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Gartner: Anytime Anywhere Computing Driving Computer Market

June 26, 2013 by Steve King

Traditional PC shipments forecast to be down are 10.6% in 2013 while tablet (up 67%) and mobile phone shipments (up 4.3%) are increasing. The same trends hold true for 2014.[read more]

Internet and Income Inequality: We Need To Think Ahead

June 6, 2013 by Albert Wenger

Most people do not have the ability to stop working because they are in need of an income. We are facing a problem of dramatic oversupply of labor that we will ultimately only be able to address with redistribution of wealth most likely in the form of some kind of guaranteed base income and/or negative income tax rates at low income levels. That is not an individual choice but rather something we have to do as a society.[read more]

The End of Work? Or the Beginning of an Independent Economy? [VIDEO]

April 29, 2013 by Steve King

We face a future that will be defined by the end of work - it can become a golden age or one of horrific consequences. Horrific because we have no means of dealing with this type of future. We have nothing that has prepared us for it. We only know how to punish and ridicule those that don't work. But what if there is no need to work?[read more]

The Rise of the Underground Economy

April 26, 2013 by Steve King

Last year we suggested growth in the underground economy is likely a key reasons workforce participation has fallen so much in the U.S. Others are starting to also suggest this. Noted author James Surowiecki's New Yorker article The Underground Recovery points out: "Ordinary Americans have gone underground, and, as the recovery continues to limp along, they seem to be doing it more and more."[read more]


Doing Business in North Asia

February 27, 2013 by Aidan Healy

The combined forces of shifting investments to Asia, strength of the Asia economies, the size of Mainland China’s population and technological advancements have contributed to the success, and potential, of China. But achieving the potential will require continued reform, workforce development and incentive programs to attract foreign investment.[read more]

Startup Visa Act 2013 Introduced By Senators

January 31, 2013 by Brad Feld

Today appears to be government day on Feld Thoughts. This morning I wrote about the Colorado PUC trying to shut down Uber in Colorado (bad). Now I get to write about Senators Mark Udall (D-Colo.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) re-introducing the Startup Visa Act of 2013 (good). Mark – thank you – you’ve been an awesome supporter of...[read more]

Canada’s Start-Up Visa Program

January 27, 2013 by Brad Feld

I read the announcement today that Canada has just launched a Start-Up Visa Program. By doing so, they are saying to the world “welcome immigrant entrepreneurs – please come start your business in Canada.” It’s brilliant, well executed, and modeled after the Startup Visa movement that a number of us have been trying to get started in the...[read more]

"Purrfect" Disengagement: $250,000 a Year Employee Surfs Cat Videos While Subcontracting His Job to China

January 17, 2013 by David Zinger

Here is a true story of a creatively disengaged employee. He was a software developer who was earning $250,000 a year and producing great quality work. Or so it seemed.[read more]

Startup Visa – One Step Forward, One Step Back

December 5, 2012 by Brad Feld

On that same day the White House announced A New Front Door for Immigrant Entrepreneurs President Obama said that he was not supportive of the STEM Jobs Act of 2012. Infuriating. I’ve been working on making it easy for foreign entrepreneurs to get a visa to start a company in the US since September 2009 when I wrote the post...[read more]

Ten Frontiers for the Future of Engagement: #1 Crowdfunding

November 28, 2012 by Gaurav Mishra

People and brands put their money where their mouse is. Can’t see this presentation? Click here to view it directly on Slideshare. What is Crowdfunding? Source: p22earl on Flickr Crowdfunding involves people coming together to collectively fund projects they are passionate about and help bring them to life. Crowdfunding has been used...[read more]

Ranking and Comparing the World's Top 20 Startup Hubs

November 22, 2012 by Ross Dawson

Earlier this year I wrote about the top 25 startup hubs in the world as ranked by the Startup Genome project. As I noted at the time, it was based on skewed data from the sample used, but was probably the best available. The project has now released updated and more detailed data ranking the top global startup ecosystems on a wide range...[read more]

International Trade Promotes Growth and Development

October 5, 2012 by Laurel Delaney

In a speech, “Charting a Course for Trade in an Uncertain Future," given by Director-General of the World Trade Organization Pascal Lamy (pictured) at the Brookings Dialogue in Washington, D.C. earlier this month, he said: Trade as a share of global GDP has risen from roughly 40% in 1980 to around 60% today. In the United States, a...[read more]

World PR Forum - Using the Power of Stories to End Global Poverty

September 5, 2012 by Gavin Heaton

With the World Public Relations Forum arriving in Melbourne 18-20 November 2012, there’s bound to be plenty of on and offline conversations around the changing role of communications. But with a theme of “Communication Without Borders” – it appears the organisers are setting a broad agenda.[read more]

The Future Isn't About Mobile; It's About Mobility

August 21, 2012 by David Armano

Mobile business will become big business in the not-so-distant future. However, there will be blood as the business world pursues the mobile gold rush.[read more]

The importance of entrepreneurial organizations: lessons from global comparisons of company age

August 8, 2012 by Ross Dawson

Industry structures globally are changing dramatically. In some cases long-established companies can be nimble, but in many cases the major new industries and sectors that have emerged over the last decades are dominated by new players.[read more]

Poland is Serious About Selling

May 24, 2012 by Dave Stein

I was amazed with Warsaw. I spent nearly five hours walking the city on Sunday. It’s energetic, modern, and friendly. Endless outdoor cafes, attention-grabbing architecture, and of course, quite a history.[read more]

We have a choice whether to be optimistic or pessimistic about the future

May 15, 2012 by Ross Dawson

In the face of a highly uncertain future increasingly driven by extraordinary technologies, we have a choice whether to be optimists or pessimists. This choice shapes how actively we seek and create opportunities from change.[read more]

American Competitiveness

April 12, 2012 by Jonathan Salem Baskin

Brand America as a business destination sure is tarnished these days, if you buy what UK economist and writer Niall Ferguson said in a recent Bloomberg TV interview (my bet is that he has a book related to the subject coming out soon). It’s great material for publicity, but nowhere near truthful.[read more]

Small Businesses Increase Their Share of Exports

February 13, 2012 by Laurel Delaney

According to new data published by the U.S. Department of Commerce, small businesses have increased their share of exports in two years.[read more]

The Importance of the Spanish Speaking Market

December 15, 2011 by Laurel Delaney

Mexico, Spain, and Central and Southern America are massive markets which small businesses would do well to include.[read more]