January 19th, 2013
Ultra intelligent electronic agents (UIEAs) provide a new level of competitive advantage to the enterprise because they help create a level of electronic advice and trust between your company and your customers and your employees. Even though the world is more and more technological, human relationships are, somewhat paradoxically, more and more important. Trust is still something that either earns you business or loses you business. Business, all business, is still about trust and relationships. If deployed thoughtfully, UIEAs can be used to either increase and solidify that bond way beyond anything we are seeing today.
May 16th, 2012

POL 2012: Gerd Leonhard - the Future of Business & Communications (by OlavstoppenVideo): The Future of Business & Communications. Social. Local. Mobile. Cloud. And why Data is the New Oil. Futurist and CEO of TheFuturesAgency Gerd Leonhard was the keynote speaker at the Olavstoppen POL conference on May 3rd 2012 in Stavanger, Norway.

More information: http://www.olavstoppen.no/pol2012

November 11th, 2011

New Book: Taking the Crowd to the Cloud

Announcing the new book by TFA Partner Kelli Richards: “Taking the Crowd to the Cloud - Social Media for the Music Industry.” This book raises the bar and demystifies social media, helps you THRIVE in any economy and transforms your marketing mindset. It features 10 top social networks for musicians and maximizes your social media to build and keep your audience.

Musicians, celebrities, artists and authors must recognize that in order to succeed in today’s mega-connected world, we must think and act like chief marketing officers. Knowing how to navigate and succeed at social media can be a full-time, mind-numbing and overly complicated if you’re not careful… read on. [Amazon Kindle] [direct]

September 27th, 2011

What Kind Of Future?

Found on Neil Perkin’s blog Only Dead Fish: “One of my favourite columnists John Naughton recently wrote an exceptional piece on the inadequacy of our national curriculum, and more specifically the part of the curriculum called ICT (‘Information and Communication Technology’), in equipping our children for the challenges of the future. Whilst we’re moving into a post-PC age, he writes, the ICT curriculum is firmly rooted in desktop computing running Microsoft Windows.

Compartmentalising ICT as a separate, discrete part of the curriculum is as absurd as it would be to have ‘books’ as a separate part. Instead of educating our children about the potential of open software, collaborative tools and cloud-based services, we are training them in how to use Word and Excel. This ”chronic mismatch between the glacial pace of curriculum change in a print-based culture, and the rate of change in technology” is effective only in establishing an …read on.”