Receive your copy of Mike Walsh's newsletter on future trends by subscribing here.
Living on the road is like living in a city, albeit a very unusual one. When you spend enough time waking up in one country, and falling asleep in another - the boundaries blur. Different countries become like neighbourhoods, separate but strangely interconnected. You don’t have to be a gypsy, a spy or even just a frequent flyer addict like Ryan Bingham to be a global nomad. You just have to spend more than 100 days a year on the move. So if that’s you, you might find this list of ten survival tips useful.
A key trend to track this year is social mining - the intelligent collation and cross-referencing of machine accessible data on your social graph and personal content. It is a controversial area and you can be sure the trouble will only escalate once the general public really understands how powerful these new data matching tools have become. Leaving aside the privacy issues for now - I’d advise you to spend some time thinking about how these technologies can be integrated into your business - and in particular your sales cycle.
As they say – no new tunes in the key of C. But in an age of Tarantino,hip hop sampling and Google API mashups – the remix is generally better than the real thing. What should be a headache for intellectual property lawyers, is becoming fertile ground for legal innovation withthe rise of the creative commons licensing regime. But does copyright altruism really add up to new economy affluence?
© 2013 Tomorrow Limited