Top 10 Articles on ImpactLab.net

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The articles posted on the Impact Lab represent an unusual mix, all of which are oriented around future trends, future thinking, or recent innovations that may more may not alter the course of history.

With that in mind, here are the posts that caught most people’s attention over 2014.

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Flexibility is critical for young people because ‘whole careers are vanishing overnight’

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Recent college grads

As the digital sector grows, jobs that rely on older technologies are rapidly becoming obsolete.

According to the census, between 2006 and 2011 there were some occupations where the number of people employed across the country dropped by up to two-thirds in just five years – corporate services managers, for example, fell from 21,804 in 2006 to 7365 in 2011.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics in 1966, 46% of workers in Australia were employed in production industries. 30 years later, that proportion has diminished to 28%.

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Is the realtor an endangered species?

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So far real estate brokers have done very well in the Internet era.

Last month, around 18,000 people gathered in New Orleans to look at the future of real estate brokerage. Inside the massive Ernest N. Morial Convention Center booth after booth at the 2014 Realtors Conference & Expo extolled the joys and efficiencies of the new electronic economy and the technologies which can make brokers and lenders more efficient and profitable.

 

 

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The world reshaped in 2015: The end of the population pyramids

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Demographers, teachers and politicians will stop talking about the population pyramid and start referring to the population dome in 2015. The change in terminology will reflect a profound shift in the shape and structure of societies. This is a shift that has been going on for 50 years and is only half complete.

 

 

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Data deluge will disrupt medicine within this decade

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Health and medicine will undergo a greater transformation than any other industry or field in the next decade.

At this year’s Exponential Medicine 2014, the overriding theme for the event was information. In his opening talk, Peter Diamandis said health and medicine are poised to undergo a greater transformation than any other industry or field in the next decade. Of course, he meant treatments and technology will meaningfully advance. But more than that, it is the liberation of data that will make care more targeted, proactive, and effective.

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Growing Bolder TV interview with Thomas Frey, one of the world’s top futurists

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Futurist Thomas Frey

If there’s one thing we all wonder about, it’s the future. Being able to predict the future would come in handy when it comes to running your business and your life.  Did you know you could turn to a futurist for answers? (Video)

 

 

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There are more women-run businesses than ever, but why aren’t they making millions?

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Setting ambitious goals goes a long way in a company’s development.

There is a big disparity when it comes to the gender wage gap. But there is even a bigger disparity when it comes to how much male- and female-run businesses make. There are more women-run businesses now than there ever was, but they still aren’t making as much money as their male-run competition. Here’s how to change that.

 

 

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Space entrepreneurship is about to become huge despite setbacks with Antares and Virgin Galactic

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Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo

October was a tough month for space enthusiasts and the world’s private space industry. The explosion of the Antares rocket, which was headed to the International Space Station, was followed just a few days later by the crash of Virgin Galactic’s and Scaled Composites’ SpaceShipTwo space plane.

 

 

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