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Short-termism is killing us: it's time for longpath | Ari Wallach | TEDxMidAtlantic

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We are facing huge problems in the world today, civilizational-scale problems. However, we cannot solve them using short-term thinking. If we want to move forward into a different future, we must adopt what Ari Wallach calls the “longpath.” Ari shares three ways of thinking to approach the major problems we’re tackling.

Applied futurist and innovation strategist Ari Wallach is CEO of New York City based Synthesis Corp. and is Fast Company’s expert on emergent macro-trends in business and culture. Combining a grasp of new technology and business models with a broader understanding of social, political, economic, and demographic transformations, Wallach helps leaders understand, and shape, the future — of their organizations, their industries, and the world.

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