• Pinpointing This Week: Open Everything.
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    In an age of open everything, technology has placed trust in a position to become what may be the most powerful currency of the 21st century, manifesting in many different ways: In a world of instantaneous global information flow and asymmetrical power, there is no practical way to keep many of the secrets that used to remain under wraps for decades leading to pre-emptive transparency from governments, corporations and individuals. At a brand level, people want and expect to…

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  • Better Work: Droids Probably Will Take Your Job But Is It A Bad Thing?
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    “In the world that we’re creating very quickly, we’re going to see more and more things that look like science fiction and fewer and fewer things that look like jobs. Yes, probably, droids will take our jobs — or at least the kinds of jobs we know now, but in a world where it is just about as easy to generate an object as it is to print a document, we have amazing new possibilities. The people who used to be craftsmen and hobbyists are now makers, and they’re responsible …

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  • Unified Vision: A LAUNCHpad For Your Big New Idea.
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    The biggest limitation we face on earth is the earth itself. Recognizing that we must transform the current system of materials and manufacturing to one that positively impacts the social, environmental and economic state of the world, a new open innovation platform has launched with the mandate to advance breakthrough ideas that foster a more sustainable planet. Founded by NASA, NIKE, The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The U.S. Department of State,…

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  • Pinpointing This Week: Disruption or Transformation?
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    According to Intel, the number of connected devices is projected to soar to 50 billion in the next five years and could be worth a staggering $11.1 trillion by 2025. The problem is, as fast as we’re installing smart devices as part of our every day existence, we’re not taking sufficient measures to safeguard our security and privacy (a 2014 report by HP Security Research concluded that approximately 70% of our smart gadgets have serious security flaws). This…

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  • Pinpointing This Week: The Business Of Social.
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    There’s no question now that our behavior has fundamentally shifted from confidential dialogues to open conversations within affinity networks. This “social brain” offers us confidence in uncertain and overwhelming times, provides a way to offer (and receive) near-constant feedback, and gives us a huge new springboard to create action and advocacy. This week we take a look at how social behaviors and social platforms are seeping into all aspects of business…

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