MiniTrends Resources

5 Keys to an Engaged and Innovative Culture

5 Keys to an Engaged and Innovative Culture

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 Five Keys to an Engaged and Innovative Culture

MINITRENDS: How Innovators & Entrepreneurs Discover & Profit From Business & Technology Trends — A great “how-to” book providing tools and resources to help readers discover and profit from emerging trends that will soon become important in their areas of interest and passion. The book includes nearly 100 URLs and many otMINITRENDS: How Innovators & Entrepreneurs Discover & Profit From Business & Technology Trendsher suggestions for readers to find information.

– MiniTrends Concept

Book Excerpt: “Expanding Involvement in the Virtual Worlds”

MiniTrends 2014 Conference: Insight, Innovation & Strategy — Presentation Slides

MiniTrends 2014: Insight, Innovation & Strategy– MiniTrends 2013: The Integration of  Profit & Social Responsibility – Presentation Slides

– MiniTrends 2012: A Conference on Translating Emerging Trends into Business Opportunities – Presentation Slides

– MiniTrends LinkedIn Group — Share your thoughts on your own minitrends, experiences, and resources with other group members.

– Minitrends Blog, Facebook, and Twitter

MiniTrends Opportunity Wheels– MiniTrends Opportunity Wheels — We highly recommend the Opportunity Wheel is an excellent multi-purpose MiniTrends discovery and exploitation tool.

— In the Age of Imagination, Small Trends Have Big Impacts by Dr. John Vanston:

– Nine Emerging MiniTrends to Watch by Dr. John Vanston:

— Turn on Automated Alerts to Tune Out Information Overload When Monitoring Trends by Steve Pearson:

– Put Aggregators to Work for Quality, Timely Info When Trend Searching by Steve Pearson:

 

More MiniTrends Resources

Associations organized for the analysis of emerging trends include:

Business and Technology Updates from Individuals – Visiting these sites regularly can often suggest interesting MiniTrends.

Top Lists – One way to discover MiniTrends is examining the comments and actions of people with non-traditional visions and the ability, resources, and contacts to make these visions come true. Here are a few publications that feature current leaders, as well as those just beginning to exert influence:

More Suggested Reading by John H. Vanston:

Technology Forecasting: An Aid to Effective Technology Managementby John H. Vanston, Ph.D. This management guide details technology forecasting techniques that contribute to better decision making.

Five Views of the Future™, A Strategic Analysis Framework: Overview and Methods COMPLIMENTARY — Signature Technology Futures, Inc. White Paper by John H. Vanston — TFI has developed this strategic analysis framework to allow maximum advantage of a large variety of proven methods when conducting technology/market forecasts.

Testing the Tea Leaves: Evaluating the Validity of Forecasts by John H. Vanston, Ph.D. and Lawrence K. Vanston, Ph.D.– COMPLIMENTARY –This article appeared in the The Industrial Research Institute’s (IRI) prestigious journal Research-Technology Management and provides a set of tools that can assist in discriminating between good and bad forecasts.

Better Forecasts, Better Plans, Better Results http://minitrends.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/better_forecasts.pdf by John H. Vanston, Ph.D.– COMPLIMENTARY — This article appeared in The Industrial Research Institute’s (IRI) prestigious journal Research-Technology Management and provides a more in-depth description of TFI’s signature Five Views of the Future™, A Strategic Analysis Framework mentioned above.

Introduction to Technology Market Forecasting by Lawrence K. Vanston, Ph.D. and John H. Vanston, Ph.D.  Written by leading technology forecasters, this book includes discussion and examples of several substitution models including the Fisher-Pry and Gompertz models.

Please visit John H. Vanston’s Amazon Author Page for a complete listing of his publications.

Other Suggested Reading:

Practical Tips for Forecasting New Technology Adoption by Lawrence K. Vanston, Ph.D.– COMPLIMENTARY –This article appears in the prestigious international telecommunications journal Telektronikk and provides advice for addressing issues for successful forecasts.

 

Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives by John Naisbitt — The Classic!

 

 

Microtrends: The Small Forces Behind Tomorrow’s Big Changes by Mark Penn and E. Kinney Zalesne

 

Social Media Marketing: An Hour a Day by Dave Evans

 

 

Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals, Twelfth Edition edited by August e. Grant and Jennifer H. Meadows in association with Technology Futures, Inc.

 

 

A New Telecommunications World by Lawrence K. Vanston, Free Report

A New Telecommunications World by Lawrence K. Vanston, Ph.D.– COMPLIMENTARY — Report discusses the disappearing narrowband voice services market and gives forecasts of the probable telecom future.

We will continue adding more resources from the book and outside sources as we continue the launch of the MINITRENDS book and blog.

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