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Japan

Demographic Trends, Strategy

Japan: Between an end and a beginning

The year 2015 finds Japan in a unique and critical juncture in its history. This year, the country lies precisely at the midpoint between two watershed moments that will have… Read More »

High Value Manifesto

Strategy

The High Value Manifesto

The Association for Finnish Work, an independent, non-profit organisation owned by its members and founded in 1912, exists to promote Finnish work and the successful long-term development of Finnish industry… Read More »

Uber all business model

Strategy

The Uber-all economy: A challenge to traditional business models

Uber is the poster-child for the future of consumer businesses. as a car service, it is not only remaking transportation but pioneering a new way forward for all categories. J.… Read More »

Uber All

Strategy

FutureView 2015 “Uber All”

Tomorrow’s Vertex of Value in On-Demand, Premium, Dynamic Pricing A confluence of factors — technological, economic and demographic — have come together in recent years to lay the foundation for… Read More »

Making High Value Word

Strategy

Making High Value Work

Your gateway to new thinking about growing your business The world of work is changing. People are living and working differently, while the global financial crisis has forced governments and… Read More »

High Value Work

Strategy

The High Value Work Agenda

  What is high value work? Despite the pressing need for it, there is little consensus yet. For the purposes of this project, we have created a definition by looking… Read More »

21st Century Business

Strategy

The 21st Century Business

Planning for success in a changing world The corporation is at a crossroads. The businesses that we have grown up with and the business models that underpin them face deep… Read More »

Springboard

Strategy

A New Sustainability Springboard for Retailers in Eurasia and Africa

A new model for sustainable development in Eurasia and Africa Researched and written for the Eurasia & Africa Coca-Cola Retailing Research Council, this publicly available report calls for the ‘re-imagining’… Read More »

Rethinking Digital

Strategy

Rethinking Digital Customer Engagement

by Walker Smith The biggest technology trend these days is about less of it not more. Perhaps most emblematic of this is the Personal Surveillance Identity Prosthetic for which Chicago… Read More »

Roadmap to New America

Strategy

The Roadmap to the New America

Introducing the New U.S. Yankelovich MONITOR A NEW AMERICA DAWNING Out of the crucible of America’s cultural and demographic melting pot, a new and profoundly different day is dawning. For… Read More »

Our Thinking

Strategy

The Pivot to Passive

The waning hold of consumer control and the shift from screens to sensors The pivot to passive is the future of consumer digital technology, and with it will come a… Read More »

Abercrombie

Branding and Marketing, Strategy

Targeting: A Mandate For Brand Success

by Walker Smith Segmentation is making headlines. The journalistic reprise of some inelegant remarks by Abercrombie & Fitch’s CEO and the eruption of a scandal involving IRS scrutiny of conservative… Read More »

centricity

Strategy

Healthcare Consumer Centricity

Engaging Consumers in Today’s Evolving Healthcare Marketplace —  The volume of healthcare headlines is astounding: Wonky websites, crass politics, numbers enrolled and not, invincibles, insurance plans, deadlines and when you Google… Read More »

Origami

Co-branded, Strategy

The Consumer Health Mindset Report 2014

Presented by Aon Hewitt, National Business Group on Health and Kantar Futures Every day we each take steps along our personal wellness journey. Those steps impact our personal lives, families and… Read More »

Strategic Futures

Strategy

Tech Trendscape 2014: CES Overview

The International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is over for another year, but the products and services announced there will have an impact throughout 2014 and beyond. Luckily for… Read More »