Category: Innovation

Great quote by Henry Ford: why expert-ship is overrated (thanks to Peter Diamandis)

I just found this morsel via Peter Diamonds newsletter …Henry Ford, when asked about his employees, said it best: None of our men are ‘experts.’ We have most unfortunately found it necessary to get rid of a man as soon as he thinks himself an expert because no one ever considers himself ...

The 10 Most Fascinating And Provocative If Not Alarming Technology Trends – Forbes (VUCA and Peter Drucker quote)

Peter Drucker offered advice for business leaders that is relevant to all of us. Uncertainty — in the economy, society, politics — has become so great as to render futile, if not counterproductive, the kind of planning most companies still practice: forecasting based on probabilities read more: The 10 Most Fascinating And Provocative ...

New video: my complete keynote speech on the future of the Internet, ICT and Technology at ITU World 2013 in Bangkok

This video just arrived today, and it includes the entire Q&A session as well.  You can download the slides and read more about this gig on this blog post. Thanks to the ITU for making this available, and to John Robins for post-production assistance. and some related images from the slideshow… ...

New video: the future of crowdsourcing. Meeting of the Minds #7, with Ross Dawson and Gerd Leonhard

This is the latest edition of Meeting of the Minds, my new web-TV series; another great conversation with my friend and colleague Ross Dawson, this one on the future of crowdsourcing, p2p funding, innovation and much more. Be sure to check out Ross’ great book on this topic “Getting Results from ...

Great video on Moonshot Thinking (YouTube)

Moonshot Thinking – YouTube.  This meme is becoming a central message in many of my current talks: make it 10x as good, not jus 10%. Moonshot-Thinking. Any comments?

My slides from CONARH 2013 in Sao Paulo: Future of Technology and Human Resources

Here are my slides from the CONARH event in Sao Paulo yesterday (10 MB PDF via Dropbox): “Tecnologia: Uma Visão de Futuro e Impactos em Nossas Vidas” (the slides are in English of course).  All my other stuff is at GerdCloud.com (just a fancy name for my dropbox folder) btw ...

“Cost-Cutting” cartoon by Tom Fishburne (Marketoonist)

"Cost-Cutting" cartoon | Tom Fishburne: Marketoonist.

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.  

Video of my talk at Repretel Costa Rica: the future of television, media, radio and broadcasting

Audio-only version is now available on my mobile app (the entire 2 hours); excerpt below. Enjoy:))) Gerd Leonhard Talk at Repretel Costa Rica  

New video: Rebooting Media: my presentation at the Belfast Media Festival 2012

This is a very nicely recorded video (thanks to the BBC NI and their fabulous studio in Belfast) and I cover a lot of ground as far as the future of media is concerned; one of my best talks on this topic, to date, imho:)  Enjoy and share! You can download ...

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