Date posted: November 10, 2014
Want to know what 2105 holds for your business and life? Well, I'm almost done crossing the "t's" and dotting the "i's", before I formally release my 7th annual trend horizon report, but I thought I'd take some of the trends out for a spin on a couple of my regular radio segments and have already had an incredible response and a tonne of requests for the white paper.
2015 theme will be a year of getting over it, moving it along and getting it done and the first year in many, that we refer less to the past years and the economic a
Date posted: March 19, 2014
Food, water and shelter are three of our base needs and the question of shelter and homes and what they may evolve into was the topic for my chat this week with David Dowsett of radio ABC Wide Bay.
Our houses and home of tomorrow will definitely provide shelter, they will definitely be things that we have and cherish, but their structure, composition and contents are all likely to evolve.
On the back of a detailed research piece I recently concluded on the Future of Homes and a
Date posted: March 3, 2014
3D printing seems to be making the headlines more often lately as we hear about 3D printing for medicine, manufacturing, housing, foods, cars and just about everything. even though the technology has been around since the 1980's it's only in the last few years that it has become commercially viable with technology, need and culture combining to press the "Go" button on all things 3D printed. In our regular look ahead David Dowsett of radio ABC Wide BayRead More...
Date posted: March 1, 2014
In a future world there may not be a retirement age, we may not all be working 9 -5 work, we may not have job descriptions and we will almost certainly not have culturally sanctioned employment certainty.
In this new landscape of employment we will work project and task, work at any age, work wherever is geographically or digitally best, come and go from employers and clients and work to a more fluid lifestyle, where work life balance and today's social norms are culturally historical and no longer viable.
This world brings one of possibility and adventure, it mimics a pre
Date posted: February 14, 2014
All things future was the brief for my chat with Sheridan Stewart of New England ABC local radio and that's pretty much where we took it, everywhere.
We chatted about the future of communication and journalists and dealt with the perennial question of would we need them moving forward. My answer, as always, is that we must get out of the habit of being adamant that the only way something can be done is how we are doing it now and instead look at what are the core and often innate needs and wants that this activity satisfies. Communication is a fundamental human need and trait and if anything we ar
Date posted: February 13, 2014
There's a lot of conversation going on around the future of careers and jobs, given recent manufacturing and mining redundancy announcements and it has everyone asking what careers and jobs are future proof and which are not.
Firstly many of today's and yesterdays professions will still be around including - teachers, doctors, health professionals, retailers and many others will still be around in 50 years, but how they do their jobs, where and when they do it and how important it may be, will evolve over time.
The foresight issue is that today's Grade 1 student will
Date posted: February 11, 2014
With all the understandable uncertainty around jobs and careers triggered by Holden and Toyota's recent shutdown announcements listeners to Geoff's ABC Perth Breakfast show were wondering what their kids should be studying and what Future careers might be available to them.
We started by looking at the realty that many of today's careers are going to stick around including healthcare which according to Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) will see j
Date posted: February 3, 2014
With school starting back around Australia, it's a perfect time to ask ourselves the perennial question of which careers and future are we preparing our kids for?
As a baby boomer, my world of education asked me at the end of my final year of high school to make one (1) career choice and to get a job a trade or a qualification in it. My employer would promote and reward me for my longevity and at the end of my 40 years retire me, hand me over to the government for a pension and to my family for my final golden years.
Today's kids have no promise of
Date posted: January 30, 2014
Queensland's Gold Coast makes everything looker brighter and that's even true of chatting about my 2014's major trends with Nicole Dyer at ABC Gold Coast radio.
In our regular catch up Nicole and I chatted about the year ahead, about the growing phenomena of crowdfunding and cr
Date posted: January 29, 2014
Wow what a great webcast this morning and as always Wayne pulls a great crowd of the most exciting and entrepreneurial marketing and sales professionals on the planet.
We looked at the Future of a tonne of stuff, all from a Sales and Marketing lens, including, what innovation is, the getting of wisdom, the internet of things, wearable computers, 3D printing and generally how to embed an innovation culture into your Sales and Marketing trEYEbe.
If you missed our webcast this morning, here a couple of options of how to catch up.
The first is to take a wan