This will be the year of substance, when content is not just written for search engines to pick up, and when things we had hoped would connect become connectable. And most importantly, the value of marketing will continue to rise as consumers define their own individual futures of the products and services they prefer.
2014 is going to be the year when our human curiosity figures out how people, technology and process can finally work together.
We live in the Social Age of Learning, where our ability to create meaning within our communities is key. In this Slideshare presentation Julian Stodd explore the foundations and principles of the Social Age, including an exploration of Social Leadership.
iStock has queried creatives from around the world to determine what to look for in 2014 design trends. Entitled Hot or Not (oh how we miss the original Am I Hot or Not), the infographic gives a thumbs up/thumbs down look at flat design and skeumorphic design; short form storytelling versus long form; real models versus retouched; 3D and offset printing; and more. Give it a look.
Maximizing personal growth and job satisfaction in the short term will maximize compensation in the long term.
In 1998 I took a snapshot of the hiring process used at most companies. (It was a special camera.) The image shown was drawn in 1998. Does it look familiar to what's going on today? Since things in HR move in slow motion, I’ve decided to take a picture of the hiring landscape 10 years into the future. I’m pretty sure I’ll be retired by then, so I’ll use this post to reminisce about the future that could be.
The biggest consultancy firms - the McKinseys and Janeses of the world--make many millions of dollars predicting the future and writing what-if reports for clients.This model is built on the idea that those companies know best -- and that information and ideas should be handed down from on high.
But the future of geopolitical consultancy will belong to the crowd.
Technology is radically transforming education. As is the case with all other inventions, the real impact of the new emerging technologies on teaching and learning will only be felt more markedly in the next coming decades. When Gutenburg first invented printing, it took probably more than a century for people to clearly understand and see the implications of this new invention on human knowledge.
Bold and creative maverick leaders tend to deliver great innovations and breakthroughs. At the same time, they are highly disruptive, disturbing to work for and, by nature, definitely not team players.