Monthly Archives: May 2013

In today’s world planning is close to obsolete. Companies small and large must experiment to find what works and what doesn’t work. The lean startup movement has provided a clear model of how to iterate through trial, error, and finally success. There have been many discussions around parallel entrepreneurship and whether it diffuses resources and

Continue reading The evolution of parallel entrepreneurship exemplifies today’s experimental economy

A good while ago now I used to run Party Alert Network, a series of events, drinks, and parties that were open to all. In the spirit of bringing together interesting people I am organizing a drinks on 31 May in Sydney, with the theme of Future Creative, since I expect pretty much all of

Continue reading Future Creative Drinks in Sydney on 31 May – hope to see you there!

Yesterday I gave an executive briefing to a senior team tasked with generating major new revenue opportunities for their organization. My presentation delved into the drivers of change in economic structure, individual and societal behaviours, the shape of cities, the role of government, and the implications for the elderly of demographic change. However to kick

Continue reading We are on track for 518% global economic growth this half-century

I am currently preparing a number of keynotes for senior business audiences over coming weeks. In preliminary conversations with one group I encountered a very common and deeply misleading view of how business is changing today. We engaged in discussions on “economic structural change”, that were in fact only about changes in industry composition. The

Continue reading Economic structural change is NOT industry compositional change

Last week, as part of the ongoing weekly future series on the Morning Show, I spoke about the future of travel and tourism. Click on the image below to watch a video of the segment. Some of the things I talked about:

Can cyber-crime result in global financial systemic risk?

On Saturday I was interviewed on SBS World News about the ATM heist that netted $45 million from 40,000 withdrawals over 26 countries. The video of the TV news segment (start at 09:05) is available online until 19 May. It was an extremely sophisticated attack, involving not just hacking credit card payment processors and banks,

Continue reading Can cyber-crime result in global financial systemic risk?

It’s been a busy day in the world of 3D printing. Below is a roundup of the latest developments, all announced in the last 24 hours or so. 3D printing is one of those trends that has been visible for a long time, is just beginning to have a real impact, and in the long

Continue reading The latest in 3D printing trends: guns, ears, body parts, and now in your local store

The future of analogue people in a digital world

I recently gave the keynote at Bridge Point Forum on Future Directions in the Digital Age, the title riffing off the conference’s theme of The Rise of the Digital Age. I opened by making the critical point that, while the digital world is rising around us at an extraordinary pace, humans are completely analogue. Nothing

Continue reading The future of analogue people in a digital world

I am extremely happy that we have finally relaunched the website for Advanced Human Technologies Group.


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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 bestseller Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships, and Implementing Enterprise 2.0. (click on the links for free chapter downloads). He is primarily based in Sydney with a secondary base in San Francisco.

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