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Make Yourself an Expert

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“I don’t know what we’d do without him!” That’s what an executive in a Fortune 100 company recently told us about a brilliant project leader. We’ve heard the same sentiment expressed about many highly skilled specialists during the hundred-plus interviews we’ve conducted as part of our research into knowledge use and sharing. In organizations large and small,
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The T.I.P.S. Tracking process can be a powerful tool for supporting developing your expertise in your organization.

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Focus - Organize - Interrogate Trends, Innovations, Paradigm Shifts
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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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A Look at the Big Picture of the Future of Work

A Look at the Big Picture of the Future of Work | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Maybe in your particular vision of the future of work, you imagine factories full of robots, automating commonplace tasks, while human beings orchestrate the work’s ultimate goals and intent. Perhaps you think of the working population’s shifting demographics, with the
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A very interesting and very relevant article.  It includes a classification of "implications" into three categories.  This could be a great foundation for a more thorough exploration because there are important positive and negative implications beyond what appear to be "first--orders"  or even just categories.

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Faith Popcorn on the Unpredictable Year Ahead

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Futurist Faith Popcorn, who’s founder and CEO of Faith Popcorn’s BrainReserve, a strategic consultancy serving the Fortune 500, ha
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Little Caesars unveils Pizza Portal, letting customers grub and skip human interaction

Little Caesars unveils Pizza Portal, letting customers grub and skip human interaction | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Self-service pizza stations are convenient and let customers skip the small talk. But the devices could lead to job loss and problems communicating.
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It's not the same as one of our favorite vending machines, the Pizza Vending Machine, but it's certainly another match of innovation, service (?), and how technology continually changes dynamics for jobs.

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For Many Retailers It's Far Later Than They Think.

For Many Retailers It's Far Later Than They Think. | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Retailers are paying the price today for failing to see emerging trends and adopting a culture of innovation. For some, it's already too late. For others they need to close the gap ASAP.
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Your Customers Still Want to Talk to a Human Being

Your Customers Still Want to Talk to a Human Being | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
As brands prioritize this digital experience, they often overlook a simple fact: communicating by voice is faster, easier, and more effective than typing messages back and forth.
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Elon Musk Says We Need to Regulate AI NOW!

Elon Musk Says We Need to Regulate AI NOW! | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Elon Musk’s thoughts on artificial intelligence are pretty well known at this point. He famously compared work on AI to “summoning the demon,” and has warned time and time again that the technology poses an existential risk to humanity. At a gathering of US governors this weekend, he repeated these sentiments, but also stressed something he says is even more important: that governments need to start regulating AI now.
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From heatwaves to hurricanes, floods to famine: seven climate change hotspots

From heatwaves to hurricanes, floods to famine: seven climate change hotspots | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Global warming will not affect everyone equally. Here we look at seven key regions to see how each is tackling the consequences of climate change
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Will Artificial Intelligence Replace Human Intelligence, not just Our Processes? - Daniel Burrus

Will Artificial Intelligence Replace Human Intelligence, not just Our Processes? - Daniel Burrus | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Artificial Intelligence and other exponential technologies will shift us from a period of rapid change to a period of true transformation.
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The Future of Customer Experience

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Understand new global and regional consumer trends and uncover innovation opportunities
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How Does the Minimum Wage Impact the Economy?

How Does the Minimum Wage Impact the Economy? | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
The federal minimum wage provides compensation increases at a different rate than inflation increases, leaving many workers behind economically. However, increasing pay too dramatically can have negative impacts.
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Very detailed examination of the issue with good links to  a variety of other writings on the topic.

