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Trend map for 2010 and out to 2050

Trend map for 2010 and out to 2050
For the last few years Richard Watson of NowandNext has created annual trend maps based on city subway maps. This year he has been more ambitious, creating a highly detailed map with five time zones, ranging from 2010-2015 out to 2035-2050. For the previous three trend maps (shown at the bottom) I collaborated with Richard and we co-branded them with Future Exploration Network, however time pressures this year meant that I haven’t directly contributed to the 2010 map. – Ageing – Power shift Eastwards – Globalisation – Localisation – Digitalisation – Personalisation – Volatility – Individualism – Environmental change – Sustainability – Debt – Urbanisation Click on the images below for the original blog posts and full-size pdfs. 2009 Trend Map 2008 Trend Map 2007 Trend Map

What's Next Global forces: An introduction - McKinsey Quarterly - Strategy - Globalization “I never think of the future,” Albert Einstein once observed. “It comes soon enough.” Most business managers, confronted with the global forces shaping the business landscape, also assume that their ability to sculpt the future is minimal. Business history is littered with examples of companies that missed important trends; think digitization and the music industry. The fact is, trends matter. Video Why trends matter McKinsey director Peter Bisson explains the value of tracking global forces and how to build them into corporate strategy. For much of the past year, a team at McKinsey has revisited and retested our assumptions about the key global trends that will define the coming era. The great rebalancing. Our thinking is exploratory rather than definitive. What we do know is that the forces driving the emergence of this new world are too powerful to be denied and that running a 21st-century company is exponentially more complex than running a 20th-century one, of any size. Exhibit

TRENDsFACTORY 2015 : 200 pistes prospectives ? surveiller Nous vous proposons 200 idées, ovnis, tags, tendances, objets, concepts, signaux à surveiller entre 2011 et 2015…en mode shuffle. Pour avoir plus d'infos sur un item, vous pouvez soit le googliser, soit consulter les 27 hit parade de tendances identifiés pour 2011 (cf. sources ci-après). So enjoy !!! Les sources d’informations utilisées pour trendsfactory 2015 : The Future of Business: Drivers of Change and Skills to Hone The University of Phoenix and Institute for the Future recently combined forces in order to produce the Future Work Skills 2020 report, examining what exactly propel's change and which skills we'll have to fine tune if we want to keep up. Game Changers and Skills IFTF’s foundational forecasts in areas such as education, technology, demographics, work, and health were mashed up with the findings from one of the University of Phoenix's recent workshops. According to the final report, the six major game changers are as follows: None of these trends come as a surprise, but they are in fact pushing along the workplace and employees from all shapes and sizes of business would do well to think about how they're shifting and changing daily routines. On the key skills side, the report highlights the following as a result of said drivers: Sense-making - The ability to determine the deeper meaning or significance of what is being expressed. Get Social! Continue reading this article:

Future Trends | Futurist Keynote Speaker: Posts, Slides, Videos - Future Trends, Economy, Markets, Keynote Speaker Media interview before Prime Minister's Global Forum in Latvia - Patrick Dixon's opening keynote at Riga International Leadership Summit Topics: global economy, social media, sanctions against Russia, future of Baltic companies, Scottish independence, green tech, altering the human race using biotech, intuition in business decisions, dangerous obsessions with shareholder value, and what companies will most succeed in tomorrow's world. "Our world will be increasingly interconnected and we will see key examples where a single event has triggered a wide range of unexpected results. Expect successful corporations to develop more agile and dynamic leadership, with alternative strategies for innovation and change." The keynote will create a broad 5-10 year vision of tomorrow’s world, based on fundamental trends which will dominate corporations and governments.

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