Monthly Archives: July 2012

Trendspotting Trifecta

'Who should be responsible (if anyone) for trend-spotting and putting emerging behaviors and needs into context for a business?' I believe this question should really be broken up because there are three VERY different (and incredibly important) pursuits intermingled here:

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TEDGlobal 2012 – Radical Openness

This year’s TED conference in Edinburgh, Scotland was rich and bold like an espresso of ideas. We live in a world that is more open and richer than before in ideas, possibilities, resources and solutions, but with openness comes a loss of control. The “Radical Openness” theme was designed to explore this open landscape that is increasingly fluid, and uncertain, where the way forward may not always be in a straight line. The topics at this year’s conference explored what openness and collaboration mean, how to design for openness and how ideas are created and spread in our ultra-connected world.

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