Strategic Futurists; Value Systems Specialists

Events

Assessing the Opposition's Alternative NBN plan

Thursday 18 April 2013

The link below will take you to the audio of the discussion I had with Annie Gaffney on ABC Radio Sunshine Coast the day after the Opposition released its Broadband policy. There's been much discussion about the perceived value or otherwise, and I flag my bias here upfront: As a small business owner likely to benefit significantly from faster download speeds and global business conferencing potential, I am really surprised that the Opposition have chosen what will very quickly become a sub-standard alternative. You'll hear me discuss growth rates in data demand and other related issues

Marcus Barber on air with ABC's Annie Gaffney. Additionally we have a brief chat about the emergence of the Asian Century and its impact for Australia


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Towards an Advanced Society - the Paradox of Development
Tuesday 30 May 2017
In 2010 I wrote a paper, the summary of which included an assessment of the emerging challenges facing many societies around the world, simply that multinationals failing to pay sufficient dues to enable a society to develop, will see a backlash from which they may not recover. That time is upon us
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New Australian Food Labeling Laws Finally Make it to Market
Wednesday 3 May 2017
Some of you may have noticed Federal Government advertising for the Food Labeling Laws. What few people will know is that the model being put out there is pretty much the EXACT model I proposed back in the year 2000. Which just goes to show that to predict the future, sometimes all you have to do is wait. Well not quite but
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No, all is NOT Lost!
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
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