How to Spot Trends

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By: McCrindle

Being a futurist is an interesting profession. For some it conjures an image of a crystal ball. For others, excel spreadsheets. It may come as a surprise that, in fact, no one can predict the future with certainty. But we can prepare for it. By observing the changes and thinking about what will influence the future, leaders and organisations can be better prepared for what is to come. Continue reading “How to Spot Trends”

Cashing In: What Blockchain Will Mean For Our Dollars and Cents

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By: Michael McQueen

Blockchain has steadily grown in popularity over the last couple of years. Bitcoin’s value soared over 70% in 2020 and is projected to reach a price of US$66,000 by the end of this year. With low transaction fees, limited institutional involvement, and ease of use, blockchain presents an attractive opportunity for spenders across the world. But what will this new currency mean for the future of our notes and coins? Continue reading “Cashing In: What Blockchain Will Mean For Our Dollars and Cents”

Three Impacts of COVID-19 on the Future of Retail

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By: McCrindle

As we entered a new financial year, this heralded a milestone of more than a year of living nationally in a COVID-19 world. While many organisations are attempting to uphold a state of business as usual, an analysis of the last financial year shows how the changes in consumer behaviour is set to shape the future of retail. Continue reading “Three Impacts of COVID-19 on the Future of Retail”

How Social Media Is Capitalising on Its Youngest Users

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By: Michael McQueen

Years ago, social media well and truly lived up to its name. Platforms which enabled the easy exchange of photos and statuses, these media allowed individual engagement for purely social purposes. The last decade has seen social media evolve into something much more overwhelming, addictive and ultimately lucrative than their original ‘social’ role, especially as their most native users have grown up into their most powerful and profitable consumers. Continue reading “How Social Media Is Capitalising on Its Youngest Users”