March 24th, 2013
futuristgerd

futuristgerd:

Transition Trauma Guaranteed. We are currently experiencing a very unique combination of digitally-fueled disruptions: rising globalization and much increased economic interdependence of regions, nations, companies and people, widespread and hyper-effective socio-political activism via social networks and UGC media (especially video, as Koni2012′s 96Million views have shown), the rise of almost Wikileakean openness expectations by consumers and a new kind of ‘tyranny of transparency’ that has engulfed people around the globe, radical consumer empowerment based on waves of technological leaps and what is often referred to the ‘consumerization of IT’, and an overall sense of ambiguity and instability. These trends, to me, are showing that we are heading into an ‘it-all-depends’ – world rather than an either/or world. In this future, many yes/no situations of the past are becoming maybe’s – and this poses a real challenge to business planning and operations. Linear thinking can now be a real disadvantage; lateral, organic and fluid approaches are becoming a requirement to success. (via Gerd’s Guide to Disruption, Part 3: Transition Traumas, Brands with Purpose, Interdependence not Independence - Futurist Gerd Leonhard)

March 20th, 2013
futuristgerd

futuristgerd:

Keynote at Masterclass: digital challenges for creators and culture, Futurist Keynote Speaker Gerd (by Gerd Leonhard)

This was recorded Wednesday, 14 November, 2012 at Kulturstyrelsen in Copenhagen, at an event called  “New business models for the creative industry - new challanges for the rightholders;  Masterclass on the digital challenges of cultur. Topics include copyright, licensing of media, future of advertising and media, new revenue streams for creators, and much more. If you want the PDF with my slides please visit www.gerdcloud.com my dropbox file sharing site, browse to Presentations and look for Copenhagen. or browse http://www.slideshare.net/gleonhard/presentationswww.gerdcloud.com my dropbox file sharing site, browse to Presentations and look for Copenhagen. or browse http://www.slideshare.net/gleonhard/presentations


My vimeo channel is here:  https://vimeo.com/gerdfuturist (also allows downloads)

December 8th, 2012
futuristgerd

futuristgerd:

greenfuturist:

What makes us successful:  Gerd Leonhard presentation / talk at TEDxCollegeBeauSoleil (by TEDxYouth).  Gerd adds: this is one of my best videos so far - check it out and spread the word if you like it.

Thanks to www.tedxbeausoleil.com and Nordanglia for providing this video.

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“Gerd Leonhard is a Futurist and the CEO of The Futures Agency, author of 5 books, former musician and a globe-trotting keynote speaker on the creative industries, media and communications, social technologies, as well as on energy, the environment and green business. Gerd is currently focussing on sustainable future scenarios and what has been called ‘sustainable economics’, including the idea of adapting Internet and networked-society principles to the world’s urgent climate and environment issues. He is based in Basel / Switzerland; his new book ‘From Ego to Eco’ will be published in 2013….”

You can download the PDF with my slides here:  http://gerd.fm/tedxbeau 

November 23rd, 2012
futuristgerd
futuristgerd:

Think about it for a minute: Google knows our deepest secrets because we search with INTENTION - and in realtime, and often even in real-place (i.e. when using mobile devices) - for the things that matter to us - whether it is an upcoming trip or a disease that we are suffering from, or vexing problem we may have. Google knows all that stuff, and keeps it in their records (unless we take steps to delete it all… allegedly). Facebook, on the other hand, just knows what we SAY, what we share, what we purport to LIKE. That’s also quite deep but… there is a big difference. Your thoughs? Browse my Privacy to Publicy links to read more (via MediaFuturist: Facebook knows what we SAY but Google knows what we THINK - where does this leave us?)

futuristgerd:

Think about it for a minute: Google knows our deepest secrets because we search with INTENTION - and in realtime, and often even in real-place (i.e. when using mobile devices) - for the things that matter to us - whether it is an upcoming trip or a disease that we are suffering from, or vexing problem we may have. Google knows all that stuff, and keeps it in their records (unless we take steps to delete it all… allegedly). Facebook, on the other hand, just knows what we SAY, what we share, what we purport to LIKE. That’s also quite deep but… there is a big difference. Your thoughs? Browse my Privacy to Publicy links to read more (via MediaFuturist: Facebook knows what we SAY but Google knows what we THINK - where does this leave us?)

November 6th, 2012
futuristgerd

futuristgerd:

Google Tech Talk: The Future of Media …and Content in the Cloud (by GoogleAustralia)

Just found this video from my talk at Google Australia, from 2011

September 28th, 2012
greenfuturist
On terms of mobile payments, here are which industries will lead: INTERNET COMPANIES and TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES. Not telcos. A huge wakeup call imho.