Category Archives: future

We Need To Stop Trying To Predict The Future And Start Exploring It

In a celebrated 1995 article in Newsweek, astronomer Clifford Stoll blasted Internet visionaries. “Do our computer pundits lack all common sense?” he asked. “The truth is no online database will replace your daily newspaper, no CD-ROM can take the place of a competent teacher and no computer network will change the way government works.” Clearly, ...

The Future Of Robots Is All Too Human

Since 2000, the US has lost 5 million manufacturing jobs. Some say that the loss is due to foreign competition, primarily from China. Others say that it is due to higher productivity from automation and factories simply don’t need as many workers. Historically, those two trends, globalization and automation, have reinforced each other. Yet a ...

Accelerating Innovation Learning Pathways

Having failed to successfully engage, train and retain a few millennials in my global innovation culture consulting, education and coaching business, I hit the proverbial pause button, and asked myself, why isn’t it working out?

6 Game-Changing Forces Driving a New Era of Entrepreneurship and Opportunity

There’s a raging debate about the future of small business. On one side is a mountain of data that indicates entrepreneurship is slowing. On the other side is the rising sentiment that it’s easier than ever to start a new business, whether you’re a 13-year-old sneaker-head or a 65-year-old consultant. Part of the problem is ...

6 Game-Changing Forces Driving a New Era of Entrepreneurship and Opportunity

There’s a raging debate about the future of small business. On one side is a mountain of data that indicates entrepreneurship is slowing. On the other side is the rising sentiment that it’s easier than ever to start a new business, whether you’re a 13-year-old sneaker-head or a 65-year-old consultant. Part of the problem is ...

To Change, We All Need Help and Structure

Structure Is Necessary For Change to Occur While I’ve written before on the concept of change, there are still many who don’t internalize the fact that life is change. They feel that there is such a thing as “steady state” and that at some point, things will stop changing and go “back to normal”. Unfortunately,…

Poke the Box and Innovation Comes Out

One of the best ways to challenge people’s thinking and get a group moving in a direction towards innovation is to get the group to define the box. Of course a million and one innovation and creativity consultants will endlessly drone on about thinking outside the box, but how can think outside the box if ...

Servicing Your Future Hypermobile & Hyperconnected Customers & Workers

Welcome To The World Of Hyperconnected Just-In-Time-And-Place The concept of just-in-time appears in only three spaces according to Wikipedia – just-in-time manufacturing, a production strategy where things are built as they are demanded, computer programming, where just-in-time compilation can compile code just before use to improve run-time performance, and a recent addition, just-in-time teaching, a…