Snippets



Trotting the globe for thoughts, ideas, discussions, the next big thing and often uncovering the bizarre is the discourse of a day in the world of the Urban Rajah. These snippets have been collected to connect you with food for thought.

trendwatching.com | CURRENCIES OF CHANGE | Consumer Trend Briefing | March 2015

Why customers will expect good behavior to be more than just its own reward.

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trendwatching.com | 10 LATIN TRENDS FOR 2015 | LatAm Trend Bulletin | Dec 2014 / Feb 2015

Innovation opportunities to seize in South & Central America in the year ahead!

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trendwatching.com | 10 TRENDS FOR 2015 | Consumer Trend Briefing | Feb 2015

Innovation opportunities to run with – and profit from – in 2015!

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trendwatching.com | 10 AFRICAN TRENDS FOR 2015 | Africa Trend Bulletin | Dec 2014 / Feb 2015

Innovation opportunities to run with – and profit from – in 2015!

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Helder Guimarães: A magical search for a coincidence

Small coincidences. They happen all the time and yet, they pass us by because we are not looking for them. In a delightfully subtle trick, magician Helder Guimarães demonstrates with a deck of cards, a dollar bill and a stuffed giraffe.

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Ben Wellington: How we found the worst place to park in New York City -- using big data

City agencies have access to a wealth of data and statistics reflecting every part of urban life. But as data analyst Ben Wellington suggests in this entertaining talk, sometimes they just don't know what to do with it. He shows how a combination of unexpected questions and smart data crunching can produce strangely useful insights, and shares tips on how to release large sets of data so that anyone can use them.

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Romina Libster: The power of herd immunity

How do vaccines prevent disease -- even among people too young to get vaccinated? It's a concept called "herd immunity," and it relies on a critical mass of people getting their shots to break the chain of infection. Health researcher Romina Libster shows how herd immunity contained a deadly outbreak of H1N1 in her hometown. (In Spanish with subtitles.)

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Khalida Brohi: How I work to protect women from honor killings

Nearly 1000 "honor" killings are reported in Pakistan each year, murders by a family member for behavior deemed "shameful," such as a relationship outside of marriage. When Khalida Brohi lost a close friend to the practice, she resolved to campaign against it. Yet she met resistance from an unlikely source: the very community she hoped to protect. In this powerful, honest talk, Brohi shares how she took a hard look at her own process, and offers sharp insights for other passionate activists.

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