Category: Economic

A Counterpoint to Slack’s Navigating the Disruption of Work Report

In late October 2020, Slack dropped a report titled Navigating the Disruption of Work. The report centers on five key assertions: As with any assertive set of future-looking statements, context often gets missed when trying to create a position. Slack fails to recognize two essential elements still in play. First, we are too close to.

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Can A Global Gig Economy Save Refugees Through Distributed Work?

Can A Global Gig Economy Save Refugees Through Distributed Work? I was talking with my friend Karine Allouche Salanon, GM at GlobalEnglish, about the global refugee crisis and the seemingly under thought issue of location assimilation [read her post here], and the role of the global gig economy might play. Historically, refugees would integrate locally:.

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Open Note to WEF: Reinvent Economy Don’t Be Threatened by AI

The gnashing of teeth and the fear-mongering about job displacement has started at the World Economic Forum. Robots and artificial intelligence (AI) are out to take many of the most prestigious job classes. See: Davos: Doctors and lawyers could be replaced by robots from the Telegraph. Why we shouldn’t be threatened by AI I’m not worried. We Shouldn’t.

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Will Chocolate Save the World?

Will Chocolate Save the World? Keep an eye on chocolate. It may save the world. In the scenario planning discipline we call side conversations about potentially big things a weak signal. It is an early cry of “wolf” in a world filled with potential catastrophes. Sometimes, that cry is heard, and in the case of Rachel Carson’s.

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Uncertainty: Fifteen Questions for 2015

This slideshow explores the uncertainties facing the world in 2015 and suggests fifteen strategic questions every organization should be asking.

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What the President Should Do Next

The 2012 Presidential election is over. As with many great events, it leaves the world with some certainties resolved, and it highlights uncertainties that loom even larger. Changes to The Affordable Care Act First and foremost, the uncertainty of the election is over.  We know that President Obama has been re-elected, and with that, and.

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Which is more important: Execution or Strategy?

A recent Strategy + Business article posed just this question: Strategy or Execution: Which Is More Important? I believe the answer is both. Execution without strategy is aimless. Strategy without execution is meaningless. It is that simple. Think about a strategy to enter a new retail area, say move a US retail brand into the.

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The Legacy of the iPad

Tomorrow is being billed as the dawn of the next iPad. Like many others, I’m on my second, and that second one isn’t that old – AT ALL! But that is the path of technology oriented cultures. I thought about this as I watched Pawn Stars the other day. A customer was trying to sell.

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Retro Thinking During A Difficult Kodak Moment

Way back in 2005, Bloomberg Businessweek ran a piece called "A Tense Kodak Moment." "Low-margin digital sales aren’t picking up the slack of disappearing film profits, and debt is coming due,” the piece proclaimed. This provided some prescient perspective for Eastman Kodak’s (NYSE: EK) current struggles, which it now appears to be betting on printing.

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Hollywood and the Serendipity Economy-The Unexpected Chilly Reception to Warner Bros UltraViolet

Note: UltraViolet was shut down on July 31, 2019. The Serendipity Economy is a superset of other economic models. Warner Bros recently discovered The Serendipity Economy’s effects as they rolled out their Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem consortium developed UltraViolet “digital copy” product for entertainment titles. As documented in this Associated Press story (Hollywood flubs movie.

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