Archive for December, 2011

The future for people with disabilities

By Glen Hiemstra | December 8th, 2011 Last week I had the pleasure of speaking to the annual conference of the Governor’s Council on People with Disabilities in the state of Indiana. More than 400 people had gathered, both people with disabilities and advocates, for a

Flying construction robots

By Glen Hiemstra | November 30th, 2011 The construction industry is among the slowest to change among all business types. When I have worked with them anticipating longer term trends and possible disruptions to traditional ways of doing business, the topic of construction robots always

The Hopeful Continent: Africa Rising

After decades of slow growth, Africa has a real chance to follow in the footsteps of Asia.The Economist, Dec 3rd, 2011, from the printed edition. The shops are stacked six feet high with goods, the streets outside are jammed with customers and salespeople are sweating

Now available on YouTube:Panel: Visions of the Future – ITU Telecom World 2011 (by FuturesAgency)

Positioning Your Publishing Business for the Future

Gerd Leonhard at the World e-Reading Congress May 2012 in London: “I am a longtime commentator on how the digital, mobile and social-media revolution has left Publishers reeling and in a state of total change or even disruption. This is a call to action to

Video: 7 Billion: How Did We Get So Big So Fast? (by npr)

The 3 Pillars of Content Curation

Found on Neil Perkin’s Only Dead Fish: “Curation is already becoming an overused word but it’s an increasingly important one. Not least because the way in which we discover content that we like or find useful, and how it gets in front of us or

Top 10 Reasons to (not) Avoid Social Media

By Glen Hiemstra | November 30th, 2011 Tongue in cheek, Allegis Group Services recently posted the top 10 reasons that HR and other professionals in companies should avoid social media. Read the whole piece, but here are the 10 reasons… 1. You’re a Global Company That