Archive for May, 2015

Lyft’s Leaders Show Us The Future of Business

I was sorting through articles about unicorn companies the other day and I came across this podcast interview with Lyft CEO Logan Green on Stitcher. By the end of it I had deleted my Uber account, downloaded the Lyft app, and texted my friend about

4 Ways Improv Can Improve All Aspects of Your Life

I know this is a bit of a departure from your average post about business or the future, but it’s actually quite valid, so stay with me. If you’ve ever seen an improvisation skit, you may wonder how those principles could apply to your business.

Understand the Past To Create The Future

The drive to build another Silicon Valley may be doomed to fail, but that is not necessarily bad news for regional planners elsewhere. The high-tech economy is not a zero-sum game. The twenty-first century global technology economy is large and complex enough for multiple regions

On-Demand Viewing Marks The End of Lazy TV

Sapan points out that today, those tactics no longer work. As TV interfaces improve it’s easier than ever to just search for the show you want to watch instead of having to channel surf. As cable becomes increasingly unbundled, viewers will have an even easier

What is the 4th Platform?

The core concept here is that whoever learns fastest, wins, and those with the best platform and ecosystem around it, will have value that can be tapped into more rapidly for sustained strategic benefit. Plus, it will ensure coverage of virtually all of the top

Let’s Hear From the Dissidents

Ai, Appelbaum, Poitras, and Assange have all found their privacy comfort levels. But to be truly private, in the connected age, means being alone. And even then, it’s impossible to completely stop surveillance. Too much of our information is out of our own control. Living

Let’s Just Build AI That Share Our Values

Instead we should be adhering to the Proactionary Principle and begin discussing these risks insofar that we develop a strategy that’ll effectively mitigate these risks and ensure the greatest possible outcome. Bostrom envisions a superintelligent A.I. that’ll share our values and fight for us when

TFA Presents #9: The Future of Cars & Transportation

In TFA Presents #9 we hear from Gerd Leonhard, Simon Torrance and Rohit Talwar about how digital transformation is affecting cars and transportation. Watch and leave questions in the comments below! See more from FuturistGerd