Articles by Raymond Morin

Raymond Morin
September 7, 2017

The Growing Importance of Blockchain Technology

Blockchain Technology

The New Alternative Economic Systems (Part Two) The Growing Interest of Companies and Institutions This is Part Two of Raymond’s eye-opening article on alternative economic systems. If you thought that blockchains were strictly a way of keeping track of Cryptocurrencies, think again! Better yet, read this article! To read part one first, click here. Warning:


Raymond Morin
August 24, 2017

From a Social and Solidarity Economy to a Sharing Economy

The Sharing Economy

The New Alternative Economic Systems (Part One) The Emergence Of The Sharing Economy Over the past few years, consumers have naturally developed, in the face of successive recessions, more rational purchasing reflexes. They have become more concerned about the relevance of their purchases and the social benefits they may have. More aware of the inequalities


Raymond Morin
April 10, 2017

The Changing Landscape of Social Media Usage

Social Media usage

The 2016 Nielsen Report On Social Media Usage At the beginning of the year, the Dutch survey firm Nielsen published its annual Social Media Report on the use of Internet and social media. It reveals very interesting figures on user habits. Contrary to expectations, we learn that the biggest users are not the Millennials. Gen X’ers


Raymond Morin
February 27, 2017

Trust Barometer 2017: The Ultimate Alarm for Organizations

Edelman Trust Barometer

On January 15, 2017, the public relations firm Edelman presented its annual trust report. The findings were then published by PR Newswire with a rather explosive title: 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer Reveals Global Implosion of Trust. The subtitle is perhaps even more sobering: “CEO Credibility at Lowest Level Ever” (PRNewswire). Edelman surveyed more than 33,000


Raymond Morin
February 2, 2017

Generation C: The ¨Tsunami¨ of Independent Entrepreneurship

Independent entrepreneurship

Today, there is a real boom in entrepreneurship. Co-working spaces are emerging all over the world.. The American giant, We Work already count 75 offices facilities around the world, and will soon open offices in Montreal. Co-working spaces are actually only one of quite a number of new services aimed directly at entrepreneurs, freelancers and


Raymond Morin
December 1, 2016

Gen C: 12 Connected Consumer Trends for 2017-18

Generation C: The Connected Consumer

Part one of this article, Generation C: The Growing Influence Of Connected Consumers, was more of a retrospective look at the evolution of the Connected Consumer. This article predicts the trends you can expect to see unfold in the next one to two years The 12 Connected Consumer trends to watch in 2017-2018 Since I


Raymond Morin
November 17, 2016

Generation C: The Growing Influence Of Connected Consumers

This is part one of a two part series. This part recaps the the growing influence of Generation C – the Connected Consumers. Part two will look to future trends…. The Demographic Impact of Generations in Recent Years In recent years, the impact of connected consumers manifested itself more than ever through social networks. In


Raymond Morin
July 7, 2016

Why Millennials Should Be Mentored, Not Managed

With the influx of new digital generations (Y and Z) in the labor market, boomers and those of Generation X who are in command positions must completely rethink their management approach and instead adopt the attitude of a coach or mentor. These who many call the millennials, want to be involved and be part of


Raymond Morin
May 12, 2016

Generation C: The Disappearing Digital Divide

Seniors Finally Take the Social Network Train Recently, I came across an article in the New York Times which confirmed what I already observed for some time in my surroundings. In the era of Web and social media, the clash of generations becomes a myth. The digital divide that separated the new generations from the


Raymond Morin
March 29, 2016

The Many Faces of The Digital Generation

Fragmentation Of The New Digital Generation In an article published in this column last August, I raised the idea that to understand the new digital generation, you have to observe the major social transformations spurred by new digital technologies, every four years, rather than the previously considered 16 year cycles. And in the era of


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