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Friday, December 21

The Future of Futures

Around this time last year, I was busy trying to predict(in my little, limited way) the possible trends for 2007. Have a look here(2007 - 50 Drifts)...

This time around, I have had the benefit of staying connected with online networks and the global wisdom for over a year and I find the world more complex and chaotic than ever before...

I don't feel the courage or the necessary talent/ wherewithal to even attempt a look into possible futures:-)

However, I came across this nice read on economist.com on 'The Future of Futurology'.

The message is simple : Think Small. Think Short.(SHUT UP)and Listen!

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1 comment:

Bayo said...

The future of our business is the “business of the future”
We are in the business of Strategic Planning not because of today’s consumer but because of the tomorrow’s prosumers who will become more sophisticated by the vagaries of superior evolution and cultural mutations that he would be subjected to.
I therefore find it a little difficult to fully align with Economist’s “Think small, think short” article on the future of futurology

So much as I appreciate the issues of extremity and shock effects synonymous with these Faith Popcorns; I believe the consumer must not outgrow our intellectual binoculars and capacity to decipher the future

We play Nostradamus not because of securing today’s market share, but to OWN a significant share of the unknOWN future.

I would rather postulate that while we attempt to see BEYOND, we must act ALONG.