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Hi! We work with organizations to help them prepare for the future and publish The Global Trends Report every year. Topics we track include: resources (labor, technology, natural resources, capital, etc.), organizations and communities (changes in how we organize the world ), and shapers and influencers (who will influence the shape of the future ).  The scoops here are ones we found interesting and thought-provoking on our trends travels. Hope you do too -- and do let us know if you have any suggestions to add.  Please do connect with us on Twitter @globaltrendscom, Facebook, and register for our monthly briefings at <a href="http://www.globaltrends.com" rel="nofollow">http://www.globaltrends.com</a>   Thanks for visiting and look forward to your inputs. The Global Trends Team
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GT BRIEFING December 2015/January 2016 10 Trends to Watch for 2016 and Beyond

GT BRIEFING December 2015/January 2016 10 Trends to Watch for 2016 and Beyond | Global Trends | Scoop.it
What will be the impact on your business of changing global trends such as: shifting macro economics, social and geopolitical trends, globalization, the increasing influence of the BRIC nations, climate change, food/water and other resource control and scarcity?
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RAND Europe Focus on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) | RAND

RAND Europe Focus on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) | RAND | Global Trends | Scoop.it
RAND Europe's research has provided evidence to support policy and decisionmaking to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
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The Internet of Things Needs Design, Not Just Technology

The Internet of Things Needs Design, Not Just Technology | Global Trends | Scoop.it

Gartner Research predicts that the typical family home will contain as many as 500 networked devices by 2020. Similarly, Ericsson forecasts 50 billion connected “things” by the same date. Reaching these lofty projections over the next four years, however, will require a fundamental reorientation in the way that technologists and product designers work together to create successful “connected” personal devices and home appliance products. This evolution to “Internet of Things (IoT) 2.0” will be difficult for many companies to achieve — not for lack of technological expertise but because they’ll fail to recognize the value of design in connected product development.

Machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity — the forerunner of consumer-focused IoT — has been around for decades. Overwhelmingly, those IoT 1.0 applications pushed technology to address B2B market requirements.

Product design considerations in the IoT 1.0 world are not critical to persuading customers to adopt offerings. Enterprise IoT buyers seldom require great design, because most often the buyer is not the product’s end user. Fleet logistics companies, for example, monitor the condition and location of their vehicles. Their developers focus on meeting operational and environmental requirements, caring little about the physical appearance or user experience of a dashboard- or engine-compartment-mounted device that monitors vehicle data....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 3, 10:21 PM

Better design would lead to better Internet of things products and higher consumer adoption write Scott Nelson and Paul Metaxatos in the Harvard Business Review.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 3, 10:24 PM

Better design would lead to better Internet of things products and higher consumer adoption write Scott Nelson and Paul Metaxatos in the Harvard Business Review.

Ken Bracken's curator insight, May 4, 4:20 AM
What really concerns me about this, is not that connectivity is a bad thing. It's that I'm not sure if I trust my $15 kettle I bought in Tesco to have adequate security software. 

Many of the biggest security hacks have come through weakest links in the chain being attacked. Be they instances such as Target's data breach or HeartBleed. Connecting everything in your home without adequate security is madness. But I look forward to my fully functioning smart house.
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Privacy fans, Europe has a very lucrative job for you

Privacy fans, Europe has a very lucrative job for you | Global Trends | Scoop.it
If you want a job in Europe, brush up on data privacy. New EU laws on data protection will force companies across the continent to hire more privacy experts during the next two years as they work to comply with law. As many as 28,000 new jobs will be created, according to new research b
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The internet’s age of assembly is upon us

The internet’s age of assembly is upon us | Global Trends | Scoop.it
A new kind of online democracy is emerging, a hybrid of existing forms, writes Ehud Shapiro
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Video on Demand

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Nearly two-thirds of global respondents (65%) in a Nielsen online survey in 61 countries say they watch some form of VOD programming, which includes long- and short-form content.
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CITI: The 'Uber moment' for banks is coming — and more than a million people could lose their jobs

