Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do. : Oscar Wilde

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Getting Better at Seeing Trends

15 Trend Tips is an article by specialists in the business of identifying and using trends to promote business activities. Already I've learned one thing from this article: I had been thinking that to be of any use at this I had to be able to predict the future. Not so say these authors. To identify a trend is to see and name a process that is ongoing.

They also distinguish between a trend, such as the need to distinguish oneself from the crowd, from various manifestations of this particular trend, such as buying one's own pet pig.

Useful ideas for career developers, with a section at the end pointing to other sources of information and advice about trends and how to find them.