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Blog Post Archive

NBC Comedy to Look at Life in a Coworking Space

According to Variety, NBC has ordered a pilot of the comedy "Sharing", which it describes as: “Sharing” is a single-camera entry from Universal TV about disparate groups of people who work side-by-side in a shared office space. Jeremy Bronson wrote...

Digital Nomad Trend Taking Off

Tanya Mohn's New York Times article Coworking on Vacation: A Desk in Paradise hit a cord with readers. It lit up social media with thousands of tweets and Facebook posts. The article focuses on coworking facilities in exotic or tourist...

Uber Study - Drivers Satisfied, Like the Flexibility

Uber released a survey of their drivers last week. As with all things Uber, it's being widely covered. The key findings, at least from my perspective, are: 78% of Uber drivers are satisfied with their experience driving for Uber. 74...

Sources of Contingent Talent Shifting

DCRTrendline's New Sources of Talent covers research by Ardent Partners showing that hiring firms are shifting how they locate and hire contingent talent (freelancers, contractors, etc.). The Ardent Partners chart below from the article shows survey data on this shift....

Book Review: The Future of Work

I'm more than a bit behind on my book reviews, which is why it's taken me so long to get to Jacob Morgan's excellent book, The Future of Work. Morgan is one of the leading futurists examining work, so it...

The Internet of Pets

The giant, annual Consumer Electronics Show held last week in La Vegas was a major coming out party for new products with sensors, advanced network connectivity and products related to the emerging Internet of Things. Internet products for pets were...

Gallup Wrong About Solopreneurs

I'm a big fan of the Gallup organization and often reference their work. Which is why I'm so disappointed by their article American Entrepreneurship: Dead or Alive?. Gallup is simply completely wrong about solopreneur businesses. Key quote from the article:...

1 in 3 Small Business Owners are 65 or Older

Barlow Research Associates is an analyst firm that helps financial institutions better understand the small business sector of the economy. For over a decade Barlow has fielded a quarterly survey of businesses on topics of interest to financial institutions. Because...

The Boom in Ag-Tech

Entrepreneurs Push to Raise More Food More Cleanly, Profitably covers the rapidly growing field of agricultural technology. Key quote: Experts predict that, in five years or so, the growth of the so-called ag sector will outpace today’s hottest technologies in...

CES: Everything is Better With Bluetooth (and Sensors)

Fans of the TV show the Big Bang Theory know that everything is better with Buetooth (see the clip below). Evidently the consumer electronics industry agrees and also thinks sensors make everthing better. The New York Times Bits blog article...

The Year the Job Broke (and the Year We Start Fixing It)

The Pacific Standard's interesting article What Was the Job? claims 2014 was the year the job broke. By that they mean 2014 was the year we accepted a re-interpretation of the traditional job's fundamental bargain and "bought in to the...

Questions on the Rise of the 1099 Economy

I did an interview with the folks at Zen99 last week. Zen99 is a Y-Combinator backed startup that provides tax and insurance tools for independent contractors. They also offer advice through online guides at Zen99 University, which is where the...

2015 Tech Trends

There are probably more annual technology trends and predictions lists than any other category. Below is our synthesis of the lists we've read, including links back to the various sources. 1. Wearable Computing - is on most lists, mostly due...

2015 Travel Trends

There are already lots of 2015 travel trend lists out. Here are a few of the trends from these lists I found interesting. 1. Peer to Peer Dining: Just as Airbnb lets you stay in someone's house or apartment, peer...

JWT Intelligence's 100 Trends for 2015

JWT Intelligence is the trend spotting group of JWT Worldwide, which is one of the world's largest marketing communications firms. They recently released their annual trends list, The Future 100: Trends and Change to Watch in 2015 (free, but registration...

Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2015

Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2015 Below is our 8th annual Top 10 Small Business Trends List. Click here to see last year’s list and for links to the lists from prior years. 2015 Technology Trends The ongoing technology...

Ford's 2015 Consumer Trends

It's predictions season and lots of 2015 trends, forecast and predictions lists are starting to be released. I'll be covering several of these lists inc the coming weeks. We'll also be releasing our 8th annual Top 10 Small Business Trends...

Drones, 2nd Order Effects & Technology Forecasting

The New York Times article Now, Anyone Can Buy a Drone. Heaven Help Us covers the growing use of drones by what the article calls "troublemakers and pranksters". Key quote: As the price of drones has fallen and sales have...

Truck-Based Commerce Continues to Expand

The New York Times article Shops on Wheels, but the Goods aren't Sold From the Trunk covers the growing trend towards trucks being used as mobile retail/service outlets. The article features the fashion truck Nomad, which we covered last year...

Portland's Artisans

The Portland Made Collective is an association of Portland-based Makers, artisans and manufacturers. It promotes its members and their products through media and marketing support, public education, promotional events and retail sales. They recently conducted a membership survey which yielded...

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