Author Archives: Patricia Martin

What Digital is Doing to Our Drive

Back in 2012, I started looking into what digital culture is doing to our sense of identity. I was especially curious about how the Internet is affecting the interplay between identity and ambition–our drive to become someone, to make something of our selves. Because if you think about it, our...

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“Hamilton” Meets the Super Bowl

Back in 2008, I drew laughs from the audience while on a book tour for Ren Gen: Renaissance Generation. I guess that struck some people as funny. I get that. It was a bold remark back then. Last week, The National Football League announced that Phillipa Soo, Renée Elise Goldsberry...

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Announcing the 2017 Trend Report

It’s here! Our 2017 Trend Report is ready for download. This year, the team celebrated the fact that this marks our seventh annual Trend Report. It feels like a landmark in a world where very little lasts. Because we focus on deep social trends that have the power to endure,...

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What’s Next for You?

Like me, you’ve probably given serious thought to how you are going to improve your work or personal life, even a smidge in 2017. On my list is a set of self-improvement goals a magic genie couldn’t tackle: 1. Give up sugar. (I already gave up gluten last year). 2....

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