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Thomas Frey

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  1. 101 Endangered Jobs by 2030

    Business owners today are actively deciding whether their next hire should be a person or a machine. After all, machines can work in the dark and don’t come with decades of HR case law requiring time off for holidays, personal illness, excessive overtime, chronic stress or anxiety. If you’ve not heard the phrase “technological unemployment,” brace yourself; you’ll be hearing it a lot ov…Read More

  2. Technological Unemployment and our Need for Micro Colleges

    Business owners today are actively deciding whether their next hire should be a person or a machine. After all, machines can work in the dark and don’t come with decades of HR case law requiring time off for holidays, personal illness, excessive overtime, chronic stress or anxiety. If you’ve not heard the phrase “technological unemployment,” brace yourself; you’ll be hearing it a lot ove…Read More

  3. Going Beyond Micro-Payments to Nano-Payments

    If a billion people each gave you a tenth of a cent, you would have $1 million. Over the past few weeks I’ve become enamored with the power of financial friction. This could involve everything from adding a tenth or hundredth of a cent charge to every email sent, social media “likes,” video downloads, views of copyrighted photos, and much more. Even though it may not seem significant, there …Read More

  4. The Great Cow Epiphany and the Six Immutable Laws of Information

    Recent comments by Vint Cerf, vice president of Google and one of the founding fathers of the Internet, about the long-term viability of our data has many wondering what will happen to our digital information over the next 100, 200, or even 1,000 years. At the heart of the problem is something he refers to as “bit-rot,” decaying levels of information that can be found in our digital storage sy…Read More

  5. Blueprint for a Makers District

    The demise of local retail stores has been painful to watch. Empty storefronts and weed-infested parking lots are gut-wrenching symbols of community decay. So if I told you there was an immediate way to turn this around, would that catch your attention? This whole transformation in thinking started with a short visit on Saturday to “The Source,” an artisan food market inside a former 1880‘s …Read More

Very Impressed

Thought-provoking and Inspiring

Fascinating, idea-generating talk! You delivery was very funny, but at the same time thought-provoking and inspiring.…Read More

Gary Taylor, VP Coldwell Banker

I Can't Wait

Excellent Presentation

Thank you for your excellent presentation in Jacksonville. It was a pleasure spending time with you, and your “Future of Education” speech was extremely well received. 84% of our attendees rated t…Read More

Larry Fairman, Director, Florida Workforce Summit