Your mother’s right, it’s good to share

March 25, 2013

sharing economyThere is a digital and burgeoning offline movement towards working together and sharing resources, rather than doing it all and owning it all and three (3) of the major movements in this new non-ownership meme are known as collaboration, co creation and the sharing economy.

In this week’s on-air discussion David Dowsett of ABC radio Wide Bay and I take a look at how to have “stuff” without owning it, or how to get more use and profit out of “stuff’ you own but aren’t using to its full capacity

It is not a communist or hippie throwback, but rather a twist on doing, having, renting and borrowing.

We took a quick tour through some websites and apps that collaboratively design t-shirts, jewellery, cars, solve scientific conundrums, seek funding for inventions, borrow homes, find local people to guide you around tourist destinations, short-term usage of people’s cars, borrow their dogs, rent space in their garages and homes and many other things you might need, but don’t want to own.

This collaborative mindset is also spreading itself into boardroom thinking by not only influencing resource ownership, but also in opening the possibility to co-creating products, services and business activities.

Take a listen now…

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What may 2013 bring us?

December 27, 2012

2013_TrendsIn this morning’s extended interview on ABC Radio Australia’s Breakfast Show we take a look at my 2013 trends foresight’s to debate what they may mean for us, our lives, our society, religion, medicine, economies, culture, technology and business.

Take a listen now (23 minutes) and let me know what you think and click here for a complete list of my 2013 trend foresight’s:


Find Your New Career Here

October 15, 2012

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Well, I never thought I’d make it into Cleo, except for the Bachelor of the Year contest – but given that I’m not a Bachelor and past my prime I’d say that ship has sailed also, but in this month’s magazine, I chat about with Edwina Carr about Future Careers, where the job market is headed and some of tomorrow’s growth sectors including Health Services, Financial Planning, Digital, Community Managers, Gamification and the notion of becoming a Solopreneur and doing it your way.

Have a read of the article and share with us what you think are tomorrow’s big careers and industry’s.