Recent articles by Bernard Marr:

12 Simple Ways To Boost Your Creativity

Creativity enables creative thinking (coming up with new ideas) and problem-solving (implementing ideas to make things better) – both skills that are highly attractive in the workplace.[...]

7 Easy Ways To Boost Your Digital Literacy

No industry will be left untouched by the wave of digital transformation that's taking place. Everyday tasks and communications will increasingly involve digital tools.[...]

The Best University Courses To Learn Metaverse Skills

Everyone has heard by now that the metaverse is set to be a multi-trillion dollar business opportunity -widely seen by many brands and corporations as the next evolution of the internet.[...]

The World Of Metaverse Entertainment: Concerts, Theme Parks, And Movies

The metaverse is a massive trend at the moment, with news and promises about the power of the metaverse splashed across social media and all the biggest media headlines.[...]

10 Most Important Leadership Skills For The 21st Century Workplace (And How To Develop Them)

With the rise of the gig economy and with many companies adopting flatter, more flexible organizational structures, now is the perfect time to refocus on what good leadership looks like.[...]

13 Easy Ways To Boost Your Decision-Making Skills | Bernard Marr

13 Easy Ways To Boost Your Decision-Making Skills

We all make hundreds (maybe even thousands) of decisions every day. So, you'd think we'd be expert decision-makers by now! But far from it.[...]

Why Every Business Must Embrace Integrated Collaboration And Co-opetition | Bernard Marr

Why Every Business Must Embrace Integrated Collaboration And Co-opetition

I was recently talking to a startup car company that makes solar cars. Except they don’t exactly make anything themselves. The various parts of the manufacturing[...]

The 4 Digital Skills Everyone Will Need For The Future Of Work

A recent report by the Institute for the Future, in partnership with Dell, predicts that 85% of jobs that will be available in 2030 haven’t been invented yet.[...]

The democratization of business funding: Why every business should be aware of new forms of funding

No doubt about it, businesses need money to grow. While, traditionally, this money would come from a loan or selling equity stakes in the business, today's organizations can benefit from alternative funding platforms.[...]

The 20 Most Important Skills Everyone Needs To Succeed In A Digital World

Technology is changing our world to such an extent that the majority of children in school today will do jobs that don’t yet exist.[...]

How Shell Is Using Web3 And Blockchain For Sustainability And Energy Transition

Although many of us may associate it primarily with oil and gas, it has embarked on an ambitious energy transition agenda in a bid to move away from the use of fossil fuels toward green and sustainable energy.[...]

Web3 And The Future Of Music

Streaming music services make it easier than ever for musicians to find an audience and get their songs heard. However, they have also made it harder for musicians to earn a living.[...]

9 Practical Ways To Enhance Your Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is also known as emotional quotient (EQ), recognizing the contrast between emotional intelligence and cognitive intelligence (IQ).[...]

How To Make An NFT? All You Need To Know

You may have heard of collections such as the Bored Ape Yacht Club, or one-off creations like those by artists like Beeple.[...]

The Biggest Benefits of the Gig Economy for Freelancers and Businesses

Freelance workers of all kinds have already transformed the world of work. What are the biggest advantages of participating in the gig economy?[...]

How the Metaverse Is Changing Sports

Thanks to the pandemic, online shopping has never been more popular. However, there are some ways in which it falls short.[...]

The Metaverse, Digital Dressing Rooms And The Future Of Fashion Retail

Thanks to the pandemic, online shopping has never been more popular. However, there are some ways in which it falls short.[...]

Why Data Is The Lifeblood Of Modern Organizations

From fashion and the clothes we wear to how we move from place to place, and even how we meet, communicate, work and play with our fellow humans.[...]

Metaverse, NFTs, Web3 And Virtual Land In The Sandbox

The metaverse – it's the word of the moment – but beyond it being a huge money-making opportunity, there are lots of different ideas about what it actually is.[...]

The Most In-Demand Metaverse Skills Every Company Will Be Looking For

The metaverse is here – and if we are to believe a recent Citi report, it could generate up to $13 trillion in value for businesses around the world by 2030.[...]

The Metaverse And Digital Transformation At McDonald’s

The famous golden arches are recognized worldwide not only as an icon of fast food, but also of technological transformation.[...]

Why Humility Is An Important Leadership Quality

The world’s most successful leaders aren’t arrogant, and they don’t assume they know it all. Find out why humility is one of the most important characteristics of a great leader.[...]

Can Life Be Meaningful In The Metaverse?

So if it's true that we will find ourselves increasingly living our lives in the virtual worlds and environments of the metaverse, will this end up cheapening what it means to be human?[...]

The Best Examples Of Digital Twins Everyone Should Know About

The digital twin is an exciting concept and undoubtedly one of the hottest tech trends right now.[...]

