Anat Baron

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Futurist, keynote speaker Anat Baron, in brief.

Anat Baron

Home: Los Angeles.  Birthplace: Tel Aviv.  Profession: Futurist keynote speaker; entrepreneur.  Organization: StashWall, Inc.  Title: Founder and CEO.  Alma mater: UBC, Cornell.  Languages spoken: English, French, Hebrew.

Current project: Writing a book.  Latest accomplishment: Appointment to the Professional BusinessWomen of California (PBWC) Board of Directors.  Hobbies: Travel, food, watching docs.  Last book read: The Three Body Problem, by Liu Cixin.  Recently viewed and recommended: Dopesick (Hulu).

Personality profile: A force of nature.  What one word would your closest friend use to describe you? Smart.  Moral compass: Truth and justice.  What is your greatest joy? A walk on the beach.  What is your greatest fear? Earthquakes.  How do you relieve stress? Working out at the gym.

What is the best advice you received growing up? Be yourself.  What is the best advice you received in your career? You can have it all, just not all at the same time.  What modern technology innovation do you most appreciate? iPhone – computer in my hand. What company or organization do you most admire? Google.  What is your go-to source of creative inspiration? Nature.  What world event has had the greatest influence on your life? 9/11.

What is your big idea?

The future is about human connection and trust.

What change would you like to see in the world? More focus on truth and trust.  What widely held belief do you reject? That technology and social media are evil.  What mega-trend most excites you? Blockchain and crypto.  What mega-trend most concerns you? Unfettered AI.

What title would you choose for the movie about your life? Girl with Glasses.  What actor would you choose to play you in the movie about your life? Claire Danes.  Who would you like to spend an evening with, in Heaven? My father.  As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? An airline pilot.  What object would you save first from your burning home? My late grandmother’s ring.  What advice would you give your younger self? Take more risks.

Personal mission: To find joy everyday.  Personal motto: Go for it.  Favorite quote: “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all” (Helen Keller).  Desired epitaph: She did it all.

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