5 Big Questions: ROHIT TALWAR


What does collaboration in business mean in the 21st century?

Where are the transformative ideas of our age coming from?

What role does education play in the future economy?

And will tech save us?


In this week’s 5 Big Questions interview we talk to futurist, author and CEO of Fast Future ROHIT TALWAR



Known for:

  • CEO – Fast Future
  • Author – The Future of Business
  • Author – Beyond Genuine Stupidity: Ensuring AI Serves Humanity
  • Author – The Future Reinvented: Reimagining Life, Society & Business
  • Author – A Very Human Future: Enriching Humanity in a Digitized World

The 5 Big Questions:

    1. How do you measure the impact of what you do?
    2. How should people/businesses be preparing for the future?
    3. How do we build the workforce we need for that future?
    4. How do you use creativity to solve problems?
    5. How do you collaborate?

Key quotes

“Let’s identify some of the forces, the ideas, the very weak signals we’re seeing of things that might change, and let’s explore how they might come together.”

“We’re trying to take them on a journey to stimulate their thinking about how we prepare for a range of possibilities, where might the gaps and opportunities be.”

“Workforces aren’t stupid, they understand the world is changing, they understand technology is going to transform jobs, they just want their employers to be straight with them.”

“Schools and universities aren’t used much in the evenings. There are an awful lot of people who’d like to do their learning between 8pm and 8am. The facilities are almost empty then, unused. We also have a lot of people in society who have the skills, the knowhow, the practical experience to do the delivery of that training.”

“There’s no greater priority in society than government fully funding education to create the workforce of the future and therefore to create the revenue streams back into government through taxation.”

”We need [an] eco-system of partners that can be our radar.”

This episode was recorded in January 2022

Interviewer: Richard Freeman for always possible

Editor: CJ Thorpe-Tracey for Lo Fi Arts


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