The 9 Biggest Trends Manufacturers Need To Be Ready For

Manufacturing organizations have enormous opportunities to leverage smart factories and new technology trends to boost revenue, increase safety, and improve processes.[...]

Developing The Most In-Demand Skills For The Future Of Work

Artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, automation – as well as less technologically-driven disruptions such as pandemics[...]

Why Authenticity Matters And Every Organization And Business Leader Must Keep It Real | Bernard Marr

Why Authenticity Matters And Every Organization And Business Leader Must Keep It Real

It’s kind of a woolly term, isn’t it, authenticity? No doubt it means slightly different things to different people. But broadly speaking, authenticity[...]

Google’s New Performance Management Update

American companies are in the midst of dealing with what has been dubbed “The Great Resignation,” an exodus of employees seeking higher pay[...]

What Are The Most In-Demand AI Skills | Bernard Marr

What Are The Most In-Demand AI Skills?

It’s predicted that 97 million jobs involving artificial intelligence (AI) will be created between 2022 and 2025. AI has the potential to transform every industry[...]

Why Every Business Needs To Prepare For The Shifting Talent Pool

As swiftly became clear during the pandemic, technology is enabling new ways of working, with many organizations adopting remote or hybrid working practices.[...]

Why Every Business Should Consider Switching To A Flatter, More Agile Organizational Structure

Whether you work for a startup, a giant multinational, or something in between, organizational structure is so embedded in the notion of work and business that we hardly notice it.[...]

The Future Of Work: 4-Day Week And Pioneering Ideas At Virgin Money

Work has changed immeasurably over the decades that I have been in the workforce, and I am sure that 20 years from now, it will be unrecognizable from how it is today.[...]

The Amazing Ways Nike Is Using The Metaverse, Web3 And NFTs

Artificial intelligence (AI), e-commerce, and in-store experiential technology have been integral to the brand’s strategy for many years.[...]

Why Every Business Must Become A Purposeful Business

A purpose that your customers (and employees) can genuinely connect with? If not, you’re ignoring a major trend in the business world.[...]

How To Become A More Sustainable And Resilient Company

Indeed, two out of three consumers can now be categorized as “belief-driven buyers,” and more than two-thirds expect brands to care about environmental issues.[...]

Human Vs. Artificial Intelligence: Why Finding The Right Balance Is Key To Success

Welcome to the age of blended workforces, where intelligent machines and humans combine to accelerate business success.[...]

How To Create Your Digital Avatar For The Metaverse

If you’ve ever seen my TikTok channel, you will have come across Bernard Marr 2.0. He looks and sounds a lot like me, but he is, in fact, my digital twin – an avatar powered by AI and machine learning.[...]

The Best Examples Of DAOs Everyone Should Know About

The Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) is a web3 idea that allows communities, corporations, or any type of collective organization to be administered and governed without centralized leadership, thanks to the ability of blockchain.[...]

10 Skills Robots Can’t Replace In The Workplace (Yet)

Machines can now do many things we would have deemed impossible a few decades ago – but there are still human skills robots can’t yet replace.[...]

The Biggest Technology Trends In Wine And Winemaking

When we think about the wine business, the images that come to mind might be more of vineyards stretching across the French countryside than of robots and digital transformation.[...]

The 10 Best Examples Of The Metaverse Everyone Should Know About

This makes it a bit difficult if we want to put together a list of platforms or experiences that represent the best of what it could be.[...]

The Future Trends In Mobility And Transportation

The way we travel from place to place is changing at a faster pace than any time since the proliferation of automobiles, trains, and airplanes during the last century.[...]

Everything-As-A-Service: Why All Brands Must Consider Subscription Models

One of the biggest business trends around, I believe the subscription and servitization model will shape the businesses of the future.[...]

How To Make Difficult Decisions?

The first, and by far the easiest to deal with, are ones where, given the right data, we have everything we need to make the right decision.[...]

The Internet Of The Future: Here Are Best Examples Of Web3 In Practice

Web3 is the term used to describe the “next level” of the internet - following on from web 1 (HTML, or the “world wide web”) and web 2 (social media, and the user-generated web).[...]

Why Every Brand Must Create Immersive Experiences For Their Customers

Are we becoming less material? It certainly seems that way. Research shows that today’s consumers increasingly prioritize experiences over material goods[...]

C2C

Why Every Business Must Consider The Platform (or C2C) Trend

It’s where customers connect with other customers to communicate or trade goods/services, usually via an intermediary platform like Facebook, Uber or Etsy.[...]

Future of Work

Why Every Business Must Get Ready For The Conscious Consumption Trend

With growing awareness of the climate crisis generally comes a desire for more eco-friendly products.[...]

