Monitoring Our Future

It should make no difference, but it seems like centuries since the Internet, and its concomitants, first nestled down into society and changed the way almost everyone views the world. Entire industries have been dismantled, many cohorts have gone extinct, yet wealth has been created beyond our wildest dreams. Apple, Google, Oracle and now Facebook and Amazon and their counterparts around the world, have shifted the meaning of the major capital indices. Old economy thinking however still tries to impose its will on the way business controls its employees and the way compensation is paid.

And the world has become infinitely smaller with many more of us getting to see more of it. Yet this whole thing started barely a dozen years ago. Sure a handful of people knew earlier, but few had any clue what would ensue. So much has changed, so fast, how do we know what’s next and how to prepare?

The most interesting aspect for some is the ability to guess what will be next and what will dominate the interests of the global community. From static web sites to Word Press and from parochial management practices, to Facebook “likes,” and iPhones piercing the corporate veil, our business world, especially the technology sector, has shifted paradigms. The event, culturally, is of the macro variety.

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Every couple of years someone attaining the status of visionary attempts to sort out where we are and what sort of decisions and questions most need answering. Daniel Pink, who has been around a while as a former speech writer for Al Gore, manages to ask every question we could come with on the subject of “what’s next for business and labor?” Pink takes readers on a journey through some mastery of behavioral study to learn where we have come to today, with our glistening hot technology economy, and why we may, or may not, want to continue in the same direction.


The Royal Society for the Arts, is responsible for this video and a new approach to the gathering tribes looking for a new way to express media interests and public policy.

Dan Pink exposes one singular vision in all his work and that is that the human experience has an opportunity to emerge as a bottom-up global society where individuals rule their destiny and where corporations are simply vessels for us to attain the liberty and autonomy to which we all aspire.

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