Category: Ego to Eco

Inspiring Video: Robert F. Kennedy challenges GDP / GNP as measurement of success

Robert F. Kennedy challenges Gross Domestic Product – YouTube. GDP measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile

Technology in service of people and planet: my presentation at WFSF conference in Bucharest, today

Here are my slides from today, here in Bucharest Download low-res PDF, 6MB

Luxembourg Wort Interview with me (in German), Meet me for my keynote at LUX conference May 22

If you speak German check out this nicely crafted interview with me, in today’s Luxembourg WORT newspaper (biggest local daily newspaper), by Pierre Leyers.  I will be speaking at the Luxembourg Business Conference next week Wednesday, May 22, on The Future of Business in a Networked Society. Meet me there ...

Things Aren’t What They Used to Be: Is Ownership Passé? (via Big Think)

Interesting post, below. This is something I have been talking about, in media, for the past 5 years or so: from ownership to access is a key societal, economic and cultural trend that will change the way we communicate, buy / sell, and do business. Ownership might be getting replaced with ...

Spotify arrives in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong – but having-the-cake-and-eat-it is still the record industry’s default mindset

It’s always a bit funny to see people refer to my 2005 book ‘The Future of Music’ (co-written with Dave Kusek) and then list examples like these, below. While it’s nice to get some credit, of course these services are not free, really; they are kind of a ‘freemium’ but ...

The triple bottom line – key theme for the future of business

Just found this on Pinterest and it’s a very good illustration of where we are going in the next couple of years

Global economic success stories: not based on austerity ? (WFS)

Good piece by the World Future Society and Rick Docksai, here. Really made me think about what we are doing here in Europe, focussing on austerity and budget cut-backs. What are your thoughts on this? “Many of these successful countries are, surprisingly perhaps, in the developing world. The report notes that ...

The Permanent Disruption of Social Media – and what it means for NGOs (MustRead :)

The Permanent Disruption of Social Media – and what it means for NGOs *MustRead 🙂. Great piece on how social media is changing NGOs and NPOs and the entire business of donations. MUST READ. Key point: re-defining contributions:)) When organizations emphasize financial donations as the primary means of support, they may be doing ...

Must-read: Global trends for 2013 (top 10 business)

The great global redistribution of economic and social power will continue over the next 12 months. Power will flow away from traditional institutions that have failed to deliver progress – especially governments and banks. It will flow towards communities and individuals, and also to businesses whose leaders understand and act ...

The Future of Creativity and Culture: Futurist Gerd Leonhard’s Keynote speech XMediaLab Basel 2012 – YouTube

The Future of Creativity and Culture: Futurist Gerd Leonhard’s Keynote speech XMediaLab Basel 2012 – YouTube. I hope you like this presentation – the sound is a bit funky but otherwise it’s one of my best talks, I think:). You can download the PDF with my slides here, btw.  

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