Strategic Futurists; Value Systems Specialists

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Xmas and all that paper

Friday 25 December 2015

In parts of the world it's Christmas day, a time for excusing your retail spending on a 'worthy cause'. Which is fun in some ways and delusional in others :-) Don't allow my grinchness deter you from enjoying today. As for me, I'm delighted that a) my present was wrapped in old newspaper and b) the gift

was a box of 48 rolls of toilet paper supporting Who Gives a Crap? And if you visit their website you'll see why that matters!

Merry merry and happy happy and all that


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Beyond VUCA - the VUCA Squared concept
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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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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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