The “3 Day Weekend” Revolution | Channel 9’s Today Show & Loads of Radio and Newspapers

Date posted: August 5, 2014

day offA couple of weeks ago I made an off-handed comment on the changing nature of the workplace and how we must evolve the way we work, not just the work we do so that work becomes appropriate to where and when it is best done. The nature of our work is changing from an industrial revolution model of 9-5 to a project and task mentality. The need for weekends was religious and that no longer has the same attraction and increasingly the work many of us do is best done where and when it's appropriate rather than shoehorning it into a 9-5 Monday to Friday framework in a fixed and constant space.
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“What do you want to be when you grow up?” is such a dumb question | Channel 9’s Today Show Segment

Date posted: July 6, 2014

grow upWith today's students looking at a lifespan of 150 years, a work-span of 80 years and the reality of at least 6 careers and 14 jobs in this time, asking a child today what they want to be when they grow up is useless. Today's kids will be and do so many things and many of those "things" have not yet even been dreamed of. So how do we prepare and educate our kids today, for tomorrow's challenges? This was the topic for my segment on Channel 9's Weekend Today show yesterday, as we pondered #Education205
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Wisdom Workers – Sky Business with Marty Switzer

Date posted: June 11, 2014

switzer_and_me_11_June_14This week Sky Business's Marty Switzer and I looked at the Future of Work, that can in a phrase be summarised as back to the future. As we move through the next few years and decades work will increasingly be dictated by outcome and not hours spent, as we move into a workplace that requires us to do the work at the most appropriate time and place for it be done, rather than shoehorning artificially into the industri
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Jobs 2050 – Sky News – Technology Behind Business Interview

Date posted: April 23, 2014

2014-04-08 19.37.51If we're not going to be doing and working the way we are today, then how will we be working in 2050? Nigel Freitas of Sky Business' Technology Behind Business and I chatted about the way forward for business and employment, the loss of the "job for life" mentality and the reality that many of us will have multiple jobs and multiple careers as we work our way through our work lives and for those starting out today they will have a 120 year life span, a 80 year work
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Morris on Sky News Business

Date posted: April 9, 2014

me_and_switzer_8_April_14 The Future is an incredible space, it allows us to wonder and imagine, to invent and to innovate and to take the best of what we are and have done and mix it with the possibilities of what we might yet become. In this Sky News Business TV segment Peter Switzer and I chat about what a Futurist is and does, explore some of the key future business impacts including 3D printing, crowdsourcing and a world where most businesses are still missing out on their innovation possibilities because they st
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Unlearn the Future – Morris Live at TEDx Melbourne

Date posted: December 20, 2013

To have the TEDx stage for 18 minutes is a privilege and an honor. To use this global platform to tell the story of my family's past, to introduce my ancestors who have not been spoken of or seen in over 70 years to a worldwide audience that they could never have imagined and to combine all of this with my love of the infinite possibilities of the future and what we must each do to allow these opportunities into our lives is a gift that I will cherish forever - thank you!! I would love you to watch it, like it and leave a comment to let me know what you see ahead and what excess baggage you're leaving behind to make room for the future and an enormous thank you to the 1,000+ people that watched it within the first 24 hours of it being put up on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooCfaC-xJlw
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Homemade TEDx

Date posted: December 9, 2013

I was sent this homemade version of last week's TEDx presentation, it reminds me of the counterfeit movies (not that I have ever seen one) where you can see the tops of the audiences heads, occasionally hear their comments and the vision is not quite right, but I though it was worth posting anyway, until the real thing arrives. http://youtu.be/TjofVWg76hI
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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]
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Aged Care for the Young At Heart

Date posted: December 14, 2012

DSC_9973The Future of Aged Care is such a big topic, if for no other reason 1 in 4 of Australian's are going to be in the Age Care demographic in the next 25 years. Robots and stay at home technology is going to play a big part in this future and this week I took Clare Brady of Channel 7's Today Tonight on a virtual tour of how this might look in a decade or two, these were her take-aways from our chat: "Waiting in the wings are robots washing hair to replace human hairdressers; and for more independence in the home, elderly people will soon have robots that remember faces, where y
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2013 Consumer Trends

Date posted: December 5, 2012

4D MOVIE GFX 01_FF VIZHere is my annual look ahead to 2013 from a Consumers viewpoint: 2013 is going to be a year of nostalgia, consolidation and innovation. The world will increasingly become jaded with social media as it evolves to become as ordinary and mundane as the phone and fax machines of old. The past few years of angst and trepidation have spurred next year’s response to offer us a year of where we will return to simpler time with a most modern twist. This will be evident in the foods we will eat, the colours we will paint our homes, the clothes we will wear, the names we’ll give our children and the technology we will see over the next 12 months that will all
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