Strategic Futurists; Value Systems Specialists

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Why Updating Your Business Model is Critical to Success

Friday 25 March 2016

The following story explains what happens when you take assumptions from a previous model of the world, and retain them through your ongoing business development. It's a message for how you end up treating your customers with disregard. If you store ANY data on your mobile phones, including messages that may have contractural or legal standing, you'll want to read it. The story context is'Death' and 'Bereavement' but trust me when I say it has implications way beyond that

Your Bereavement Period Expires in 28 Days...

Imagine being told by some entity that how you deal with a profoundly personal issue has an arbitrary expiry date. Although this story highlights the approach taken by Optus, I'd be significantly surprised if the other main telcos like Telstra or IINet aren't taking tham same blunt axe approach


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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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