Kantar Futures has launched its podcast, The Future of Consumption, and the first episode can be found on the website.
Our executive chairman J Walker Smith and Andrew Curry, a Director in our London office, discuss the Third Age of Consumption and the ideas that sit behind the company’s new thought leadership programme on the future of consumption. Critically, the Third Age is dominated by issues of capacity; of attention, of economics, and of resources. As a result, consumer expectations about value are changing. There’s a bit more about this on our recently-published Medium post.
Episodes are planned to appear fortnightly. For each edition we plan to post a list of relevant links here on the blog.
Podcast #1: The Third Age of Consumption
Links (in programme order)
- Volvo goes electric.
- Britain and France to ban petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040.
- Tesla’s $35,000 Model 3.
- Cities and states take a stand on climate change.
- The Third Age of Consumption (Future Perspective report).
- Long decline in economic growth.
- McKinsey Global Institute and the future of growth.
- Stockholm Resilience Centre’s planetary boundaries.
- The end of Moore’s Law.
- Live large, carry little.
- The robot “takeover“.
- Amazon, Whole Foods, WalMart and Bonobo’s.
- Stratechery on podcasts and Apple.
- Ad blocking.
- The history of consumption: Frank Trentmann, Empire of Things.
- Distance and navigation: Debora Spar, Ruling The Waves.
- The third age and platforms: Nick Srnicek, Platform Capitalism.
- Mark Buchanan: the future of economics is relationships.