Mini Trip report: Paris (France), Bilbao (Spain)
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Six European Cities in Ten Days ending in Paris and Bilbao
Am finally back in Washington, DC after an intense run of through six European cities in 10 days ending with Paris and Bilbao.
In Paris, I spoke at Futuribles – probably the first think tank in Europe – to a mix of mostly business strategists at the invitation of Hugues de Jouvenel whose father wrote the great classic The Art of Conjecture. All professional futurists should know that book or at least his discussion of how the mind makes assertions about the future. Saphia Richou, the chair of The Millennium Project in France brought some of her students to the talk who conducted an interview with Hugues and me for their university work. Then – way too early in the morning – off to Bilbao, Spain.
Ibon Zugasti, Chair of The Millennium Project Node in Spain began the visit with a meeting with the head of the Basque Department of Labor. I made a presentation on the future of work and we discussed the proposed study of the future of work and technology and their department’s potential participation and support. The next day Ibon and I launched the 2013-14 State of the Future (downloadable in Spanish) and met with Mondragon University’s special unit on creative entrepreneurship with students creating new businesses.
For the historians in the group: February 14th was the 19th anniversary of The Millennium Project.
All the best,
Jerome C. Glenn, CEO