Category: uncertainty

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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Scenarios and the Future: Thirty-Five 2016 Uncertainties that will Shape the Future

2016 Uncertainties In April of 2015, the McKinsey Global Institute published a report titled: ‘The four global forces breaking all the trends.’ I would argue that what McKinsey defined were not forces or disruptions, but new trends — which simultaneously, with related causation or not, the other “long-established patterns” ceased to remain as important or.

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Business Implications: iPad Pro, iPhone 6s and new Apple TV

Business Implications: iPad Pro, iPhone 6s and new Apple TV A day after Apple made is September announcements, it is clear that they still hold THE technology leadership position. No company’s announcements create more buzz than Apple’s. Here’s a quick look at the potential business impacts of the September 9, 2015 Apple announcements. iPad Pro. While.

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Notes from Windows 10 Release Day -1

Tomorrow many people will receive the final bits of what is known as Windows 10. For those already previewing the release, as I am, it appears that a Windows Update process will push whatever bits are required to transform our machines from beta to released software — automagically. With the exception of a reboot, that process.

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Think Twice before Accepting a Google Gift: My Story of the The Google Chromecast Anniversary Gift That Never Gave

The saga of my Google Chromecast Anniversary Gift or Lessons Learned in Not Delivering Well on a Promise. Yesterday I read that Google was offering a free movie to celebrate with owners of Chromecast. So I went over to my Galaxy Tab S 8.4, connected to my Chromecast and went to offers. I had six offers.

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Work Experience Design: Google May Get Work Wrong, But it is the Design Not The Open Office

I just saw an item from the Washington Post from last December titled: Google got it wrong. The open-office trend is destroying the workplace by Lindsey Kaufman. The article outlines her horrible experience at a New York ad agency that moved to an open office: lost productivity, judgement about personal routines and the daily experience of working.

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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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How to Derive Strategies from Scenarios

  Download the PDF here: Strategies from Scenarios The future is complex and the paths forward a messy one. That has to be agreed to first. Any organization that thinks it controls its own destiny and can create the future in whole cloth does not need to read this article. For those who do agree.

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Why “Generation Z” should be Called “The Virtuals”

Several years ago when I was presenting at a Helix Commerce future of work conference in Canada, I first heard Cindy Gordon use the term “virtuals” to describe the generation following the Millennials. While Generation Z and several other terms are being bandied about, the term “virtuals” hasn’t stuck. I even visited the venerable reference.

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My Year of Living Paperlessly: From Magazines to Personal Learning Documents

I recently wrote the first in a series of posts about my attempt to turn 2015 into My Year of Living Paperlessly at iPhone Life. I am trying to document what I’m doing as I take each step. This post focuses turning magazine pages into learning documents. But let me step back first. I have, for years, kept.

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