Gerd Leonhard Congratulations! You Have Just Been Put On Internet Billboards. The Wall Street Journal calls Gerd one of the leading media futurists in the world. He is the co-author of the influential book “The Future of Music” (2005, Berklee Press), as well as the author of Music2.0 (Feb 2008) www.music20book.com, and of “Open is King – The Future of Media beyond Control” (eta: Fall 2008). Gerd’s background is in Music (he won the Quincy Jones Award in 1986 and is a graduate of Boston’s Berklee College of Music) as well in Technology, Communications and the Internet (formerly as CEO of LicenseMusic Inc, and currently as CEO of Sonific.com). Gerd’s work focuses on the converging sectors of music / content, technology, communications and culture, and he is considered a leading expert on topics such as The Future of Media, Digital Marketing, Advertising, WebX.0, Social Networking, Online Communities and UGC (user generated content), Digital Copyright and the Digital Content Economy, Globalization and other Media Mega-Trends, Mobile Lifestyles and Mobile Entertainment, the Future of Advertising, Branding, Marketing and PR, and Digital Privacy and Intrusion.
Quotes – Note these quotes were not selected by Gerd, although we would love to get a favorite quotes from him and will add it when we do. Please supply a favorite quote Gerd.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Thomas Alva Edison
Unfortunately most of us feel very unimportant, it’s the self importance we must contend with.
Thomas Anthony George
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I work as a Futurist in the Media, Telecom, Technology and Communication Industries. I am also an Author and Writer,
Strategic Advisor, Keynote Speaker & Presenter, the CEO of TheFuturesAgency and a Visiting Professor at the Fundacao Dom
Cabral in Sao Paulo / Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Gerd Leonhard media futurist
I focus on these industries and sectors:
* Recorded Music & Music Publishing
* Books and Magazines
* Content, Media & all sectors of Entertainment
* Radio & Broadcasting
* Telecom, Tele-Media & Mobile
* Social Networking & Web 2.0
* Social Media and User Generated Content
* Online Gaming & Virtual Worlds
* Online Retailing and eCommerce
* Film / TV / Video
* Print / News / Journalism
* Advertising & Branding
* Public Relations & Communications
* Education & Training
* The Future of Business
* Cultural Policy
* Travel and Tourism
I live in Basel / Switzerland – and aboard a good many airplanes.
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