CITI: The 'Uber moment' for banks is coming — and more than a million people could lose their jobs | Global Trends | Scoop.it
"Specifically, it will mean the shift to mobile distribution being the main channel of interaction between customers and the bank," the report reads.
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Seven ways the driverless car will change your life

Seven ways the driverless car will change your life | Global Trends | Scoop.it
Autonomous vehicles will bring about an age of safe and effortless travel. But anything that comes with a trunk also comes with baggage.
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16 skills students need to learn today to thrive tomorrow

16 skills students need to learn today to thrive tomorrow | Global Trends | Scoop.it
The gap between the skills people learn and the skills people need is becoming more obvious, as traditional learning falls short of equipping students with the knowledge they need to thrive, according to the World Economic Forum report New Vision for Education: Fostering Social and Emotional Learning Through Technology.

Today's job candidates must be able to collaborate, communicate and solve problems – skills developed mainly through social and emotional learning (SEL). Combined with traditional skills, this social and emotional proficiency will equip students to succeed in the evolving digital economy.

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Useful new reporting frm the World Economic Forum on future skills and current gaps!

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, March 19, 3:02 AM
Well, it's always interesting to look at the newer and newer guess about what the future will needs from collabaroteurs and leaders... especially this one between 2015 and 2020 is at the same time interesting and (for me) not so ingenious but very good for thinking on a little bit and perhaps to discuss it... why sharing? Because the skills/capacities/strenghts enumerated like a top-list are always interesting to ponder about... Basically the 2 lists  are almost the same set wildely reprioritized (which in my view is not so important, important is being in the short list...) and by one really important change: in 2020 cognitive flexibility will presumably - at least acc. to the very prestigious WEF - beat out from the top-list of needed skills the quality control... yeahh, and the wider range category emotional intelligence is substituting active listening (not a big deal and I would have made this changes for 2015, too).

My point is that the basic underlying trends are just already here, we do not need to wait for 2020... by the way, one word about the only remarkable change... while I think cognitive flexibility is very important (arguably my most cherised skill - I hope it's not my biggest blind spot...:-))), and I can follow the thinking thread that the "cold" (mechanical) type quality control skill would be good to be substituted by something which makes the original goals of quality control achievable by applying/energizing more "hot", people oriented skills... it's difficult to say what skill that would be and, of course,  my IMHO scoop-it comment has no any such material prestige like that of an expert supported by the World Economic Forum but I try... I think that the skill of empowering people is in itself such a set of sub-skills (?) which makes it worth perhaps for the top short list (arguably it is a general skill to learn and not only for later leaders - besides, who knows ahead who will be leader one day?!)... I mean by sub-skills like capacity of trusting people (with enough personal & professional self-esterm and self-confidence), like an inner will to develop people (among other things in order to make them qualified professionally and in all the other necessary ways for empowerment), power to communicate his/her vision in a way that it motivates people and is able to align them around the vision (by of course involving them thoroughly and throughout every and each project  from idea to accomplishment in the thinking/decisional process!)...
Ricard Lloria's curator insight, March 19, 5:59 AM

Useful new reporting frm the World Economic Forum on future skills and current gaps!

Enrico Maset's curator insight, March 23, 8:57 AM

Useful new reporting frm the World Economic Forum on future skills and current gaps!

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Millennials at work: five stereotypes - and why they are (mostly) wrong

Millennials at work: five stereotypes - and why they are (mostly) wrong | Global Trends | Scoop.it
Generation Y has been labelled a bunch of lazy job-hoppers who expect everything on a plate. The truth is very different
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Forbes Welcome

Forbes Welcome page -- Forbes is a global media company, focusing on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, and lifestyle.
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Newly discovered bacteria can eat plastic bottles

Newly discovered bacteria can eat plastic bottles | Global Trends | Scoop.it
A team of Japanese scientists has found a species of bacteria that eats the type of plastic found in most disposable water bottles.
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The 9 areas of Technology that your Toughest Competitors are already Outsourcing

The 9 areas of Technology that your Toughest Competitors are already Outsourcing | Global Trends | Scoop.it
Here are the the nine areas of Technology that your Toughest Competitors are already Outsourcing

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