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Justin Bean

Author. Executive. Speaker. Advisor.

Intersecting sustainability, tech, and innovation for impact. 

"The global transition to a sustainable, abundant economy is the biggest opportunity of our generation."


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Dynamic, inspiring, and informative keynotes that help your audience shift their thinking from waiting for the future to envisioning and building it. 

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The Book

What Could Go Right? 

Designing Our Ideal Future

to Emerge from Continual Crises to a Thriving World.

What Could Go Right is an invitation to ditch cynical narratives about the future. Instead of focusing on either worst-case scenarios or Pollyanna optimism, we can envision our ideal world and empower ourselves with practical approaches to build it.

WINNER: 2023 Nautilus Awards (silver)

WINNER: 2023 Book Excellence Award (Sustainability)

AMAZON BESTSELLER in several categories

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“Justin delivered the Keynote at our 2023 Conference. He was great. The audience was hugely engaged and hanging on every word. Delivering something like that via video-link isn’t easy, but Justin was excellent. The audience was really into it and the messages were positive, constructive and inspiring."

Mike Hopkins

CEO of Carbon and Energy Professionals New Zealand

The Climate Tech Revolution with Justin Bean: Building Sustainable Abundance | Ep. 061

The Climate Tech Revolution with Justin Bean: Building Sustainable Abundance | Ep. 061

Sign up for my newsletter! Don't forget to LIKE, SHARE and FOLLOW! MY SOCIAL LINKS: My website - Twitter - Instagram - Blog Site - In this engaging episode of The Mind Hack Podcast, host Cody McLain delves into a conversation with Justin Bean, author of "What Could Go Right?" They explore the transformative potential of artificial intelligence on the future of work and the pivotal role it plays in addressing climate change. Justin shares his take on these surging industries, highlighting how technological advancements can pave the way for a more sustainable and equitable world, and provide unprecedented opportunity for those who help build it. The discussion also touches on the evolving landscape of capitalism, the rise of distributed economies, and the importance of redefining value exchange. Justin emphasizes the power of leveraging one's skills and privileges to drive meaningful change and contribute to a sustainable future. This episode is a call to action for listeners to embrace innovation and optimism to realize the opportunity in addressing societal and environmental challenges. More on Justin Bean: Website: Twitter: LinkedIn: What Could Go Right: Designing Our Ideal Future to Emerge from Continual Crises to a Thriving World by Justin Bean: People and other mentions: Redwood Materials: The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism by Jeremy Rifkin: Mark Zuckerberg: Peter Thiel: Ground News: Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence by Max Tegmark: How to Save the World: How to Make Changing The World The Greatest Game We've Ever Played by Katie Patrick: Friedrich Nietzsche: Albert Camus: Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: 00:00 Intro 01:12 Building a better society today - what could go right? 06:57 The state of technology, tech companies and entrepreneurs 14:36 Be an entrepreneur vs Be an Influencer 22:11 New Tech, new problems, new jobs? Should we try and fix this endless cycle instead? 25:52 A Zero Marginal Cost Society 35:13 The Optimistic future, finding value beyond the use of money 46:45 I want to make a difference, but how? 55:58 Picking Justin's brain and views, and final thoughts...

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