Category Archives: 2011 Trends

Trends for 2011 (I know, I know)




                    Time to revisit this, I think. It’s a list of predictions (I know, I don’t do them) for 2011, originally published in the Courier Mail in Australia in January 2011. … Continue reading






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Trends for 2011 still good for 2012




Now that it’s almost 2012, I think it’s about time we revisited my top 10 trends for 2011 that were written in late 2010 and posted in early January. How right have they proven to be? Judge for yourself. Personally … Continue reading






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2011 Trend map




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2011 Trend Map




In the words of Saint Bob, the beloved singer-songwriter and social trends observer: “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” Having said that, a little information graphic can’t do any harm. So here’s a new … Continue reading






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The Biggest Question of the 21st Century




I was speaking with someone yesterday and I was reminded about an article by Michael Wolf in the FT. It’s essentially about how the “great convergence” (between West and East) is going to shape this century and is informed by … Continue reading






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Trends for 2011




Trend #10 – No Trend My final trend for 2011 is that there is no trend. There are certain uncertainties, but beyond this it’s impossible to see what lies ahead. Is the Euro finished? Will Portugal go the same way … Continue reading






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Trends for 2010




#9 Digital disenchantment Are you sinking in a sea of scurrilous spam? How about drowning in deluge of digital dross? The internet, and Web 2.0 in particular, are wonderful things, but there are digital downsides, notably the fact that people … Continue reading






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Trends for 2011




#8 “Long land” According to the World Bank, agricultural production must increase by 70% by the year 2050. Why? The primary reason is demographic – there will be more people in the future and they will want something to eat. … Continue reading






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Top Trends for 2011




#7. Food inflation Food has been cheap in many countries for a long time and people now view ingredients that were once considered luxuries as necessities. But this situation is about to change. The primary problem is population. There are … Continue reading






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Summary of Trends for 2011+




I’ve been cruising around the web for information about trends for 2011 (so you don’t have to) and here’s what I’ve found that interests me. This is essentially a summary of what a few trend watchers, researchers and consultants are … Continue reading






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