Monthly Archives: August 2013

Last week I went to the launch of an excellent issues paper created by The Committee for Sydney, titled #wethecity: Collaborating to Compete in the Digital Era. Lucy Turnbull, chair of Committee of Sydney, notes in her opening comments that: Cities are collaborating to compete and the ones that collaborate most compete best. The paper

Continue reading Metropolitan IQ and Urban metabolism: Great case studies of innovative, collaborative cities

The immense social media opportunity for real estate

The Weekend Australian last Saturday had an interesting article titled Facebook shakes up house hunt (subscription may be required). It described how a couple had bought their dream home after finding it on the Facebook page of a real estate agent. They arranged to inspect it immediately after it appeared on the page and bought

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Tomorrow I am giving the closing keynote at Oracle Cloud Day Auckland on The Power of Social Media. Below are my keynote slides. The usual disclaimer applies: the slides are designed to accompany my keynote, not to be viewed as stand-alone slides, but may still be of some interest to those who have not attended

Continue reading Keynote slides: The Power of Social Media including 8 shock-and-awe statistics

A very interesting global survey title The Professional Revolution has just been released by Thomson Reuters (Disclosure: I long ago worked for its predecessor Thomson Financial as Global Director – Capital Markets). The report uncovers a number of very interesting insights into professionals and professional work. One of the most interesting is the differences between

Continue reading Emerging markets professionals are at the vanguard of the future of professional work

Earlier this year I gave the opening keynote at the Thought Leadership Forum on The Virtual University, which examined the future of business education. The event organizers, the Centre for Accounting, Governance, and Sustainability and the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia, have now released a book The Virtual University: Impact on Australian Accounting and Business

Continue reading The future of business education will be centered on contextual learning

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Ross Dawson is globally recognized as a leading futurist, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, strategy advisor, and bestselling author. He is Founding Chairman of AHT Group, which consists of 3 companies: consulting, publishing, and ventures firm Advanced Human Technologies, future and strategy firm Future Exploration Network, and events company The Insight Exchange.

Ross is author most recently of Getting Results From Crowds, the prescient Living Networks, which anticipated the social network revolution, the Amazon.com bestseller Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships, and Implementing Enterprise 2.0. (click on the links for free chapter downloads). He is based in Sydney and San Francisco with his wife jewellery designer Victoria Buckley and two beautiful young daughters.

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