Thursday, October 10, 2013

Trend Spotlight: Empowerment (A visual exploration)

In The 5 Trends that will Disrupt EVERYTHING: Macro Forces Shaping the Future, we noted how Humanity, Connectivity, Empowerment, Experience, & Health, are five BIG trends that will affect everything from Innovation & R&D, to Market Research & Insights, Futuring & Forecasting, Brand Strategy & Design to overall Marketing & Strategy in the future.

Earlier this summer, Steven Van Der Kruit, Visionary & International Trends Expert, FIRMENICH FLAVORS, who will be speaking more on the The Root of Trends at our upcoming Foresight & Trends conference, sent us these images that reflect how the need for humanization is becoming crucial and popping up all around us. Today, he's shared another photo set that echo society's cry for empowerment:

“The beauty of empowering others is that your own power is not diminished in the process.” -- Barbara Coloroso.

How will you harness the human need for self-empowerment to help others and propel your own success forward?

About the Author

Formerly a senior copyeditor at Thomson Reuters, a research editor at AOL,  and a senior web publicist at Hachette Book Group, Valerie M. Russo is editor at large of The Front End of Innovation Blog, The Market Research Event Blog, World Future Trends.tumblr, the Digital Impact Blog, and founded Literanista. She is the innovation lead and senior social media strategist for the Marketing and Business Strategy Division of the Institute for International Research, an Informa LLC., and her poetry was published in Regrets Only on sale at the MOMA Gift Shop. Her background is in Anthropology and English Literature. You can reach her at or @Literanista.

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