How to Make Magic for Future Retail Customers in an omnichannel world where location is the most important fact you need to know about your customer

Future of consumers:  how to make magic for tomorrow's customers.  Why so many technology innovations have failed e.g. Google Glass and the fact that all manufacturers of 3D TVs have stopped making them.  

How your brain is genetically programmed to detect digital life - as we see with embedded chips inside human and animal brains. Animals solving complex problems collaboratively at speed of light across large distances, using embedded brain chips. Yet most people don't want chips inside their brains. Why? Because to they feel uncomfortable about it.

Lesson: You can have the greatest innovation in the world but if it fails to connect with passion and emotion, it will be a huge flop, a commercial disaster.

Over and again we find that the very smallest things make the largest difference.  Consumers are driven by emotion, not just by facts about their products.  THat's why Little Data is often far more relevant than Big Data.

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BIG pressures felt by European Commission senior staff members - revealed during keynote on leadership integrity. Watch results of anonymous e-polling during keynote - VIDEO

What is ethical leadership? Leadership ethics and integrity in public life. How do we encourage leadership integrity and fight corruption in leaders? At this session and afterwards, many participants confessed using e-polling that they had been under significant pressure by bosses to do major things that they thought were unethical. Keynote conference speaker Patrick Dixon -- lecture at European Commission. Why leadership has to be based on trust, not just position, appealing to...

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Globalisation: Mergers and Demergers Chaos

Examples from global banks, pharmaceutical companies and manufacturing. How market analysts push for mergers, acquisitions, demergers and company breakup.

Profits for lawyers and banks but most mergers destroy shareholder value. Rationale for global corporations and economies of scale.

Talent often leaves corporations soon after a merger is announced, taking intellectual capital, customer knowledge and relationships. Mergers of two corporations and two cultures can look ...

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How to double size of your business in 10 seconds - Future of retail, customers and future of Law Firms - Futurist Speaker - VIDEO

Clip from Patrick Dixon's Futurist keynote to leading law firms at Netlaw Media conference. Time is money - consumers are becoming increasingly impatient. 10 seconds can cost you 80% of new business. Put yourself in your clients' shoes - would you be frustrated with your service? There is a difference between the service you think you are providing and the reality of the quality of your service. Understanding your clients, and how they feel...

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Why Trump Won - how tribalism will dominate the future of democracy: and why President Trump will struggle to deliver

Reasons for the US election victory of Donald Trump will be debated for decades. Here are major long-term factors at work across America and in every other democratic nation, which I described in The Future of Almost Everything - my latest book, see below, (with additions in italics today).  These set the backdrop for dramatic events over the last few hours (9 November 2016), and also influenced the Brexit vote.  Read on for"  What happens when faith in ideologies and parties dies; why tribalism is the most powerful force in the world today; why President Trump will struggle to deliver.

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Life after Brexit: why I was right about immediate impact of the Brexit vote and what next. Why Brexit impact on trade, services, visas, banks and retail sales will be less than many fear

Why I was right about immediate impact of the Brexit vote– and what next. We continue to hear toxic nonsense about life after Brexit.  Here is the truth: As I predicted, the impact of Brexit has been slight so far – despite some market turbulence to start with. Most analysts have had to eat their words, together with many political leaders, the IMF and a host of global CEOs – after being proven so spectacularly wrong. Despite constant warnings before and after the vote of instant economic meltdown, chaos, immediate recession, national and EU crisis, we have seen the exact opposite.

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Truth about Brexit: what next in the UK v EU divorce, short term and long term. Impact on your personal life, house prices, brexit business strategy, community, EU and wider world. Cut through toxic nonsense. Brexit keynote speaker

We are in completely uncharted waters in troubled times globally and across the EU.  Over 50,000 reads in hours following Brexit with frequent updates of this page. The decisive vote to divorce the UK from the EU will influence the future of an entire generation of business people. There is no official mechanism for leaving the EU: it has never been done before and there are no guidelines or procedures defined in law - in either the UK or in Brussels. (Comment by Patrick Dixon, Brexit keynote speaker - Brexit strategy advisor).

Brexit will have a profound impact on the future direction of the EU and is likely to trigger multiple, complex global events.  Just the fact that such a Brexit vote took place was already having an impact elsewhere across the EU before voting began.  For example, on 26th February 2016, an opinion poll in Denmark showed that most Danes want to have a vote of their own.  

And there is a significant risk of contagion - spread of uncertainty and fear, into chaos, into instabilities in currencies and economies, radical shifts in business strategies...  In a globalised world, such things can spread at the speed of light.

The longer term future of the EU and the future of the UK will both be driven by a single word, more powerful than economics, or innovation, and that word is of course  “emotion”, linked to the most important single human force in the world today which is TRIBALISM.

Read more: Truth about Brexit: what next in the UK v EU divorce, short term and long term. Impact on your personal life, house prices, brexit business strategy, community, EU and wider world. Cut through toxic nonsense. Brexit keynote speaker

   

Why print media still has a future - truth about books, newspapers, magazines and print advertising - why the paperless office is such a last-century idea

Future of Print Media and Quality Print AdvertisingThe truth about print media - winners and loses in the intense fight for attention, in a mobile-enabled world where different types of print media will continue to have a powerful and enduring role in many nations.  And why print media still benefits from an important and poorly understood biological advantage...

Most debates in board rooms about the future are not about trends which are usually obvious, but rather about speed and precise timing. For example, despite many predictions of the cashless society, this year more paper money is in circulation across Europe than ever before.

And while similar predictions have been made about the paperless office, the fact is that more paper is printed each day per manager than ever before in most corporations. Paperless offices are such a last-century idea.  92% of executives print things each day, 45% print 10 pages or more and 15% print more than 50.  As I predicted years ago, paper will be with us for a long time yet, for reasons I explain below. 


The main reason is speed and efficiency - the more senior the leader, the more valuable their time, the more they are likely to need printed material to read or refer to. Board papers or legal documents are two important examples.

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How to feed 11 billion people - future of the food industry. Why there will be plenty of food to feed everyone if we tackle supply chain and retail waste, and improve efficiency in farming. Food industry trends keynote speaker

Today, we grow enough food to feed 9 billion people, and in future we should easily be able to feed 11 billion. We waste well over 40 per cent of the food we grow, worth USD3 trillion – in fields, storehouses, factories, warehouses, shops and rubbish bins.

We will see more genetically modified crops in many regions, with crops resistant to disease, drought, and able to grow in salty soil. Genetically modified animals will also be widely consumed in over 30 per cent of the world by 2040.

Expect a rise in the proportion of global grain production used to feed animals to more than 45 per cent beyond 2025. Already more than 70 per cent of grain produced by wealthy nations is fed to livestock. There are absolute limits on the availability of suitable land. Therefore, the price of farmland is likely to rise in many nations over the next 20 years.

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