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.
Recorded at TEDxMaui 2013, held on January 13, 2013 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.