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14 October 2016
How is the World Financed?
In his first presentation at CRF's 8th International Conference in Prague, Arturo Bris, expands on key economic issues shaping the world now and describes financial concerns which will provide a backdrop to the changing world of the next decade and beyond.
In his final presentation from CRF's 8th International Conference, Paul Schoemaker gives us tips on how we can learn from others, improve our peripheral vision and learn from mistakes. All to help us be more prepared for the future.
In this presentation from our 8th International Conference in Prague, our keynote speaker, Professor Arturo Bris, takes a look at how the world economy will evolve in the next ten years, as well as the jobs of the future.
In his opening presentations at CRF's 8th International Conference, Paul Schoemaker, wonders when was the last time you got fooled by the unexpected, when you just did not see the black swan coming or that gorilla walking by? Strategic thinkers tend to notice the unexpected sooner because they have a more prepared mind - we can too if we do scenario planning and develop a memory for the future. In this presentation we take a look at the planning process and the concept of scenario planning.
In his second presentation from CRF's 8th International Conference, Paul Schoemaker, continues to describe the concept of scenario planning and takes a look at how we can develop the right mindset for scanning the future. The key is to master the six key disciplines and behaviours: anticipate, challenge, interpret, decide, align and learn.
The Generative Machine Age: Technological Uncertainty by Design
Since 2009, Apple and Google have procured millions of smartphone and tablet apps and the smartphones increasingly a hub for personal networks and, indeed, health monitors strapped to our arms. Additionally in the coming year virtual reality will step out of the shadows and into the mainstream. We have entered the Generative Machine Age.
In his first talk at CRF's 8th International Conference, Carsten Sørensen takes us through the three machine ages and the technologies that emerged during those times, as well as what it means for our future.
The biggest dangers to a company are the ones you don't see coming. Understanding these threats - and anticipating opportunities - requires strong peripheral vision. In this article, Paul Schoemaker expands on the concepts covered in his third talk at CRF's 8th International Conference.
Taboo Scenarios: How to Think About the Unthinkable
Taboos are a universal feature of social systems. Even the most avowedly open-minded organizations place tacit constraints on what can be said and even thought. Business leaders ignore these constraints at their peril. This article by Paul Schoemaker and Phil Tetlock examines the role of the sacred, profane, and taboo in society, and links these phenomena to the psychology of moral outrage.
Nelson Mandela's life story is one that transcends borders, race, language, and culture. In this article, Paul J. H. Schoemaker argues that Mandela's remarkable story holds valuable lessons for business leaders involved in managing profound change, and considers how the core of Mandela's strategy was to encourage racial harmony, forgiveness without forgetting, power sharing, and a strong focus on the future, not the past.