Tag: good reads

Gerd Leonhard’s Megashifts: digitization, mobilisation, screenification, disintermediation, decentralisation, automation, intelligization, virtualization, anticipation, robotisation

It seems like all those ‘…ation’-words are naturally converging right now;  in almost every keynote I am touching on these trends that may, on one hand, mean very good things for all of us, but may also result in a future that is increasingly less ‘human’. I have taken to calling ...

My latest guest post on the ITU WORLD BLOG: The concept of work as we know it is toast

My latest guest post for the ITU is now online:  ITU WORLD BLOG | The concept of work as we know it is toast. I am, btw, posting on the ITU blog because of my involvement with the ITU’s Telecom World Leadership Summit for the Future, which I am curating ...

The Pointlessness of Unplugging : The New Yorker (good read related to my Digital Obesity meme)

Interesting point below; yet I think of unplugging more like scheduling a diet – just having a few days where you eat less, and get hungry again… The Pointlessness of Unplugging : The New Yorker That is why, I think, the Day of Unplugging is such a strange thing. Those who unplug ...

Nielsen releases study that proves causal relationship between Twitter and TV ratings – Lost Remote

Nielsen has just released a major study for the social TV world. The study “proves there is a causal relationship between Twitter conversation and TV ratings — the volume of Tweets influences the number of TV viewers,” as described by Twitter’s communications team referencing Nielsen’s big announcement. Source:http://lostremote.com/breaking-nielsen-releases-study-that-proves-casual-relationship-between-twitter-and-tv-ratings_b38426

The Strongest Careers Are Non-Linear | via LinkedIn

Agents represent workers who pick and choose projects that match them rather than signing on for indefinite amounts of time. The Harvard Business Review calls this supertemping. Business Week calls it going Hollywood. But here’s the big takeaway. A fundamental shift is taking place, where the path to getting a ...

China’s internet: A giant cage (via The Economist), dissidents in China say “freedom is knowing how big your cage is”

Fascinating piece on the Internet in China. “The fastest growth in internet use is in China’s poorer, more rural provinces, partly because of a surge in users connecting via mobile devices, which now outnumber those connecting from computers. The internet is no longer confined to an urban, educated and relatively well-off ...

The Store Is Media And Media Is The Store (brilliant piece by Retailprophet Doug Stephens)

In a post-Internet, post-mobile world of one click access, the distribution of products has all but ceased to be the issue. When one of something can be efficiently shipped to anyone, anywhere, the question of where the sale takes place is rapidly becoming moot. In other words, in the ...

The Store Is Media And Media Is The Store (brilliant piece by Retailprophet Doug Stevens)

In a post-Internet, post-mobile world of one click access, the distribution of products has all but ceased to be the issue. When one of something can be efficiently shipped to anyone, anywhere, the question of where the sale takes place is rapidly becoming moot. In other words, in the ...

The Store Is Media And Media Is The Store (brilliant piece by Retailprophet Doug Stevens)

In a post-Internet, post-mobile world of one click access, the distribution of products has all but ceased to be the issue. When one of something can be efficiently shipped to anyone, anywhere, the question of where the sale takes place is rapidly becoming moot. In other words, in the ...

The future according to Mr Google (great piece by The Guardian)

“There’s a lot of discussion in the world about the two billion that are connected,” he says. “We spend all day talking about the issues of e-commerce and start-ups and globalisation and so forth, and we forget that the majority of people are not online and that they will come ...

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