E-Commerce with an emphasis on Social Technologies
Where are we headed with Social? With Tech? With Productivity? Virtualization? Cloud? SaaS? MobileTech? Globalization? Privacy & Security? Culture? Transparency? Generational Trends and Preferences? Government Influence? Economics and Currencies? Shipping & Transportation? Environmental Pressures?
What will it take to be a survivor? A winner? What do YOU think? I want to know. WE ALL want to know.
Looking back in, say, 2017, just 36 short months from now, what will we point to as mistakes today, way back in 2010-2014, when mega-disruptions started happening?
At their most basic forms, what will the new structures look like? Don’t agree that things will be “new” by 2017? Stop reading now, cash out, and “retire” to Naples or Scottsdale.
A few high-level, food-for-thought, legit questions, before we get to THE question for this round. Oh, and by the way, I’m NOT doing this for drama, traffic, consulting gigs, or anything else along those lines. I am however going to crowdsource a book. As my Dad used to say back in our loghome building days in the ‘70s in New Hampshire, “Come hell or highwater, I’m GUNNA GET THAT DONE.”
Stay with me. Stay with this thread. Keep thinking, observing, and connecting the dots. Write your own blog and crosslink here. I think we’ll all be better for it.
Absent government intervention and control of the Web, Social Business WILL facilitate the transition from where we are today to these future states, and so many more.
How will these changes come to pass? That’s the million dollar question? And that’s where you come in.
Let’s break it down into bite sized pieces, starting with easiest and working our way into the more challenging concepts.
So as I’ve been thinking about these questions, and talking about them with people in conference rooms, conventions, dinners, airplanes, blogs, and social networks literally around the world, I have heard (and seen) many responses.
We’re going somewhere, that’s for sure. And it’s going to be different from the quaint, orderly, and controlled days of the early 2010’s. “ADAPT OR DIE!”, right?
So here’s what I’d like to do. Over the next few months, perhaps to conclude by the end of the Summer of 2014, I’ll pose one key question a week. You the reader will frame the answers, comment on each other’s responses, and vote up or down the previous responses. I’ll first sort the comments by first-to-last to reward those who take the lead. At the end of the week, I’ll then re-sort by up-votes.
First question: This may seem too easy, too obvious, too naïve, too simplistic, but trust this one. It’s foundational.
Suggestion: BEFORE you read the responses, perhaps craft your response, at least in your head or jot a couple ideas separately in a note that you can then copy/paste. Or if you really want to chew on this one, make a note in your calendar for some later downtime and research and write on it. Then come back and copy/paste. Either way, click the notifications box to keep reminded. I’d also ask you to subscribe to the blog if you haven’t already, so as to keep in the loop with upcoming questions and discussions.
Thanks in advance. Following posts will be shorter. Promise.