Category: Happiness

New video: Futurist Gerd Leonhard in conversation with AT&T’s John Donovan (AT&T Shape LA)

John Donovan (AT&T’s Chief Strategy Officer and Group President) and me had a pretty cool chat about technology, connectivity, media, creativity and humanity – check it out below. I love John’s statement ‘…I guess it is fair to say that you are an optimist”. Indeed.  More details about the event here ...

Five new human rights for the Digital Age (excerpt from Gerd Leonhard’s book Technology vs Humanity)

This is a slightly modified and hyper-linked excerpt from my new book ‘Technology vs Humanity’. Find out more about  ‘Technology vs Humanity’, check out the reviews, read the cheat sheet, or buy the book on Amazon. (Page 140 in my book) Here are some core human rights that I humbly suggest might form part of what I ...

Is it time to become exponentially human?

By Gerd Leonhard, Future-Thinker and Humanist, Zürich, Switzerland, November 7, 2016 IS IT Time to become exponentially human? Machines can increasingly mimic the human brain and may indeed soon outpace it in certain respects such as calculations per second or storage capacity.  Yet I believe that for the foreseeable future no mechanical apparatus, ...

Astonishing stats on which G20 country feels more optimistic about their future (via Twitter)

Found this on Twitter via Paul Kirby: the most saturated countries feel worst about the future?  Is that because people in China, India and Indonesia are still further away from attaining all that stuff that we, in so-called developed countries, already have?  Are they just more hungry than us, are ...

My new book “Technology vs Humanity” is now available for pre-reading and pre-ordering!

This is a big day – after 18 months of intense writing and crafting, my new book is finally ready to be published on September 8, 2016. I have teamed up with fellow futurist Rohit Talwar’s new publishing company Fast Future Publishing and today I am delighted to announce the availability ...

Watch Alain de Botton’s great talk on the philosophy of business and technology: the pursuit of wisdom

I really like Alain de Botton‘s work as it relates very much to my own desire to inject some #practicalwisdom (phronesis) into the conversation where- and whenever I speak to people and clients (yes, just like Alain, I have recently gone back to some ancient Greek philosophers for inspiration). I particularly love Alain’s comments ...

The Choice Ahead Regarding Digital Technology (crucial piece by John Hagel) #manmachine – and 4 short videos from me

I’m a huge John Hagel fan. He nails it again in this new Druckerforum piece that you absolutely must read, today, on the topic of technology versus humanity.  Here are the best snippets (emphasis by me): “Here’s another paradox: the rise and spread of industrial society was at one level a product ...

The 10 Countries With The Highest “National Well-Being” (See The U.S. Anywhere?) via FastCoExist

I just ran across this great post on FastCoExist, by Ariel Schwartz. The U.S. may be at the top of the world’s GDP rankings, but it’s ranked at 16th, behind Ireland, Austria, Switzerland, and a slew of other countries in this year’s Social Progress Index. In 2013, the Social Progress Index (SPI) ...

New Video: Meeting of the Minds #4: The Future of Entrepreneurship, Futurists Ross Dawson and Gerd Leonhard

Here is another video conversation with fellow futurist Ross Dawson, on the topic of entrepreneurship, innovation, change, start-up culture and much more.  Check out the other Meeting of the Minds (MOTM) videos here.  A special thanks to our fabulous editor Jonathan Marks.  

The 10 Happiest Countries In The World, And Why the U.S. is Not One Of Them | via Co.Exist

The 10 Happiest Countries In The World, And Why We’re Not One Of Them | Co.Exist | ideas + impact. Very interesting report, indeed. Switzerland (where I live) is #3 :)) Update: another report, by SmartPlanet, on the top 10 most competitive economies – here, Switzerland is Nr 1! And a very important ...

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