Category: Digital Economy

Thinking Out Loud

Future technologies might belong to the developing world

Future technologies might belong to the developing world

My daughter just came back from a trip to Myanmar (Burma). She bought a cheap SIM card to stay in touch, maybe $10, but it came with several GIGABYTES of data. We shared photos and vidoes and chatted. Not within minutes, but in Real Time. There’s almost no telephone wires in the area, but ubiquitous wifi and […]

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Where are we at?

Where are we at?

The industrial era was a time where people learned a useful skill set, took a job, crafted a lifetime career, and retired on a pension. A lot of people found jobs that allowed them to coast along doing the same old stuff for decades. Then the world discovered computers and joined them together, and created […]

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Executable ideas will be the most valuable products of the 21st century

Executable ideas will be the most valuable products of the 21st century

Ideas are nice, but only executable ideas produce economic and social benefits. The laws of impermanence now rule the marketplace. Execution rules. Entrepreneurship and self-employment are the strategies most likely to succeed. Startup companies and individual entrepreneurs are the powerhouse of the next economy. There are tens of thousands of startups – working right now on new […]

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Once upon a time

The industrial era was a time where people learned a useful skill set, took a job, crafted a lifetime career, and retired on a pension. A lot of people found jobs that allowed them to coast along doing the same old stuff for decades. Then the world discovered computers and joined them together, and created […]

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