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Sunday Morning Disruptive Tech – McKinsey’s 12

McKinsey & Company have brought out a new report on what they think the disruptive techs will be over the coming years. They have estimated that “theĀ applications of the 12 technologies discussed in the report could have a potential economic impact between $14 trillion and $33 trillion a year in 2025.” Some of these will […]

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10 Sustainable Business Stories Too Important to Miss from HBR

A great article on the 10 sustainable business stories from 2013 from Harvard Business Review. For those who are time strapped this time of year, below are the snippets of the hbr article, if you have more time or need something to read over the festive break read the full article. Here are the snippets […]

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3D printing using only sunlight and no plastic

McKinsey & Co described ‘advanced materials’ as being one of the disruptive technologies happening over the next 10 years. When I wrote about ‘advanced materials‘ early this year I approached it from a materials perspective – how will materials become more advanced? But I missed the obvious – how will the way we work with […]

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Dangers of the automation of knowledge in design – BIM, Google and Call Centres

At a recent leadership forum in the UK the question of what our clients would expect of us in 5 years time came up, we were asked to provide our answers on sticky notes and put them up on the wall. One of my answers was that in the future our clients would want ‘humans […]

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Sustainable companies of the future will build loyalty through less not more

And it probably isn’t too far into the future. Patagonia are already starting to build loyalty with it’s ‘Please don’t buy this campaign’ from late last year and I am sure there are many more. But what would it mean for the property industry, for building owners? What are the new models of the property […]

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The future of construction, lessons from SpaceX

As part of my McKinsey 12 Disruptors impacts on the property industry I wrote about the impact of advanced materials, robotic construction and 3D printing. Fanciful school boy dreams maybe but in an industry that has a lot more money than construction some of these ‘Tony Stark’ dreams are coming true. Image from treehugger.com Elon […]

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Musicians could be the answer to big data – love you awesome nerds!

Big data equals big opportunities for sustainable organisations in the future – and its not that too distant a future either. But according to recent reports there is a skills gap in dealing with big data. So are musicians that answer? A recent article on the awesome Smart Planet website talked about how big data […]

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