Monthly Archives: May 2010

Statistic of the Week

By 2030, 90% of mobile phone owners will live in the “developing” world. (Source:Newsweek).

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Future Minds

Here’s a draft of the cover of my next book, due out in the UK in September 2010.

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Future blogs

I was thinking that I should add ‘serendipity’ to my extinction timeline when I stumbled upon a great blog about the future by accident. I was looking for a precise definition of Horizon 1, 2 & 3 innovations when I … Continue reading

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European Wildcards

Good conversation over dinner last night with a bunch of non-executive directors of ASX companies (hosted by PWC). Especially interesting was a discussion about Greece, the latest economic acronym PIGS* (Portugal, Italy, Greece & Spain) and where the debt contagion … Continue reading

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House of Cards

Here’s what everyone in Europe owes each other – as a map. Ohmygawd. From the New York Times (link in comments)

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The new middle class

I don’t usually read Newsweek, but I picked up a copy at the airport not so long ago. Their report on the scary new rich is one of the best things I’ve read in ages in the sense that I … Continue reading

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What’s Next Issue 25

The new issue of my What’s Next trends report has just gone up. Check it out at Or, if you don’t have the time, here’s a few of the stories… Boom time for doom and gloom According to Hollywood … Continue reading

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Where Do People Think?

As part of my new book I decided to conduct some research looking at where people did their best thinking. Here are the results. The sample was 624 people. Please note that in some cases I have grouped similar responses … Continue reading

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Teens don’t consume media. They inhabit it. Here’s a conversation with my 15 year-old cousin last night. Me: What are you doing? Her: I’m on Facebook Me: Why? Her: I don’t know. Me: Do people really care what you are … Continue reading

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