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Entries from April 2008

Trend Research Tool: HotSearches.Aol.Com

April 22nd, 2008 · Add Comment

Another great trend research tool based on the search popularity. This one is by AOL: http://hotsearches.aol.com/ Check out their 2007 Year End Top Searches to see this year’s biggest gadgets, TV shows, new stories…Tweet

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“Management has to be grounded on trends” (Peter Drucker)

April 14th, 2008 · Add Comment

“The management of an institution, whether a business, a university, a hospital, has to be grounded in basic and predictable trends that persist regardless of today’s headlines. It has to exploit these trends as opportunities”. Peter Drucker, “Managing in the Next Society”Tweet

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World Economic Outlook according to IMF

April 9th, 2008 · Add Comment

According to IMF chief economist Simon Johnson and “World Economic Outlook” report released yesterday the following economic trends are expected in the coming years: –    The US will suffer a “mild” recession in 2008, and it won’t fare much better next year. United States is expected to slow to a crawl of just 0.5 percent […]

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Books on Trends: “The Tipping Point”

April 9th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Great book from Malcolm Gladwell (mentioned elsewhere on this blog) about “how little things can make a big difference…. The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behaviour crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like a wildfire”Tweet

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The Age of “Word of Mouse”

April 8th, 2008 · Add Comment

According to Malcolm Gladwell “we are about to enter the age of  WORD OF MOUTH, and … paradoxically all of the sophistication and wizardry and limitless access to information of the New Economy is going to lead us to rely more and more on very primitive kinds of social contacts.” How interesting and true! The […]

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“Think of Them as Epidemics” (Malcolm Gladwell)

April 4th, 2008 · Add Comment

Quote from Gladwell’s famous book “The Tipping point”: “The best way to understand the emergence of fashion trends, the ebb and flow of crime waves, or, for that matter, the transformation of unknown books into bestsellers, or the rise of teenage smoking, or the phenomena of word of mouth, or any number of of the […]

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Amara’s law

April 2nd, 2008 · Add Comment

“We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run.” By Roy Amara, past president of The Institute for the Future.Tweet

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“A Faster Horse”

April 2nd, 2008 · Add Comment

Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO on the business of predicting the “next big thing”: “You can’t go out and ask people what the next big thing is…There’s a great quote by Henry Ford, right? He said, ‘If I’d have asked my customers what they wanted, they would have told me ‘A faster horse’.”Tweet

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Apple’s KNOW-WOW!

April 1st, 2008 · Add Comment

Apple is a great company. According to Fortune they are America’s and world’s most admired company in 2008! Ever wondered what made Apple such a great company? What makes them so admired both by customers but also by their investors (with total annual return to investors of 94% over the past five years)? It is […]

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“Things happen fairly slowly”

April 1st, 2008 · Add Comment

“Things happen fairly slowly, you know. They do. These waves of technology, you can see them way before they happen, and you just have to choose wisely which ones you’re going to surf” – Steve JobsTweet

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