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The Future of Work: A Manifesto

The Future of Work: A Manifesto | Future Thinking | Scoop.it

This manifesto is about the future of work in a post-­Cluetrain world. This manifesto is also about an emerging ideology of business, where people are at the center of a human ecosystem instead of boxed into a mecha­nical system.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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"The future is here - it is just unevenly distributed" - Maddie Grant

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Andrew Spence's curator insight, January 14, 7:18 AM

Some truths we hold to be self-­evident:

  • Work matters. We want work to suck less—for everyone, not just the few lucky ones.
  • The disti­nction between “work” and “life” is artif­icial and a barrier to lever­aging both the power of the indiv­idual and that of the organ­ization.


Good read for those with any influence in the future of work.

David Hain's curator insight, January 21, 5:21 AM

Ecosystems, not mechanistic tradition, will be the way of the future.

Tom Algeo's curator insight, February 5, 10:59 PM

It is a long list but may be worth considering for research in a wholistic and contemporary way by the organization/ HRM scholars.

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Born Digital: Meet Generation C, a new generation of connected customers - Brian Solis

Born Digital: Meet Generation C, a new generation of connected customers - Brian Solis | Future Thinking | Scoop.it
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It is not about demographics anymore, were are entering and era of connectedness.

"It is how decision makers react now that either defines their destiny or seals their fate"

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Ditch The Desk Job And Become A Destination Entrepreneur

Ditch The Desk Job And Become A Destination Entrepreneur | Future Thinking | Scoop.it
Feel there is no hope in the job market? Starting a business in a developing country may be the perfect answer for you.
Whether you are young or old, it's hard to avoid feeling like Chicken Little in the job market these days.
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Gone are the days when those seeking opportunities like these will be considered "drop-outs" In a global and connected world we will seek opportunities that offer purpose and quality of life, in all corners of the world.

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Inside The Minds And Motivations Of The Most Connected People

Inside The Minds And Motivations Of The Most Connected People | Future Thinking | Scoop.it

There's more to connecting people than extending an invitation. Great connectors are always looking to do a favor, bring people together, and expand their own "relationship capital."

 


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I am fortunate to know some of the best and their value will continue to increase as the world continues to become more connected.

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Three Strategies For Managing The Economy Of Access

Three Strategies For Managing The Economy Of Access | Future Thinking | Scoop.it
The Internet has shredded vertical value chains, created vast new horizontal value chains, and spawned a generation that prefers access to ownership. To survive in the emerging Economy of Access, firms will need radically different strategies and management.
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The traditional economy and traditional business models driven by hierarchical organizations based on controlling vertical value chains will continue to diminish. The effects of the internet and a connected society continue to fuel the emergence of The Economy of Access where the emphasis will be placed on social value not just making money for the sake of making money.

As a business, being able to thrive in this new economy will require a new management mindset heavily customer centric that embraces collaboration, imagination, discovery and trust.

image from www.clauslarsen.it 

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The Surprising Accuracy Of Crowdsourced Predictions About The Future

The Surprising Accuracy Of Crowdsourced Predictions About The Future | Future Thinking | Scoop.it
Do you know whether Turkey will get a new constitution? It turns out you do: A group of well-informed citizens can predict future events more often than any foreign policy expert or CIA analyst.
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This finding gives insight into what will be the role of management in an organization of the future and the importance of leadership.

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11 Personal Branding Power Tips

11 Personal Branding Power Tips | Future Thinking | Scoop.it

You. Me. Michael Hyatt. Popeye.

Perhaps we don’t have that much in common. Ah, but we do. Personal brands are we. Our agendas may differ—better job, more clients, book sales, or (your goal here)—but we seek the same things: recognition, respect, influence and success.

You, my friend, are a brand. Our agendas may differ—better job, more clients, book sales, or (your goal here)—but we seek the same things: recognition, respect, influence and success. Here are five tips from online leader Michael Hyat and 6 more from me.

To read the full article, click on the image or title.

 

 

Get your Free Business Plan Template here: http://bit.ly/1aKy7km

 


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This article is packed with useful tips and guidelines.

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Stefano Principato's curator insight, March 23, 3:06 AM

The focus of your blog—and all your content—must be your readers. What are their needs? What are their pains? How can you help?

What can you offer your audience? What will they get from investing their time in your content? Do you offer resources to help people work smarter? Do you offer leadership insights? 

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, March 23, 8:47 AM

Great article from Barry Feldman. Well written and lots of information.

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20 Crucial Terms Every 21st Century Futurist Should Know

20 Crucial Terms Every 21st Century Futurist Should Know | Future Thinking | Scoop.it

We live in an era of accelerating change, when scientific and technological advancements are arriving rapidly. As a result, we are developing a new language to describe our civilization as it evolves. Here are 20 terms and concepts that you'll need to navigate our future.

