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“Flexibility defining careers, workplace”

An article on my perspectives on the future of the career has run in a wide variety of papers...

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The future of skiing

Right straight from 85F+ temperatures on the beach in Grand Cayman, to 0F on the shores of...

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The Globalization of Financial Services in the High Velocity Economy

I'm now in Grand Cayman, one of the top five financial centers in the world, where I'll be...

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Talent, not money, is the new corporate battlefront

Here's a trend to think about : Companies will soon be accessing needed skills from all...

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10 Great Words

A few years ago, I wrote my listing of "10 great words" that could help to spur an organization...

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Innovation comes from flexibility, extensibility, agility…

In the high velocity economy, you've got to be able to design for a future in which all assumptions...

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Why “bandwagon innovation” doesn’t work

I don't know how many recent news stories I've seen about "social networking," and the "Web...

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Jump on board for 2007!

Innovation and the future are at the top of mind for a wide ranging group of associations...

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Why high-velocity makes innovation THE word for 2007 ….

Here's a reality that you need to think about: 2007 is the year in which almost every...

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2007 and beyond: Understanding the velocity of change

It's that time of year when everyone is taking stock of the future -- what's going to happen...

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Why Santa rocks at innovation!

2020 Update! - How Has Santa Managed Covid? An Interview with Santa: 'Reinventing Your...

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Generational change and the future of health care

I woke up this morning with a pretty big sty on my eye; I could feel it coming on last night. Big,...

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How to be innovative – with the Six C’s of Innovation

Over the years, I've come to realize that part of the fuel that fires my passion for my work...

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For innovative organizations, tomorrow is the new today

With all the organizations I've studied, I've long realized that innovation comes naturally to...

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Brand confusion in the global world

One fascinating aspect of the new world in which we find ourselves is that some companies have...

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Business models and complexity partners

With the lifespan of knowledge collapsing, furious rates of scientific advance, and rapid new...

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Managing Gen-Connect

Everyone is talking about Gen-Y.I've come to call the next generation, Gen-Connect. Their...

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Accounting beyond accountability…

I'm off to Halifax, Nova Scotia today; tomorrow, I'll be the luncheon keynote speaker for an...

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Is your brand from the olden days?

"A brand today can go from hero to zero in a matter of months...."As the news media gears...

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The impact of globalization

At the Swiss Innovation Forum in Zurich, I took a look at the real impact of globalization -- the...

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The innovation killers

At the Swiss Innovation Forum in Zurich, I took a look at the attitudes, ideas and cultures which...

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The new face of manufacturing : agility, insight and execution…

Yesterday I gave the opening keynote for the annual manufacturers meeting of the Hearth, Patio and...

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What’s your future-attitude?

There are two types of people in the world -- those who view the future with fear, worry and...

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What do you do after the world gets flat? Put a ripple in it!

"When we have this global competition where everyone is competing on price, the only way out of...

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The future of sporting goods in a world of high velocity….

I'm off today to give the dinner keynote for the Sporting Goods Manucturers Association Sports and...

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Your customers are high-velocity? Are you?

Does your organization have the right stuff to deal with todays' information-empowered, globally...

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“….the concept of nine-to-five will have just absolutely disappeared….”

At this point, I've been working at home for close to eighteen years. When you've been doing...

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Can you run your business at video-game intensity?

Video game business intensity is coming to all industries.This provides some important food for...

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Healthcare and medical trends

Get ready for bio-connectivity, skills wars, knowledge obsolesence and bio-informatics, not to...

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Can you deal with velocity?

The future belongs to those who are fast - that's the reality of velocity! Watch this clip with Jim...

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Four Sources For Trends And Ideas …..

It seems BusinessWeek has noticed my comments on trends, the future, and innovation. They've...

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Next big home entertainment trend? Dive-in Movies!

We're still having a bit of a stretch of warm weather, and tonight promises to be great.With...

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The Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association: The Future of Recreation

Jim delivered a dinner keynote for dozens of CEOs of some of the world’s largest sporting...

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Caterpillar: Moving Upscale – Partnership Strategies and Avoiding Commoditzation

Jim addressed their global dealers meeting to provide insight into the unique and innovative...

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10 Unique Characteristics of 21st Century Skills

There's been a lot of talk about the skills crisis lately. Most of it is focused on the wrong thing...

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Sporting Goods Business: “Trend Expert Will Keynote SGMA Conference”

This press release came out mid-August while I was off busy building sandcastles....Trend...

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Why innovation thrives in sandcastle building

We're in big time summer slowdown here now for quite a few weeks ..... yet you can never stop...

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10 major health care / pharmaceutical trends

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The Google Car and massive market disruption

There are a few news stories today about Tesla Motors, which includes numerous hi-tech executives,...

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What’s Next? Trends Shaping the Future of Commercial Horticulture

I've just returned from Vail after doing a keynote and workshop for the American Nursery and...

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THE FUTURE BELONGS TO THOSE WHO ARE FAST features the best of the insight from Jim Carroll’s blog, in which he
covers issues related to creativity, innovation and future trends.

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