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Eat OR Extract? You CANNOT do Both

Friday 6 February 2015

With Farmland across NSW, Queensland, & the Northern Territory under pressure from the mining sector, the quality of discussion as to which land use is of best outcome or most suitable seems to go astray. I've been flagging the 'Eat' OR 'Extract' challenge for a few years now and this radio interview is one example

Part of the number of chats I've had with the ABC Darwin's Vicki Kerrigan, we work our way through the Northern Territory's potential future, given the competing interests of both sectors: 'Eat OR Extract'? It has much in common with the challenges being faced in NSW & Queensland where entities like Lock the Gate are battling to protect pastoral land from the #fracking and traditional mining industry


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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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