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Keynote slides: The New World of Business

Yesterday I gave two keynotes at the Congreso Internacional de Retail in Lima Peru. The first keynote provided a big picture view of the changing world of business, while the second keynote focused on the future of retail. Here are the slides to my first keynote. The slides to the second keynote are here. As

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I am in South America this week, giving keynotes at the sCRM-CEM y Redes Sociales conference in Bogota and the Congreso Internacional de Retail in Lima. Latin America is a fascinating and exciting region, both culturally and economically. However the region, while highly visible in North America, does not tend to get much attention from

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Driving retail success through visible uniqueness

My wonderful wife, the talented jewellery designer Victoria Buckley, has had her boutique in Sydney’s historical Strand Arcade for 21 years. The Strand is the best possible location for her in Sydney, with its classic Victorian architecture and rosta of leading Australian designers such as Akira, Alex Perry, Scanlan Theodore and sass & bide. The

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The opportunities and risks of virtual reality

Today I was interviewed on the Daily Edition about virtual reality, in the wake of Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus Rift. You can click on the image below to watch a video of the segment. It is staggering that the very old idea of ‘virtual reality’ is finally about to reach its fruition with new technologies

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PewResearch Internet Project has just released a report on Digital Life in 2025 based on expert interviews. One of the interesting aspects of the report is the ‘theses‘ that they have distilled from the interviews, which they have divided into ‘more-hopeful and ‘less-hopeful’, concluding with one very important piece advice. These are:

6 key elements in effective innovation governance

Earlier this week I ran a two-day workshop in Bali for the Malaysian Directors Academy on The Innovation Zone: Unleashing The Mindset. I ran the same program in Phuket last October for another group of directors of large Malaysian companies, with the feedback from that session prompting the Malaysian Directors Academy to ask me to

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Today the ever-inspiring John Hagel spoke in Sydney today about passion at work as part of AMP’s Amplify series, organized by Annalie Killian. The story in summary, told at more length in the Unlock the passion of the Explorer report, is that: * Technological change is creating ever-increasing pressures and challenges for institutions and individuals;

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In the Asian century, Australia is becoming Asian too

Earlier this week I gave the opening keynote at the Institute of Chartered Accountants/ Centre for Accounting, Governance and Sustainability Thought Leadership Forum in Adelaide. The day’s theme was The Australian Accounting Profession and Asia, with a strong emphasis on education given the participation of most of the heads of accounting departments of Australian universities.

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Availability in Europe in March and Latin America in April

I have a very busy travel itinerary coming up, with keynotes scheduled on 5 continents in the next 4 months. While I often travel for a single engagement, I look where possible to fit in other client work when I am travelling. I currently have availability in Europe the week of March 10 before the

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In the future we will have relationships with our homes

Today I was interviewed on The Daily Edition about the homes of the future. Click on the image to watch a video of the segment. The future of homes is a very rich topic that goes far beyond the usual chatter about internet-enabled refrigerators and integrated entertainment, and we weren’t able to cover much in

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One of my flurry of media appearances over New Year was on the Sunrise show, talking about what to expect in 2014. Click on the image to see a video of my interview. We discussed emerging consumer technology trends, shifts in retail, and the idea of “self-creation”, which was one of my 14 themes in

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The top 30 Thought Leaders in crowdfunding

There is no doubt that crowdfunding has been one of the major trends evolving over the last couple of years in particular. It has caught the imagination of the public, and already had a large impact on how artists, startup ventures, and many others consider their funding options. The trend of crowdfunding has a long,

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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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