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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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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