Category Archives: Trends

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 ...

The Emergence of the Blur

Followers of technology, in consumer electronics, might remember that at the beginning of the new millennium, we observed a new trend named technological convergence: product/ categories barriers started intersecting and overlapping, while categories themselves – traditionally based on one functional aspect – stopped making sense from a consumer point of view. This technological trend culminated ...

Exploring frameworks and methods you need as an Innovator

Over the past twelve or eighteen months, I was asked to explore and explain different frameworks that the innovator might need to know, or at least have an opinion upon. I encourage you to explore these as all have innovating connecting value to bring into your own thinking and referencing of innovation capability building.

The Innovative Home: Sustainable, Smart, Mainstream

This piece looks at the future between now and 2030, and predicts that the greatest need for innovation is going to be in green and smart construction in both residential and commercial construction. The article offers specific examples of current and future innovations in this area, with the goal of not only a cleaner environment, but better architectural designs in the future. 

Seizing on the Greatest Global Shift in 5,000 Years

The year 2020 will mark the beginning of the most profound change in global demographics we’ve ever seen. Here are 3 ways to make that work in your favor. Big change takes us by surprise because it doesn’t fit the pattern of the past. Yet, like the images hidden in an Escher print, once we ...

6 Forces Driving Your Business Evolution

At 2 billion strong, Gen Z is rewriting the rules for how we live, work, and play. 2015 was an extraordinary year; it’s the first year that Gen Z, individuals born in 1995 and beyond began entering the workforce. At two billion strong globally Z is the single largest cohort to ever sweep through civilization. ...