Is Your Business Future-ready?

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Economist and futurist Rebecca Ryan presents insights about the future workforce, next-gen technologies, new social norms, customer expectations, and more to help YOU build (or rebuild) a company that's future-ready. Presented at the Halifax State of the Economy Conference on May 22, 2013.

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Is Your Business Future-ready?

  1. 1. Is Your Business Future-Ready?Rebecca Ryan1Tuesday, May 21, 13
  2. 2. You are all futurists2Tuesday, May 21, 13
  3. 3. Small, smart tech3Tuesday, May 21, 13
  4. 4. Biofeedback4Tuesday, May 21, 13
  5. 5. Think like a futurist5Tuesday, May 21, 13
  6. 6. Think like a futuristImpact: greater or less?Changing in kind or tone?Speed: increasing or decreasing?X Factor5Tuesday, May 21, 13
  7. 7. Twenty years from now, howwill 25 year old workers bedifferent than today’s?6Tuesday, May 21, 13
  8. 8. 4 Trends and the X Factor7Tuesday, May 21, 13
  9. 9. What is the X Factor?8Tuesday, May 21, 13
  10. 10. XTrend 1 Trend 29Tuesday, May 21, 13
  11. 11. = Somethingtotallyunexpected10Tuesday, May 21, 13
  12. 12. 11Tuesday, May 21, 13
  13. 13. 12Tuesday, May 21, 13
  14. 14. 13Tuesday, May 21, 13
  15. 15. SMSmybus.com14Tuesday, May 21, 13
  16. 16. 1 15Tuesday, May 21, 13
  17. 17. What is It About 20-Somethings?, New York Times, Aug. 18, 201016Tuesday, May 21, 13
  18. 18. Source: Human Resources and Skills Development CanadaAverage Age of First Marriages17Tuesday, May 21, 13
  19. 19. Five Milestones of “Adulthood”18Tuesday, May 21, 13
  20. 20. Five Milestones of “Adulthood”Moving out of the houseFinishing schoolGetting a jobGetting marriedStarting a family18Tuesday, May 21, 13
  21. 21. Next Gen Talent19Tuesday, May 21, 13
  22. 22. Next Gen TalentMore diverse and global talent marketsDigital nativesPushing adulthood backMeaning and moneyX Social Media = Revolt19Tuesday, May 21, 13
  23. 23. An Activist Generation20Tuesday, May 21, 13
  24. 24. 21Tuesday, May 21, 13
  25. 25. Ory Okollah22Tuesday, May 21, 13
  26. 26. 23Tuesday, May 21, 13
  27. 27. 2 24Tuesday, May 21, 13
  28. 28. 25Tuesday, May 21, 13
  29. 29. Project Glass by Google26Tuesday, May 21, 13
  30. 30. Technology27Tuesday, May 21, 13
  31. 31. TechnologySmallerMobileSmarter“Big Data” (Open or Closed?)X Economy = Crowdfunding & DIY27Tuesday, May 21, 13
  32. 32. FundingCharleston.com28Tuesday, May 21, 13
  33. 33. Everyday Systems29Tuesday, May 21, 13
  34. 34. 30Tuesday, May 21, 13
  35. 35. 3 31Tuesday, May 21, 13
  36. 36. Source: Wikipedia32Tuesday, May 21, 13
  37. 37. 33Tuesday, May 21, 13
  38. 38. In the same way that machines have replacedour bodies in certain kinds of jobs, software isreplacing our left brains by doing sequential,logical work. Routine is work you can reduce toa spreadsheet, to a script, to a formula, to aseries of steps that has the right answer.Daniel PinkA Whole New Mind33Tuesday, May 21, 13
  39. 39. Source: xero.com34Tuesday, May 21, 13
  40. 40. Source: Accounting Today, April 5, 201335Tuesday, May 21, 13
  41. 41. Source: collegefrog.com/hello/36Tuesday, May 21, 13
  42. 42. Commoditization37Tuesday, May 21, 13
  43. 43. CommoditizationProfessions are not immuneTechnology is a margin-squeezing ninjaGrowth by market share or differentiationInnovators will find the right place for technology,and the right place for humans.X Technology = Less Office Space37Tuesday, May 21, 13
  44. 44. 38Tuesday, May 21, 13
  45. 45. From 2011 to 2012, the percentage of“virtual” firms doubled, from four to eightpercent.American Institute of Certified Public Accountants38Tuesday, May 21, 13
  46. 46. 4 39Tuesday, May 21, 13
  47. 47. The Talent DividendFor every 1% increase in the number of residents who holdbachelors degrees, there is a $763 increase in annualregional per capita income.40Tuesday, May 21, 13
  48. 48. 41Tuesday, May 21, 13
  49. 49. Fifty-eight percent of a city’s success, asmeasured by per capita income, can beattributed to post-secondary degreeattainment.CEOs for Cities41Tuesday, May 21, 13
  50. 50. The World is Not Flat42Tuesday, May 21, 13
  51. 51. So what?43Tuesday, May 21, 13
  52. 52. 44Tuesday, May 21, 13
  53. 53. Change almost never fails because it’stoo early.Seth GodinTribes: We Need You to Lead Us44Tuesday, May 21, 13
  54. 54. Think like a futurist45Tuesday, May 21, 13
  55. 55. Think like a futuristImpact: greater or less?Changing in kind or tone?Speed: increasing or decreasing?X Factor45Tuesday, May 21, 13
  56. 56. Are you next-gen ready?46Tuesday, May 21, 13
  57. 57. Taking the step up47Tuesday, May 21, 13
  58. 58. Photo/Idea EmphasisImportant line of copy goes in here. Can beinverted to black based on the image used.48Tuesday, May 21, 13
  59. 59. What will you add, change, oreliminate to make yourbusiness future-ready?49Tuesday, May 21, 13

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