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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.

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

– William Butler Yeats

A truly forgiving person is someone who experiences all the anger merited by injustice and still acts with fairness and compassion.”

– Martha Beck

The person who makes a success of living is the one who see his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.”

– Cecil B. DeMille

If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.”

– Anna Quindlen

When I was younger I thought success was being a star, driving nice cars, having groupies. But today I think the most important thing is to live your life with integrity.

– Ellen DeGeneres

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

– Anais Nin

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”

– Charles Darwin

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”

– Jimi Hendrix

When you are asked if you can do a job, tell ‘em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

That which grows fast withers as rapidly; that which grows slowly endures.”

– J.G. Holland, novelist

If you think you are too small to make a difference, try going to sleep with a mosquito in your room.”

– A wisdomism

An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it.“


– Roy Ash, co-founder of Litton Industries

Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

– Christopher Robin to Pooh

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

– Peter F. Drucker

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

– Basil King

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

– Corita Kent

Speaking more than one language is no longer just an asset in today’s job market; it is a requirement.”

– Tom Adams, CEO, Rosetta Stone

‎Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.”

– Booker T. Washington

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

– Uli Becker, president, Reebok International

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

– Albert Einstein

If you do not tell the truth about yourself
, you cannot tell it about other people.”

– Virginia Woolf

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

– John Quincy Adams

‎No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of another.”

– Charles Dickens

Traveling is one way of lengthening life, at least in appearance.”

– Benjamin Franklin

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

– Leonardo da Vinci

Death is to lose the earth you know, for greater knowing; to lose the life you have, for greater life; to leave the friends you loved, for greater loving; to find a land more kind than home, more large than earth.”

– Thomas Wolfe

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

– T.S. Eliot

‎The biggest flaw in our existing theory of capitalism lies in its misrepresentation of human nature.”

– Muhammad Yunus

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

– Thomas Edison

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

– Louisa May Alcott

Our deepest wishes are whispers of our authentic selves. We must learn to respect them. We must learn to listen.”

– Sarah Ban Breathnach

When I dare to be powerful—to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”

– Audre Lorde

The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.”

– Nolan Bushnell, founder, Chuck E. Cheese's

A man without a smiling face
 should not open a shop.”

– Chinese Proverb

Some things are destined to be—it just takes us a couple of tries
to get there.”

– J.R. Ward, Lover Mine

The goal of Life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with nature.”

– Joseph Cambell

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”

– William Shakespeare

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

Anything not worth doing well is not worth doing.”

– Warren Buffett

Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, ‘Make Me Feel Important.’ Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.”

– Mary Kay Ash

Find somebody to be successful for. Raise their hopes. Think of their needs.”

– Barack Obama

Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do.
 Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”

– Ella Fitzgerald

If you want to be busy, keep trying to be perfect. If you want to be happy, focus on making a difference.”

– Lisa Earle McLeod

We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.”

– Winston Churchill

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”

– Mark Twain

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”

– Thomas Edison

Tolerance and patience should not be read as signs of weakness. They are signs of strength.”

– The Dalai Lama

Never never never never give up.”

– Winston Churchill