Sydney Business Insights

Megatrends

Don’t give up on politics. It’s where the fight for the fair go must be won

Governments’ lack of response to rising inequality is not a problem of knowledge or public support. The problem is that those whose needs are being ignored must find a way to make themselves heard.

The Future, This Week 9 Nov 18: satire, science, and bio bricks

This week: satire sells science, rats are not human, and bacterial bio bricks.

The power of followership

Can we truly understand leadership if we don’t understand followers?

Programming for obsolescence

If the reward for employee efficiency is job loss – what’s the incentive to improve jobs and organisations?

The Future, This Week 2 Nov 18: work weeks, faxes, and AI art

This week: work week wishes, fax-free futures, and AI art.

Purchasing privacy

Is privacy now a luxury only the rich can afford?

Reimagining Sydney: this is what needs to be done to make a Central City CBD work

Central City 2048 proposes one new rail line, three metro lines and almost 300,000 extra jobs for the new CBD, one of three proposed for metropolitan Sydney. Clearly, the investment needed is massive. Part two in this series by University of Sydney’s Dr Tooran Alizadeh

The Future, This Week 19 Oct 18: beds, streaming, and the end of the world

This week: sweet dreams, lots of streams, and the end of the world.

Re-imagining Sydney with 3 CBDs: how far off is a Parramatta CBD?

The Greater Sydney metropolis is envisaged as having three CBDs by mid-century, but an assessment of the proposed Central City around Parramatta shows how much work is needed to make that a reality.


The Future, This Week 9 Nov 18: satire, science, and bio bricks

This week: satire sells science, rats are not human, and bacterial bio bricks.

The power of followership

Can we truly understand leadership if we don’t understand followers?

The Future, This Week 2 Nov 18: work weeks, faxes, and AI art

This week: work week wishes, fax-free futures, and AI art.

The Future, This Week 19 Oct 18: beds, streaming, and the end of the world

This week: sweet dreams, lots of streams, and the end of the world.

The Future, This Week 5 Oct 18: self-automation, minimum wage, and lettuce

This week: programming for obsolescence, raising minimums, and lettuce-loving robots.

Mind the fake news

In this podcast, we talk with Professor Alan Dennis about the fake news phenomenon.

The Future, This Week 21 Sep 18: privacy, measurements, and ad poetry

This week: selling privacy, for good measure, and automated advertising poetry.


Megatrends – Resource security

The resource security megatrend captures the increasing pressure on environmental resources, including food, water, energy, mineral resources.

Megatrends – Economic power shift

The economic power shift megatrend captures first and foremost the rise of the new centres of economic activity in developing world.

Megatrends – Empowering individuals

We are witnessing the rise of the individual like never before. Tremendous technological advances, ubiquitous connectivity, improvements in access to education and health are empowering individuals across the world.

Megatrends – Rapid urbanisation

The future is one of cities. Today more than half the world’s population lives in cities and 85 percent of the global GDP is generated in cities, with the biggest 250 cities accounting for 57 percent of global GDP.

Megatrends – Evolving communities

Rapid and profound demographic and change is leading to evolving communities with different business, social and individual challenges.

Megatrends – Impactful technology

Technological change driven by the acceleration, distribution and application of computing power across industry via the internet, cloud and individual mobile platforms has been called “the second machine age” and “the fourth industrial revolution”.

Megatrends – Introduction

Our focus is grounded in the global megatrends whose influence will have an enormous impact over the world we live in and a tremendous influence on the future of business.