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Center for the Edge


Unlocking the passion of the explorer
Cultivating a workforce able to thrive in a turbulent world.

From exponential technologies to exponential innovation
A virtuous cycle of exponentially advancing digital technologies leading to exponentially accelerating innovation.

About the center

The Deloitte Center for the Edge conducts original research and develops substantive points of view for new corporate growth. The center, anchored in the Silicon Valley with teams in Europe and Australia, helps senior executives make sense of and profit from

Explore the edge map

emerging opportunities on the edge of business and technology. Center leaders believe that what is created on the edge of the competitive landscape — in terms of technology, geography, demographics, markets — inevitably strikes at the very heart of a business.The Center for the Edge's mission is to identify and explore emerging opportunities related to big shifts that are not yet on the senior management agenda, but ought to be. While Center leaders are focused on long-term trends and opportunities, they are equally focused on implications for near-term action, the day-to-day environment of executives.

We invite you to learn more about the Center and its unique perspective.

More Featured insights

  • Lessons from the edge: What companies can learn from a tribe in the Amazon
    The Surui, an Amazonian tribe, fought back from the brink of obsolescence by embracing learning through a variety of technologies and partners, illustrating useful lessons for enterprises trying to learn and adapt to the Big Shift.
  • From invisible to visible to measurable: Social analytics extends enterprise performance improvement
    Social media can help companies open communication channels up, down, and across the enterprise to gain data-driven insights and improve business outcomes.
  • A movement in the making
    The impact of digital design and production tools is just beginning, amplified by the platforms for learning, sharing, and selling employed by the growing maker movement. The key difference between DIY-ers of decades past and the makers of today? Digital technology. Discover what the maker movement means for your company.
  • Center for the Edge Insights
    Center for the Edge Insights is a regular compilation of the Center’s insights and views on a number of business issues.
  • Work environment redesign: Accelerating talent development and performance improvement
    Results from a recent Deloitte study of more than 75 organizations suggest that the work environment can have a critical impact on employee learning, performance and passion toward work. Learn more.

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More Dig deeper

  • You've found the passionate? Now what?
    Supporting the learning of the passionate is the other half of the equation.
  • How to deepen customer loyalty: Be transparent
    Companies should expose their vulnerabilities and own up to their mistakes.
  • Workplace Redesign: The big shift from efficiency
    As individuals and organizations experience the increasing pressures of the Big Shift, where better to do creative and revolutionary things than in our workplaces?
  • How CFOs can make social software work for their companies
    John Hagel addresses how companies can leverage social software to enhance business performance in this CFO Journal Q&A.
  • Live from SxSW: John Hagel on workplace redesign
    John Hagel discusses the implications and elements of work environment redesign.
  • A movement in the making: CFO Journal weekend reading
    It is tempting to dismiss the maker movement as a fad. Read why you need to be aware of this important movement.
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    Recent media coverage.

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