Archive for April, 2013

futuristgerd: Loss of ‘exclusive expert’ status: most physicians in the so-called developed world have worked very much in an exclusive, protected, regulated, closed and often nicely lucrative space which is now being opened up by technology and the resulting ‘consumer’ changes, globalization and various economic

People don’t read ads. People read what interests them – sometimes it’s an ad. The 5Cs of Really Great Content Marketing (h/t om)

emergentfutures: Researchers Expect To See A $6.5 Billion Market For Home Robotics By 2017 According to ABI Research’s Consumer Electronics Research Service, the consumer robotics market is currently at about $1.6 billion and growing. A slow economy and fairly expensive parts has stagnated things for

we invest and we subsidize their education in fields where there are no jobs Clay Christensen at 6:18 in this video (via fred-wilson) One of the highlights of the entire http://StartupGrind.com/2013 global event. Mark Suster interviews the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at

(via None of the world’s top industries would be profitable if they paid for the natural capital they use | Grist) Made me think (says Gerd)

greenfuturist: We need to move from a system of waste to a system of reuse—an economy that’s a circle and not a line. Some businesses are getting closer to this ideal than others. Since the Industrial Revolution, humanity’s use of natural resources has been basically the

futurist-foresight: Robot chefs taking over China’s noodle bars (by Zoominuk). If they can be  programmed to flip burgers high school dropouts are going to struggle even further for work.