Category: Economics, Industry, and Business

Leadership Summit for the Future at ITU TeleWorld Doha December 7, 2014 (curated by Gerd Leonhard): complete program announced today

The ‘Leadership Summit for the Future’ event at this year’s ITU is going to be fantastic, and it is a great pleasure to serve as curator and moderator.  Please note that this an internal ITU / invitation-only event; please contact the ITU staff directly if you are interested in more information. Download ...

Via Fernando del Rio: 10 Términos Y Expresiones Futuristas – Los Neologismos Favoritos Del Futurista Gerd Leonhard (Spanish Translation of my 10 fav memes)

Thanks to my company’s i.e. TheFuturesAgency’s (TFA) new Director of Research, Fernando del Rio we now have a nice Spanish translation of my recent – and despite its length quite popular – piece with my 10 futurist terms and memes.  Fernando del Río also mans TFA’s new spanish language Twitter feed.  Read this piece on ...

Spot-on: Switzerland – From Banking Paradise To Data Safe Zone (via NPR)

Be sure read this, Swiss friends:  Switzerland: From Banking Paradise To Data Safe Zone : NPR. Stash gold in a Swiss bank? It’s old hat. Try something really valuable: data…Data storage is booming in Switzerland. Attracted by the country’s political neutrality and ironclad privacy laws, a growing number of people and ...

A new must-read book and important meme: Exponential Organizations (Salim Ismail, Yuri van Geest, Mike Malone)

I have been browsing the first 2 chapters of this new book (ETA late September 2014), kindly provided by my friend and Futures Agency colleague Yuri van Geest, and it’s very powerful stuff. On my end, I have already started riffing off the ‘exponential organisations’ – meme in my keynotes ...

This Changes Everything: the upcoming book by Naomi Klein (teaser video)

This Changes Everything is Naomi’s new book.  The really cool video trailer is below. I’ve been reading Naomi’s books for some time now, and have become a bit of a fan, I guess. Pre-order the book here.

▶Good video by Andrew McAfee: What will future jobs look like? – YouTube

▶ Andrew McAfee: What will future jobs look like? – YouTube.  Great talk by Andrew McAfee

Knowledge Doubling Every 12 Months, Soon to be Every 12 Hours (some pretty amazing stats via IndustryTap)

Some pretty amazing stats here (even though this is from 2013:) Buckminster Fuller created the “Knowledge Doubling Curve”; he noticed that until 1900 human knowledge doubled approximately every century. By the end of World War II knowledge was doubling every 25 years. Today things are not as simple as different types ...

▶ Jeremy Rifkin on Singularity 1 on 1 (video)

▶ Jeremy Rifkin on Singularity 1 on 1 – YouTube. I am a great fan of Jeremy Rifkin and his ‘collaborative commons’ and ‘zero marginal cost’ approach. Watch this video, and check out his books.

The 2nd episode of The Future Show is now available: the future of knowledge and learning

Today I am delighted to present episode #2 of The Future Show with Gerd Leonhard. The first episode on ‘privacy failure’ already gathered over 70.000 clicks! If you like this one, please do share it as widely as possible. Thanks! A big thank you once again to my producer Shaheera Asante De Waele In ...

IICO 2014 presentation on digital transformation: the slides, videos (in German language)

Here are the slides from today’s IICO 2014 event in Berlin, in German language / Auf Deutsch. Mehr hier. IICO 2014 Digitale Transformation Gerd Leonhard (18.5 MB PDF) Dropbox (same file)  OwnCloud (same file) Update: August 30 2014: short video clip with an excerpt on Robotics (in GERMAN language)  


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