Business models to monetize publishing in the digital era At TOC, you’re as likely to run into media professionals, entrepreneurs and innovators as you are publishers, booksellers and others working in traditional publishing. This, in turn, makes the underlying themes as varying and diverse as the attendees. This is the third in a series, taking a look at five themes that permeated interviews, sessions and/or keynotes at this year’s show.
Back in 2005, we – well, more accurately I – made a mistake. My reasoning went like this: The Economist fills a need in people’s lives; that need is not going away; people’s media consumption is shifting online; if we position The Economist to fulfil the same need online that it meets in print we’ll have a powerful basis for continued success. So we researched how people were doing online what they previously used The Economist for in print. But we found that, regardless of age or geography, people weren’t shifting that part of their life online. The rebirth of reading
UNIT4, a sleeping giant This week I attended UNIT4's UK user conference as a paid speaker. I was more than glad to do so because it gave me the opportunity to help showcase customer success and innovation. The show lived up to my expectations and was one of the best user conferences I've attended in a very long time. I'll explain why later. Anyhoo...UNIT4? Who?
The Rise of the New Groupthink
I am in South America this week, giving keynotes at the sCRM-CEM y Redes Sociales conference in Bogota and the Congreso Internacional de Retail in Lima. Latin America is a fascinating and exciting region, both culturally and economically. However the region, while highly visible in North America, does not tend to get much attention from the rest of the world. The dramatic economic rise of China is a dominant theme of this century, with India likely to gain ground on China in coming decades due to demographic shifts.
The Future of Journalism – by Ross Dawson | The Future of Journalism