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Megatrend: The Post-Freemium Economy

Once upon a time, newspapers were bought at the newsstand, sending letters required postage stamps, and tickets had to be bought to watch movies. There was no such thing as a free lunch. That is about to change, and the word “free” is taking on a different meaning.

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Megatrend: Cheap Clean Energy

Energy is the blood of the economy, but fossil energy sources are becoming scarce. They also suspected of causing global warming. They pollute the air in our cities. Fossil fuels are becoming more and more expensive, thwarting the economic progress around the world. We must – and will – solve this problem.

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Megatrend: Projectized Organizations

There is only one organizational form that can keep up with the increasing pace of global markets: the Project.

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Megatrend: Open-Source Economy

Intellectual property has been an important asset of innovative businesses for centuries. Protecting new technologies, however, will soon become a largely obsolete strategy.

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Megatrend: Ubiquitous Connectivity

Everything seems to be interconnected these days: computers, mobile phones, cars, even watches and pacemakers. Yet it is only the beginning.

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Megatrend: Autonomous Vehicles

The way we drive cars has not changed much over the past century. Finally, new technologies are about to completely redefine how we travel. Autonomous vehicles will be a disruptive game changer.

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Megatrend: Pocket Workplaces

Traditional office work places are on the verge of extinction. A new kind of mobile devices is about to make them obsolete.

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Megatrend: Freelance Workers

The quickening pace of economic development as well as a growing diversity of business models and product ideas all call for a new kind of workforce.

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Megatrend: The English Language

The English language is becoming a global phenomenon. It is here to stay as a business communication tool of choice, with far-reaching consequences for both individuals and businesses worldwide.

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Game Changers and Megatrends

The globalized world generates global trends. Groundbreaking inventions, discoveries, and personalities are drivers of disruptive change. Some of these are transformational: they are about to change entire industries.