Strategic Futurists; Value Systems Specialists

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Incumbent models are vulnerable to leapfrogging technology. Here's why:

Sunday 9 November 2014

One of the reasons I founded The Australian Strategic Planning Institute was to ensure that high quality futures perspectives were included in the Strategic Planning process. Typically they were not which meant too many businesses and organisations were planning for futures that just would not exist as expected, meaning wasted resources and sometimes and marked increase in Risk profiles. Over at the TASPI website I've been prompted by scientist and futurist Melissa Sterry to write an article, after looking at her involvement with the Leap Frog project in the Philipinnes

Here's the full story on what happens when incumbents face new technology that can leapfrog them - 'Cattle, Coal & Copper'. And you can find Melissa at this site here


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Beyond VUCA - the VUCA Squared concept
Wednesday 10 July 2019
Most people who've been involved in planning and strategy development will have heard of VUCA - Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous. Emerging out of the US War College in 1987, it's come to be more widely used by consultancies aiming to at least 'sound smart'. But that's not the main problem with its usage
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Is Manufacturing Output Data a Reliable Indicator of Economic Activity
Monday 25 March 2019
In short - 'No'. In days of yore manufacturing data meant jobs being done, employed people being paid, sales being made. But with robotics and off-shoring in many parts of Australian manufacturing, it's no longer the value indicator it once was.
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The Drive to Make Futures Thinking Pragmatic
Thursday 14 March 2019
I've writen a fair bit over the years about the need to move futures thinking out of a theoretical approach and into a more applied model.
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