Trends Issue 052 - August 2007

The Hydrogen Economy: Don't Give Up Hope

The hydrogen economy, like fusion power and space tourism, always seems to be “just around the corner,” but it...

The Hydrogen Economy: Don
published on: Aug 15, 2007

The Cashless Society

Cash was one of mankind’s earliest inventions, dating back to late pre-history. By the end of the Renaissance,...

The Cashless Society
published on: Aug 15, 2007

Wrongful Dismissal and the Vital Importance of...

As a Trends subscriber, you’re aware of the growing labor shortage as well as the challenges posed by our...

Wrongful Dismissal and the Vital Importance of Hiring the Right People
published on: Aug 15, 2007

Recommendation Engines Rev Up

Today, as “long-tail economics” shapes more and more online businesses, profitability increasingly depends on...

Recommendation Engines Rev Up
published on: Aug 15, 2007

The Era of Personalization, Customization, and...

Technology, demography, and attitudes are converging to make co-production of personalized products a winning...

The Era of Personalization, Customization, and Co-Production
published on: Aug 15, 2007

Our Plastic Future

As we strive to make products increasingly durable, lightweight, and environmentally friendly, plastics are...

Our Plastic Future
published on: Aug 15, 2007

Web Apps Transform the Software Industry

While fewer and fewer applications come in shrink-wrapped packages, the business model created by Microsoft and...

Web Apps Transform the Software Industry
published on: Aug 15, 2007