97. The Most Important, Non-Obvious Technologies and Trends of 2019 and Beyond | Rohit Bhargava

Rohit Bhargava

Rohit Bhargava (@rohitbhargava) is an innovation and marketing expert and the Wall Street Journal best-selling author of five books on topics as wide-ranging as the future of business and building a brand with personality. His signature book Non-Obvious is updated annually with 15 new trend predictions and has been read by more than 1 million readers.

He has delivered sold-out keynote presentations and workshops to business leaders in 32 countries.  Rohit has been invited to share his insights at some of the most forward-looking organizations in the world including Intel, NASA, Disney, JP Morgan Chase, LinkedIn, Microsoft, American Express, BP, the World Bank, Coca-Cola and hundreds of others.

Outside of his consulting work, Rohit also teaches a popular course on storytelling and marketing at Georgetown. For the past 14 years, Rohit has written his personal “Influential Marketing Blog” and he has been featured in publications including Harvard Business Review, The Guardian, and NPR.

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Today we discuss:

  • The importance of likeability and why it actually trumps competence
  • What are the non-obvious technologies and trends of 2019
  • Why Rohit thinks Facebook will be broken up and likely fall
  • Ways to fight fake news and why it may be impossible
  • Which monopoly scares Rohit the most today
  • How marketing and commerce change in an age of Alexa
  • Why Trump may have changed politics forever
  • How Rohit thinks about the future of social media
  • Why the future and the past are both right and wrong
  • How to think about and remedy increased polarization in our world
  • Why Rohit is most worried about facial recognition and AI

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