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Washington, DC, August 19, 2014 — What will “work” look like in 2020? That’s the question two futurists tackle in the August 2014 issue of Be Inkandescent magazine.
“As business owners, most of us wish we had a crystal ball to look into the future,” says Hope Katz Gibbs, publisher of the online business magazine for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. “Fortunately, people like futurists Dr. Andy Hines and Chris Carbone track and analyze business and consumer trends and can give us a glimpse of what might lie ahead.”
According to Hines, who runs the Graduate Program in Foresight at the University of Houston: “Things will get really interesting in the decade ahead.” Many of the things that are changing “will have a reinforcing influence on one another, which could result in a fairly sweeping transformation.” Click here to read more.
Carbone, who tracks Jobs to 2020 and beyond, says: “There will be careers that don’t even exist today—just as there were no ‘social media strategists’ or ‘mobile app developers’ a few short years ago.” He also points out that employment projections available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics contain clues that can help educators, counselors, and policymakers plan for the needs of the future workforce. “These projections can also offer insight to parents, students, and career-changers,” Carbone adds.
Also in the August issue of Be Inkandescent:
- Hiring columnist Barbara Mitchell (shown here) explains that making good business connections is not just a customer-service strategy.
- Certified Financial Planner Rita Cheng talks about the future of Robo-advisors.
- Public Speaking specialists Hilary Blair and Robin Miller acknowledge that the futuristic gadgets and modes of communication that we saw decades ago on “Star Trek” and “The Jetsons” are now here. But what hasn’t changed over time is our need to connect with other human beings. So how do we adapt our communication skills to prepare for the inevitable changes ahead?
- And futurist Derek Woodgate helps us understand the future of advertising.
That’s not all! BeInkandescent.com launches three new columns this month:
- Live Love Laughing will be filled with inspirational ideas to help you lighten up at work.
- Intuition Rules features insights on how you can use your innate intuition to help guide your choices in business, and in your life. In this month’s spotlight, our managing editor, Kathleen McCarthy, interviews intuitive guide Eliel Fionn.
- Great Spots to Work—When You Work for Yourself is our new guide-in-progress to the best spots around the country to pop in and work for a few hours. These wonderful establishments embrace small-business owners by giving us a place to work, socialize, and do business away from the office.
Before heading to the future, Gibbs leaves readers with a favorite quote from the past. “Abraham Lincoln once said: ‘The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.’ Here’s to that.”
Click here to read the August 2014 issue of Be Inkandescent magazine.
About Be Inkandescent Magazine
Be Inkandescent is the online magazine for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. It is published by Inkandescent Public Relations, a PR and publishing company that helps entrepreneurs get the visibility they need to keep their companies growing.
In January 2010, founder and president Hope Katz Gibbs, a journalist since graduating from the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School of Communications in 1986, launched the online magazine to spread the word about the great entrepreneurial businesses and ideas her clients were spearheading. With more than 50,000 subscribers and 1 million visits/month, it offers useful tips to other entrepreneurs who are either new to the “work for yourself” world, or are looking to take their companies to the next level.
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For more information, contact Hope Katz Gibbs by email or phone: 703 346-6975.