One of the most exciting things is that entrepreneurialism is becoming a career...– Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup
Disrupt Yourself →
Established companies are not the only forces facing disruption. People are too with what career they take. Do not believe the myth that you do what you went to school for. The logic is so flawed it will lead you nowhere. Just because you are established because you are higher up at a company makes you even more ripe for disruption unless you disrupt or recreate yourself.
smartphones are replacing other possessions including alarm clocks, watches,...– Phone Calls Now 5th Most Popular Smartphone Activity (via thenextweb)
The IBMer who cut the e-mail cord and survived to... →
Businesses could learn a lot that generating email leads may be a dead end. ibmsocialbiz: He lives in the Canary Islands. Works for IBM. When he decided more than 4 years ago that he would no longer respond via e-mail but would use social media channels instead, some colleagues referred to him as “that stubborn Spaniard.” Here’s why Luiz Suarez took a such drastic step and what happened next....
The Input/Output Algorithm: Why flexibility is the... →
This is an open-sourced collaborative experiment to create a book. I’m not interested in money as much as a new form of storytelling. As many have said before me, the money will come if you do what you love and innovate. After writing the first chapter I’m curious as to who will write the second, the third and the fourth? Do books have any ending? Can they be remixed and rewritten to...
You Don't Need a PhD to Innovate →
Tech and consumer electronics touches everyone of every age group. People 50+...– The future of retirees… -AARP SVP Jody Holtzman, on why technology blog gdgt invited AARP members to an exclusive preview of new products tonight. (via aarp)
Shakeups in the "C Suite": Hail to the New Chiefs →
Thank you IBM!!!! ibmsocialbiz: Earned Media Officer is one of several anticipated additions to the C-suite, reflecting the fact that ads are paid, web sites are owned, and social media buzz is earned, says Geoffrey Colon of Ogilvy. Among other new functions you may see in the future: Chief Linguist to figure out how best to communicate in social networks, Open Source Manager to work with...
Shakeups in the C-Suite: Hail to the New Chiefs →
A piece of thought leadership from Geoffrey Colon, Vice President of Social@Ogilvy and editor of The Futurist Lab on Tumblr. This piece published in the World Trends & Forecast section of The Futurist Magazine in July/August of 2012 is courtesy of the World Future Society, www.wfs.org To read, watch or listen to additional thought leadership follow Colon on Twitter @djgeoffe
Robert B. Levine (author of "Free Ride") and I...
Lately I have had two debates with author Robert Levine who wrote the book “Free Ride: How Technology Companies are Killing the Culture Business.” First, I hate the title of that book. Culture business? Who deems that culture and business even go hand-in-hand. To me they are oxymoronic terms. Culture is pure. The absence of business. Things that are as far away from capitalism as...
Brands Start Automating Social Media Responses On... →
Brands begin automating responses in social communities. Bye, bye community manager. The only job that will exist in the future will be programmers. Learn math and code now. singularitarian: Bots in Facebook? Robots in Twitter? Pinterest Run by HAL 9000? It’s all very possible. That’s right, surprisingly. in the next phase of the social web, brands are applying analysis and digital...
If not for live sports, which are consumed by exactly one member of our...– Don’t Mean To Be Alarmist, But The TV Business May Be Starting To Collapse - Business Insider Via Gerd Leonhard (via futuresagency)
When I see Kickstarter I don’t see a company. Instead, I see a social movement....– Kickstarted: my conversation with Kickstarter co-founder Perry Chen — Tech News and Analysis (via futuresagency)
R.I.P. Ray Bradbury
One of the best writers ever… glitchlife: Ray Bradbury, you will be missed. Thank you for your tales of futurism, and to show the world where it’s headed. I am glad that I had the privilege to meet you and for you to answer my question “What do you think we should do next in the upcoming future?” His answer: “We got to go back to the Moon.” R.I.P. Ray Bradbury (August 22, 1920 — June 6,...
Fahrenheit 451: Did Bradbury's Dystopia Become... →