Predictions

Steve Faktor’s prescriptions and predictions for the future.

Prescription: Disneyfy Experiences

Prescription: Consumers will value experiences matter, not products – so make them spectacular Status: Occurring Disneyfication “The next decade will be a transitional one for the United States…people will continue shopping, just not at self- destructive levels, That leaves lots of retail and service businesses competing for a shrinking pie” … Prescription: Disneyfy ExperiencesRead More …

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Prescription: Neutralize Empty Jobs With Helping Others, Tangibility & Sensory Stimulation

Prescription: Improve Happiness at Work Through Helping Others, Tangibility & Sensory Stimulation Status: Occurring “ Digital desk jobs feel empty because they are empty. They deprive us of the very things that make us human: our five senses and the satisfaction of tangible output” Happiness Will Not Be Downloaded, Jun … Prescription: Neutralize Empty Jobs …

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Prediction: Social Media Will Elevate Top Journalists

Status: Occurred Prediction: Social media will make the journalist king “top talent will either leave or wield infinite leverage.  It’ll start innocently enough. A few journalists will organize events, self-publish successful books, and get media attention simply because of how viral their work is. Once those activities start earning real … Prediction: Social Media Will …

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Prediction: The End of White Space

Status: Occurring Prediction: The End of White Space As We Know It “We are powerless. Numerous trends are pointing towards continued ad-ification of the world: No politician wants to raise taxes. As municipal desperation for non-tax funds grows, so will advertising. The sheer abundance of products and communication channels will … Prediction: The End of …

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Prediction: Only Campaign Contributors Will Matter

Status: Happened Prediction: Only Campaign Contributors Will Matter This dependence on cash is the single greatest threat to our democracy. Even good politicians are forced to chase cash from special interests. It’s the root cause of the financial crisis and terrible legislation like SOPA/PIPA. It also explains the disparity between what’s … Prediction: Only Campaign Contributors …

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