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The road to Robocop: Policing in the 21st century

The road to Robocop: Policing in the 21st century | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
With the prospect of robot police officers hitting our streets, it's worth taking a moment to look at the current state of affairs, where we're headed, and whether it's a good idea to give robots guns.
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10 predictions about the AI revolution

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One of the world's foremost authorities on artificial intelligence lays out how he thinks society will change over the next 30 years as the technology becomes commonplace.
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These are issues that could clearly impact many organizations' strategic objectives and key characteristics
 
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Podcast: Faith Popcorn on Amazon’s Purchase of Whole Foods

Led by Faith Popcorn – “The Nostradamus of Marketing” – Faith Popcorn's BrainReserve is the leading futurist trend marketing agency for over 40 years.
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Would You Let Your Employer Microchip You?

Would You Let Your Employer Microchip You? | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Our family dog, Loula, is microchipped. Our vet offered it to us as a service when Loula first joined our family. It provides some peace of mind in the sad event that Loula goes missing and ends up in a shelter or vet office. They would be able to read the rice-grain-sized RFID chip embedded in her leg, discove
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The company doing this offers the positives; the author includes negatives.  Wouldn't it be interesting -- and important -- for an exploration examining both (and more) positive and negative implications

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Family of 12-year-old who committed suicide after cyberbullying to sue school district

Family of 12-year-old who committed suicide after cyberbullying to sue school district | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
You're a loser. You have no friends. And finally: Why don't you kill yourself?
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Ruby on Rails is out: major coding bootcamp ditches it, due to waning interest

Ruby on Rails is out: major coding bootcamp ditches it, due to waning interest | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Is the end of Ruby on Rails nigh? Everything seems to point that way.
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Retail Reinvention: Amazon’s Whole Foods Play & What It Means for Retail

Amazon’s pending acquisition of Whole Foods has cast a shadow over most all retail news, and the deal is shaping up to have long-lasting impacts across all
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Management, strategy, and foresight compared

Management, strategy, and foresight compared | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Distinguishing management, strategic planning and foresight. How the “long view” of futurists, which is at the core of foresight, also benefits management and strategic planning.
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Why Organizations Need Chief Knowledge Curators

Why Organizations Need Chief Knowledge Curators | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Leader-led knowledge sharing positively impacts corporate strategy.
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This is a T.I.P.S. Tracking article...

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The Amazon–Whole Foods Deal Means Every Other Retailer’s Three-Year Plan Is Obsolete

The Amazon–Whole Foods Deal Means Every Other Retailer’s Three-Year Plan Is Obsolete | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Nobody in the industry should be surprised that the future of retailing is moving toward a fusion of digital and physical experiences. However, Amazon’s announcement makes the nature and speed of that movement far more challenging.
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6 Must-Know Shopping Trends and Insights for Marketing in 2017, the Year of the Millennial

6 Must-Know Shopping Trends and Insights for Marketing in 2017, the Year of the Millennial | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Marketing to millennials has been on the mind of marketers for some time now. Reaching this group has been a challenge for many brands. Millennials are now the largest and most diverse generation in…
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How Will Analytics, AI, Big Data, and Machine Learning Replace Human Interactions?

How Will Analytics, AI, Big Data, and Machine Learning Replace Human Interactions? | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Calls for the death of human intelligence and human interactions are premature.

Or are they?

In my first book my co-author and I laid out in a simple 2×2 grid that we called the Value-Irritant matrix how to classify customer contacts into one of four actions: (1) Simplify; (2) Leverage; (3) Eliminate; or (4) Automate1.
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How Blockchain Technology Will Change Everyday Life

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Blockchain is one of the hottest topics in the world right now. However, many people are still having a hard time trying to wrap their heads around the concept of Blockchain despite the fact that it's a simple concept and shouldn't be so elusive.

Via Joel Barker
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Seems like there are a lot of implications here that could be explored!

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Joel Barker's curator insight, June 1, 5:32 PM

An attempt to explain this new technology.  JB

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Tech Trends: A Look at What’s Ahead for HR Tech

Tech Trends: A Look at What’s Ahead for HR Tech | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Looking at 2016 trends shows the HR technology market for 2017 will be a very disruptive year. Here are some of the top HR tech trends to watch in 2017.
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