Monthly Archives: November 2009

2010 Trends Map

Here’s a sneak peek. Ignore the ‘stations’ for the time being. What you can’t see here are 5 ‘time zones’. In the middle (zone 1) are current trends and as you move outwards are emerging trends and predictions. More in … Continue reading

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Trends for 2010

Here is my final list of new trends for 2010. Note that this list does not replace previous lists – this is merely a list of things that I’m starting to see or expect to emerge over the next 12-18 … Continue reading

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How to be a Futurist

1. Call yourself a futurist 2. Don’t comb your hair 3. Grow a beard (grey is ideal) 4. Wear glasses (even if you don’t need them) 5. Change your name to something really wacky 6. Write a book (or otherwise … Continue reading

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Statistic of the Week

In 1985, people in China ate, on average, 20 kg of meat per head. In 2009 this figure is expected to rise to 40 kg (Economist).

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Quote of the Week

Fantastic comment. I have an office next to a church and every so often people ask me for directions. One guy came up to me today as asked “do you know where the Rev Howard is?” I said “No…but have … Continue reading

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Beloit College Mindset List

I quite like this. It’s the annual Beloit College (US) Mindset List. A list of cultural touchstones that have shaped the minds of the latest batch of students in the US and a gentle reminder that frames of reference change. … Continue reading

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Spiritual Window Dressing

Have you noticed the amount of garden Buddha statues around recently? Most seem to be made from cheap concrete. They seem to be the 2009 equivalent of garden gnomes or plastic pink flamingos. What does this represent I wonder?

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Could someone please explain to me how this is possible?

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A Future for Newspapers

Not so long ago a well-regarded business magazine reported that newspapers (what some bloggers now mockingly refer to as ‘fibre media’) are on their deathbed. Various stories in newspapers seem to support this rather gloomy view too. But hold the … Continue reading

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Ads of the Future

First in a series…

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