Hyperpersonalised Retail

Date posted: November 25, 2013

meHere's an article I wrote for Stockland Retail November Newsletter: In the analogue 20th century we ventured out into the world to discover, to buy and to engage. In the digital 21st century the world comes to us through a myriad of always-on mobile devices that constantly scour, interpret and filter what’s around us, searching for relevance and opportunity and bringing it back to us in the palm of our hand. Retail has borne the brunt of this seismic shift and where once physical and tangible were paramount, connected and digital are now equal partners. Forrester p

Everything old is futuristic again

Date posted: October 2, 2013

recordsVinyl record sales are up 70% this year and this prompted Belinda King of Radio ABC Tasmania and I to take a nostalgic look at the future to explore what other past trends are making a comeback. Nostalgia and authenticity are two of my 13 trends for 2013 and they usually are a response to tougher economic times as we harken back to the romantic periods in our life and try and herald their return by surrounding our

This Week in the Future

Date posted: June 17, 2013

FF_Parable-Oxford_English_DictionaryIt normally takes at least 10 years of consecutive use for a word to appear in the Oxford English Dictionary, but like everything else nowadays things happens fast. Last week the word "Tweet" was accepted as both a verb and noun, this may sound insignificant, but it goes along way to proving the case that when innovation strikes it can in an instant change culture, society, business and language irrevocably. Others words included Big Data, Crowdsourcing, e-reader, mouseover, stream as web, geekery, flash mob and BFF. This was one of the topics I chatted abou

The third industrial revolution has begun

Date posted: May 6, 2013

third-industrial-revolutionWhen we sit on the cusp of a new method of production, one that moves us beyond the production line and returns us to a bygone era of artisans, bespoke, custom-made innovation and production, then it becomes necessary to re-frame the way we think about the way we create, own, distribute and have. In this weeks' on-air chat with David Dowsett of ABC radio we turned our attention to the recent announcement by Read More...

Co-creation, collaboration and peer to peer – March BreadCrumb Innovation Webinar

Date posted: March 18, 2013

collaborationIn the 60's we got together held hands, physically touched each other, shared and sung kumbuya. Now we digitally gather, virtually hold hands, poke each other and audition online for youtube stardom. In this month's Futurevation webinar we went exploring down the road of collaboration, peer-to-peer and co creation to find out we're not alone, that there are others out there and that collectively we are more purposeful than we may be on our own. We stopped along the way to peer into the digital store-front of a myriad of websites and apps that are begi

Foresight lane….

Date posted: January 3, 2013

2013At this time of year we're all wondering what might be ahead for us and how the year might shape up. Jason Jordan of Perth's 6PR and I took a stroll down foresight lane to see what major trends might be ahead and how we can begin to make sense of them. Have a listen now: [audio src="/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/6pr-jason-jordan-2013-trends-3-jan-13.mp3"]

Happy New Year

Date posted: January 1, 2013

new yearLive on Perth 6PR breakfast radio bright and early on the first day of 2013 to chat about what's ahead for us this year, including popular foods, drinks, names, fashion and key trends all with a splash of early morning post New Year's eve merriment. Have a listen now: [audio src="/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/breakfast-trends-2013-1-jan-13.mp3"]

What may 2013 bring us?

Date posted: December 27, 2012

2013_TrendsIn this morning's extended interview on ABC Radio Australia's Breakfast Show we take a look at my 2013 trends foresight's to debate what they may mean for us, our lives, our society, religion, medicine, economies, culture, technology and business. Take a listen now (23 minutes) and let me know what you think and click here for a complete list of my 2013 trend foresight's: [audio src="/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/2013-trends.mp3"]

Santa OnLine

Date posted: December 21, 2012

xmasLove this time of year, when we get to use technology and the digital world for pure fun as we track Santa, across the sky, take a look at what's going on at north pole, learn the words and tunes to our favourite Christmas carols, send each other elf video cards and generally go crazy. In this weeks Christmas segment Nicole Dyer of ABC Local Brisbane and I chatted our way through all things Christmas and even took a quick sneak peek under the Christmas tree, to see what trends Santa is bringing us in 2013. [audio src="/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/nicole-dyer-seg-

Good Morning 2013

Date posted: December 18, 2012

007 I had a hoot this morning on Channel 7's The Morning Show with Larry and Kylie chatting about my top food, fashion, drinks and social trends for 2013. Click on the link below to watch and be sure to let me know what trends you think will be big in 2013: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlRoei8CrLw]