Trends: Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds – A free report from the National Intelligence Council

by Karen Newcombe

There are many organizations out there producing great reports that are invaluable for those preparing to engage in a strategic planning or scenario planning effort.  

As we approach 2015, many of the organizations who produce these reports are looking ahead to the next 15 years, with 2025 and 2030 in their sights. 

This report suggests that four major megatrends determine what our world will look like in 2030.  …

Trends: MIT Sloan on Embracing Digital Technology, and what I think the digital imperative means for your business


by Karen Newcombe

Some of the best tracking of current business trends go on at Sloan Management Review.  This month they have published Embracing Digital Technology: A New Strategic Imperative, a study on what they call "the digital imperative: adopt new technologies or face obsolescence."  

What does the Digital Imperative mean for small to medium sized businesses?

Trends: Business growing fast in emerging world says a new report from McKinsey

by Karen Newcombe

McKinsey's report on business in the Urban World emphasizes the need for us to understand global business trends and the changes in influence that are underway.  The report points out that the entire business ecosystem is evolving, and the developed nations of the West are seeing their predominance shift as numerous large businesses appear in the developing world.

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