Thursday, December 26, 2013

L.I.N.K.S. that Lure, Intrigue, Nurture, Kindle, or Stimulate, Part 7: Predictions for 2014

The theme for this 7th edition of L.I.N.K.S. is

PREDICTIONS



Something about the Winter Solstice inspires certain thought patterns in the minds of men. We reflect on the past, and project the future. We put our experience into the context of hopes and fears. 
  • What developments in the past year shocked you the most?
  • When you look out into the future, what trends alarm you? Which delight you? 
  • How will you hedge against the pitfalls? How will you leverage your advantages? 


Let's have a look at a collection of predictions for 2014. I'll provide just the links at this time, and then in another post. I'll filter these predictions through my personal prism, add some additional thoughts and commentary. What is more, I promise to grade my own predictions this time next year. 

1. Forbes Financial Outlook http://www.forbes.com/sites/advisor/2013/12/19/top-10-predictions-for-2014/

2. Biggest Overlooked Trends http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2013/12/overlooked-trends-of-2013-101491_full.html

3. Amazon http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57615894-93/amazon-5-bold-predictions-for-2014/

4. Social Media Today http://socialmediatoday.com/chrissyme/2019991/10-best-social-media-predictions-2014

5. World Future Society http://www.wfs.org/Forecasts_From_The_Futurist_Magazine

Happy prognosticating!  Or, if history is more your bag, search this site for all 6 previous posts in the L.I.N.K.S. series. Comments and suggestions are always welcomed! What are your predictions for 2014? What topics would you like to see covered in the next edition of L.I.N.K.S.?