Welcome to the New Normal

Welcome to the New Normal – there is NO “going back”

You’re probably already a bit jaded with all the “New Normal” hype flying around, but without meaning any disrespect to those lives and families that have suffered hardship and loss, the global pandemic is without a doubt the most exciting, fascinating, bewildering time for a Foresight Professional like me to experience! We spend our lives […]

Robot teacher future of education?

The Future of Education

Do you think the current education system (wherever you live in the world) adequately prepares children for the future of life and work? Should it? Do you think children will still “go to school” 100 years from now? Why? These are just some of the questions I’m asking children, adults, parents and educators to provide […]

The future is a mystery

Future Foresight

For years now I have cringed when someone introduces me as a “Futurist” Thanks to media attention, marketing hype and the proliferation of snake-oil-salesmen, the once respected academic discipline of foresight now conjures up images of mystics and shamans and if I had a pound for every reference made to me concerning crystal balls then […]

Horizon Scanning

Horizon scanning TIPS

Every year kicks off with a number of “predictions for the year 20xx” articles and posts as if in some way, the world hits a reset button at midnight on New Year’s Eve and faces a fresh start every calendar year. But as Heraclitus said “change is the only constant in life” and even if your […]

LSD thinking

Take an LSD trip to figure your future

Don’t panic – calm down – this is not an enticement to partake in hallucinogenic drugs (well, not unless that’s your thing and who am I to judge?) – but this is genuine advice that I received over 20 years ago and it has served me extremely well ever since. In the 90’s, I was […]

It's not rocket science

It’s not rocket science (that’s much easier ……..)

I had just finished on stage when I was approached by a young man beaming from ear to ear with his hand outstretched  “Wow! That was fantastic – my head is like exploding with ideas after that” he blurted out as he shook my hand vigorously.  “I wish our company did something like that – […]