What’s the future? The future of business more precisely. A topic discussed in the new book from Brian Solis of Altimeter.
Personally I have been giving a great deal of thought to this in terms of the language school industry. So much of what happens tends to be rooted in traditional models, most probably created by Generation X thinking, but meant to appeal to Generation Y tastes.
By clicking on the image below you can read a little more about Brian’s views and I was particularly interested by the notion of Generation C – digitally engaged people not grouped so much by age, but instead more by attitude and lifestyle.
The whole idea of a user experience, the power of connectivity and the strength of social media all rang bells. What about you – what generation are you and what do you think the future holds?
Which colour are you? Green, orange, gold or blue?
I read an article recently about managing people according to their temperament and the skill sets associated with that particular personality type. Now it wasn’t entirely clear why these specific colours were allocated to each category – as far as I can see it could just as easily have been indigo, red, olive and burnt sienna.
However, nit-picking aside, it was an interesting read and you can see it by clicking on the image below. I asked you which colour you are, but is that what you want to be or what you really are? Do you think others would choose the same colour for you?
At the risk of alienating some of today’s readers, I am going to ask you to download an app called Layar. If you use an iPhone or iPad you can get it here and if you use an Android device you can get it here. It is free and only takes a few moments to download.
It is an AR app or an Augmented Reality app and it enables you to see information embedded within an image. It means that a simple picture, poster or brochure page can contain a great deal of information that is only accessed or visible when required.
You can read more about Layar by clicking here. What uses can you think of for this technology?
To see a very basic example, use your newly downloaded Layar app to scan and view the image of OISE Bristol below.