Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with over 500,000 inspiring examples.
Trend Reports
Discover why 900 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join over 250,000 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Consumer Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 900 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join over 250,000 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Dashboard
Get special access to premium content, topic tracking and customizable tools through our AI-powered Dashboard.
AI + Human Methodology
Learn how Trend Hunter harnesses the power of artificial intelligence.
Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
eLearning (NEW)
Prepare for the year's ahead with 100+ lessons, tactics, tools and frameworks with our full learning database.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Trend Reports
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event or virtual event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Speakers & Virtual Presenters
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
Innovation Events
Join the world's top innovators at our FREE Virtual events.
Free Webinars
During COVID-19, learn to innovate through chaos, navigate the new normal and maintain work culture from home.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Search our database of 500,000 cutting edge ideas.

Sacrificing for Change

In His Talk on Paris Hilton, Adam Kramer Explains His Motivation to Regroup

— February 14, 2017 — Keynote Trends
In his talk on Paris Hilton, Adam Kramer explains the unlikely influence that the hotel heiress, business woman and TV personality has had over his life. He starts out by explaining the career goals he set for himself as a child, and how these changed as he matured. At one point, he realized that he really wanted to be a news anchor, so he went to college for journalism and during his time there, took on two unpaid internships at the same time -- which caused him to go into debt because he could no longer support himself.

At the end of one of his internships, he was offered his dream job at a network television station. Despite how well his career was going, he says that he was never given a sense of completeness. This really hit him when he was about to report on a local murder, but was interrupted when his producers told him that they needed him to go to LA to cover Paris Hilton's release from jail for a DUI charge. At this point he truly realized that even though he was doing the job he always dreamed of having, he wasn't making the difference in the world that he wanted.

At this point, he gave up his career as a reporter and moved back home to regroup. He channeled his experience and became a documentary creator, which eventually led him to his position as the Executive Vice President of Strategy for Switch, a company that's described as a "data center ecosystem," and prides itself on facilitating transformative change. With his talk on Paris Hilton, Adam Kramer explains the importance of holding onto one's core values, no matter what luxuries are offered by success.
2.1
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness