The future of work in the fourth industrial revolution rests in combining skills Storymaping an example of future skills combined

​“The future belongs to those who learn more skills and combine them in creative ways.” ― Robert Greene Storymaps are an authoring tool and technique used to tell a story that involves maps, places, locations, or geography. They are internet-based applications that let authors combine beautiful maps with narrative text, images, videos and social media. The applications are designed to

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Why Germany needs a ‘Ministry of Digitalisation’? ...and how a petition might change everything

Politics and businesses in Germany have been in agreement for a long time: digitization will change all areas of life and many of the aspects of the economy. Nevertheless, the future federal government of Germany is not planning to establish a Ministry of Digitization. This can endanger the future of Germany as a country, its businesses and its society. In

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The legal framework for the Fourth Industrial Revolution is emerging….slowly

Related Posts:7 critical skills to future-proof yourself in a world of Artificial IntelligenceThe Internet of Things: the revolution is here!What is the top risk for doing business in 2018?Data: the fuel powering business innovation in the fourth industrial revolutionIntroducing my new e-book: Economic Zones: Special Tools For Development

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A case for skills based volunteering Solving the lack of work experience riddle

January 2018 has been a very interesting month. I am not one to easily back away from challenges that will stretch my abilities, especially those  that I have created myself.  Welcome to the Vocational Service Challenge – #vocationalservicechallenge – a month long demonstration of volunteerism of service above self through the use of skills honed in ones career. The rules of the

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What is the top risk for doing business in 2018? The answer might surprise you.

The number one risk for doing business in 2018 according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2018 is: Unemployment and underemployment  Here are the top five risks of greatest concern for doing business in 2018:   Related Posts:A case for skills based volunteering7 critical skills to future-proof yourself in a world of Artificial IntelligenceThe Internet of Things: the revolution

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What is a logistics centred economy? Jamaica is on to something

Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others. –  Jonathan Swift   Logistics Centred Economy  Yes, I know its a bit of a circular definition and I can see my teachers all the way from high school to university shaking their heads in disappointment that I still have not learnt that one ought not to define a

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7 critical skills to future-proof yourself in a world of Artificial Intelligence The future of work: What you can do with what you know?

The future ain’t what it used to be. – Yogi Berra Artificial Intelligence, robots, automation, the Internet of Things, the Fourth industrial Revolution are all tech terms that have moved in to the mainstream of everyday conversation. They have come water-cooler, coffee-shop and dinner-table talk. Doom and gloom Unfortunately the talk is usually one of doom and gloom punctuated by

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The Internet of Things: the revolution is here! Innovation in logistics and supply chain management

We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before –  Klaus Schwab The information age or the data economy or the fourth industrial revolution or the Internet of Things,  call it what

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The German Startup Monitor 2017: What you need to know about the German startup environment

Where are most of the startups founded and how many employees do they employ on average? Where are the startup strongholds in Germany? What about women and foreigners as founders and how are startups in Germany financed? These and other questions are answered by the “Startup Monitor” (DSM) from the Bundesverband Deutscher Startups e.V. This article shows the most important

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Data: the fuel powering business innovation in the fourth industrial revolution Using location data to create value and wealth

Some estimates say the global market for core geographical information will exceed $13bn (£9.6bn) by 2025.   – Consultancy firm Navigant. It is easy to see why many claim that data is the new oil. And it’s true. The use of data to power business is everywhere and growing.  Just “think of Uber, Deliveroo, Airbnb, the development of driverless cars, and

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