Some people are fascinated by the past and enjoy reflecting on and learning about everything that has occurred up until the present time (possibly thinking that they will learn from it). Some individuals enjoy living in the present because it allows them to be aware… Read More »Are You Living in The Past or The Future?
I have spent the better part of the past few years advocating for goods and services that cater to the inherent slothfulness in all human beings. I’ve concluded that the automation of many of the daily tasks would make my life significantly easier. If the… Read More »Are We Ready To Give Up Agency To Save Time?
There are still some tasks that can only be accomplished by people. I remember going to Yahoo! back in 1995, just before everything exploded here in Silicon Valley. I was there with a number of cable TV executives (we had come down from Toronto to… Read More »How To Use Humans And Machines To Perfect Curation
According to Wikipedia, the idea of just-in-time only appears in three contexts: just-in-time manufacturing, a production strategy in which things are built as they are demanded; computer programming, in which just-in-time compilation can compile code just before use to improve run-time performance; and just-in-time teaching,… Read More »The Future Is Just-in-Time-Person-and-Place
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 vital life learnings which many dismiss is that “life is change”. It has been my mission to help people and organizations deeply understand this fact of nature, learn to deal with this fact, and use it to forge their ideal futures. Part… Read More »do you feel empowered to take action on the 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?
A few posts back, I wrote a note about something I’d recently seen in one of the all-hands meetings of one of my clients. This financial services company had been in business for a very long time, and moving innovative products and services to market… Read More »Thinking About The Future Is Meaningless