 


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Richard Platt's curator insight, May 19, 3:10 AM

Very sci-fi kind of read - definitely interesting, Remember there have been a lot of ideas from sci-fi literature that have come to pass.  Albeit no transporter (referring to Star Trek) just yet. 

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2020 Vision: Outlook for online learning in 2014 and way beyond

2020 Vision: Outlook for online learning in 2014 and way beyond | Future Thinking | Scoop.it

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There are many questions we need to ask ourselves on how education and life long learning will look in the future. A visionary article that gives good insight and structure for the many considerations.

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, January 22, 2:04 PM

Excellent article. Very thorough. This will help with looking at open classrooms. 

niftyjock's curator insight, January 22, 4:23 PM

Very interesting 2020 vison, but can we please stop using 2020

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 9, 7:26 PM

It sounds like digital technologies are the only way people will be educated. Blending what has been done with new tools is essential moving forward.

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Welcome to the Age of the Industrial Internet

Everyone's talking about the "Internet of Things," but what exactly does that mean for our future?
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"We are entering a time more powerful than the industrial revolition" Facinating to consider the impact how we live and work and the myriad of new opportunities that will be created.

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America May Be Fat, But The Rest Of The World Is Catching Up Fast

America May Be Fat, But The Rest Of The World Is Catching Up Fast | Future Thinking | Scoop.it
This is one competition no nation wants to win.
We tend to think of America as the world's Fat Champion. But these days Uncle Sam has competition. There are now plenty of countries with waistlines nearly resembling ours.
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Denmark proposes generous tax deduction for startup investors

Denmark proposes generous tax deduction for startup investors | Future Thinking | Scoop.it
Øresund Startups is a news site focusing on startups in Copenhagen and the other cities around the Øresund strait; Malmö, Helsingborg and Lund. It was initiated by Karsten Deppert and covers news about startups and ...

Via Raj Nadar, Michael Binzer
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As Asger Aamund the well respected Danish business executive, industrialist, policy maker, commentator, columnist, and media personality said at the annual entrepreneur event #techbbq14

"Entrepreneurship is Denmark's future"

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Michael Binzer's curator insight, June 10, 5:34 AM

Denmark is finally getting something right towards startups

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The Hidden Innovation Barriers: Company Culture and your Brain

The Hidden Innovation Barriers: Company Culture and your Brain | Future Thinking | Scoop.it

When you ask executives what they want beyond short profit and revenue growth they’ll likely say ‘more innovation’. Why? Because they face unprecedented business challenges.

 

Why is it so difficult even for successful companies to become more innovative? Although they are already innovative – to a certain extent? Because there are two major hurdles to becoming more innovative – at the individual, personal level and at the organizational, company level.

 


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Culture eats strategy for breakfast! Strong leadership is and absolute prerequisite to create an innovative culture. Managers till quickly be exposed and have not place in a truly innovative organisation.

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How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

How to Stay Ahead of the Curve | Future Thinking | Scoop.it

In the Shift Age, we have all become connected, globally. We can now collaborate 24 hours a day with our team, company or institution. So, in a connected world, where the speed of change is only accelerating, how can a leader best lead in a way that will keep her entity ahead of the curve, forward focused and successful?

 

By practicing collaborative on-going reorganization.

 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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The speed of change has become environmental, and collaborative continuous organisational change will become commonplace. 

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Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's curator insight, May 28, 8:16 AM

Excellent article!  I particularly like the quote:  If a leader is not leading transformation of the company they may find that they might not have a company in 2020.

 

What are you doing to stay ahead of the curve?  Would love to hear from you. 

 

Until next time...PS - Live on Purpose!

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The Status Quo Is Risky, Too

The Status Quo Is Risky, Too | Future Thinking | Scoop.it

It’s now common practice to manage risk with heightened awareness, disciplined processes, and due diligence. Unfortunately, we are more likely to apply these tools to evaluate the risk of changing than to evaluate the risk of staying the same. If your teammates are anchoring your business in the past, it’s your responsibility to help them see the risk of the status quo.



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David Hain's curator insight, May 2, 2:11 PM

A great coaching question - what's the risk of not taking action.  Applies to people and individuals.

Brandon Meek's curator insight, May 3, 11:59 AM

Status quo is the enemy of success..

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, May 4, 1:57 AM

Sure... today's status quo might well be tomorrow's failure...

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The Secret Power Of The Generalist - And How They'll Rule The Future

The Secret Power Of The Generalist - And How They'll  Rule The Future | Future Thinking | Scoop.it

We’ve become a society that’s data rich and meaning poor. A rise in specialists in all areas - science, math, history, psychology - has resulted in tremendous content. But how valuable is that knowledge without context?


