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8 Exponential Trends That Will Shape Humanity: Century of the City State

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LinkedIn gets me. Granted, I’ve taught it’s news aggregating algorithms a thing or two about me over the last ten years. This slide deck really struck me as it was presented in the recommended news on my LinkedIn home page. You didn’t think I got my news from an old media network on TV did you?

I hadn’t heard of Sparks & Honey, the New York advertising, marketing and PR agency that “Helps brands hijack, accelerate and ultimately ignite culture, ”  but I’m following them now on Twitter and Tumblr. They produced the trend report below (that found me).

Cultural change is driving our revolution and evolution and we’re at the very beginning. 3-D printing, the city-state, morphing education systems. We are restructuring how we are spending our time. As most generations have said before me, what an amazing world my children will experience. If you’re as excited about the future as I am, you’ll appreciate this overview of trends with a detail on the “Century of The City State”…

What is driving your path to the future? How is your world changing?

The Business of Halloween

This great Halloween by the numbers Infographic was posted and/or created by Business Credit Cards .com. It was also shared at Business Pundit and mentioned by friend Keith Ferrazzi on Twitter. I felt compelled to give lots of credit (because I kind of disliked the idea of attributing it rightfully to a website listing a bunch of credit cards.) We do (as a country) spend some big bucks on Halloween. Estimated $6.86 Billion this year.

The Business Behind Halloween

Calvin Harris Creates a "Humanthesizer"

Interesting Friday fun.  I can’t take credit for this cool video but it’s worth sharing. I found it on friend Alana Taylor’s blog: