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Joel Barker's T.I.P.S. Tracking - A Strategic Exploration Tool

Joel Barker's T.I.P.S. Tracking - A Strategic Exploration Tool | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it

T.I.P.S. Tracking is a powerful strategic exploration tool that encourages individuals and organizations to manage key information on trands, innovations, and paradigm shifts.  It is focused on three key skills:  Focus - Organize - Interrogate

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Joel Barker's T.I.P.S. Tracking - A Strategic Exploration Tool

Joel Barker's T.I.P.S. Tracking - A Strategic Exploration Tool | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it

T.I.P.S. Tracking is a powerful strategic exploration tool that encourages individuals and organizations to manage key information on trands, innovations, and paradigm shifts.  It is focused on three key skills:  Focus - Organize - Interrogate

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Flippy robot takes over the hamburger station in California restaurant

Flippy robot takes over the hamburger station in California restaurant | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
At a Caliburger restaurant in Pasadena, California, Miso Robotics and Cali Group have taken the wraps off Flippy, a "collaborative kitchen assistant" that uses computer vision and deep learning to take over the job of grilling burger patties.
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And the implications, both positive and negative, are??

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Tech Trends 2017

Tech Trends 2017 | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Tech Trends 2017: As the underpinnings of information technology shift, it’s never been more important to look ahead and anticipate changes.
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Digital marketing trends that can make a difference in 2017

The digital world has many new and upcoming trends to offer in 2017. All the marketers may be wondering and imagining the changes that would topple the ways in which things are executed today.
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What is a futurist? 

What is a futurist?  | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
The role of a futurist is growing in prominence, and demand for our input is rising. Businesses and governments increasingly see 'ownership of the
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Bill Gates says robots that steal human jobs should pay taxes

Bill Gates says robots that steal human jobs should pay taxes | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Someone, or something, has to make up the difference.
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A very interesting proposal -- lots of implications that need to be explored with the Implications Wheel.

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Small Business Digital Marketing Trends for 2017

Small Business Digital Marketing Trends for 2017 | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Social media is the top digital marketing tactic/channel that small businesses plan to spend additional budget on in 2017, according to recent research from Infusionsoft.
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5 Talent Management Trends That Are Changing HR

5 Talent Management Trends That Are Changing HR | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
The new year brings new goals, new challenges and new trends in the still-evolving field of talent management. We describe below 5 talent management trends for 2017 based on insights from HR leaders globally, our NTMN research, experiences at our clients and discussions at the Talent Management Institute. In no particular order, we
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Top 5 Customer Experience Trends For 2017

The new year has arrived, and with the start of any new year comes the onslaught of predictions of what is going to make it big in 2017. Already, we’re hearing this will be the year when chat bots, virtual reality and voice search gain a permanent foothold in our world.
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Why Employees Are Unengaged

Why Employees Are Unengaged | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Unengaged employees are costing us billions. Here's why employees are disengaged and what to do about it.
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An excellent example of an issue that needs a thorough examination of consequences.

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Here’s Why 2017 Might NOT Be The Best For Service | CustomerThink

Here’s Why 2017 Might NOT Be The Best For Service | CustomerThink | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Year after year we hope service and the customer experience gets better. But great service comes at a cost, a high labor cost that many businesses are not willing or able to pay. So what are their options? Technology, that’s it. Or is it?
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At the beginning of a new year, issues in customer service could benefit greatly from an exploration of the consequences, both positive and negative.

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Schools, report sexual misconduct: Our view

Schools, report sexual misconduct: Our view | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
USA TODAY Network found dozens of teachers with hidden histories working with children.
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A major issue with "unintended consequences" that must be addressed.

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A major issue with "unintended consequences" that must be addressed.

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Wolff: Social media, celebrity deaths and debating greatness

Wolff: Social media, celebrity deaths and debating greatness | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Clearly, everyone is entitled to his or her own individual and collective grief.
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A very interesting identification of a trend and its implications.

