5 Ways to Future-Proof Your Business - 5 minute guide to future business success - for every leader and business owner

Here is a 5 second guide to the 5 minute guide. 1) Bring in outsiders to challenge your world view.  2) Listen to your customers - but don't believe them. 3) Read widely and be curious about all you meet. 4)  Review your strategies each year. 5) Agile leadership teams.

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Future of Retail Industry - customers, fusion of online and offline shopping, mobiles, smartphones, computers, TVs, e-commerce, mobile payments, retail banking, shopping malls, Big Data - retail keynote for Samsung

Video of Futurist keynote for 1000 VIP Samsung clients on future of retail including the use of Big Data.  For full article and the slides, press Read More link below. Online sales will exceed $1.5 trillion in 2014, of which $100bn will be in Latin America, $6.2bn in Mexico (up 40% in a year).  Most of Latin America’s online sales are on websites owned by traditional retailers. And sales per online user each year are also growing fast – averaging $578 across Latin America:  $854 in Mexico, $717 in Brazil and $380 in Argentina. Notes on Futurist keynote lecture for Samsung client event in Mexico – audience of IT / computers, mobile phones and electrical appliance retailers from Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Peru, Venezuala, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Salvador, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Panama.  Need a world-class retail industry keynote speaker for your event? Phone or e-mail Patrick Dixon now.

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Future of Pharma Reimbursement and Health Care Trends, Treatment Access and Funding Approval - why health care rationing will dominate pharma funding - impact on patients and pharma profits

Notes on pharma trends keynote. In the past, the major challenge for a pharma company was to develop a new therapy, prove impact in clinical trials, show safety, and get licience approval to enable the product to be sold commercially.  Typically the process could take up to 15 years, and cost up to $1.2 billion, which all had to be recouped in 10 years of sales before the patent ran out.  But today there is a massive additional hurdle which is persuading cash-strapped governments and insurers to fund a new therapy for patients.  It is no longer enough to prove the therapy works, saves lives, has less side effects and so on.  The pharma company has to make the case that the therapy offers good value for money compared to other treatments for the same condition. Need a world-class pharma keynote speaker for your event? Phone or e-mail Patrick Dixon now.

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Truth about Future MedTech, health care and Big Data - key trends - interview with Futurist keynote speaker and physician Dr Patrick Dixon

What did you learn as an inventor/innovator making a ground-breaking medical device in the early 1980s? It was an amazing time – as the world’s first desktop computers hit the markets in 1978.  I started a company called Medicom Ltd, which developed a suite of programmes to interview patients, help make a diagnosis, record health statistics, do accounts for General Practice doctors, connect to hospital lab equipment and so on. I learned that the most important thing about all medtech is to keep things simple and reliable: doctors, nurses and other health care workers are busy and need devices that work....

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5 lessons I have learned when advising corporations on future strategies: sharper strategy, total customer focus, exploit megatrends, and drive agile innovation

I have been helping large corporations develop new strategy for almost 20 years.  

Here are 5 things I have learned:  strategies get overtaken by events so be agile; use megatrends to stretch future-thinking; focus on customers and innovation; dig deep into current business challenges; involve many different teams to create ownership and commitment.  

Order my new book today: The Future of Almost Everything.  

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5 reasons why every business needs to know about "The Future of Almost Everything" - my latest Futurist book. Discover your Future

The Future of Almost Everything, my latest book, is packed full of key survival and success factors for every business, whether you work for one of the world’s largest corporations, or a small family-owned enterprise.  This forecast of the future will transform how you think about tomorrow, and guide vital decisions you need to take today, in 5 key areas.  Buy The Future of Almost Everything today.

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How to make Magic for your Customers - Innovation in Travel, Aviation and Rail - Future of the Travel Industry - Interview VIDEO

How to create magic for your customers.  Brief interview at the Aviation and Transport Innovation Summit (ATIS) on the future of the travel industry following keynote for Panasonic - manufacturer of Tough Books.  Customers expect real-time updates from travel companies, airlines, hotels and so on - keeping them constantly informed about what is happening.  That means instant flight updates, info about where your luggage is, what Gate you need for your flight, how many minutes for your flight connection, what the weather is like at the place you are flying to.  SMS is far more effective than email for these kinds of personal communications.  It's all about the customer experience, peace of mind, removing anxiety, solving problems fast.

Need a world-class keynote speaker for your event? Phone or e-mail Patrick Dixon now.

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How to Wow your Audience: Secrets of World Class Communication! World class keynotes every time for event audiences of 50 to 5,000 executives

How to give really brilliant keynotes and presentations.  How to wow your audience.  The best keynote speakers create pure audience magic in the first few seconds: a relationship with energises, informs and inspires.

Interview with world-class keynote speaker and Futurist Patrick Dixon. The first key is to really know your audience....

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How to make money from Big Data - and why LITTLE DATA is what really matters. Big Data spots a pattern - Little Data spots a person

Big Data is used by every large corporation, banks, governments and so on to make links between past events, and to predict future events. Billions of dollars are being spent (mostly wasted) by companies trying to spot patterns in trillions of data items. Big Data is used heavily to try to predict customer behaviour and to target marketing campaigns.  

However the REAL value lies in around around 0/5% of all the data.  Big Data is about spotting patterns but Little Data is all about spotting a person - turning data into real commercial value. Comment by Patrick Dixon, Futurist and Keynote Conference Speaker. Need a world-class Big Data keynote speaker for your event? Phone or e-mail Patrick Dixon now.

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