Tom Goodwin

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  • In the new age of ubiquitous connectivity the message is the medium

    In the new age of ubiquitous connectivity the message is the medium

    In the new internet age, contextual content is king and no single platform wears a crown. Read More

  • 5G promises to transform the world again Crunch Network

    5G promises to transform the world again

    We may be on the cusp of a new, simpler world.  From the current era of “peak complexity”, this new era will produce a step-change in society. It builds a platform for growth while empowering the developing world to leapfrog the competition.  At Huawei’s Mobile Broadband event last month, I saw what a 5G future looks like — ultra-fast, always on connectivity, making… Read More

  • The Future of TV isn’t apps Crunch Network

    The Future of TV isn’t apps

    We’re in the mid-digital age, but we live with the legacy of analog systems, technology and thinking that’s only embellished by the technologies of our new era. Read More

  • Innovation is in all the wrong places Crunch Network

    Innovation is in all the wrong places

    I live a pretty cosmopolitan futuristic life atop a glass skyscraper in New York City, but I’ve yet to get a pizza delivered by drone, order a taxi from Alexa or open a hotel door with my smartwatch. We’ve got the questions wrong: It shouldn’t be how are you innovating or which project is doing new things, but why are you doing it and on what level. Read More

  • When every company is a tech company, valuations go insane Crunch Network

    When every company is a tech company, valuations go insane

    Users, subscribers, growth, global expansion, minimal marginal costs, the promise of future success; this all sounds a bit like the verbiage of a tech company — and that’s because the industry has fallen in love with the idea that every trendy fast-growing company is a tech company. Read More

  • We’re at peak complexity — and it sucks Crunch Network

    We’re at peak complexity — and it sucks

    Virtually all companies are doing digital transformation wrong. We’re placing it around the edge, keeping it at arm’s length, like it’s a problem and not an opportunity. If companies are to succeed, we need to rebuild around what’s possible, with the greatest toolkit we’ve ever seen. Read More

  • The future is a smarter world of dumber devices Crunch Network

    The future is a smarter world of dumber devices

    In the early 2000s, we lived in an era of expensive storage and slow connectivity. Those of us tasked with predicting the future faced a dilemma: Would processing and storage get so cheap that each and every device could store everything ever made, or would connectively become so robust and far-reaching that everything would be stored remotely. Read More

  • The three ages of digital Crunch Network

    The three ages of digital

    We need to see the world in these three phases: before a full immersion of digital communications technology; when such technologies have faded into the background; and the mess between the two. Read More

  • The tipping point for rebellion Crunch Network

    The tipping point for rebellion

    We are all getting lazy and spoiled. We’re not choosing simple over better, but easy over passably good. We’re self-sabotaging ourselves because effort is a price too great for anything. Read More

  • Welcome to the post-app world? Crunch Network

    Welcome to the post-app world?

    As instant messaging and voice control takes off, it increasingly seems that apps are not the solution for everything. Read More

  • With another Apple failure, it’s time to forget about hardware Crunch Network

    With another Apple failure, it’s time to forget about hardware

    The lesson is this: we shouldn’t be focusing on hardware anymore. Perhaps instead we need to focus on what happens when hardware and software come together. Read More

  • A Guiding Light Into The Future Of Marketing Crunch Network

    A Guiding Light Into The Future Of Marketing

    The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a feast to the eyes, but an overload of the senses. Separating the profound from the gimmicks and the trends from the distractions is vital, but hard. For me, there is one just one takeaway from CES this year: Everything around us is becoming digital. So while our industry cares about digital media, digital budgets and digital strategy, we need to retool… Read More

  • From Digital Disappointment ToThe End Of The App Era, Here Are Eight Trends For 2016 Crunch Network

    From Digital Disappointment ToThe End Of The App Era, Here Are Eight Trends For 2016

    The reality is that we live on the edges of profound new technologies that could each individually changes everything or come together and change nothing. Read More

  • Are We Struggling To Value Unicorns? Crunch Network

    Are We Struggling To Value Unicorns?

    We’ve abandoned time-honored valuation techniques from the past because they didn’t work for new rapid-growth, tech-driven businesses. But what if the new rule book was equally inept? As a lover of technology, creativity and great business ideas, I should feel more optimistic about the near-term future than I do. I worry that the current valuations of companies reflects dubious… Read More

  • The Internet’s Vanishing Point? Crunch Network

    The Internet’s Vanishing Point?

    Technologies only become truly integrated into society when they move from requiring forethought to becoming an afterthought. It’s the progression of all innovations and it’s now happening to how we experience of the internet. Read More

  • Apple’s Latest Design Could Be A Premium Internet Crunch Network

    Apple’s Latest Design Could Be A Premium Internet

    Apple’s IOS 9 could see Apple attempt to redesign and upgrade something bigger than Music or News. Apple could, in fact, give us a cleaner, faster, better designed internet. The internet has always felt organic, like a living, breathing organism,  with information as it’s lifeblood; yet it grows incessantly towards the sunlight of the advertising dollar, and our attention is… Read More

  • The Last Mover Advantage Crunch Network

    The Last Mover Advantage

    This is the age of Digital Darwinism, where technology and society evolve faster than any organization can adapt. The best advantage you can leverage is being built for the newly possible. Read More

  • The New York Times And Its Faustian Facebook Pact Crunch Network

    The New York Times And Its Faustian Facebook Pact

    Quality news content providers are between a rock and a hard place, the second worst decision they could ever make is to give their content for free for Facebook to host, but probably the very worst one is not to. Read More

  • You Don’t Need A Digital Strategy, You Need A Digitally Transformed Company Crunch Network

    You Don’t Need A Digital Strategy, You Need A Digitally Transformed Company

    In 2015 it seems foolish to have a digital or mobile strategy, you just need a business strategy for the modern world. Whether it’s Uber reinventing the transportation business, Instagram changing the nature of photography or Netflix disrupting video content, what binds these companies is they brought digital thinking to the very heart of their companies, not just bolted it onto the side. Read More

  • The Battle Is For The Customer Interface Crunch Network

    The Battle Is For The Customer Interface

    In 2015 Uber, the world’s largest taxi company owns no vehicles, Facebook the world’s most popular media owner creates no content, Alibaba, the most valuable retailer has no inventory and Airbnb the world’s largest accommodation provider owns no real estate. Something interesting is happening. Since the industrial revolution the world has developed complex supply chains… Read More