• Welcome to 2017! And a Future we can all believe in…
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    You need really believe not only in yourself… you have to believe the world is actually worthy of your sacrifices.  Zaha Hadid (architect) Whew… it’s 2017!! We made it! Yet who knows what’s coming next…  Brexit, our mind-boggling election process, and the Netflix sci-fi show Black Mirror have all rocked my view of what’s possible and made me question so, so many things…! Below are my observations on where we are, an intro to a few of our new PYNKrs, and my thoughts…

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  • Some amazing PYNKrs (People You Need to Know)
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    Having cultivated a rich network of innovators, we started describing this passionate bunch this way… and it stuck. This range of filmmakers, technologists, visionaries, authors, travelers, artists, creators, evangelists, educators, writers, strategists and more are all actively architecting the future ahead for each of us. We’ve recently either collaborated on a project, convened at a salon or retreat, been introduced by a mutual PYNKr and/or shared a stage together…and…

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  • Artificial Intelligence Is Being Designed To Make Us More Human, Not Less.
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    Advancements in AI are moving us closer to a reality where computers are so intelligent that they’re capable of conducting human-like reasoning and conversations. On the tail end of Gigaom Change 2016 last week where 30+ keynote panelists (all industry experts) converged to showcase  7 key enterprise technologies changing the future of business, questions being asked were: What new opportunities does AI open up for business leaders? What does it take to be a cognitively…

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  • The Rise Of The Freelance Economy And How It’s Impacting The Way We Work.
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    There are now 17 billion-dollar companies in the collaborative economy with billions more of investment being poured into Uber, Airbnb and others. Described as one of the biggest shifts of this century, the rise of what’s now being touted as the freelance economy supports nearly 15.5 million people according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics—an increase of roughly 1 million since May 2014— and by 2020, another report estimates that more than 40% of the…

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  • The Nature Of Work Is Changing And So Are Jobs.
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    With 6 out of 10 urban consumers saying work is a part of who they are, not just a place you go or somewhere to make money, key to finding the jobs of the future will be knowing where to look. The changing nature of work has enormous implications for how we structure organizations, manage people, and design workplaces, but the jobs of the future are also changing with some wondering what will new roles and titles look like? Some organizations are already leveraging the new ways of working;…

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