Being a Man: The Metrosexual Era a Decade On

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Read Marian's award-winning four-part series from the Huffington Post about the brain (including creativity, collaboration, the information onslaught and the new definition of braininess) here.

August 14, 2013, 11:55 am

Mr. Bezos Goes to Washington

[Originally posted on Forbes.com.]

What would you do if you had a billion dollars? David Geffen invests in fine art. Larry Ellison races yachts. Sergey Brin develops synthetic meat. Richard Branson buys anything that qualifies as an absurd purchase. And Walt Disney is rumored to have underwritten his own cryogenic eternity. … [continue reading... ]

January 22, 2013, 10:06 am

2013: The Year Fatigue Set In

Originally posted on the Huffington Post.

This is the 13th in a series of 14 posts expanding on Salzman’s forecasts for 2013 in her annual trends report, a program of global communications group Havas Worldwide. This year’s book, What’s Next? What to Expect in 2013, was published on 12/12/12 and is available at … [continue reading... ]

December 11, 2012, 10:12 pm

Economies Go Alternative

Originally posted on the Huffington Post.

This is the fourth in a series of 14 posts expanding on Salzman’s forecasts for 2013 in her annual trends report, a program of global communications group Havas Worldwide. This year’s book, What’s Next? What to Expect in 2013, will be published on 12/12/12 and available at … [continue reading... ]

October 22, 2012, 12:02 pm

Small Is Big: SmugMug, King of Shaves and More

[Originally posted on Forbes.com.]

The words “business” and “business leader” often conjure up Dow Jones–size companies and the big names who lead them. We’re almost as fascinated by stars of big business as by stars of the big screen. And why not? A recent Forbes article pleading “Bring Back the Celebrity CEO” … [continue reading... ]

September 27, 2012, 8:03 pm

Citizens of Innovation Nation

Originally posted on the Huffington Post.

In my last post, I wrote about the capitals of Innovation Nation—the cities and schools where creativity, entrepreneurialism and academia are intersecting to produce hotbeds of innovation. Now I’d like to look at who lives in and who leads Innovation Nation.

The importance of the human element … [continue reading... ]

July 27, 2012, 9:01 am

Get Local

Originally posted on @erwwpr’s flagship blog.

This is the final post in a series of 10 about different aspects of CEO branding.

As a switched-on CEO, you’ve probably noticed some of the furor about growing inequality. You’ve come across comments about how the wealthy lead their lives detached from the rest of society. It’s … [continue reading... ]

July 2, 2012, 12:39 pm

Should You Stay or Should You Go? (Go Now)

Originally posted on @erwwpr’s flagship blog.

With many of us still shaken to the core from an unsteady economy, the thought of a staycation holds some appeal as our thoughts turn to how we’ll spend any days off surrounding the Fourth of July. Staying close to home is the de facto choice for those of us … [continue reading... ]

June 21, 2012, 9:00 am

Are Dads the New Moms?

Originally posted on Euro RSCG’s Social Life and Social Media blog.

If you happen to be home on any given weekday afternoon, you’ve no doubt noticed that there are a whole lot of dads pushing strollers these days while their wives are taking care of business at the office. We all saw the controversy that Time … [continue reading... ]

May 16, 2012, 1:38 pm

Forecasting the Future of Trendspotting

With anything and everything trending on Twitter and with Internet memes sweeping the Web waves faster than we can follow, I can’t help but wonder: Is the business of trendspotting overtrended?

In an age of armchair newscasters, writers and videographers, it’s becoming harder to distill the stuff that will go from small blip to seismic shift … [continue reading... ]