2014 Internet Trends Report: For Digital Leadership and Beyond

Yesterday, Mary Meeker presented this year’s KBCP Web’s Internet Trend Report, which should be looked at by leaders in order to gauge and forecast changes in their community, classrooms, or business. Leaders in every field should be able to find key information shared in the 164 page report. As an avid user of technology and as a researcher in digital leadership, it will be interesting to see how the rise mobile phone, mobile internet*, and tablet usage will influence current Internet trends and general day-to-day activities. The increase in cyber threats will likely test our abilities to adapt and will find our organizations looking for leaders with an understanding of digital leadership and technology. The report also forecasts how this year has given us a possible glance into how the Internet and subsequent technologies will have us re-imagine how we meet, shop, use money, renovate and design homes, store information, and how we consume music, TV, and film.

*Note: Mobile Internet is not simply phones and tablets, but now includes phones, tablets, e-readers, MP3 players, in-dash car electronics, cameras, and home entertainment systems and appliances.

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— Charles Handy

Timberyard Restaurant, Edinburgh, Scotland. Exactly one week ago I had one of the best dining experiences of my life. The Timberyard is a Nature-centered restaurant that focuses on sustainability and the environment, with ingredients from local and artisan growers, breeders, producers, and foragers.

"…there is wisdom in uncertainty - it opens a door to the unknown, and only from the unknown can life be constantly renewed"

— Deepak Chopra, MD

On Monday, we grinded away to prevent coffee pods from landing in landfills.

On Monday, we grinded away to prevent coffee pods from landing in landfills.

“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.” - Thoreau

“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.” - Thoreau

Yesterday, en route to Inverness. No filter needed.

Yesterday, en route to Inverness. No filter needed.

Good morning, Edinburgh.

Good morning, Edinburgh.

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Step it up another level.

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