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Top food trends in the U.S. show common theme

Top food trends in the U.S. show common theme | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
For the fifth consecutive year, award-winning entrepreneur, natural products industry veteran and chef, Mareya Ibrahim, aka The Fit Foodie, has released her hottest healthy food and beverage food trends for 2017. The underlying theme for 2017 is sustainability.  1) SPEED-SCRATCH COOKING  Who's got time for long kitchen session perfection?  Speed scratch cooking, the art of taking semi-prepared, healthy ingredients or products and creating a homemade meal helps get dinner on the table in a flash, and saves families money. Meal preparation planning sites with a healthful, . . .
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Robots are just a catalyst shifting to new paradigm | Zero Hedge

Robots are just a catalyst shifting to new paradigm | Zero Hedge | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
What impact all this will have is unclear - what is clear is that we're on the precipice of a major paradigm shift, that from an 'old model' to a 'new model' speaking from the perspective of systems theory, which is really the best objective perspective.  Robots are simply the catalyst ushering in the paradigm shift.
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Screaming for an exploration to explore the long-term consequences, both positive and negative. Implications Wheel!

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Demographics of the Top 7 Social Networks

Demographics of the Top 7 Social Networks | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Social media audience demographics can vary widely by social platform. Check out this highly useful infographic to see which user groups spend time on which social networks and do what there.
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How to Use a Futurist 

How to Use a Futurist  | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
What can a futurist do for your business, nonprofit, academic institution or social enterprise? Discover the way we achieve impact in this free ebook.
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Top 100 Lifestyle Trends in February

Top 100 Lifestyle Trends in February | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
february 2017 lifestyle - The February 2017 lifestyle trends represent two polar camps. On the one hand, health and fitness trends show people’s drive to stick t
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How Machine Learning Can Add Value to Customer Service Automation

How Machine Learning Can Add Value to Customer Service Automation | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Much is being written and spoken about artificial intelligence and the seemingly imminent impact it will have on the future of the contact center. When companies are spending somewhere between ten and twenty percent of their annual revenue on service and support, is it any wonder that executives are jumping at the opportunities to add new tools to their technology stack?

The reality is that there’s already a vast customer service marketplace teeming with solutions that are using technology to improve efficiency, agent experience, and customer experience simultaneously. And chatbots are just the tip of the iceberg.
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An exploration of this topic is likely to yield some unexpected positives and negatives.  

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Mulling the Economic Effect of Artificial Intelligence

Mulling the Economic Effect of Artificial Intelligence | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Big leaps in artificial intelligence are raising tensions among businesses and policy makers over what impact fast-changing technology will have on millions of middle-income jobs.
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Asking "what impact?" is asking about the implications -- so many interesting issues to be explored.  

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11 Tech Trends You Can Bet Your Customer Experience Budgets On, Today through 2020

11 Tech Trends You Can Bet Your Customer Experience Budgets On, Today through 2020 | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Today, nearly every customer experience in nearly every industry is driven or supported by ever-more-quickly-evolving digital technology. The landscape is changing so rapidly that customer experiences are already being radically reshaped by technologies that are cutting edge today—but will be mainstream tomorrow.
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Top 10 Leading Customer Experience Trends for 2017

Top 10 Leading Customer Experience Trends for 2017 | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
To stay competitive in the year ahead, it’s essential that you understand the most important trends.
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Americans Say Training Is Up to Workers and the Schools

Americans Say Training Is Up to Workers and the Schools | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
While I was browsing the internet looking for some economic data, I came across this 2016 report from the Pew Research Center:  The State of American Jobs. And it is compelling! The Pew Research Center is “a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and
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Suicide kills more U.S. troops than ISIL in Middle East

Suicide kills more U.S. troops than ISIL in Middle East | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Suicide — not combat — is the leading killer of U.S. troops deployed to the Middle East to fight Islamic State militants, according to newly released Pentagon statistics.
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This is a critical issue that needs new ways of understanding and addressing.

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Expect more store closings despite big holiday sales

Expect more store closings despite big holiday sales | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Don't expect store closing to let up just because retailers just had big holiday sales
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According to this article, online sales increased 17.1% this year.  That's a major emerging trend.  What are the implications of this continuing?  Store closings is just one!

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15 Surprising Environmental Trends to Watch in 2017

15 Surprising Environmental Trends to Watch in 2017 | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Genetically engineered coral, electronic wildlife sniffers, sand mines and more
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