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Is the world getting smaller, or are we seeing further?
Is the world getting smaller, or are we seeing further? Today we stand on the shoulders of giants in a rapidly changing world. In order to gain the competitive edge needed to stay relevant, it is imperative that businesses seek to disrupt their own business model before the competition does. Continue reading
In the fifth volume of the Future of Retail report the PSFK Labs team explores the dynamic social, technological, and physical forces influencing consumer behavior and driving next-generation shopping experiences. With a refocus on the importance of the physical store, the analysis below includes 10 in-store actions supported by 13 key trends that retailers can use to immediately begin redefining their retail experience. Continue reading
Success used to be simple. You got a good education, found a job with a solid firm, worked hard and saved. Then you raised your kids to to the same. If you did the right things, you weren’t guaranteed riches, but a decent life was nearly a sure thing. That’s no longer true. Technology is replacing human labor like never before. Continue reading
Ever since 1962, when the first industrial robot was installed on an assembly line at a General Motors plant in New Jersey, machines have been replacing human workers. In the decades that came after, just about every industry became automated to a greater or lesser extent. For the most part, we humans have adapted nicely and our standard of living has risen. But recently, that’s begun to change… Continue reading
Just like his beloved grandfather, Avi Reichental is a maker of things. The difference is, now he can use 3D printers to make almost anything, out of almost any material. Reichental tours us through the possibilities of 3D printing, for everything from printed candy to highly custom sneakers. Continue reading
Conventionalism, risk aversion and complacency kill innovation and entrepreneurship. Through our education, from kindergarten to grad school, then through our professional lives, we have been shaped in the same mold, even though we hear here and there that we need to “think outside the box”, that box being only aimed to fit into a bigger box, like the Russian dolls. Continue reading