Date posted: June 29, 2016
What will turning 50 mean for work, play, health, housing, and saving enough to live on? In just a few years from now, let alone ten or 20 years from now! Our regular Futurist Morris Miselowski came in to give us an insight in to what we should expect.
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Date posted: May 23, 2016
The question I get asked nearly every day is "What career advice would you give your kids?" and answering it's easy, because mine have just finished high school and this is the condensed version of what I told them:
- you only need to find your direction, not your lifelong path
- you're going to have 14 jobs and 6 careers, not all of them connected to whatever you study or do straight out of school, so don't worry if you get it wrong
- you're going to have create work for yourself and self manage your career
- on top of great institutional and life long learning, the traits that
Date posted: March 10, 2016
What does the workplace future hold for today’s preschoolers?Our kids will have 14 jobs in six careers, and 60 percent of the tasks they’ll do in 2020 have not been invented yet, according to Melbourne-based futurist Morris Miselowski (businessfuturist.com). Where will those jobs be, and what will they be like? GAME IT! When Morris told parents years ago their children would be gaming for a job, they were horrified. Gamification is going to be where a lot of the jobs are, with $80,000 starting salaries. Virtual realities can be used to trial new habits, teach p
Date posted: February 6, 2016
written by Emma Reynolds news.com.au
THEY’RE derided as lazy and selfish, but it turns out we may be better off when millennials run the world.
While Gen Y has been called materialistic, entitled and uncaring, increasingly experts claim the exact opposite is the case.
As “Generation Me” grows up and takes control of our governments and biggest organisations, they are adapting to be ideal leaders, The Economist reported recently.
Date posted: December 5, 2015
Aldi is Australia's largest ski wear retailer. Australia's grocery market is worth $102 billion. Australian now grocery shop twice a week buying fewer and fresher items against the large single shop of only a decade ago, are all fascinating snapshots of Australia's supermarket scene today and predictors of where next for this sector and a great place to start a chat with ABC radio's Overnights host Michael Pavlich.
Coles and Woolthworths are still the big two, but the lesson here is that size and history no longer necessarily determine futu
Date posted: May 28, 2015
written by Chris Griffith Senior Tech Journalist - The Australian - Thursday 28th May 2015
In the 1973 slapstick comedy Sleeper, Miles Monroe (played by Woody Allen) escapes a villainous 22nd-century dictatorship by disguising himself as a robot
Date posted: May 25, 2015
There is an urban myth going around, that as we get closer to 2030, robots will be running the world and human workers will be the exception, not the rule. REALLY??!!
There has never been a generation that didn't believe the next generation was undoing all the wonderful advancements of the previous. Where we didn't lament and fear for the future and look with disdain and disbelief at what the next generation sees as important and ordinary.
The reality is that we are entering a new dawn of work, heralded by a digital revolution, the likes of which we have never
Date posted: May 14, 2015
With employment tipped to remain around the 6% level in Australia for the next few years and regional areas like Far North Queensland always hit harder, what does the future of employment look like over the next decade and beyond for regional Australia?
This is the question that sparked one of my regular catch ups with Phil Staley of ABC Far North Queensland .
The reality is that regardless of where you are on the p
Date posted: May 13, 2015
People vs technology is the battle of tomorrow with predictions of 500,00 jobs being transferred from humans to machines within the next decade in Australia.
We have already borne witness to routine jobs like bank tellers, cashiers, assembly workers and others losing their jobs in favour of machines. Behind this though is not a rising militant union of robots demanding equal pay and opportunities, but rather a society that is unwilling to pay for, or see value in, human provided goods and services.
This quiet resignation and acceptance of technology's increasin
Date posted: January 15, 2015
I recently caught up with Heather Dawson of Business Essentials to chat about a range of business topics, trends and issues. We crammed a lot into our interview and some of the questions included:
- Why businesses should think about the future when they’re already so busy keeping up with immediate day-to-day things
- What business operators need to know about the changing approach to employment
- The rise of the BetaPreneur
- The decline of th