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Why The Hotel Lobby Is The Office Of The Future - PSFK

Why The Hotel Lobby Is The Office Of The Future - PSFK | Trendspotting | Scoop.it
The hotel's public spaces can be being dynamically redefined to meet the needs of the untethered workforce of modern professionals.
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Futuristic Bacteria-Covered Floors Could Clean Themselves [Pics] - PSFK

Futuristic Bacteria-Covered Floors Could Clean Themselves [Pics] - PSFK | Trendspotting | Scoop.it
Synthetic biology could detect toxins and other poisons around your home.
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Mining digital gold

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"... The story of Napster helps to explain the excitement about Bitcoin, a digital currency, that is based on similar technology..."

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Altimeter’s Four Disruption Themes for Business

Altimeter’s Four Disruption Themes for Business | Trendspotting | Scoop.it

"Altimeter identified four major themes that will be disruptive to business:

1. Everything Digital: An increasingly digital landscape – including data, devices, platforms and experiences – that will envelop consumers and businesses


2. Me-cosystem: The ecosystem that revolves around “me,” our data, and technologies that will deliver more relevant, useful, and engaging experiences using our data.


3. Digital Economies: New economic models caused by the digital democratization of production, distribution, and consumption.


4. Dynamic Organization: In today’s digital landscape, dynamic organizations must develop new business models and ways of working to remain relevant, and viable. (...)"

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How P&G Presents Data to Decision-Makers

How P&G Presents Data to Decision-Makers | Trendspotting | Scoop.it

"...The best case I can cite for this argument is Procter & Gamble, which has institutionalized data visualization as a primary tool of management. Working with visual analytics software vendor Tibco Spotfire, P&G has put visual displays of key information on desktops — over 50,000 P&G employees now have access to a "Decision Cockpit"..."

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Fabsie hopes to help the mass market enjoy the fruits of the DIY movement

Fabsie hopes to help the mass market enjoy the fruits of the DIY movement | Trendspotting | Scoop.it
We’ve digitized news, music and movies, but Fabsie wants to make it possible to digitize furniture designs. The result will be custom furniture at lower prices, thanks to new manufacturing trends.
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8 Brilliant Concepts For The Future Of Wearable Tech

8 Brilliant Concepts For The Future Of Wearable Tech | Trendspotting | Scoop.it
Wearables are taking over. Whether it’s the Jawbone Up or an Apple iWatch, gadgets that live on our bodies will give rise to a level of data about ourselves and our environments that we’ve never had before.
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16th Annual Global CEO Survey

16th Annual Global CEO Survey | Trendspotting | Scoop.it
In PwC's 16th Global CEO Survey, CEOs discuss what they're doing to be agile in a volatile economic climate, turn adversity into opportunity, be more socially aware, and gain competitive edge.
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Rethinking the Function of Business Functions

Rethinking the Function of Business Functions | Trendspotting | Scoop.it

"In nearly all industries, the expertise needed to differentiate a company and win in the marketplace is much more complex than it was in the past. If a company wants to be better than anyone else, at something relevant to its customers, its specialists must be more efficient, technically proficient, and creative than ever before..."

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Global Trends 2030 - Living Through a Transformative Period

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Global Trends 2030 - Living Through a Transformative Period | Trendspotting | Scoop.it
The National Intelligence Council is the center for mid- and long-term strategic thinking within the US Intelligence Community.
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Six Ways Organizations Can Survive Until 2100

Six Ways Organizations Can Survive Until 2100 | Trendspotting | Scoop.it
...How is progress reflected in a modern company? What does a 21st century company look like? Or maybe we should start thinking about what a 22nd century company would look like. (22nd century indeed: somebody born in 2012 will only be 88 years old in 2100. If Ray Kurzweil’s predictions are realized, it will be a piece of cake by then.)...
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Today's Best Companies are Horizontally Integrated

Today's Best Companies are Horizontally Integrated | Trendspotting | Scoop.it
In big companies, management teams focus on achieving the right level of vertical integration. The pendulum has swung from Henry Ford's buying ships and railroads—and even a rubber plantation in Brazil to ensure his supply of tires—to Boeing's radical outsourcing of Dreamliner components, and more recently, back to greater ownership of upstream and downstream assets by companies as different as Pepsi and Oracle..
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3-D Printing Branches Out With New Wood-Based Filament | Wired Design | Wired.com

3-D Printing Branches Out With New Wood-Based Filament | Wired Design | Wired.com | Trendspotting | Scoop.it
Printed plastics? So 2011. And high-end printers have been working with metals and ceramics for some time. But now, the 3-D printing community is toying with a material more natural in origin: printed wood.
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Why Crowdsourced Hotel Design Will Be The Future Of Business Travel - PSFK

Why Crowdsourced Hotel Design Will Be The Future Of Business Travel - PSFK | Trendspotting | Scoop.it
PSFK in partnership with Prodigy examine the trends driving changes around work, lifestyle and health and their impact on the business traveler.
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The 21st Century Economy Will Be Urban, High Tech, and Green

The 21st Century Economy Will Be Urban, High Tech, and Green | Trendspotting | Scoop.it
The need to be climate neutral will change everything. And make some people a lot of money.
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Information Is Driving a New Revolution in Manufacturing: Scientific American

Information Is Driving a New Revolution in Manufacturing: Scientific American | Trendspotting | Scoop.it

"...Many technological revolutions of the past have focused on the energy part of this equation—waterpower, the steam engine, the electric motor and the internal-combustion engine, to name a few.

