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Skill gap 2020″ 5 soft skills and 10 hard skills companies need now

May 3rd, 2020 at 12:59 pm » Comments Off

What are the most critical soft and hard skills that organizations are hiring for and training for in 2020? In the recently released LinkedIn Learning 2020 Workplace Learning Report, LinkedIn analyzed data from 660+ million professionals and 20+ million jobs to map the 15 most in-demand skills. More specifically, they looked at the skills that […]



The most important US energy chart of the year is out: 8 big takeaways

April 27th, 2020 at 12:10 pm » Comments Off

  The numbers represent “quads” or quadrillion BTUs, with the total consumption totalling 100.2. Conveniently, you can pretty much interpret the below numbers as a percentage of total US energy usage. 1. Overall energy usage declined by 1% That’s significant. Compare to 2018 below and you can see: The biggest shock to most people is […]



Podcast listening sees decline with work-from-home requirements limiting commutes

April 11th, 2020 at 12:15 pm » Comments Off

As people adjust to shelter in place orders around the world due to the coronavirus pandemic, new behaviors are impacting almost every industry and that includes podcasts. While at first, you might think podcast listener numbers would be up with the extra time many people have on hand, it’s actually the opposite, here’s why. Reported […]



Case unveils all-electric backhoe with 90% lower cost of operation

March 24th, 2020 at 1:03 pm » Comments Off

Electrification goes beyond the passenger car industry and it is now starting to take hold in the construction equipment industry. Case, one of the largest construction equipment companies, has unveiled a new all-electric backhoe, which it claims has up to 90% lower cost of operation. The company says that the new vehicle, the CASE 580 […]



Roku predicts half of US homes will have cut the cord and dropped cable by 2024

February 21st, 2020 at 10:54 am » Comments Off

Roku predicts that by 2024, half of all U.S. homes will have never had cable TV or will have canceled their subscription. Roku sees this trend boosting its business, which it frames as being a “neutral partner at the center of the streaming ecosystem.” Roku predicts that within four years, half of all U.S. homes […]



The future of work in technology

February 21st, 2020 at 10:47 am » Comments Off

How technology leaders can reimagine technology work, the workforce, and the workplace The future of work in technology, encompassing work, workforce, and workplace, is undergoing a transformation. How can technology and business leaders strategize, design, and collaborate to succeed in this journey? EVOLVING strategic business imperatives, trends, and disrupters are driving a seismic shift in […]



10 disruptive trends for 2020

February 12th, 2020 at 12:07 pm » Comments Off

Disruption is everywhere. Here are 10 trends that will create opportunities – and threats – in 2020. Twenty years ago, when I started advising startups and Fortune 500 companies on their innovation strategies, a “2020 vision” served as a key staple in most business planning efforts. The future is finally here. Emerging technologies catalyze disruption. […]



World’s biggest carnivores are turning their backs on beef

February 8th, 2020 at 12:13 pm » Comments Off

Argentine officials try to prop up beef binge with price caps Dwindling purchasing power, changing food trends are to blame. Argentines, who have long been among the world’s most voracious meat eaters, can no longer afford to binge on their own beef. Red-meat consumption in the country has fallen to the lowest in a century. […]



Will robots make doctors obsolete? Nothing could be further from the truth

January 28th, 2020 at 12:29 pm » Comments Off

“Doctor, will they replace you with a robot?” The question takes me by surprise but I suppress my instinct to laugh. His life has been marked by mental illness and cancer. The first diagnosis presented after a series of missed opportunities as he cycled through woeful visits that ignored his symptoms. Finally, one doctor listened […]



Why Manhattan’s skyscrapers are empty

January 26th, 2020 at 5:10 pm » Comments Off

Approximately half of the luxury-condo units that have come onto the market in the past five years are still unsold. In Manhattan, the homeless shelters are full, and the luxury skyscrapers are vacant. Such is the tale of two cities within America’s largest metro. Even as 80,000 people sleep in New York City’s shelters or […]



Why people thrive in coworking spaces

January 25th, 2020 at 5:23 pm » Comments Off

  Coworking started as a fringe trend that was expected to fade as fast as it emerged. Several years later, the popularity of coworking has continued to grow rapidly. Currently, there are over 14,400 coworking spaces all over the world. It is estimated that by 2022, coworking spaces will be the workplace of choice for […]



In 2100, half of the biggest countries in the world will be in Africa

January 14th, 2020 at 11:08 am » Comments Off

In 2100, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Egypt and the Democratic Republic of the Congo will be among the world’s largest countries. In 1950, four European countries were still among the world’s largest In 2020, half of the 10 most populous countries in the world will be in Asia By 2100, five African countries will be among […]



33 Dramatic predictions for 2030