Ahead for 2009 on 774 ABC's conversation hour
Tuesday 13 January 2009
What's emerging for 2009? What might shape the near term future, what can we do about it and what are some of the indicators suggesting change or otherwise? Strategic Futurist Marcus Barber joined Raphael Epstein and co-host Denise Scott, as part of the panel to answer the questions on the 774 ABC's conversation hour today...
Along with Stella Minahan from Deakin University and Dr Stephen Downes from RMIT, Raphael wanted to pursue a discussion of trends, the future and how we might all cope in an economic downturn. Marcus Barber made the point that there was no such thing as a future trend, that trends are merely examples of habits of behaviour and that all habits are subject to change. The panel considered technology, shopping behaviour, social past times and interests and even the use of plywood panels to wall up those open space designs which Denise claimed were a trend waiting to die as young kids turned into teenagers!
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Monday 27 February 2017
It's been a significantly busy couple of months looking at how Industries and Government Agencies are preparing for change. The Companies versus Climate Change conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in November/December, and a meeting with the Political Science Department at the University of Hawaii (Manoa) in January show that positive action is happening, despite some of the headlines
Saturday 31 December 2016
Many of you know that each year I make an observation about what I think the year will bring. The track record suggests I'm usually a couple of years ahead of the curve. With that said I'm calling 2017
Monday 12 December 2016
In Ft. Lauderdale USA I recently attending a delightful provocatively named 'Companies Versus Climate Change' conference. And the message is clear - companies, BIG well known companies are tackling the issues of climate change, sustainability and their carbon footprints and both making and saving VAST sums of dollars. The simple take away message from the presentations over the three days could not have been more explicit - tackling climate change pays off big time!