The Manifesto

I have a dream.

by Martin Luther King Jr.

In a world that never stops changing, great disruptors never stop dreaming. We don’t have a dream; we have many dreams. We are dreamers.

Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish.

by Steve Jobs

Leading disruption can feel like an island. It’s good to know that there’s a place where there are others like us, who “also get it”. We are foolish.

Status quo, you know, is Latin for, “The mess we’re in”.

by Ronald Reagan

We see potential and are willing to try new things. Even when we must push boundaries to advance a cause or idea. Even when we must create new categories. We are pioneers.

Minds are like parachutes; they work best when open.

by Thomas Dewar

We can learn from one another, but first, we must have a level of understanding about each other. A multicultural exchange of ideas bolsters richer idea generation, in turn leading to innovation and creativity. We are diverse.

If at first the idea is not absurd, then there will be no hope for it.

by Albert Einstein

You can choose greatness for your life. If you shoot for something totally out of the ordinary you’ll find that there is a certain magic to choosing very difficult goals. If you can get the ball rolling on them, then they are often quite easy to achieve. We are unreasonable.

When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.

by Isaac Newton

Disruption takes a left turn by literally uprooting and changing how we think, behave, do business, learn and go about our day-to-day. It is at once destructive and creative. We lead fundamental shifts. We are disruptors.

If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later!

by Richard Branson

No one is totally comfortable with failure, but leaders understand that greater rewards stem from greater risk. There is a difference between boldness and carelessness. Boldness requires strong self-awareness, values and standing up for something. Knowing right from wrong, and acting upon it, demands confidence. Bold people are not necessarily loud, but when they have something to say, they say it. We are bold.

Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.

by Sigmund Freud

To be human is to fail. To expect anything else is just a cruel exercise in demanding god-like perfection. But it is wrong and immoral to seek to escape the consequences of one’s acts. We are free to fail and build on failure to use it as a stepping stone. We don’t try to forget the mistakes, instead we own them. We are accountable.

If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.

By Isaac Newton

There’s more and more to know in the world, and you can only have so much in your head. Effective collaboration helps fuse talents together to solve problems. We are collaborators.

The Vision

We want to push boundaries. We tell astonishing, captivating, and incredible stories about what the world could be like. We give the future a voice, just as if we were there.

Our portrait of the future is realistic as it is derived from imminent revolutions and the multidisciplinary experience of experts, but also unreasonable since it is a vivid and lucid dream on the inescapable changes and disruptions our world faces.

We intend to make all of us meditate on this future. This is a wakeup call. It is not a set of proposals for the near future. It is, instead, a vision of what things could be like still during this century. It is meant to enlighten and future-proof decision-making.

Let us write the history of the future together. The history of the past will write itself.