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The evilfication of Facebook: boiling frogs, faustian bargains, and the pleasure trap: 10 arguments for quitting Facebook (UPDATED)

This post will be updated regularly as I’m deciding on what to do about my Facebook  presence.  Thanks for all your votes btw – you can see the results up to this point here or below. For now, I have decided to dial back 95% as far as my Facebook usage ...

Media release: meet Futurist Gerd Leonhard in Malta 1/15/2016: Economist Gala Dinner Keynote

What is the Future of Humanity in a World of Exponential Technological Change? The internationally renowned Futurist, Author and Speaker Gerd Leonhard has been confirmed as keynote speaker at The Economist’s “The World in 2016” Gala Dinner on January 15 at the Hilton Malta. Gerd Leonhard will talk about shaping the future of ...

I’m #88 on the Wired (UK) top 100 influencers list!

For the September issue of WIRED surveyed their network to identify the 100 most influential people in Europe, and for some reason they decided to list me here as well:) Thanks to Wired for the honour and kind consideration! At #88 I feel very well placed – after all it’s a ...

Download Futurist Gerd Leonhard's books for free (PDF), via GerdCloud: Future of Content, Friction is Fiction and more

Greetings, as you may know, I have shared most of my books via my “GerdCloud” public dropbox folder for quite some time now.  Just in case you’ve missed this, here they are, individually. Happy reading!  Folder with PDFs of all books via GerdCloud The Future of Content (2011): Dropbox or direct download Friction is Fiction  (2010): Dropbox ...

Meet me at the CEOClubs Greece event in Athens April 28, 2015: the next 7 years in business

I am delighted to do another event with the CEO Clubs organization, following my engagement in Bucharest last year.  This one will be held in Athens on April 28, 2015, at the Pentelikon Hotel. Please join me if you’re close-by, and spread the word to your Greek friends! PDF with details ...

Meet me in Munich Feb 24 / Treffen wir uns in München am 24.2. SZ Wissensforum

Beruf und Karriere 7 Februar 2015 Nutzen der Vernetzung. „Digitale Transformation: mit- oder untergehen“ ist der Titel einer Abendveranstaltung am 24. Februar im Verlagsgebäude der Süddeutschen Zeitung. Der ehemalige Start-up-Gründer und Zukunftsberater Gerd Leonhard spricht darüber, welche Chancen eine komplett vernetzte Gesellschaft für Unternehmen eröffnet und welche Herausforderungen sie mit sich bringt. Er zeigt ...

Meet me at SDL – Societe de Lecture Geneve on February 5 at 12 noon. Talk on Public, private : what should we expect from the future ?

jeudi 05 février 2015  12h00 / buffet Attention, conférence en anglais « Public, private : what should we expect from the future ? » Réservation indispensable à la Société de Lecture pour le cycle complet, soit 9 conférences (sandwich et boisson compris) Membres : CHF 225, réservation dès le 15 décembre 2014 Non-membres : CHF ...

A new year – and a new way to do keynotes and presentations. I need your help!

I have decided to make some deep changes in how I give talks, presentations and keynotes- after almost 1600 gigs I kinda feel ready for a change:) I have often felt that the traditional powerpoint/keynote slides + clicker combination lacks spontaneity and often limits the free flow of the mind, or obscures the ultimate goal ...

My latest press release on Digital Ethics (in German)

Just went live on my German site.  English version via Google Translate All German-language press releases MEDIENMITTEILUNG Futurist Gerd Leonhards Top-Thema 2015 Die Notwendigkeit einer digitalen Ethik Basel, 13. Januar 2015 – Google verfolgt jeden unserer Schritte, Clicks und Mails. Ist das beängstigend oder nützlich? „Es ist beides. Da Technologie keine Ethik kennt und wir ...

Meet me at Learning Technologies 2015 Conference in London January 28 2015: workshop on Future of Learning

Details of the 2015 event, and my 2014 keynote at the same event last year For my workshop and seminar on Future Learning Learning, technology and the future 11:10 – 12:20 28 Jan 2015 Track 1 Every year at Learning Technologies we aim to take a big-picture view of where learning technologies are taking us. This year, ...

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