Thomas Frey and Raymond Alvarez

Thomas Frey is the executive director and senior futurist at the DaVinci Institute and currently Google’s top-rated futurist speaker.  At the Institute, he has developed original research studies, enabling him to speak on unusual topics, translating trends into unique opportunities.Before launching the DaVinci Institute, Tom spent 15 years at IBM as an engineer and designer where he received over 270 awards, more than any other IBM engineer.

Raymond Alvarez is a journalist, microblogger and emerging expert in social media. He is president and owner of Nextwave Communications, which provides cutting edge communication services to the Colorado business community. The Boulder County firm offers research, writing, strategic planning and analysis.

Articles by Thomas Frey and Raymond Alvarez

Human vs. cyborg: a vision of the future
Ray Kurzweil paints a startling picture in his new book

Empty playgrounds
Global populations in decline

The future of influence, part 2: Defining trends
The smaller your niche as a super influencer, the greater your chances of survival will be

The future of influence
Just as people maintain concentric circles of relationships, they also manage and direct concentric circles of influence

The simplification mandate
Surpassing the complexity threshold

Entrepreneurship’s evolution
The emergence of empires of one, business colonies and seed capitalists

The coming wave of entrepreneurship
Businesses will be launched by former auto workers, mortgage processors and others

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