Despite the corporate world’s insistence on specialization, the workers most likely to come out on top are generalists - but not just because of their innate ability to adapt to new workplaces, job descriptions or cultural shifts. Instead, according to writer Carter Phipps, author of Evolutionaries generalists will thrive in a culture where it’s becoming increasingly valuable to know “a little bit about a lot.”


Meaning that where you fall on the spectrum of specialist to generalist could be one of the most important aspects of your personality - and your survival in an ever-changing workplace.


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Lyn Bowker's curator insight, March 16, 7:35 PM

Love this post - having been an extreme generalist for most of my life has enabled me to create new businesses and further  broaden my knowledge....but over the aa LAST 5 years I've dived DEEP into the things I'm MOST passionate about. Now I'm risen to the surface  as one of the few who can take you BROAD & DEEP....

 

I guess that makes me a SPECIALIST GENERALIST by nature. That's what has finally empowered me to call myself a TEACHER, MENTOR & INSPIRATIONAL BUSINESS COACH. 

 

I can't tell you how HARD it is to proclaim this. I'm coming OUT

My story isn't pretty but it got me here and for that I am so grateful. 

ASG's curator insight, March 17, 1:49 AM

This is certainly becoming an essential trait to have.

SITKOWSKA Marta's curator insight, March 18, 5:59 AM

"...  because a single-minded person can’t predict variables they don’t know anything about" 

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Cross-Border Crowdfunding The Nordic Way

Cross-Border Crowdfunding The Nordic Way | Future Thinking | Scoop.it
Despite being home to some of Europe’s most iconic companies, the Nordic region can be a tough place for newly-minted but ambitious businesses to raise start-up cash.
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A strong Nordic cooperation and crowd funding is a positive initiative to support start-ups.

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Leaders With a Deep Sense of Purpose

Unilever CEO Paul Polman talks about how politicians are floundering as social and economic pressures converge. We need a new type of capitalism, he believes, and a new sort of leader with a deeper sense of purpose if we are to seize this opportunity to eradicate poverty and create a better world.


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Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.'s curator insight, January 21, 9:15 AM

Leaders' deeper sense of  purpose that Mr Poleman refers to will benefit organizations and their communities. Purpose resonates with employees and engages them; one key element in effective organizations. Responding to societal needs as in socially responsible organization evokes positive responses from communities and customers; this openness to larger needs contributes also to effectiveness by encouraging agility and adaptation in the face of change. 

Efficienarta's curator insight, January 30, 3:28 AM

At all levels, I sense that a sense of purpose is the most effective foundation for developing effective engagement abd enduring commitment.

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The Future of Work: A Manifesto

The Future of Work: A Manifesto | Future Thinking | Scoop.it

This manifesto is about the future of work in a post-­Cluetrain world. This manifesto is also about an emerging ideology of business, where people are at the center of a human ecosystem instead of boxed into a mecha­nical system.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
Chris Shern's insight:

"The future is here - it is just unevenly distributed" - Maddie Grant

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Andrew Spence's curator insight, January 14, 7:18 AM

Some truths we hold to be self-­evident:

  • Work matters. We want work to suck less—for everyone, not just the few lucky ones.
  • The disti­nction between “work” and “life” is artif­icial and a barrier to lever­aging both the power of the indiv­idual and that of the organ­ization.


Good read for those with any influence in the future of work.

David Hain's curator insight, January 21, 5:21 AM

Ecosystems, not mechanistic tradition, will be the way of the future.

Tom Algeo's curator insight, February 5, 10:59 PM

It is a long list but may be worth considering for research in a wholistic and contemporary way by the organization/ HRM scholars.

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5 Trends to Watch in 2014

5 Trends to Watch in 2014 | Future Thinking | Scoop.it

The start of a new year is a natural point for thinking ahead and planning for the future.


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Campbell Barnhart's curator insight, January 14, 7:24 PM

This is a great article about some financial tends to watch for. And some ways to he;p give you a better chance of success in the future. Very eye opening, and is a great to get one's

mind thinking.

David Hain's curator insight, January 21, 5:21 AM

L.ynda Gratton always great value on future trends

Anners Abild's curator insight, January 21, 5:25 AM

Always interesting to folow David....:)

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These Mobile Homes Travel By Sled Dog

These Mobile Homes Travel By Sled Dog | Future Thinking | Scoop.it
Indigenous children in Greenland are going on weekend trips in this house-on-a-sled to spend time with Inuit hunters. The place they used to stay in? It sunk into the melting permafrost.
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Innovation knows no boundaries. Children, culture, climate change, adaptation.

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