{Podcast} Innovation Safari June

Date posted: July 2, 2018

A month is a long time in tech and innovation land, which is why on the last Friday of each month, we stop and get together online for a 1/2 hour, to replay the highlights and ponder what it means for the road ahead. Some of the stories I covered in this months webinar included: // artificially intelligent everything including movies, assistants and calendars // Apple's "Future " announcement // future housing // Warren Buffett's next big investment / Robot Chefs // Alphabet and Google's internet first housing development dreams // Chrysler and Mercedes Benz see a new future for themselves // How "rich will you need to be in the future? // What skills will future Managers need? // Flying Cars // Scooters // Why Amazon doesn't believe AI exists // Smellaphones // Here's what we chatted about: [embed]https://ww
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Future of Mortgage Broking / Australian Broker

Date posted: April 23, 2018

The gift that keeps on giving. I recently did an Australian wide, 5 city keynote tour (plus 1 virtual keynote), exploring the Future of Mortgage Brokers (yeah, very timely) and had compiled my foresight's and list of recommendations long before the recent commission and media started their comments and am happy to say that my advice still stands: "be human, stop giving customer service and instead provide extraordinary customer experiences". Anyway, it must have hit a chord, because parts of my keynote ended up being quoted in this recent article in Australia Broker... A leading aggregator has highlighted the importance of quality customer data to support br
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Why you’ll own nothing by 2030, not even your pets / Money Magazine

Date posted: January 25, 2018

Imagine a world where you didn’t own “stuff”, but instead chose to rent or share everything with your community. That includes your car, kitchen utensils, caravan, space and even your pets. Welcome to the future, with experts predicting that by 2030 we will become an “asset light” society. “We have now become an experiential society,” says Morris Miselowski, an Australian business futurist. “Whilst post-war baby boomers saw value in the assets they owned, Millennials are putting more value on new experiences to boost happiness over owning assets. “This is due to the rising cost of living and also, along with the rest of society, we
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Sharing economy: Why we will barely own anything in the future / news.com.au, ABC Far North

Date posted: September 25, 2017

reprinted from Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, Courier Mail, NT Times, New Zealand Herald,  Adelaide Now, Balonne Beacon, Queensland Times, a list of Australia's beet sharing sites are at the bottom of this story. IN 2030, if we need a ball gown, a grandparent to babysit our kids or a screwdriver to repair damage at home, we’ll simply go online, pay a small fee and borrow one. Most of us won’t own cars, holiday homes or work at the same office everyday. Our houses won’t be filled with stuff we rarely use. Many of our daily functions will be outsourced for a small fee, with all these interactions controlled through our smar
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In the future who will you trust? / ABC Far North

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Trust is a basic human emotion that helps us discern, make sense of and prioritise our world and those around us. Since our existence we have taken our trust cues from our tribe, our elders, our families and our friends, all others outside of this default circle have had to earn, gain and maintain trust knowing it was fragile and once broken was difficult, if not impossible, to earn back. Trust was hard enough when we could look each other in the eye, but now that we've on-boarded our lives into a digital world, where our cyber reach goes beyond our physical network and where we are constantly called on to meet virtual strangers and assess their reputation, opportunities a
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Happy 50th Birthday ATM, but aren’t you dead yet? / ABC Drive Adelaide & ABC Far North

Date posted: June 27, 2017

Next time you withdraw money from a hole in the wall, consider singing a rendition of happy birthday. For on June 27, the Automated Teller Machine (or ATM) celebrates its half century. Fifty years ago, the first cash machine was put to work at the Enfield branch of Barclays Bank in London. Two days later, a Swedish device known as the Bankomat was in operation in Uppsala. And a couple of weeks after that, another one built by Chubb and Smith Industries was inaugurated in London by Read More...

#CES2016 – the 6 trends that will dominate the year ahead ( #2016trends ) / Austereo, ABC Local, ABC Far North

Date posted: January 15, 2016

_DSC0661 CES (Consumer Electronic Show) 2016, Nerdvana, has ended for another year and Las Vegas has said goodbye to 170,000 visitors and 3,631 exhibitors all itching to get a glimpse of the year ahead in tech gadgets and retail offerings and also looking for the dots to connect to figure out what's lies further ahead. There were a number of clear categories this year and in this weeks regular ABC and Austereo radio segments I explored some of these and also what may be next and after next. The overriding theme for me this year was that we have crossed over the threshold away from having and owning to using and doing. Read More...

The beer economy / ABC NSW Local

Date posted: January 14, 2016

tooheys_new_sunscreen What's an old Mercedes-Benz worth? 50 cases of wild turkey bourbon (or about $16,500 @ 6 bottles per carton x $55 each), if you're selling it on one of the many beer economy Facebook secret groups that are springing up. A Facebook secret group is an invite only collection of people usually around a common interest like religion, politics, causes, education, schools, hobbies, interests, local community etc and in this growing digital trend numerous  secret groups have sprung up in every state of Australia blending secret groups with the collaboration economy philosophy to pay for services and products with alcohol. The ATO of
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The future often takes a while to catch up with the present / ForAccountants.com.au

Date posted: September 11, 2015

indexI know this is a tad self-indulgent, but I do love it when something I've suggested a few years ago finally finds its time and place...

"A few weeks ago, Smithink conducted an interesting workshop in Melbourne on “Outsourcing”. Kane Munro of Deloitte delivered the key-note address “A real world experience of utilising outsourcing”. In his presentation, Munro referred to an article in the Charter Magazine in 2012 by Morris Miselowski, a futurist: “By 2020, relationships between organisations, people and service providers will be far more intimate. Accountants will be part of an individual
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Experience the Future for yourself, spend 8 days touring Silicon Valley Israel – Innovation Safari

Date posted: May 29, 2015

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The most often asked question I get is "where do you get your information from" and I always stumble over an answer, not because I don't want to share, but because everyone's looking for a fountain of future wisdom and it just doesn't exist, but one of my most trodden paths to future discoveries is not through reading about it, but rather by experiencing and living it firsthand and that's why I travel extensively visiting often with bleeding edge thinkers, doers and investors. So, after much beh
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