Privacy…everyone keeps talking about it and apparently everyone is concerned with it, but does it matter? I recently watched the documentary, “Terms and Conditions may Apply,” which provides a fascinating look at how organizations such as Facebook, Google, Apple, and others have changed the way they look at and approach privacy. After watching the movie […]
The Internet of Things is Coming to a Store Near You!
If you recall, the internet of things is about connecting pretty much anything with an on and off switch whether it a car, a vacuum cleaner, a jet engine, or a toaster. The internet of things is clearly an important area for businesses but what about for the average consumer? Companies around the world such […]
Which Brands Will Disappear in 2015 and Why?
The folks over at 24/7 Wall St. put together an interesting list of predictions around companies that are going to disappear in 2015. Their major criteria used for evaluation were: Declining sales and losses; Disclosures by the parent of the brand that it might go out of business; Rising costs that are unlikely to be […]
Which Companies Dominate the “Internet of Things?”
The internet of things is still a very big area of discussion and exploration. The folks over at Appinions (an influencer marketing platform) put together an interesting list of companies that are having a huge impact on the internet of things industry. Based on their scoring system here is what they came up with. […]
America’s Changing Population
Recently the folks over at Pew Research released a very interesting report on The New America which explores how the American population is changing and what it might look like through 2060. According to Pew there are two big shifts we are seeing. “Our population is becoming majority non-white at the same time a record share […]
A Valuable Lesson That Companies Can Learn From the USA vs Belgium World Cup Game
Overall the United States Soccer Team did pretty well in the World Cup surviving the group of death (which many thought we wouldn’t) and making it into the round of 16 where we lost to Belgium in what I would call a disappointing game. Time Howard did all he could saving shot after shot that […]
Should Facebook Get Into the Employee Collaboration Space?
An article in Techcrunch yesterday says that Facebook may be working on using their platform for internal collaboration. The article isn’t conclusive in any way and doesn’t speculate as to whether any type of new product is being worked on or if the chatter is about simply using Facebook for collaboration purposes. I remember hearing […]
What Does the Future of Work Look Like?
A few weeks ago I flew to NYC to film a video on the future of work with the folks over at Success Factors. The video was recently debuted at SAP’s Sapphire conference in Orlando. It explores a lot of the themes and ideas that I care about such as employee engagement, workplace flexibility, the […]
The FOW Community is Now Live!
I’m very excited to announce that today we officially launched the FOW Community. If you recall, the FOW Community is a completely custom invite only membership community that we (Chess Media Group) created in order to allow companies from around the world to connect with each other around themes and topics related to the future of […]
The Future of Work and Millennials from SAP’s SAPPHIRE Conference (Video)
This past week I was in Orlando, Florida for SAP’s annual SAPPHIRE conference where I keynoted a session on the future of work and participated in a few panel discussions and videos. I will share all of those here in due time but for now I wanted to share a short 2 minute clip in […]