Most of what you are reading on the internet, day in, day out, is a regurgitation of the past. There is “nothing new under the sun.” Many content creators – no matter the content – will tell you that there are no “new” stories –… Read More »Creating New Knowledge Eyes a Better Future
One of the key elements of my 25 steps “Foresight Leadership” process is determining inclination toward the past and the future. I get both a cultural and personal read of both individuals and the team’s sense of “time” – which can either be linear (time… Read More »are you afraid to have an eye to the future?
One of the most challenging things to convince people is the essential need to “look farther out.” Most people are so focused on the very near term – looking no more than a year or a quarter out, that they never lift their gaze into… Read More »The Future Is More Important Than Ever
Have you heard of the term “shaking the box”? It’s a great way to trigger new thinking – or at least try to unearth current hidden thinking. When encountering a situation, you go into it with the express purpose of creating disruption, just to see… Read More »Are You Shaking The Box?
Over the last few months, we’ve had major crises that have mostly affected major urban centers or cities. Does this mean that the prominence of cities is over? How does that affect you? First, the COVID-19 pandemic forced everyone globally to shelter-in-place. Large cities worldwide… Read More »have we killed the city?
Since we are hurtling rapidly towards a future where we will have the choices above, who will you pick? Imagine a time in a not too distant future. Let’s say that you have built up a sizeable nest egg of investments in several different areas… Read More »Who Do You Trust? The Expert, The Computer Or Yourself?
Has this ever happened to you? I was on a call with one of my former clients a few years ago. They were discussing a new product development process that would generate disruptive and innovative new product ideas, aiming to push this company into a… Read More »Innovation Without Risk Is Not Innovation
If the Coronavirus has taught us anything, it’s that life IS change. If that’s true, how does planning work if you could be deeply affected by the next Black Swan? I firmly believe that there are two ways in which to run your life and… Read More »The Pros And Cons Of Resilience
The Coronavirus is a Black Swan: The black swan theory or theory of black swan events is a metaphor that describes an event that comes as a surprise, has a major effect, and is often inappropriately rationalized after the fact with the benefit of hindsight.… Read More »The Upside Of Black Swans