, online or a mix of all, together we can poke and prod and make future sense and purpose out of what you currently do and have; work collectively to imagine your future possibilities and build the strategic steps to achieving it.
Every workshop is 100% customised and totally interactive, and can be combined with a keynote, a pre workshop video, or run on its own.

  • Abundant Future(s)
    Interactive exploratory workshop, transporting your current view of what you do and offer into an abundant tomorrow landscape, where you and your tribe can imagine your future possibilities, so that together we can plot and plan your next big thing(s). The perfect onwards and upwards, high energy, everyone is involved, hands-on workshop.
  • Futurevation = innovation + foresight + hackathon
    This is the workshop with the lot. Let’s collectively figure out where you’re really at, where you’ve come from, where you think you’re headed, what your appetite for change is, how capable of innovation you are and the potential roadblocks and possibilities ahead and then work collaboratively to agree, plan and roll out what you need to do, to easily get you from here to your future profitable self.
  • Futurist innovation hack
    Futurists’ Innovation Hack Program, distilled from 30+ years of guiding business around the globe through the innovation process, is the perfect step by step let’s do it together workshop. 
    There’s 26 topics including what innovation is, where to find innovation, what to innovate, how to innovate, future business landscapes, 7 steps to successful innovation, 90 day roll out strategies and much more.

Testimonials for Morris Misel

Morris was a pleasure to deal with and he was a great speaker, we had some great feedback from our members and it was great that he could hang around and talk to those guests who didn’t want to ask questions in front of a room.
Choice Aggregation Services

I have heard a lot of speakers over the last seven years while writing for retail industry and business tourism/hospitality publications and you would have to be the number one on future trends and excellent in motivation.
Deputy Editor Retail World/Convenience World Magazines

I wanted to convey my thanks It was a great event and you were a fantastic speaker.


I just wanted to send a big thank to you for your presentation last Thursday in Melbourne. I really enjoyed it and got a lot out of it.
Foster's Group Ltd

Thanks again for your presentation at the Willach dinner function in Melbourne last month.  I was captivated by the information you presented and must say, it was by far the most enjoyable presentation at any evening function that I have had the pleasure of attending.  All I wish for now is that they hurry up and abolish the keyboard! 
American Express Australia Limited

I was lucky enough to see your presentation at the FMCG Impact conference this week, it outshone all the others in terms of both delivery and content.

I just wanted to say thank you for your presentation on Monday morning.  I found it really enlightening and quite inspiring.  More importantly it left me wanting to learn more.
Cerebos Gregg's Ltd. Auckland New Zealand

I was so impressed with your presentation yesterday, and enjoyed listening to you immensely.  I have to tell you normally I tend to close down on this futuristic, brave new world, but you made it so relevant and interesting – so thank you for removing a little of the dinosaur in me!
The Recovery Company

Wow, What an experience! I can’t believe that in fifty minute you have taught me so much about the future and more importantly got me excited about it. And what I loved most of all was your practical and uncanny insights into the trends and customers of tomorrow and I have already begun to use your innovation formula to rebuild my business strategy.
Independent Certified Financial Planner

Just as I thought I’d lost my way and didn’t know where to next for my business, I walked into your presentation and within ten minutes found my purpose and was reinvigorated and excited to achieve it. I don’t know if it was your information made easy style or your obvious depth of knowledge and passion for business and its future, but whatever it was it was infectious and I happily caught it.
Certified Financial Planner GMP Financial

Your presentation was incredible; I wish I had seen you earlier. We have made such monumental changes in such a short amount of time, and it is absolutely because we saw, and now see, our business through your eyes. It is the most profitable time we have ever spent and we look forward to working with you on going – what a return on our investment!
Foley’s List

I knew I had done the right thing the minute you began talking. You were almost clairvoyant in your ability to understand my business and to tell me things I had never known about myself, my business, my industry and my staff – but should have - and all from the stage and in just 60 minutes. The tips and suggestions you gave me have been invaluable. I can’t stop telling my friends and clients about you. Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou.

Chek Institute Australia

Wow, talk about a roller coaster ride. I learnt more in 90 minutes about my future, myself, my business and what I really need to do to move forward than I have in the past five years.  I appreciate your frankness and bluntness, although it did take me a while to get to use to it and what you already knew about my industry, my competitors and what I wanted to achieve, was mighty impressive.
Cleancorp (NSW) 

Your disarming presentation style snuck up on me with a punch when I realised that I was learning so much about tomorrow’s world and having so much fun. It’s a whole new frontier and with your insights I am ready to take the world on – head first.
Starr Industries