The Future of Money: Ten Megatrends and Six Movers and Shakers to Watch

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Money is the primary mechanism for storing and exchanging value, especially in our daily purchases, and it’s heading rapidly into a faster, smarter and more mobile future. Nevertheless, the constant in the midst of change will remain levels of human trust in the proliferating forms of money.

Organizational Change - The Rise of Public Benefit Corporations

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September 21, 2015 - One of the most interesting 21st century phenomenon is the rise of an entirely new type of business built on the infrastructure of the Internet and designed not just to make money but to provide a public benefit as well. In the past public benefit was something delivered by government. Think libraries and hospitals.

How 21st Century Technology Will Disrupt the Insurance Industry

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September 16, 2015 - If you think of industries that are insulated from technological progress you might say insurance. And yet there are a number of technological innovations that are altering even this staid group of companies. Some of these technologies are industry bred. But the real disruptions are those that are unforeseen.

Automobile Insurance

Gamification, Email, Business, Innovation and the Crowd: How We Internetwork is Changing

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July 1, 2015 - It is Canada Day here north of the 49th parallel, the 148th year of the nation's birth. So today I went to watch my Toronto Blue Jays in action and have just returned to post the first of its kind blog here at 21st Century Tech. The collaboration is with Jessica Oaks, who has been a regular guest contributor.

Paris Business Conference Weighs In On Climate Change

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May 21, 2015 - This week in Paris world business leaders have gathered to talk about climate change and investment. Two months ago 266 large investors responsible for managing $20 trillion U.S.

The "Rising Billions" Will Alter the Global Economy in the Next Decade

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April 6, 2015 - I'm currently reading Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler's book, Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth, and Impact

Why I Give Loans to Kiva

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March 23, 2015 - Today I got an update on one of my recent loans to the Asociacion De Agua Oriental - Eden Group, who raised just under $20,000 U.S.

The War Between Energy Utilities and Rooftop Solar

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March 9, 2015 - In an article posted on March 7, 2015 in the Washington Post,

New Organizations Emerge to Provide Policy and Strategies for Climate Change Adaptation

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March 3, 2015 - The 21st century is creating a whole new area of expertise and a business opportunity for organizations both private and public focused on mitigating and combating climate change.  Here is a brief overview of a few of these. If you know of others please let me know and I will endeavour to write about the work they are doing in this most important field.

Gizmos & Gadgets: Taking the eBike Market by Storm

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February 3, 2015 - On Indiegogo's crowdfunding site entrepreneurs abound all hoping that the latest gadget or application they create will get the attention of first adopters. Many fail but every once in awhile people's imaginations are captured by future Edisons.

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