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The New Skills for the Legal Profession (and the Rest of Us, Too)

 21st March 2017 by gihan

Last week, I presented the closing keynote presentation for the Queensland Law Society’s Annual Symposium.

Their theme was “Framing the Future”, and the previous speaker was Professor Nick James, the Executive Dean of the

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Are You Ready to Lead in a VUCA World?

 14th March 2017 by gihan

I heard somebody say recently that you don’t know what real pain is until you step on a piece of Lego on the floor when walking barefoot from your bedroom to the bathroom in the middle of the night.

OK, it’s a First World problem, I

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The Six Disruptive Forces That Will Turn Your Business Upside Down

 8th March 2017 by gihan

If I asked you to name a disruptive company – quick! – I reckon there’s a pretty good chance you would name Uber. And that’s fair enough. There’s no doubt Uber has disrupted the taxi industry – a long-established

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Test Your Future-Proof IQ: You’d Be Surprised What Most Leaders Get Wrong

 9th February 2017 by gihan

When it comes to iPads, video production, and Apple technology, my technology consultant is my eleven-year-old niece Abbey. And yet, when Abbey was born, there was no YouTube, no social media, no smartphones, we didn’t have a street directory

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The Next Step in Nanotechnology

 27th January 2017 by gihan

George Tulevski researches the use nanomaterials for the next generation of computers. In this TED Talk, he talks more broadly about the power and potential of nanotechnology. If you don’t know much about nanotechnology, it’s a good introduction

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Futurist Spotlight on Virtual Reality

 29th November 2016 by gihan

Spotlight On Virtual Reality

Last year, when speaking at a real estate conference in Brisbane, I had the chance to test out a virtual reality headset from RealEstate.com. This technology allows property buyers and tenants to view and inspect a property even if they are on

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Book Review: The Future of the Professions

 25th November 2016 by gihan

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This book is a fascinating glimpse into the future of expertise. It looks at the traditional professions (such as law, accounting, and medicine) and widens the field by adding others such as divinity, journalism, and management consulting.

The

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Use This Trick to Figure Out Your Future Faster

 22nd November 2016 by gihan

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I’m speaking at the FPA (Financial Planning Association of Australia) national conference this week about The Future of Leadership, and we’ll be looking at the skills for the future workforce.

One of the key skills identified by the

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What is the Future of Self Driving Cars?

 27th October 2016 by gihan

In my conference keynote presentations, I often talk about new technology that’s just around the corner. Almost without fail, the topic that generates the greatest discussion and debates is self-driving cars (also known as “autonomous cars”)

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The Skills for the Future

 10th August 2016 by gihan

The Skills for the Future

In the 20th century, leaders identified goals for their organisation, described the jobs required to meet those goals, and hired people with the right skills to fill those job descriptions. Over time, people build on their skills and move into

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