Monthly Archives: January 2009

2009 Top Trends

Trend #3: Back to basics Bye bye complex financial products — at least for a while. Following the sub-prime fiasco, simplicity, transparency and products that are not over-engineered or overly complex are back in vogue. So too are local lenders … Continue reading

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2009 Top Trends

Trend # 4: Digital Diets People are drowning in digital data. For example, according to an Australian survey, 63% of people feel that they are overloaded with information and 40% have difficulty remembering more than 3 phone numbers. People are … Continue reading

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2009 Top Trends

This trend is taken from some work I’ve been doing on scenarios for 2009. Trend #5: Enoughism People are becoming alarmed about the health of the planet and especially the pervasive influence of materialism upon their lives. Some people have … Continue reading

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2009 Top Trends

Trend #6: IMBYs People are becoming disillusioned with the effects of globalisation. Thus we are starting to see the development of campaigns to make production and consumption more local.Hence IMBYs (In My Back Yard). This trend is the opposite of … Continue reading

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2009 Top Trends

Another one in the series of trends for 2009… Trend # 7: Serious Media In times of serious economic upheaval individuals have two options. The first option is to bury ones head in the sand and go somewhere else (everything … Continue reading

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2009 Top Trends

Here’s number eight in my list of new trends for 2009. Trend # 8: The Brain With neuro-enhancement around the corner the brain is becoming sexy and is set to become the media’s favourite organ in 2009. This is links … Continue reading

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2009 Top Trends

Here is trend #9 from my list of top consumer and business trends for 2009. It is perhaps worth mentioning that several people were writing about eco-cynics last year (and my own list of top trends for 2008 included eco-exhaustion). … Continue reading

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2009 Top Trends

I’m going to post my top ten trends for 2009 every day for the next 10 days (at least that’s the theory). Here’s the first one… Trend # 10: Fear of the unknown The point of this trend is merely … Continue reading

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Future Blog

Another entry from the rather strange blog set in 2049 (sorry I’ve missed a few days). If you want to read this on a daily basis I suggest that you go direct to www.p40y.com…. “Spent the morning playing in the … Continue reading

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The Future

I know I’m supposed to be finishing off The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb but I picked up something else yesterday by accident and I haven’t been able to put it down as they say in book reviews. The … Continue reading

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