Generation Z on Future Tech, Work, Food, Fashion and More

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As a professor in Future Forecasting & Innovation with positions in China (Shanghai), Spain (Barcelona) and the Netherlands (several universities) during the last decade, my consistent ambition is to make my students more creative, more trends sensitive and more innovation sensitive. It is my conviction that the winners in the 21st century have to excel in these three skills. At our first meet I promise my students to make them Coolhunters. In series of master classes I present them upcoming trends and invite them to ‘hunt’ for fresh and surprising Cool Signals of next-step trend developments within their industries or…...

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Carl Rohde Prof. Dr. Carl Rohde writes for DDI on the New Tech Forces and their cultural-sociological impact and meaning for contemporary and future culture and society. During the last ten years Rohde occupied professorate chairs in ‘Future Forecasting & Innovation’ in Shanghai, Barcelona and the Netherlands. Rohde also leads a virtual network of trend spotters and market researchers worldwide.