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Tides of Change, part one

Podcast with writer, speaker and strategy consultant, Dr. Graeme Codrington

Dr. Graeme Codrington, TomorrowToday Dr. Graeme Codrington

"As the world slowly emerges out of recession over the next few years, it will become increasingly clear that this was more than just an economic downturn. Disruptive forces are significantly reshaping the world of work. Some of these changes have been brewing for a decade or more – and now this recession has exacerbated their influence and speeded up their effects. Companies that have survived the downturn need to shift their focus to surviving the upturn. We are not ever going to "get back to normal" – a new normal is emerging for everyone, everywhere." Dr. Graeme Codrington

Welcome to the first of a two-part Leadership Channel Podcast on TotalPicture Radio with Peter Clayton reporting. Several days ago, Mike Ramer, (Ramer Search Consultants) sent me this DM over Twitter: Hi Peter, Have you seen this article? One of most thought-provoking & insightful I've read this year."

The link led me to TomorrowToday's blog and "After Shock: the five trends disrupting business in the next 5 years." Our guest is the author of the article, and an expert on "seeing the world through other peoples' eyes". As a recognized international expert on generations and the future of work, Dr. Graeme Codrington has ten years of experience in demonstrating how you can connect better with your staff and customers. He has worked with diverse companies around the world, lectured at four top universities, including the London Business School and has a doctorate in business administration.

He is also an entrepreneur, having successfully been involved in building an IT start-up and selling it before the crash, and now is one of the founding partners of a global consulting firm, TomorrowToday.

Questions for Dr. Graeme Codrington:

  • Graeme I'd like to start our discussion of the the key drivers of disruptive change where you did -- with Technology. You write "Over the past 20 years, the power of computing technology has increased by over a million times." That's somewhat difficult to comprehend, as well as all the changes they continue to create - can you share some of your thoughts with us on this topic?
  • What changes do you envision over the next few years in Web 2.0 and social media technologies? (Convergence and what it means to corporations)
  • There was an article I read about the prevalence of holiday shoppers here in the states to use bar code readers on the smart phones to check prices. I have an app on my iPhone called Red Laser which does just that...
  • One of the most fascinating new technologies is AR - augmented reality - can you briefly describe how this works?
  • User generated content - Look at Twitter. The first reports of the US Air jet landing in the Hudson River were Tweets - not AP or CBS - the attack in Mumbai was reported over Twitter, -- where do you see traditional news reporting three years from now?


Dr Graeme Codrington is an expert on the new world of work and multigenerational workplaces. As a writer, speaker and strategy consultant, he has helped thousands of leaders improve their organizations by understanding the new world of work and effectively influencing their key staff and customers. His unique style blends cutting-edge research, thought leading insights with humour and multimedia-driven presentations and workshops.

Speaking internationally to over 100,000 people every year, he has shared the platform with the likes of Edward de Bono, Jonas Ridderstrale, Sir Ken Robinson and Neil Armstrong, and was recently voted "Speaker of the Year" by the Academy for Chief Executives. His client list includes some of the world's top companies, and CEOs invite him back time after time to share his latest insights. Graeme is a visiting professor at four top business schools, including the London Business School. He has a Doctorate in Business Administration and three best-selling books published by Penguin. Graeme is the co-founder of TomorrowToday, a global consulting firm with a successful track record of helping companies connect with their most valuable customers and talented staff, in a manner that drives down costs and increases sales.

Graeme's breadth of knowledge and expertise makes him highly relevant in today's rapidly evolving business world. He has formal qualifications in business administration, accounting, theology and sociology, and a wide range of business experience, from articles at KPMG to an IT startup, and professional musician to strategy consultant. His experience and depth of knowledge combine together with his conversational and humorous presentation style. He ensures that participants from all levels of the organization leave his sessions inspired and equipped to immediately apply what they have learnt for lasting impact in their companies.

Peter Clayton

About Peter Clayton

Peter Clayton, Producer/Host, is an award-winning producer/director of radio, television, documentary, video, interactive and Web-based media who has created breakthrough media for a wide array of Fortune 100 clients.


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