Helping People Succeed Amid Revolutionary Change

Bryan O'Rourke

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Game theory is applied mathematics enabling an evaluation of strategic decisions.  Win loose or Win Win: its a choice based on our beliefs and the  perceived nature of our relationships.  As the networks of interdependence within and beyond communities and nations get more complex, the more enlightened people are forced in their own interests to find non-zero-sum solutions. That is, win-win solutions instead of win-lose solutions. In leadership the measure of success is not so much whether you won at anothers expense, but whether you got what you wanted because you enabled other people to achieve their dreams and to do what they want. Learn more about how the Non Zero solution is key to traversing enormous revolutionary change. If your relationships are not based on Non Zero sums they cannot be productive long term in this day and age. Watch Clinton's brief talk a... (more)

IPad - Implications for the Publishing Industry

There is a revolution emerging in the publishing business.  VIVmag, a digital lifestyle magazine available online, will introduce an iPad version of its content when the Apple device is released next month. The implications of this type of content delivery become pretty clear when you look at what the "magazine" (if you can call it that) will be like. Its shown in the video below. VIV Mag Motion Cover - iPad Demo from Alexx Henry on Vimeo. The video offers a user experience preview that readers can expect for iPad versions of digital "magazines". Like the video from Wired releas... (more)

Global Migration - The Move to the Global Citizen

The third driver to the current revolution in business and institutions is shifting demography and not just age, but of culture. Global migration is the least understood and least governed area of globalization. The labor pool and customer base is being shifted in ways that have far reaching implications and you should take note of it. The video from the Economist above reflects migration patterns and economic implications. Theorists sometimes call the movement of people around the world the "third wave" of globalization, after the movement of goods and the movement of money tha... (more)

Apple's Foray into Fitness

If Apple's recent patent application tells you anything, its that the giant technology firm is working on further entry into the fitness space. That's something the fitness industry better pay close attention to. As the patent illustration shows on the left, the application includes an extensive interface running on the iPhone. The black and white images show the iPhone interface controlling and monitoring all details, from starting a treadmill to managing the number of curls you perform as part of a workout. While details are still vague, compatible gym equipment would use a simil... (more)

The Revolution Of Bricks And Mortar Fitness - The Future Of Health Clubs Is Emerging

  This Thursday January 16, 2014 at 2:00 pm EST I'll be sharing a preview of my 2014 presentation at IHRSA this year during a FREE IHRSA webinar (hope you will attend). The future health club is going to emerge soon and to understand what it might look like we only have to consider what is happening in retail. Be it Starbucks generating 10% of its total transactions now via its mobile app, or Apple eliminating the check out counter in its stores via its adoption of mobile check outs, technology is being applied to improve service and deliver customized experiences that bridge th... (more)