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"I have met Dr. Carl Rohde at several conferences where we were both keynote speakers. I greatly respect his abilities as a speaker, thought leader, teacher and researcher. Carl demonstrates a rare combination of academic depth and sharp practical business insights. His work on future forecasting hunts for the fitness industry with several universities in the world is exceptional. The results are always sharp, surprising, and sometimes provocative but always based on sound & solid research. I hope to continue collaborating with Carl, deepening our bond in the decades ahead."
"I know Carl Rohde for over a decade. It was a privilege to appoint him as professor 'Future Forecasting & Innovation' during the time I was the managing director of the Academy for Creative Industries (ACI) – part of Fontys University, the Netherlands. Within ACI, Rohde led our research programs with great dedication and solid scientific knowledge. The International Cool Hunt was an important part of these research programs. I remember exciting Cool Hunt travels with Rohde to South Korea, Vietnam and the Philippines. The students' and teachers’ enthusiasm for the innovative research methods of Cool Hunt was convincing and groundbreaking. This also allowed ACI to profile itself further at the highest international academic level. I can highly recommend collaborating with prof. dr. Carl Rohde and his international endeavors."
"In recent years I commissioned as head of European Center for Ceramics, the Netherlands, together with the Department of Design at the University of Derby (UK), Royal Crown Derby and the business community of luxury ceramics of Arita, Japan, an international Cool Ceramics Hunt by professor Carl Rohde and his team. We’ve researched and predicted broad societal trends, impactful for the future of ceramics, in Japan, China, North of Europe and the UK. All together about 200 Cool Ceramics Hunters were involved. Rohde has an excellent reputation as future forecaster and innovation initiator. The International Cool Ceramics Hunt was a success as expected. It mixes provocatively relevant insights with very solid research foundations. I use its outcomes up to the recent days, will continue to do so in the future and look forward to continuous collaboration."
"During the last decade Rohde and I collaborated extensively. We conducted several Cool Hunts together – with a steep learning curve for our Chinese students at Shanghai Institute of Technology. I was happy to facilitate a professorship “Future Forecasting and Innovation” for him at the university. He is an inspiring teacher, overcoming intercultural differences with elegance and eloquence. His Cool Hunt future forecasting methodology was new to China when I brought him in. I respect and appreciate Rohde a lot and look forward to continue working with him in the new decade."
"During the last one and a half decade I have collaborated intensely and extensively with prof. dr. Rohde. First in Portugal, later in Brazil – with several universities on board. Rohde’s Cool Hunt methodology appeals quite much to my students on both continents – and also delivers good added value for my teachers and myself. On the one hand Cool Hunts are thoroughly academic, on the other hand they help a lot to derive validated future trends from it, with essential consequences for business and innovation. Rohde’s Cool Hunts in the fields of fashion, hospitality, luxury and food are well-established. I am excited to learn that he is now extending the Cool Hunt projects into the fields of (digital) marketing and communication. I recommend working with him to the full.”
"Over the years I have conducted a substantial series of Cool Fashion Hunts with Carl Rohde – at Milano Fashion Institute, an initiatve by three three prestigious Milanese universities (Bocconi, Polytechnico, Cattolica) It was always a joy to work with him. We’ve created a solid professional friendship around the Cool Hunts and I know several of former generations students still are connecting to him. Though I have moved on to other universities and industries, I can fully recommend working with Rohde and his disciplined team – both with regard to the Cool Fashion Hunt and with his other Cool Hunts and projects."
"I have met prof Rohde for the first time during one of his business key note presentations. Later on I participated in several of his Cool Hunts – on the future of hospitality and the future of ICT. When I left for Mexico we continue to inspire each other. During my American years in the international advertising industry I used Rohde’s sharp and always validated insights for my clients all over the Americas. I love the Cool Hunt and its methodologies. It’s creative and fundamental. I am sure I will continue working with Rohde and his teams."
"The Cool Tech Webinar program is a great opportunity to learn more about what’s next and develop the skills to be able to see beyond. It’s not about just find what is hype but understand behaviours and what is behind each seed. Carl brings to us several books as reference to prove his arguments and he is always willing to listen from us and share his knowledge. Besides that , you are involved in a multicultural environment with students from all over the world and have the opportunity to grow your network."
"The Cool Hunt masterclasses by Carl Rhode were the most inspiring classes I followed throughout my school year. They show a refreshing, philosophical point of view on the world for everyone that wants to dive deeper than just the latest gadgets and hypes. The lectures are interactive and have profound content on different sectors of society. I enjoyed listening to the expertise and wit of professor Rhode."
"I know Carl Rohde now for almost a decade. Especially the last half of it my team of teachers and students have participated in the Cool Food & Agriculture Hunt. (Actually, we have set it up with Rohde.) Cool Hunt is a refreshing combination of sparkling teaching and solid research. All involved teachers appreciate both Rohde’s enthusiasm and the depth of his validated food trends. We are looking for ways to extend the project in the near future."
"Science of the Time has an academic approach to Future Forecasting and Innovation their methodology beats anything I have seen in the market."