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10/06/2013

Africa futures

An article for the Association of Professional Futurists, where I am a Board member, e-book, to mark the organisation’s 10th anniversary. The book, The Future of Futures, costs $10 and can be bought at http://www.thefutureoffutures.com/

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14/12/2010

Systemic Global Risks (Part II)

This Strategy Insights is the second of two dealing with systemic global risks. The first, published in 2010, dealt with the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Risks Report 2010 which identified major global risks, and focussed in particular on their inter-connectedness. This Strategy Insights provides an overview of a report by insurance company Lloyd’s entitled [...]

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14/12/2010

How might agriculture develop in Southern Africa?

Southern Africa is extremely vulnerable to high food prices and food insecurity, despite competitive advantages such as abundant agricultural land and a generally  favourable climate. It lags behind other regions in the world in terms of agricultural development and investment, while still having large proportions of its population based in rural areas. Global agricultural trade [...]

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01/08/2010

What Does the Future Hold for SACU?

The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) celebrates its centenary this year (2010). As the oldest customs union in the world, it should have many successes to celebrate, but, ironically, the celebrations are clouded by an uncertain future for the organisation.

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01/08/2010

Systemic Global Risks (Part I)

This Strategy Insights is the first of two dealing with systemic global risks. The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Risks Report 2010 identifies major global risks and assesses their likelihood and economic impact against a backdrop of a higher level of systemic risk, global governance gaps, and potential impacts of ‘creeping risks’. A Global Risks [...]

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01/08/2010

Global trends 2025

The National Intelligence Council’s (NIC) 2025 Global Trends report deals with how key global trends might develop over the next 15 years to influence world events. It contains a range of possibilities and potential discontinuities, amongst others in the form of four global scenarios and 2025 Global Landscape ‘certainties’ and ‘uncertainties’. An overview of the [...]

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01/08/2010

Innovations for a sustainable economy: Steps for business

Strategy Insights (Corporate Environment) of December 2007 (The greening of business) sets out some of the fundamental changes that businesses are undergoing as a result of climate change drivers, and Strategy Insights (Corporate Environment) of February 2008 (The future of management) deals with the need for companies to innovate management practices to better cope with [...]

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01/08/2010

The Greening of Business

Businesses in developed countries are undergoing some fundamental changes as a result of climate change drivers. The situation in South Africa, which will come under pressure to reduce greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions, is described in the recently released Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) report that covered South Africa’s Top 40 companies and the international climate change factors [...]

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01/08/2010

The future of management

Gary Hamel’s new book, The future of management, deals with the need for companies to innovate management practices to better cope with fundamental 21st century challenges. Management innovation has the power to create ultimate competitive advantage for businesses, but it will not be possible to reinvent management without some risk taking. In this regard he [...]

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01/08/2010

Planning and strategizing during turbulence

The business landscape (organisation contextual environment) is characterised by turbulence which describes conditions which are uncertain, complex and volatile. Standard forecasting and planning tools as well as standard winning strategies are inadequate in these conditions. Scenario planning and collaborative value-binding strategies are described as alternatives. Download the pdf

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