Jul
10
2014

Staffless coffee shop

Interesting concept, we see this model emerging in supermarkets to a degree, could the model be expanded to other services such as hotel accommodation, car rentals, cinema’s etc. The concept of paying online continues to grow, my daughter and I went to the movies with prepaid tickets and walked straight into the cinema as we…

Jul
10
2014

Futures Meetup

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If you are interested in spending time talking about the future and learning some of the tools that we apply to our craft or if you just want to come a long and listen please join our Meetup site and be kept up to date for when our next meeting will be.

Jul
09
2014

Strategy planning is about the future, but……

How can scenario’s as a navigational tool help us plan for the future. Tonight I met 6 people I had never met before in my life. They joined us to explore/discuss their desired futures. Paul and I briefly touched on and provided examples of a foresight tool well known by the futurist community called Scenario…

Jul
09
2014
The Right Culture For Your Team in 3 Easy Steps

Fred Kofman, explains the importance of culture and how to create it. Like all recipes if the cook is not passionate about what they do, the results usually don’t deliver what is hoped or expected.

This is an excellent article as is his book Conscious Business, which is partly how I developed my business name Conscious Futures. I have read the book at least 3 times and every time I read it I learn something new. If you are too busy to read you can download the audio version from Audible.

 

Jun
20
2014

Immunity to Change Review

Robert Kegan & Lisa Lahey – Immunity to Change (Review & Overview) For those of you who make sincere New Year’s resolutions each year, then fail to follow through, this article may be of use to you. How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization (Leadership for the Common Good)….

Jun
12
2014

Bitcoin and the Future

In todays Advisor Magazine I have published a blog on how Bitcoin may become a disruptive service…click here to read

Jun
12
2014

Thinking About Strategic Foresight

Strategic Foresight for me is about helping people and organisations think critically about what they think the future might be before they start doing their strategic planning. For me it is about widening and deepening the narrow view that I have constructed in my mind about how I think the future will be. To scan…

Apr
25
2014

Shorter-Term Cohesion in Thinking About The Future

One of the benefits of thinking about the future is to develop shorter-term conhesion. In an age of rapid changes and increasing uncertainty, how can we think 5, 10 or even 20 years into the future? How is such a long term horizon relevant for to today? If you are a CEO or a leader…

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