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Jeff Jarvis: consumption now is creation, too

Jeff Jarvis said in 2005 (!): "In fact, the act of consumption is now an act of creation. There are so many examples. When I search on Google, I am finding stuff for me but when I click, I am adding to the wisdom of the crowd that makes Google ...

My contribution to Mashable’s 9 Bold Predictions for the Digital World of 2020

I recently  was invited to chime in on this snappy collection of 2020-predictions done by Amy-Mae Elliott at Mashable, along with some of my peers and esteemed futurist colleagues such as Ian Pearson, Jim Carroll and Dave Evans.  Take a look.  Here is my piece: Connecting the Cloud With the Crowd"By ...

Gizmodo’s take on Google – serious stuff, food for thought and debate

Some very powerful comments on where Google is headed, below. I'm pretty sure I don't agree with quite a few points made in this piece but it's certainly some very good food for thought so … Take a look! The Case Against Google (via Gizmodo) Some of the best snippets (and my ...

From Ego to Eco: the Future of Energy and Business. My presentation at EcoSummit 2012 in Berlin

The EcoSummit 2012 in Berlin  was my first speaking gig with an entirely new slide design and branding, created by AlpernCreative in Switzerland. Please let me know how you like it (and yes, the content, too:). Hopefully we will have a video soon, as well. See some related resources, here. ...

Must watch video: Rob Reid at TED: The $8 billion iPod (hilarious Copyright Math)

BRILLIANT video by comic author Rob Reid, showing how ridiculous the calculation of economic losses due to content 'piracy' is. Absolutely amazing how he strings the facts and hypotheses together – must watch for anyone in the content industry. Read more here: Comic author and Rhapsody C-Founder Rob Reid unveils Copyright ...

Video interview, review of my talk at Digital London: from Ego to Eco (Futurist Gerd Leonhard)

Here's a brand-new video from DigitalLondon 2012; good interview with many key topics covered such as sustainability, making money in a networked society, control versus trust, access versus ownership, future of content,  climate change and global warming, how to become a networked company, why interdependence is the future, and much ...

Futurist Lab: Your Best Content Strategy is Thought Leadership

Trends Lab Weekly: Your Best Content Strategy is Thought Leadership via futuristlab.tumblr.com Good read!  (image below via Slideshare) Related articles Your Best Content Strategy is Thought Leadership (stoweboyd.com) Article: FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions by Futurist Thomas Frey " Blog Archive " When Wikipedia No Longer Matters (mediafuturist.com) Why Companies Need Futurists, ...

Data is the new Oil: Why YOU Are The Product (debate)

Interesting angle presented by Jaron Lanier below … Need to retrieve his book "You are not a Gadget" from my Kindle archive again. I don't really buy the point of data-mining and its use in social commerce being questionable, btw – it all comes down to the 'people formerly known ...

Brand Managers: read this: Likeonomics – How To Make Your Brand More Believable | Fast Company

This is a powerful new meme by Rohit Bhargava – be sure to read his book when it comes out. Likeonomics: How To Make Your Brand More Believable | Fast Company Likeonomics describes personal relationships, individual opinions, powerful storytelling, and social capital that help brands and their products or services become ...

Audio podcast of Radio New Zealand interview with Futurist Gerd Leonhard: the opportunities and friction of ultra-fast broadband (and the future of paid content)

This short interview on my last trip to Auckland was fun – check it out. The interviewer is Kathryn Ryan (and she really knows her stuff!). Thanks for having me, Kathryn. Ntn-Gerd Leonhard Interview Radio New Zealand From Nine To Noon on Tuesday 21 ...

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