Strategic Futurists; Value Systems Specialists

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Asia on the Rise - why Australia's Neighbours Will Leave us Behind

Wednesday 31 October 2018

The Asian Productivity Organisation has shifted gears from being a centre for member countries to talk about productivity, to one that now wants to upskills its member countries. We've just completed the first chunk of helping National Productivity secretariats to ready their staff for a more proactive, future facing approach to their Country's development

Where this is a very different approach for many is that we have been training them to underake this work themselves. Rather than buy-in the big consultancy firm to tell them what to do (feed them fish) we've taught them how and where to fish (feed themselves for life). The APO have provided a quick overview here. This more to do here and we now know tht member countries can step off this platform to help their countries build a better future


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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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