Whitney
Group

Dustin Whitney is a modern-day business executive with balance in his life. Most of his career has been spent growing and developing small entrepreneurial companies. Innovative thinking and good use of common sense has helped his business success. As a people person as well as a business person, Dustin has always been interested in what people do, and how they do it. Whitney Group is focused on building teams and fostering collaboration. We bring people and ideas together to facilitate progress and success.

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Unifying ideas

for the future

Insights emerge from the intersections of innovation, entrepreneurship, and societal development. We seek answers to what’s down the road, what may be around the corner, and how it will all come together. Current projects include the future of labor, automation, and the key cultural challenges associated with them.

What’s really going on here

The US has more job openings than unemployed U.S. Births Hit Lowest Number Since 1987 The Social Security trust fund will be depleted in 2034 One-third of the Japanese government's budget is allocated to developing “carebots” Record low unemployment – never seen levels amongst blacks and Hispanics China’s Ghost Towns Haunt Its Economy Cities filing bankruptcy due to high financial liabilities Social Security Needs Immigrants Japan is reversing stance on immigration and now wants 500,000 “guest” workers Pressures mount to reduce school expenses due to small classes and declining enrollment US is running out of caregivers Immigrants Vital to Avoid Demographic Void America needs over 50,000 truck drivers Elderly in U.S. Are Projected to Outnumber Children for First Time Germany needs 400,000 additional workers every year, yet is experiencing tremendous complications The AI Doctor Will See You Now

A World View

Helping people
succeed and innovate

Our team judges and mentors MassChallenge - a global non-profit startup accelerator and competition with a focus on high-impact, early-stage entrepreneurs. MassChallenge was created with the intent to promote innovation, and takes no equity from its startups. To date, MassChallenge has accelerated over 1,500 startups, which together have raised over $3 billion in funding, generated over $2 billion in revenue and created over 80,000 direct and indirect jobs across the world.

We have continued involvement with several of the startups that have come through MassChallenge even after the programs conclude. We act as strategic advisory board members for companies in sectors ranging from clean energy, consumer products, social improvement, and bio tech.

Understanding
Ideas
and people

We are active members of TED’s global community – a welcoming group of people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. “We are a community of curious souls who engage with ideas and each other.” TED believes passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world.

We have attended several global TED conferences and have worked to spread the word of TED through organizing local and regional engagements. Our team has been on the stage as organizers as well as speakers. We also act as mentors and overall supporters of TED’s fellows program.

Developing
leaders

We help individuals and organizations to the ascent to leadership. Through a character based, ethically driven program, we combine the best of modern behavioral analysis, the wisdom of great philosophers, and most importantly, ethical principles to form the leaders our times need.

Classical programming includes presentations, workshops, one-on-one mentoring, and retreats. Adventure expeditions allow for a deeper experience.