• 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 Trillion Dollar Business In Which We’re All Stakeholders.
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    Open data is transforming economic, social, cultural and political life. McKinsey has estimated that the potential global value of open data is around $3 trillion annually, with $1.1 trillion allocated to the U.S.. The move toward radical transparency has gained momentum but how exactly is it measured, and what are some of the ways in which is impacting the world around us? In government, it helps tackle corruption, enhances public services and improves public services,…

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  • Five Major Ways In Which The World Is About To Change.
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    IoT doesn’t just expand the possibilities of computing, but “fundamentally redefines it and is a game-changer for almost every part of the economy with the capacity to solve the greatest social and business challenges of our time.” So believes Doug Davis, senior VP and GM of the Internet of Things Group at Intel. “Every overnight sensation is 20 years in the making,” and we’re now at a point in time where our collective ability to truly solve some of the world’s…

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  • If You’re Not Part Of The Solution, You’re Part Of The Problem.
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    As businesses become increasingly powerful with the ability to affect significant social and societal change, the expectations consumers have for brands to do exactly that has equally grown in magnitude. A report by Havas last year (from a sampling of 10,000 global consumers) concluded that 80% of Prosumers and 65% of the mainstream believe that it’s no longer acceptable for businesses to operate solely for profit. Further, “consumers don’t just want brands…

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  • An Economic Game Changer That Anyone Can Participate In.
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    In 15 years the emerging field of biomimicry could represent $300 billion annually of U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) in 2010 dollars, according to this report; it could account for 1.6 million U.S. jobs and provide another $50 billion in terms of mitigating the depletion of natural resources and reducing CO2 pollution; and globally, biomimicry could represent about $1.0 trillion of GDP in 15 years. An economic game changer in other words. This week marks the next round of…

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