The buzz of the conference is over. The excitement and energy have faded. A few questions remain. What did I learn? How will it help me? How will it help others? What will I now do differently? Well first of all. TEDxFrankfurt was a great success. A great opening from Simon Anholt. An outlandish demo from Greg Gage (even if it was verging on animal cruelty). A perfect ending … [Read more...] about TEDx Frankfurt 2016 Review
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David Mattin’s company Trendwatching does the research so that you can enjoy a perfectly sculpted story and overview of the trends that are currently taking place. His slides are available here. One of his top trends is Motivated Mindlessness. “Consumers, accustomed to AI-fueled assistance, seek to outsource the will power, planning and coaching needed to self-improve” I think … [Read more...] about Trendwatching 2017
Claire (Burge) Haidar did two talks. How AI will transform the way we work and The future of work is chaos. They had overlapping themes, my main takeaways are: Humans are good at Critical Thinking and Creativity. Anything else can be automated and will be done by AI. Why fight it, embrace it. Can you optimise and plan meetings for multiple teams and departments? It may … [Read more...] about The future of Work is Chaos
How many conferences open with a techno marching band? As far as I know there’s only one. And that’s the Next Conference, it’s part of the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg. I'm reviewing some of the keynotes and feeling inspired by the amazing lineup of speakers which were complemented with a splattering of soul touching music. For shear stage presence I’d give the award to … [Read more...] about The NEXT16 Conference Review
Just last week an Emirates plane crash landed at Dubai International Airport . The aircraft burst in to flames soon afterwards, amazingly all 300 passengers and crew survived. Plane crashes are fortunately rare. This however was an even more unique event. Someone took a video from inside the plane as it was being evacuated. What I find incredible was how people reacted. I’d … [Read more...] about Are you on Auto-Pilot?