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Time is your most precious resource and I want to thank you for spending some of it here.  Co-workers, clients, and students have asked me for years to share the knowledge I have gathered from disrupting industries and public institutions.  This site is designed to help to empower others to change themselves, their industry, and the world.  By sharing my interviews, speeches, videos and photos,...

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Brick and Mortar Retail Is About to Get a Technology Makeover

Brick and Mortar Retail Is About to Get a Technology Makeover

In a week that saw over a thousand U.S. retail stores shuttered, many analysts are quick to lament the end of days for brick-and-mortar shopping. But just as the e-commerce technology of the past 20 years changed how consumers searched, discovered, and shopped, new innovations may reinvent the physical store and leap-frog the online experience of today. As Amazon’s $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods highlights,...

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Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality

Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality

Advances in technology are bringing the physical and digital worlds together. What implications does this have for marketing and for the ways companies interact with consumers? Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality have the potential to reshape marketing in industries ranging from automotive and real estate to retail and consumer packaged goods. Technological advances—from smaller headsets to improved user interfaces—are ushering in an age in which...

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Predicting the Future back in 1992

Predicting the Future back in 1992

As a technology futurist, I have been trying to predict the future of innovation and disruption for decades. I recently stumbled upon a magazine column I wrote 25 years ago and thought it would be interesting to see how accurate my prognosticating turned out to be. This post is my personal trip Back to the Future. Before I share my predictions, I must remind everyone what life was...

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How to drive marketing success with AR & VR technology

How to drive marketing success with AR & VR technology

When more than 500 million people played Pokémon Go last year, many CMOs were caught off guard by the number of American consumers who already owned augmented reality (AR) or virtual reality (VR) devices. With AR and VR revenue forecast to top $120 billion by 2020, savvy marketers are quickly trying to figure out how to build their brands’ presence in this new reality. AR...

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4 Ways To Prepare For Inevitable Career Disruption

4 Ways To Prepare For Inevitable Career Disruption

By Ron Carucci “I never saw it coming” is the all-too common lament of companies and leaders blindsided by technological and competitive disruptions that leave them immobilized. Take digital music. iTunes, Spotify, and Pandora obliterated the global commercial music industry. Office and manufacturing automation is eliminating jobs by the thousands. Artificial Intelligence will render roles like accountants, lawyers, stock brokers, and other knowledge-based workers far less...

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Success beyond your comfort zone

Success beyond your comfort zone

From one perspective, Jay Samit’s view of the world is unsettling to say the least. “Business as usual is dead,” he said Tuesday during his keynote address, presented by Meeting Professionals International (MPI) at IMEX America in Las Vegas. “Half of all white collar jobs will disappear,” he said. “Anything that can be automated will. Apps are replacing unskilled labor. Could your industry or company...

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How To Be Your Own Manager

How To Be Your Own Manager

Say “manager” and the corporate middle-of-the-ladder guy generally comes to mind first. But there’s another kind of manager out there: the sort that actors, musicians, and athletes often have. This manager provides an external perspective on a career. He or she figures out the business aspects and strategy, so the talent can do what she does best. It’s an appealing concept, and the good news...

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