About the Presenter:
Called the business world’s “first corporate shaman” by Fortune magazine, Jim Channon is a social architect, philosopher, and futurist. A retired lieutenant colonel, he created the First Earth Battalion manual, and was lead futurist and educational technologist for the U.S. Army; his story was chronicled in the film Men Who Stare at Goats. Recognized worldwide as a pioneer of corporate visioning, Jim has been a trusted strategic designer for ten of the world’s largest companies. A Hawai’i resident, Jim focuses on “social architecture”—his term for wrapping people in an ambiance that includes nature, beauty and play.
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