Garry Golden

2 Truths and a Lie
Here are some facts about Garry – which one do you think is a lie?

  1. I was on the Nickelodeon game show Double Dare at age 13 (and won!)
  2. I was part of a Mount Everest expedition in 1999 that was called off due to bad weather.
  3. I live in a Brooklyn house that tilts 14 inches from front to back.


Garry is ‘beyond passionate’ about the future and the possibilities it offers. And when it comes to the topic of foresight – he’s the real deal: he’s a professionally trained futurist who writes, speaks, and consults about issues that will shape society and business in the 21st century. His uncanny sense of what will hit—and what won’t—can be seen in FutureThink’s research and heard in his international keynotes and corporate leadership seminars. His insights on how to align talent development to coming industry and market transitions have been shared with and implemented by such organizations as the Dell, The World Economic Forum, Goodyear, and S&P.

Garry’s secret sauce is his ability to take complicated topics and trends and make them understandable and approachable. CEOs at many organizations are amazed at his ability to see implications others don’t, and to offer uncommon thinking that motivates people to embrace the future – vs being scared of it.

Garry serves as Adjunct Lecturer on the Future of Energy and Environment for the University of Houston. He has consulted on projects as diverse as the future of utilities; transportation and supply chains; food safety and health; financial services; and sustainable retail packaging. Garry attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received his Futures Studies degree from the University of Houston. He is a past board member of the Association of Professional Futurists (APF) as well as an aspiring collector of street art (which will likely be huge in the year 2040.)

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