The Best Online Courses To Learn Metaverse Skills

Metaverse is the word of the moment – referring to online, persistent virtual environments that many, including the likes of Facebook and Microsoft[...]

The Benefits And Dangers Of Using AI In Recruitment

Many of us don’t like the idea of putting decisions that can seriously impact people’s lives in the hands of machines.[...]

Key Future Predictions To 2050: 5 Phases Everyone Should Understand

What will happen to the world over the course of the next fifty years? Will we see nations replaced by corporations as the leading powers in geopolitics?[...]

What You Need To Know Before You Start Working With Artificial Intelligence

It seems like everyone is talking about artificial intelligence at the moment, and there’s good reason for that. We are seeing its revolutionary impact across just about every industry.[...]

How Will Manufacturing Companies Use The Metaverse?

Manufacturers are already using metaverse technology to speed up product design, train employees, and streamline processes. What is the future of manufacturing in the metaverse?[...]

The Rise Of Super Apps And What That Will Mean For Your Business

Now there are several companies that have created super apps that offer customers a complete ecosystem for managing many different things.[...]

How To Become A Successful Video Content Creator – Insights From KallmeKris

The development of new technology means some jobs that were common in past times no longer exist – think of lamplighters, elevator operators, and telephone switchboard operators.[...]

Radically Human: How AI-Powered And New Technologies Are Shaping Our Future

There are a lot of great books being published these days on the subject of artificial intelligence, as human authors attempt to tackle the technical, philosophical, and societal challenges posed by our growing reliance on smart machines.[...]

10 Amazing And Innovative Examples Of NFTs Everyone Should Know About

NFTs stepped into the limelight in 2021 with a number of projects achieving multi-million-dollar valuations and sales.[...]

Why Is Data Governance So Important To Every Organisation?

In business today, data is understood to be the key to improving every aspect of how we plan, administer, design, build, sell and look after our customers.[...]

How the Metaverse Will Transform the Travel Industry

Travel in the metaverse won’t replace the real deal – but immersive experiences of all kinds are already improving travel and hospitality.[...]

How The Metaverse Will Change Cryptocurrency

The metaverse and cryptocurrency seem to be concepts that go hand-in-hand – virtual worlds and virtual money to spend in them.[...]

How the Metaverse Will Shake Up the Real Estate World

The metaverse will not only transform the way we buy and sell homes and commercial property in the real world[...]

The 7 Biggest Performance Review Mistakes You Must Avoid

Performance reviews can be really productive or really poor. Learn how to drive high performance by avoiding these 7 review mistakes. [...]

How the Metaverse Will Shake Up Retail

The metaverse offers retailers enormous possibilities for raising brand awareness, deepening engagement, and improving customer experience.[...]

What Is AI Imitation Learning – A Super-Simple Guide Anyone Can Understand

Humans and animals’ most successful learning strategy is to observe actions being carried out, and to attempt to replicate them.[...]

How Will The Metaverse Transform Education, Teaching, And Learning?

From fine arts to foreign languages to ancient history, the metaverse is poised to create more engaging, meaningful experiences for students of all ages. [...]

Why Every Business Must Embrace Personalization And Micro-Moments

The successful brands of the future will be those that can identify customers’ needs in the moment, and respond to those needs with thoughtful, personalized solutions.[...]

Future Proof Your Business With AI In Products And Services

There’s really no escaping artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT). It seems pretty much anything can be made smart these days – and that goes for services as well as products.[...]

How Will the Metaverse Transform Healthcare?

The metaverse has the potential to lead to breakthrough technologies for healthcare. Find out how immersive innovations can help patients and doctors improve health outcomes.[...]

Why Every Brand Should Be Going Direct-To-Consumer (DTC)

The direct-to-consumer (DTC) trend, also known as disintermediation, essentially means bypassing traditional intermediaries in the supply chain.[...]

The Five Biggest Marketing Tech Trends In 2022

In 2022, the ongoing global pandemic has continued to accelerate the uptake of digital and cloud technology in every business function, with marketing certainly being no exception.[...]

Why Every Business Needs A Digital-First Strategy

Channel digitization is nothing new. Most companies have already embraced digital routes to market, such as websites and social media.[...]

The 7 Biggest Future Trends In Healthcare

Around the world, our healthcare systems are under enormous pressure, exacerbated by COVID-19, a growing global population, longer lifespans, and[...]

7 Important Problems & Disadvantages Of The Metaverse

Everyone is raving about all the potential benefits of the metaverse – but there is a darker side, too. Here are seven potential downsides to the metaverse.[...]

The Effects Of The Metaverse On Society

The investment bank Jeffries recently said that the metaverse will be the biggest disruption to how we live that the world has ever seen[...]

