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Why College is never coming back

August 1st, 2020 at 10:53 am » Comments Off

 Here’s some great news: one of America’s most broken industries is finally being exposed as a sham. And make no mistake, the end of college as we know it is a great thing. It’s great for families, who’ll save money and take on less debt putting kids through school. It’s great for kids, who’ll no […]

This chart predicts which colleges will survive the Coronavirus

August 1st, 2020 at 10:48 am » Comments Off

Universities are an expensive operation with a relatively inflexible cost structure, and it’s forcing many schools to make poor choices Our fumbling, incompetent response to the pandemic continues. In six weeks, a key component of our society is in line to become the next vector of contagion: higher education. Right now, half of colleges and […]

Six experts on how we’ll live, work, and play in cities after COVID-19

July 13th, 2020 at 4:57 pm » Comments Off

Architects and urban planners from Gensler, Harvard, and Bloomberg Associates explain the changes coming to our shared spaces. For Fast Company’s Shape of Tomorrow series, we’re asking business leaders to share their inside perspective on how the COVID-19 era is transforming their industries. Here’s what’s been lost—and what could be gained—in the new world order. […]

Which jobs are coming back first? Which may never return?

June 29th, 2020 at 10:00 am » Comments Off

Job postings in the beauty and wellness category rebounded at the job-listing behemoth Indeed.  A snapshot of who’s hiring now, plus a warning about employment predictions in an unknown COVID-19 recovery. America’s job market added 2.5 million new jobs in May, as the economy began to wake up from what one economist called a “medically […]

How working from home is changing the way we think about where we live

June 24th, 2020 at 2:12 am » Comments Off

Remote workers have a new found flexibility Can you remember three months ago? In just 90 days, things have changed dramatically. Just 90 days. Yet, in that short amount of time, the way we think about where we live and how we live has completely changed. In the latter part of those 90 days, I […]

Travel after coronavirus (COVID-19): Six ways it will change forever

June 23rd, 2020 at 1:44 pm » Comments Off

Flying with masks, for cabin crew and passengers, will become common practice. Things might be better, or things might be worse, but if there’s one thing that is certain, travel will never be the same again. Everything will change. It has to. Even if a vaccine is discovered for the novel coronavirus, the way in […]

Why the office simply cannot go away : The compelling case for the workplace

June 20th, 2020 at 12:47 pm » Comments Off

 The office is critical now for engagement, innovation and experience–and cannot go away.  We’re in the midst of the most significant reinvention of work in our time. We’ve proven people can work anywhere and the greatest social experiment—sending everyone home to do their work—has decimated barriers to working away from the office. Some contend people […]

Almost half of Universities may be gone in 5 to 10 years, professor admits

June 19th, 2020 at 2:28 pm » Comments Off

  Scott Galloway, lecturer in Marketing at New York University, speaking at the DLD (Digital-Life-Design) conference in Munich, Germany, 18 January 2016. An NYU professor of business surmises that because of the effects of the coronavirus, anywhere from one-quarter to almost one-half of universities in the nation may go out of business in the next […]

Remote collaboration and virtual conferences, The future of work

June 12th, 2020 at 11:26 am » Comments Off

Ten weeks ago, Jesse Damiani, writing on, told the story of a college professor who turned his course about XR into a research project about remote collaboration and virtual conferences. “This semester, Chapman University offered an experimental class called “Landscape of Emerging Media” through Dodge College, Chapman’s school for film and media studies. Taught […]

4 ways work will change after the COVID-19 pandemic

June 8th, 2020 at 12:29 pm » Comments Off

The CEO of Skylum notes that we will now understand how things can work when people are purely focused on productivity and communication, and that is going to change everything. To say the coronavirus has had an impact on the way the world “works” would be an understatement. In a matter of weeks, we’ve gone […]

Why ‘as-a-service’ models will reign in a post-pandemic world

June 3rd, 2020 at 3:02 pm » Comments Off

It’s hard to think ahead when we are up to our necks in the misery and fear of a pandemic, but every CEO should be focused not just on how to survive, but how to thrive in the COVID-era. I say era because this is not a passing phase, but a new reality. COVID is […]

How coronavirus set the stage for a techno-future with robots and AI

May 27th, 2020 at 11:16 am » Comments Off

The coronavirus pandemic has fast-forwarded the functions and roles of robots and artificial intelligence Not so long ago, the concept of a fully automated store seemed something of a curiosity. Now, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the idea of relying on computers and robotics, and checking out groceries by simply picking them off […]

The Coming Era of AI enhanced Super Humans