Strategic Futurists; Value Systems Specialists


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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Using Foresight Thinking to Enhance the Productivity of Nations
Friday 9 March 2018
As Nations look to develop their understanding of Productivity and more effective planning, National Productivity Councils are often the first point of call for Governments looking for ideas. The Asia Productivity Organisation has been running since 1961 helping its member countries develop more effective approaches. I've just spent a week in Tokyo helping a group of them think about the future
The 2nd Order Effect of a CryptoCurrency Collapse
Tuesday 6 February 2018
Recently there was a purging, a market correction, a balancing of portfolios, call it what you like, but #Cryptocurrency like #Bitcoin & Ethereum got smashed, losing huge % of perceived value in a little more than a day. And now, two weeks or so later, the mainstream stock market is following suit. The 'Why' is to me, pretty obvious -
Time to Save our Ocean Health
Tuesday 16 January 2018
Creating the Future you want may well require you to Think Smaller, not Bigger. Or at least think More Focused. Here's a look Strategic Planning through an idea of Re-oxygenating the Oceans