The technological revolution under way now is not driven by energy, however. It is driven by information..."

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Creating the Best Workplace on Earth - Harvard Business Review

Creating the Best Workplace on Earth - Harvard Business Review | Trendspotting | Scoop.it

"Suppose you want to design the best company on earth to work for. What would it be like? For three years we’ve been investigating this question by asking hundreds of executives in surveys and in seminars all over the world to describe their ideal organization. This mission arose from our research into the relationship between authenticity and effective leadership. Simply put, people will not follow a leader they feel is inauthentic. But the executives we questioned made it clear that to be authentic, they needed to work for an authentic organization..."

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A long yet definitely worth reading article!

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Marketing learns to speak the C-suite’s language

Marketing learns to speak the C-suite’s language | Trendspotting | Scoop.it

"...instead of purely reacting to this different breed of customer, companies need to evolve their business, philosophy, and infrastructure to create customer experiences around very specific moments of truth.


Thinking of this as a decision journey gives marketers a better way to in turn make decisions around resource allocation, marketing spend and overall significance in each moment..."

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The rise of the sharing economy

The rise of the sharing economy | Trendspotting | Scoop.it
LAST night 40,000 people rented accommodation from a service that offers 250,000 rooms in 30,000 cities in 192 countries. They chose their rooms and paid for...
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The Inside Story of Diageo's Stunning Carbon Achievement

The Inside Story of Diageo's Stunning Carbon Achievement | Trendspotting | Scoop.it
How the company's North American division cut emissions by 80%.
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The Innovation Bottom Line: Business Model Change and Sustainability

The Innovation Bottom Line: Business Model Change and Sustainability | Trendspotting | Scoop.it

"How companies that see sustainability as both a necessity and an opportunity, and change their business models in response, are finding success..."

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More interesting articles here: http://sloanreview.mit.edu/innovation-hubs/sustainability/

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Get Ready for the New Era of Global Manufacturing

Get Ready for the New Era of Global Manufacturing | Trendspotting | Scoop.it

"The global manufacturing sector is on the threshold of a dynamic new phase that will provide renewed opportunity for manufacturing firms — and a host of new challenges. Incumbents who can rise to the challenge — and upstarts who may find lower barriers to entry — could do very well, indeed..."

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Four Innovation Trends to Watch in 2013

Four Innovation Trends to Watch in 2013 | Trendspotting | Scoop.it

"The OECD economies may be sluggish; America may or may not hurtle over fiscal cliffs; and BRICs may not be growing quite as fast as their champions hoped. But adversity (almost) always creates economic opportunity. Digital media continue to be springboards for global innovation and enterprise. North America's fracking fever has proviked experts (who once feared the world had passedHubbert's Peak) to predict the US will soon be a net energy exporter. Human ingenuity — increasingly augmented by technical amplifiers — remains the most remarkable renewable resource.

 

So here are four innovation ideas — themes, really — sure to gain significantly greater mind- and market-share over the coming year. What do they all have in common? Individual empowerment..."

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Manufacturing the future: The next era of global growth and innovation | McKinsey Global Institute

Manufacturing the future: The next era of global growth and innovation | McKinsey Global Institute | Trendspotting | Scoop.it
Manufacturing the future: The next era of global growth and innovation, a major report from the McKinsey Global Institute, presents a clear view of how manufacturing contributes to the global economy today and how it will probably evolve over the coming decade. Our findings include the following points:
» Manufacturing’s role is changing...
» Manufacturing is not monolithic...
» Manufacturing is entering a dynamic new phase...
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20 Tech Trends for 2013

20 Tech Trends for 2013 | Trendspotting | Scoop.it

"Yes, it’s already that transitional time when our current year ends and another begins, and today and tomorrow are quickly changing hands. Rather than look back at significant trends of the past 366 days (2012 was a leap year, remember?), we asked a wide variety of technologists, designers, and strategists across frog’s studios around the world to take a look into the future. The near future, that is. “Near” in that 2013 is not only upon us, but also very “near” that these technologies are highly feasible, commercially viable, and are bubbling up to the surface of the global zeitgeist. We believe you’ll be hearing a lot more about these trends within the next 12 months, and possibly be experiencing them in some form, too.

 

Here’s our second annual list of Tech Trend predictions for the coming year. There are 20 individual forecasts and, new for 2013, we’ve also related each prediction to larger waves in business, culture, and innovation. Click on any trend to jump to its description below..."

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