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Life is happening faster.
Huge shifts are the norm.

We're all demanding more quality, transparency, innovation, well-being, and fun. For less time, energy, and money.

Old systems are shattering and new ones have yet to be created.

We have to change the game. Create with passion. Take a Leap!

We owe it to the future.


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play big, inc!

(Yep, Purple Telescope is now playing bigger as Play Big, Inc.)

What We Do

The 9 Big Shifts + Their Implications for Leadership (video, Voice & Exit) Humble Audacity (video, TEDxAustin) Gigaom Change 2016 (video)

Keynote Talks

We traffic in business inspiration.

As strategist futurists we see and learn a lot. And we love sharing this with audiences in ways that get everyone both caught up on the information they really need to know and inspired by the possibilities this insight creates.

Nancy speaks at public conferences and private executive industry conventions and summits around the world, delivering keynote talks that range from 25-minute toplines to 3-hour, in-depth workshops.

Topics include:

The Big Shift
The 9 transformative culture shifts driving the future and why you should care.

The Case for Audacious Leadering
In this time of great change, what does it take to be a leader of vision? What will the future expect from you? How do you guide transformation and manage constant complexity?

The Seven Technologies That Are Changing Everything
As Exec Producer of Gigaom Change, we’ve curated the leading experts on AI, Robotics, Nanotechnology, Virtual + Augmented Realities, 3D+ Printing, Cybersecurity and Human-Machine Interface. What is the gist? Why do these matter and what can businesses expect looking ahead?

The Future of Work
A look at how demographics, values and technology (among other things) will revolutionize how and where we work.

Upcoming Public Speaking Gigs:

HI + AI — What is the Future of Intelligence? (panel moderator) as SXSW - March 10th

UnSchool of Disruptive Design (masterclass mentor) — San Francisco, April 24

Associate Builders and Construction Diversity Summit (Keynote) - Washington DC, June 19th

PCBC Builders Conf(Keynote) - San Diego, June 28th

Previous keynote experiences include:

Builders Digital Experience — Austin
National Association of Theater Owners - Annual Exec Summit - Los Angeles
Virtuoso Symposium - Madrid + Berlin
American Chamber of Commerce - Sao Paulo

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