MEET ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK
A rthur Goldstuck brings you up to date and beyond on the technology trends that are shaping business strategy, consumer use of technology, and the social landscape of the future.
He is an award-winning writer, analyst and technology commentator. In 2013, the Institute of IT Professionals of South Africa presented him with the Distinguished Service in ICT Award, and made him an Honorary Fellow of the Institute.
Arthur heads the World Wide Worx research organisation, leading groundbreaking market research into how change is affecting business and society, and presents his findings and insights to audiences across the globe.
He publishes the online consumer technology magazine Gadget.co.za, and is author of 19 books. His weekly gadgets column is the most widely syndicated technology column in South Africa. He also writes a weekly trends column for Business Times in the Sunday Times, South Africa’s largest-circulation newspaper.
He has been a judge in the International Advertising Festival in Cannes, the GSMA Global Mobile Awards in Barcelona, and the AfricaCom Awards in Cape Town, along with numerous app and start-up competitions. He has judged the Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards since 2011, with a focus on the online, financial journalism and sustainability categories.
WHAT ARTHUR CAN DO FOR YOU
From concise scene-setters to in-depth insights, Arthur Goldstuck brings your team or your clients up to date on the trends shaping their industries.
Arthur is renowned for his moderation of panel discussions and his ability to apply deep background knowledge to debates on the key issues of the day.
Online and classroom-style courses in social media and e-commerce strategy are tailored to the specific needs of the audience.
Arthur provides a reality check and sounding board for new strategies in the rapidly evolving digital landscape.
Rapid change can leave executives scrambling to keep up. Periodic briefings are ideal forums for catch-up sessions geared towards your sphere of interest.
ARTHUR IN ACTION
Arthur's presentations cover a range of formats, themes and styles. The talks below are examples of a highly specific theme and one that is more general, but both informed by the deep insights derived from cutting-edge market research and exposure to the latest innovations in the technology world.
Ghost That Closed Down the Town: The Story of the Haunting of South Africa
Arthur Goldstuck - South Africa's urban legends guru - returns with a definitive guide to the hoaxes and rumours that have terrified and confused South Africans over the last twenty years. In this new book, Arthur Goldstuck not only traces the evolution of urban legends but also digs deep into the human psyche to explain why it is that we are drawn into believing and passing on these warnings even when incontrovertible proof exists that they are false.
The Burglar in the Bin Bag: Urban Legends, Hoaxes and Mass Hysteria
Arthur Goldstuck made the world of South African urban legends his own with four best-sellers during the 1990s. Now he returns to this landscape, but from a very different angle: looking at the extent to which ghost stories are really urban legends - stories spread by word of mouth (and the media) as absolute truth, but falling short on evidence and reality.
Tech Savvy Parenting: A Guide to Raising Safe Children in a Digital World
Tech-Savvy Parenting brings together the experience, research, observations and advice of respected parenting expert Nikki Bush, and leading technology commentator Arthur Goldstuck. This insightful duo will help you get a handle on what’s happening in the digital space to ensure your children are safe and savvy in this fast-changing world.