Category: Economics, Industry, and Business

What is Digital Transformation? A short conversation with fellow futurists Rohit Talwar and Simon Torrance (TFA presents #2)

My company  has created a global network of 30+ futurists that do speaking engagements, conferences, future seminars and advisory sessions together, and individually. We have a lot of interesting conversations when- and wherever we meet up, so we decided to record some of them and make them available to the public. This ...

Here are the slides from my presentation at the CEO Clubs event in Bucharest: digital transformation and the future of business

Future Business Commerce CEO Club Bucharest Public-web  10 MB PDF Dropbox version low res (same file, 10MB PDF) Dropbox version high res (same content, 32 MB PDF) More details about CEO Clubs Romania here The event brochure (very cool design): 6th CEO Clubs Forum – 13.11.2014 My topic was: DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES We are living in a ...

Leadership Summit for the Future at ITU TeleWorld Doha December 7, 2014 (curated by Gerd Leonhard): complete program announced today

The ‘Leadership Summit for the Future’ event at this year’s ITU is going to be fantastic, and it is a great pleasure to serve as curator and moderator.  Please note that this an internal ITU / invitation-only event; please contact the ITU staff directly if you are interested in more information. Download ...

Via Fernando del Rio: 10 Términos Y Expresiones Futuristas – Los Neologismos Favoritos Del Futurista Gerd Leonhard (Spanish Translation of my 10 fav memes)

Thanks to my company’s i.e. TheFuturesAgency’s (TFA) new Director of Research, Fernando del Rio we now have a nice Spanish translation of my recent – and despite its length quite popular – piece with my 10 futurist terms and memes.  Fernando del Río also mans TFA’s new spanish language Twitter feed.  Read this piece on ...

Spot-on: Switzerland – From Banking Paradise To Data Safe Zone (via NPR)

Be sure read this, Swiss friends:  Switzerland: From Banking Paradise To Data Safe Zone : NPR. Stash gold in a Swiss bank? It’s old hat. Try something really valuable: data…Data storage is booming in Switzerland. Attracted by the country’s political neutrality and ironclad privacy laws, a growing number of people and ...

A new must-read book and important meme: Exponential Organizations (Salim Ismail, Yuri van Geest, Mike Malone)

I have been browsing the first 2 chapters of this new book (ETA late September 2014), kindly provided by my friend and Futures Agency colleague Yuri van Geest, and it’s very powerful stuff. On my end, I have already started riffing off the ‘exponential organisations’ – meme in my keynotes ...

This Changes Everything: the upcoming book by Naomi Klein (teaser video)

This Changes Everything is Naomi’s new book.  The really cool video trailer is below. I’ve been reading Naomi’s books for some time now, and have become a bit of a fan, I guess. Pre-order the book here.

▶Good video by Andrew McAfee: What will future jobs look like? – YouTube

▶ Andrew McAfee: What will future jobs look like? – YouTube.  Great talk by Andrew McAfee

Knowledge Doubling Every 12 Months, Soon to be Every 12 Hours (some pretty amazing stats via IndustryTap)

Some pretty amazing stats here (even though this is from 2013:) Buckminster Fuller created the “Knowledge Doubling Curve”; he noticed that until 1900 human knowledge doubled approximately every century. By the end of World War II knowledge was doubling every 25 years. Today things are not as simple as different types ...

▶ Jeremy Rifkin on Singularity 1 on 1 (video)

▶ Jeremy Rifkin on Singularity 1 on 1 – YouTube. I am a great fan of Jeremy Rifkin and his ‘collaborative commons’ and ‘zero marginal cost’ approach. Watch this video, and check out his books.


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