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Workplace Trends In 2016

November 25th, 2015 at 12:58 pm » Comments Off

Whether you are the CEO of a Fortune 500 or work for one, you might want to take a look at these Top 10 Trends that will be setting the standard for the 2016 workplace. NOTE:  Since collaborative, flexible workplaces are becoming one of the hot new trends, check out what we’re doing at the […]

More Mexicans are leaving the U.S. than coming in: Study

November 23rd, 2015 at 7:54 am » Comments Off

In a reversal of one of the most significant immigration trends in U.S. history, more Mexicans are leaving the United States than migrating into the country, according to a study published Thursday by the Pew Research Center.

Top 3 ways exponential technology will impact the future of learning

November 20th, 2015 at 3:44 pm » Comments Off

Exponential technologies tend to move at a slow pace then to a disruptively fast pace. We often don’t notice technologies in the deceptive growth phase, until they begin changing the way we live and do business. Driven by information technologies,  products and services become digitized, dematerialized, demonetized and/or democratized and enter a phase of exponential […]

Murder rate in U.S. cut in half over past 20 years while gun ownership increases

November 20th, 2015 at 3:26 pm » Comments Off

Last week, the Pew Research Center reported that the murder rate was cut nearly in half from 7 per 100,000 in 1993 to 3.6 per 100,000 in 2013. Over the same period, overall gun deaths (including accidents and suicides) have fallen by one-third from 15.2 to 10.6 per 100,000.

Are we moving from nation states to stateless nations?

November 18th, 2015 at 11:55 am » Comments Off

Philip Saunders: This is the age of disruption. What we’re witnessing is a shift from territorial monopolies on the use of force as a way of ordering civilization, toward a world of borderless civic networks. Or, in the words of Tom W. Bell, a move from nation states to stateless nations, which extend the dynamics of […]

How to find talent for jobs that don’t exist yet

November 17th, 2015 at 4:10 pm » Comments Off

The pace of business innovation continues to exceed our expectations and imagination especially, when it comes to the world of work. Not only is technology impacting how we work and interact with each other, it’s transforming what we actually do for work.

Futurist Thomas Frey outlines a number of possibilities for libraries

November 17th, 2015 at 3:30 pm » Comments Off

At Cape Fear Community College’s Humanities and Fine Arts Center last week, futurist Thomas Frey told the audience of library supporters, “A library is a library … until it isn’t.”

European parks now feature playgrounds made for senior citizens

November 16th, 2015 at 7:25 pm » Comments Off

The population in Europe is aging. The governments have had to think of some interesting ways to keep people active. Spain and the United Kingdom have started opening playgrounds designed specifically for the elderly. And people seem to be enjoying it! (Video

Why the $3 trillion healthcare system is broken and how we are going to fix it

November 16th, 2015 at 7:01 pm » Comments Off

Singularity University held its Exponential Medicine Conference last week in San Diego, a look at how technologists are redesigning and rebuilding today’s broken healthcare system.

Top 21 emerging technologies that will reach a tipping point by 2030

November 16th, 2015 at 6:49 pm » Comments Off

The future will be here before we know it. Many emerging technologies that you hear about today will reach a tipping point by 2025, according to a recent report from The World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Software & Society.

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