Can’t believe it’s almost half way through 2013. Trends for this year seem accurate - Mobile web has overtaken everything else as web access tools, Anonymous Hactivism on the rise while Manning rots in solitary, SoLoMo and personal health net’s are sprawling, Gamification is getting serious in its ability to transform business, marketing, customer service and continuous improvement drives, airlines removing IFE to cost save and new revenue streams in favor of tablets, cars increasingly becoming ’intelligent’ and ‘Kitchen Table’ entrepreneurs are booming. Watch out for the inexorable disruption from paper books to digital ink - in fact any hard formats for digital copying - from movies, music, audio books, courses and certification. With keystroke analysis remote grading is now no longer an obstacle for MOOCs - expect millions switching to virtual study rapidly and the rise of mimics of coursera. Over-all the sanity and thus trust in freemium and the march of SaaS will consume most of IT not committed to Cloud. The continuing shortfall in UX designers, Information Architects and Interaction Designers won’t stop the new wave of media but may increase the cost of entry. Bring on H2.
People with interesting lives have no time for ego. They swap locations, plunge into new ideas with no guarantee. Invest in people opposite to themselves. Live pivoted careers only rational in hindsight, resign without knowing their next step. Accept invitations to do what they never did. Are prepared to change their best approaches and proven success methodologies. Restart from zero countless times. Fearless to age. Climb any stage. Detach themselves from any convention or style. Go nuts for love and are perpetually buying one-way tickets.
We love: that’s why life is full of so many wonderful gifts
As our society gets more complex and our people get more complacent, the role of the jester is more vital than ever before. Please stop sitting around.
We need you to make a ruckus
Bye Kayak, Hello Skyscanner.
Kayak’s been sitting on their laurels for too long, trying to battle flights.Google.com and generally becoming an industry player at the expense of the user. Having only recently discovered Skyscanner.net - I’m thrilled to find it’s innovative flight finder is easy-to-use and is delivering better deals. Kayak, you’ve lost me.