Rethink Next

Exploring the Future . . . and Helping Your Find Your Future

Rethink Next Blog

Facebook: At a Plateau or Changing Audiences?

Digital Hollywood has been a semi-annual ritual for us for more than five years.  Our president, Dr. Gigi Johnson, moderated a panel to a packed room on “The Facebook Factor,” with the following introductory slides on the size and scale of Facebook in the...

SXSW 2014 Crowdsourced Panelpicker: Update with Results

         [Revised Jan. 22, 2014] Back in August 2013, SXSW started its crowdsourced panel picking process for 2014.  Each year, thousands of people pitch great ideas to be voted on in a big crowdsourced process.  According to a recent email, 700 people pitched SXSWedu...

Academy of Management on Innovation

We enjoyed sharing the following slide presentation with the Professional Development Workshop at AOM 2013 in Orlando, Florida within an overall session called “Translating Scholarship into Practice: How Can Scholarly Research Be Translated Into Practice?”...

Four Conferences: Four Sets of Live Viewpoints on Innovation

We’ve just come back from a series of unique conferences, each with a very different view of the world.  Given our overly connected digital world, the proliferation and expansion of live events is intriguing.  These were just the four we picked of the dozen or...

Blending the University at SXSWedu

Thanks to all who attended our 9 am presentation on March 6, 2013 at SXSWedu in Austin, TX, on Blending the University.  We had a full house of 125 seats plus folks tucked along the back wall.  We also had a robust conversation on the question of organizational...

Listening for Change in the Music and Publishing Businesses

February has been the month for innovation conferences on music and publishing. Last week was O’Reilly’s Tools of Change Conference (in New York with amazing food). Yesterday was Brian Zisk’s SF Music Tech Conference, and today starts Ned...

Mixing Digital Business with Education — User Generated What?

For the past two weeks, we have been running presentations and workshops on education in the cloud and digital education in creative industries.  I’ve also been going to a variety of conferences, including heading today to Billboard FutureSound in San Francisco....

Want to work with us? 
Say Hello!

Want to work with us on programs or research?  Reach out through the form below. 

5 + 5 =