The Dangers Of Not Aligning Artificial Intelligence With Human Values

In artificial intelligence (AI), the “alignment problem” refers to the challenges caused by the fact that machines simply do not have the same values as us.[...]

Metaverse Continuum: 4 Technology Trends Everyone Must Get Ready For Now

An overview that lays out how they believe businesses and individuals will interact across interconnected digital environments and services in the near future.[...]

Why External Data Is So Important For Every Business

Internal data is often the first place that companies look when they start to think about analytics and insights.[...]

Looking For Love In The Metaverse: Dating In the Age Of AI and VR

A recent survey shows people would be willing to shell out big bucks for AI-based dating apps that could connect them with their perfect partner.[...]

How To Make Money From Data: The Essential Data Monetization Tips

Data has become the main raw material of the 4th Industrial Revolution, and making money from data has become a huge business opportunity.[...]

What Are the Qualities of an Authentic Leader?

Customers are seeking meaningful connections with brands, and employees want real relationships with their leaders.[...]

The 10 Biggest Technology Trends That Will Transform The Next Decade

A decade is a long time in technology. Given how prevalent they are now, it's easy to forget that ten years ago, few of us had heard of cloud computing, deep learning, or the internet of things (IoT).[...]

The 4 Biggest Future Trends In The Financial Sector

And our relationship with money – how we use it, who we trust to look after it, and how we as financial customers expect to be treated[...]

Is Space The Next Frontier For Agriculture And Biology?

Space exploration is very much in vogue again in recent years thanks to the exploits of billionaires like Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson.[...]

How To Buy Land & Real Estate In The Metaverse

We are quickly heading towards the age of the metaverse – connected, persistent virtual realities where we will live digital lives alongside our real lives.[...]

Best Examples of Brands Creating Immersive Customer Experiences

In the experience economy, customers prioritize experience over the ownership of things. Learn how today's companies are creating engaging and immersive experiences to add more value and build brand loyalty.[...]

What the Digital Dollar Might Mean for the U.S.

The U.S. government released a report saying that the Federal Reserve is considering the benefits and disadvantages of creating a government-issued currency.[...]

The Top VR and AR Fitness Apps

Skip the gym…exercise in the metaverse! With the help of a myriad of AR and VR fitness apps, immersive workouts from home (or anywhere!) are absolutely possible.[...]

How Close Are We To The Metaverse?

Conversations about the metaverse are everywhere these days. But how far away is a true metaverse experience?[...]

A Short History Of The Metaverse

Today we describe the metaverse as a fully immersive internet, where we will be able to access augmented and virtual reality and interact with all sorts of environments using persistent avatars and innovative digital technology.[...]

The Biggest Cyber Security Risks In 2022

Both the global pandemic and, more recently, the war between Russia and Ukraine have brought the threat of cyber-attacks on individuals, businesses, and nations into sharp focus.[...]

How To Use Real-Time Data? Key Examples And Use Cases

Which is more important – understanding what happened to your business last week or understanding what's happening right now?[...]

The Bathroom Of The Future: What Will It Look Like?

You’ve got a smart thermostat and an intelligent security system…but did you know your bathroom can be decked out with the latest technical innovations, too?[...]

How Nike Is Using Data to Sell Directly to Customers

Nike is successfully transforming from a traditional consumer goods business into a digital direct-to-consumer company.[...]

The 5 Biggest Event And Exhibition Trends In 2022 | Bernard Marr

The 5 Biggest Event And Exhibition Trends In 2022

It’s harder to think of an industry that serves as a better demonstration of the transformation society has undergone over the last two years than events and exhibitions[...]

Is It Too Early To Get Excited About Web3 | Bernard Marr

Is It Too Early To Get Excited About Web3?

Web3 is an idea that is generating a lot of excitement at the moment in business technology communities.[...]

The 6 Best Examples Of Purposeful Businesses

Why does your business exist? Do you have a meaningful purpose that people can connect to? Find out why having a purposeful business is important.[...]

Why Are Some NFTs Worth Millions – And Is The Bubble About To Burst?

A year or so back, not many people had heard of NFTs (non-fungible tokens) – they certainly weren’t being regularly traded for six-figure sums.[...]

The Future Promise Of Hydrogen Power

In their report, The Future of Hydrogen: Seizing Today’s Opportunities, the International Energy Agency reported[...]

The 5 Biggest Tech Trends In Policing And Law Enforcement | Bernard Marr

The 5 Biggest Tech Trends In Policing And Law Enforcement

The future of crime fighting is being defined by much of the same technology that is revolutionizing business and[...]

The 10 Best Platform Business Model Examples | Bernard Marr

The 10 Best Platform Business Model Examples

Online platforms where customers can safely and easily connect with each other and with providers have seen[...]

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