Strategic Futurists; Value Systems Specialists

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Can Australian Cities learn anything from Vancouver?

Thursday 30 June 2011

To be named the world's most livable city consistently is something that must please Vancouverians no end. Having just arrived there are two things that stand out - 1. The place is so clean; and 2. Everyone is incredibly friendly. Even the arrivals section for immigration at the airport picked adults with kids out of the line to put them into their own faster flowing queue! For tourism, that is a great way to kick off your arrival. Huge number of taxis are Toyota Prius makes keeping in with the generally environmentally friendly approach. And if tourism is something that appeals to cities in Australia, perhaps there's more things we can learn from Vancouver

I'm here for a few days and will write up a brief report after my time here, which I'll post to the website.  I'm also interviewing a couple in Banff who run ski reorts and plan to chat with them about Banff's approach to tourism, the future of ski fields and what observations they note from any climate change issues - stay tuned 


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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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