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Futurist Andy Hines

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Andy Hines is Lecturer and Executive-in-Residence at the University of Houston’s Graduate Program in Futures Studies, bringing together the experience he earned as an organizational, consulting, and academic futurist.

He co-founded and is currently on the Board of the Association of Professional Futurists, and has co-authored three books: “Thinking About the Future: Guidelines for Strategic Foresight (Social Technologies, 2007),” “2025: Science and Technology Reshapes US and Global Society (Oak Hill, 1997),” and “Managing Your Future as an Association (ASAE, 1994).”

His newest book, “ConsumerShift,” was published in 2011.

Andy has also authored dozens of articles, speeches, and workshops, including the 2003 Emerald Literati Awards’ Outstanding Paper accolade for best article published in Foresight for “An Audit for Organizational Futurists” and the 2008 award for “Scenarios: The State of the Art.”

Most recently, he has appeared on several radio and television programs, including KRIV-26 News talking about the future of libraries and the CBS “Early Show,” to talk about an MTV-commissioned study: “The Future of the Youth Happiness.”

Click here to learn more: www.andyhinesight.com.

Whosoever knows how to fight well is not angry. Whosoever knows how to conquer enemies does not fight them.”

– Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

– Albert Einstein

Inspiration and genius — one and the same.”

– Victor Hugo

Ripeness is all.”

– William Shakespeare

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

– Leonardo da Vinci

Nothing is a mistake. There’s no win and no fail. There’s only make.”

– Corita Kent

My job is my hobby. I come to work to play.”

– Uli Becker, president, Reebok International

You must learn to be still in the midst of activity 
and to be vibrantly alive in repose.”

– Indira Ghandi

Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”

– Groucho Marx

He who knows he has enough is rich.”

– Tao Te Ching

The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.”

– Andrew Carnegie

Entrepreneurs willingly assume responsibility for the success or failure of a venture and are answerable for all its facets.”

– Victor Kiam

History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.”

– John F. Kennedy

Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.”

– Debbi Fields, Mrs. Fields Cookies

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.”

– Albert Einstein

Entrepreneurs need to search purposefully for the sources of innovation that indicate opportunities for success.”

– Peter F. Drucker

Education is an admirable thing to have, but it is well to remember that nothing worth knowing can be taught.”

– Oscar Wilde

Do one thing every day that scares you.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

– Martin Luther King Jr.

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

– T.S. Eliot

A lot of people have ideas, but few decide to do something about them now. Not next week. But today.”

– Nolan Bushnell, founder, Atari

It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.”

– Alfred Adler

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.”

– Leon Joseph Suenens

If it isn’t good, let it die. If it doesn’t die, make it good.”

– Ajahn Chah

Confidence is the most important thing you can teach someone… if you can teach them confidence, you don’t have to teach them anything else.”

– Vin Diesel

Why am I whispering when I have something to say?”

– Eve Ensler

The best hobbies are the ones that take us furthest from our primary occupation.”

– Dr. Evelyn Vogel, Dexter

No matter how difficult and painful it may be, nothing sounds as good to the soul as the truth.”

– Martha Beck, from "Leaving the Saints"

If you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.”

– Oprah Winfrey

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.”

– Thomas Carlyle

Running that first shop taught me business is not financial science; it’s about trading.”

– Anita Roddick, founder, The Body Shop

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

– John Quincy Adams

A diamond is a lump of coal that stuck with it.”

– Norwegian proverb

There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.”

– JFK

Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.”

– Arthur Rubinstein

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly,
 what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.”

– Leo Jozef Suenens

A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge, and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges.”

– Carlos Castaneda

Do not be afraid of mistakes, providing you do not make the same one twice.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. 
Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow.”

– Mary Jean Irion

I’m not afraid of storms,
for I’m learning to sail my ship.”

– Louisa May Alcott

You must have chaos within you, to create a dancing star.”

– Frederic Nietzsche

Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!”

– Andrew Carnegie

If it really was a no-brainer to make it on your own in business there’d be millions of no-brained, harebrained individuals quitting their day jobs.”

– Bill Rancic, "The Apprentice"

Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid.”

– Basil King

I was taught at a very young age that you can do whatever you want to, but you have to make it happen — not just talk about it.”

– Kathleen Jo Ryan

A man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.”

– Chinese Proverb

I always maintained that the greatest obstacle in life isn’t danger, it’s boredom. The battle against it is responsible for most of the events in the world — good or ill.”

– Dr. Evelyn Vogel, Dexter

With ordinary talents and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.”

– Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt