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Zero Marginal Cost Society!

October 14th, 2014 · Add Comment

After describing his “Energy Internet” in his book “Third Industrial Revolution” (2011), in “The Zero Marginal Cost Society” (2014) Rifkin describes “The Internet of Things” and how we are approaching an era with nearly free goods and services… Tweet

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The biggest e-commerce spending day in history

December 4th, 2013 · Add Comment

According to many researchers, the Cyber Monday (December 2nd) was the biggest e-commerce spending day in US history. Adobe reports that total online sales grew 16% to hit a new high of $2.29 billion in one single day. According to Adobe, mobile commerce accounted for 18.3% share of total e-commerce sales on Cyber Monday and […]

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Hans Rosling: 200 Years That Changed the World

October 23rd, 2012 · Add Comment

World’s renowned statistician, Hans Rosling, shows how all the countries of the world have developed since 1809 – 200 years ago. Note dramatic growth both in income per person and in the life expectancy (life expectancy doubled from forty to more than eighty years of age). Tweet

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The Networked Revolution and “forever recession”

September 22nd, 2010 · Add Comment

In his recent blog post, Seth Godin argues that “the networked revolution is creating huge profits, significant opportunities and a lot of change”. The cyclical recession is gradually ending according to Godin. The new type of permanent recession is emerging due to disappearing middle class jobs: those jobs that existed because companies had no choice […]

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Social Media Revolution

September 25th, 2009 · Add Comment

Here is a link to the great four minute video on the Social Media Revolution. Is the social media trend the biggest shift since the Industrial Revolution? Consider these numbers: – iPower Application Downloads hit 1 billion in 9 months – Facebook added 100,000,000 user last 9 months – If Facebook were a country, it […]

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The End of Recession in Canada? Think again.

July 28th, 2009 · Add Comment

Is the recession in Canada over? Yes, according to Vancouver Sun. Think again, says Allen Zhu, Capilano University professor, whose article has been submitted to “Where is the Puck?”. Allen suggests that maybe the worst it over, but it will take much more time… Written by Allen Zhu: An article titled “The worst of the […]

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Shift Happens 3.0!

June 18th, 2009 · Add Comment

Third updated edition of “Shift Happens” video uncovers more new trends and stats (the 1st edition was published here earlier). Here are some highlights: – The top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010 did not exist in 2004 – The number #1 country in Internet broadband penetration is Bermuda (US – #19, Japan #22) – There […]

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World Economic Outlook by IMF

January 28th, 2009 · 1 Comment

In a global outlook released Wednesday, the IMF made a number predictions: – Global growth in 2009 is estimated to a slight 0.5 per cent, the weakest since the Second World War – Global growth is projected to rebound in 2010 to 3.0 percent – Canada’s economy would contract by 1.2 per cent this year; […]

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December 5th, 2008 · Add Comment

Our society has drastically changed over time. First we used to have the Agricultural age, followed by the Industrial age. Today,we live in the Information age. What is next? In first two societies the strong emphasis was placed on material resources, such as food and land (Agricultural age), and later machines, oil and raw materials […]

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Mark Mobius: World’s Economy Will Be a Safer Place to Be

October 9th, 2008 · Add Comment

According to Mark Mobius, investment guru and Executive Chairman of Templeton Asset Management, balance of economic power is shifting away from USA… “China, Russia, India, Taiwan are having huge surpluses and are able to invest not only in each other, but also in the US and Europe… The effect of this trend will be very […]

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