Kantar Futures Blog

A strategic insight and innovation consultancy

business, economic downturn, economics, work

The search for high value work

Ben Wood writes: Over at the TUC’s Touchstone blog, Tim Page has been blogging about our two reports published at the end of last year on high value work (the… Read More »

digital, technology

The price of the Internet of Things

Our collegues Jeff Yang and Andrew Hawn have been at CES – the world’s whizziest and largest of the annual computer shows. Jeff had some reflections on the Internet of… Read More »

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business, consumers, digital, innovation

Business lessons from the Uber economy

Each December, we close the year with a look ahead in our FutureView LIVE Webinar, which focusses on the emerging dynamics that are shaping the future of the consumer marketplace.… Read More »

holiday collection

2014 Holiday Collection #6

Sarah Peterson on Myanmar I was fortunate enough to a take a three month sabbatical this year (thank you TFC!), traveling through Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia. This is one night… Read More »

books, culture, history, holiday collection

2014 Holiday Collection #5

Christine Hloros on Station Eleven It’s easy to be skeptical of yet another post-apocalyptic tale… but this story, by Emily St.John Mandel, does not involve zombies, vampires or aliens. And… Read More »

culture, holiday collection, performance

2014 Holiday Collection #4

David Walter on Beckett Beckett’s Happy Days destroyed me when I saw it in London. Winnie is being buried alive in a drift of sand. She’s a terminally optimistic woman,… Read More »

history, holiday collection

2014 Holiday Collection #3

Walker Smith on kayaking On a late July day, just as the tide was turning on the Isle of Palms, SC, Joy and I kayaked to the end of Morgan… Read More »

culture, holiday collection

2014 Holiday Collection #2

Wanda Eifenbaum on Wild Tales The must-see film of the year in Argentina was Wild Tales. It’s been a long time since an Argentinian film had such success: it broke… Read More »

books, consumers, culture, holiday collection

2014 Holiday Collection #1

To mark the end of the year – as is now traditional on the blog – we asked people across The Futures Company, and former colleagues, to share something they’d… Read More »