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Inkandescent Radio: Hope Gibbs Interviews Futurist Andy Hines

Posted: December 24, 2012 at 9:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

On this episode of the Inkandescent Radio Show we have the privelege of talking to futurist Andy Hines. A lecturer and executive-in-residence at the University of Houston’s Graduate Program in Futures Studies, Andy also co-founded and is currently on the Board of the Association of Professional Futurists, and has co-authored five books including his most recent:

Teaching about the Future: The Basics of Foresight Education, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012

And ConsumerShift: How Changing Values Are Reshaping the Consumer Landscape, No Limit Publishing, 2011

And in 2007 he wrote a textbook for what it means to do work as a futurist, which continues to be the go-to book for business leaders. It’s called “Thinking About the Future: Guidelines for Strategic Foresight (Social Technologies, 2007)

Andy has also authored dozens of articles, given hundreds of keynote speeches and workshops, and has been featured in numerous big time publications including The New York Times for his insights into the future of work—and the CBS Early Show where he discussed the research he did for MTV on “The Future of the Youth Happiness.”

In this episode of the Inkandescent Radio Show, we’ll talk to Andy about:

  • What it means to be a futurist
  • His popular book, ConsumerShift, and what the future of consumerism looks like
  • The study he did for MTV about the future of youth happiness
  • The future studies program at the University of Houston: Who attends, what he teaches, and what kind of jobs are out there for futurists
  • His previous work at Kellogg, and type of work a futurist does for large corporations
  • And his own plans for the future

To  learn more about Andy Hines, read some of the articles he has penned for Be Inkandescent magazine: And be sure to check out his website,

About The Inkandescent Radio Show: What’s Your Story?

Bringing the voices of small business owners to the radio waves is the goal of the Inkandescent Radio Show, which launched in the fall of 2012 on the Entrepreneur Podcast Network.

Hosted by journalist, publicist, author, and entrepreneur Hope Katz Gibbs, the show will spotlight the Entrepreneurs of the Month featured on her monthly business magazine,—as well as the Truly Amazing Women she has interviewed for her book project,

Hope will also be interviewing the bestselling authors, nationally-renowned artists, and expert columnists featured in Be Inkandescent magazine, and on her popular networking website,, which lists hundreds of the best networking events—and the professionals—in 7 east coast cities. Plus, she’ll be talking to top restaurateurs, chefs, foodies, and hoteliers that she spotlights in her “From Soup to Nuts” reviews.

Promoting, educating and inspiring entrepreneurs is the mission of the Inkandescent Group, LLC — a PR, marketing, design and publishing company that helps small businesses get the visibility they need to glow and grow, So, what’s your story?

If you’d like to be interviewed on The Inkandescent Radio Show, send Hope an email here by clicking here. Be sure to tune in to Hope’s weekly podcast, The Inkandescent Radio Show, which airs every Monday, right here on EPN.

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