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Daniel Riveong

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Daniel writes on foresight and explores new economic systems. He has over 15 years of experience in technology & digital marketing and has worked with clients in Europe, Asia, and the United States. Daniel is currently part of the University of Houston's Foresight Program.
Hello Everyone! I’m proudly announcing that after over six months of work at Ventura Labs, we have launched the first data science bootcamp in Indonesia. With out fantastic partners at Data Science Indonesia, we are providing an innovative program that...
When the Saudis Disrupt Bangladesh A Possible (Plausible?) Article from 20 March 2037 1. Beginning of the Saudi Disruption Back in early February, a World Bank report marked 2036 as the year Saudi Arabia officially joined the ranks of China, Japan, the...
Daniel's 2015 Sabbatical: Study Time! After four years of helping build and lead the Asia office of estorm, I'm taking sabbatical journey for a few months. I'll still be doing some side projects - more on that for another post. I'll...
Software substitution, whether it’s for drivers or waiters or nurses … it’s progressing… 20 years from now, labor demand for lots of skill sets will be substantially lower. I don’t think people have that in their mental model. - Bill Gates NOTE:...
Ryu Murakami (not Haruki Murakami with the talking cat) writes about two thoroughly damaged souls in Tokyo where they accidentally seek and meet each other in a story that's somewhere between horror and dark humour. The plot is shallow,...
Crazy Rich Asian by Kevin Kwan was a fantastic contrast to my last read How to Get Filthy Rich in Raising Asia by Mohsin Hamid. Crazy Rich Asian is a quick, breezy superficial yet fun read.  While it may try...
Back in November, there was a fantastic discussion on Facebook on the issue of "Genderification of Technology Work". The essence is that the the tech start-up world often re-term and re-genderfy terms:  "When women do it, it’s community management. When men...
A few weeks ago Noad Raford (scenario planning dude extraordinary and advisor to the UAE) opened up the “Alternatives to the Singularity” presentation on Google Docs for all disgruntled futurist to edit and share. This  “a collaborative presentation for/by grumpy...
We're All Thinking About Design Thinking For the past five years, I've had a keen interest on innovation processes, such as "designing thinking." These days the “innovation” and proceses that support innovation like "design thinking" are the buzzwords de jure....
I'm a little behind my book reviews for The Tale of Hodja Nasreddin by Leonid Solovyov and The Hunger Games by Suzanna Collins. To catch-up, I'll start on the latest book: The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht. I have read fiction of...