We now live in the Age of Disruption. We now live in the Age of Transformation. Please stop using the word Innovation. It is a 1990s word. Everywhere I go, all the conferences and trade shows I speak at, the word innovation is on everyone’s lips. “We provide innovative solutions to….” “We are an innovative […]
We now live in the Age of Disruption. We now live in the Age of Transformation.
Please stop using the word Innovation. It is a 1990s word. Everywhere I go, all the conferences and trade shows I speak at, the word innovation is on everyone's lips. "We provide innovative solutions to...." "We are an innovative company" "We help companies innovate their...."
Stop! If everything is innovative, nothing is. If everything is awesome, nothing is.
In this Age of Disruption, innovative change is now only iterative change. Innovation is the minimum standard today. Why be comfortable or brag about changing minimally? The iPhone disrupted the mobile device industry. AirBnB disrupted the hotel and lodging industry. Uber disrupted the taxi and auto industry. These three examples are not innovations, they are disruptions and transformations. They changed consumer and customer behavior.
If you run a business, the present and future question to ask yourself is not what innovations you can implement but what might disrupt your business or business model?
The next 20 years will have more disruption, transformation and shift than any 50 year period in history. The Age of Disruption is upon us.
This is Houle’s brand new general presentation for the future. Since it was first delivered in November 2016, it has been well received and is his current most in demand speech. It builds on his highly regarded “The Shift Age” and “Entering the Shift Age” presentations delivered in 14 countries since 2008.
This presentation is based on the book of the same name which was rated one of the top five books published on marketing in the world in 2014. Houle takes a high level look at the future of brands and the marketing of brands.
This is Houle's acclaimed presentation on Climate Change, and the need for humanity to develop Crew Consciousness as the only real way to move as rapidly as possible to collectively face the single biggest threat facing all of us.
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This presentation, based on Houle’s widely acclaimed book of the same name, an Amazon #1 best seller in the category of Business Planning and Forecasting has been delivered 200+ times globally. Futurist Houle identifies and explains the new age we have entered.
Since Houle’s book “Shift Ed: A Call for Transforming K-12 Education was published in 2011 he has keynoted numerous education conferences in America, Australia and Europe.
After a quick look back at the history of privacy, Houle presents why we have lost so much of our privacy in the past decades and years and why those dynamics will continue to eviscerate personal privacy in the future.
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