Category Archives: futures

Occupy Wall Street? September 17th? Social Unrest Solutions 1 + 2

Social Unrest Solution 1 Plans for occupying financial districts in New York, Madrid, Milan, London, Paris and San Francisco on Sept 17, 2011 were announced in Adbusters this morning.  People are being asked to bring tents and simple kitchens and … Continue reading

Posted in cracklings, decisions, futures | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Be the change, collective creativity

Just back from the World Futures Society Conference in Vancouver. Can’t help but see that tomorrow’s world will not be anything like it is today, or was yesterday.  Whether you like it or not, we are on the brink of … Continue reading

Posted in change, futures | 4 Comments

Top 10 Innovation Challenges for 2020

Presentation from the recent International Society for Professional Innovation Managers in Hamburg, Germany earlier this month. Related articles The Top 10 Innovation Challenges for 2020 (blogs.forbes.com)

Posted in futures, innovation | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Does it matter what the rules are? They’ll change.

“The Canadian Government does not wish to be held accountable”, said CBC Radio One’s The Current’s Anna Maria Tremonti, moderator of Access Denied panel at Toronto’s Now Lounge on Church, May 10, 2011.  She was joined by expert panelists Ottawa … Continue reading

Posted in cracklings, futures, innovation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What if the world’s future depended on your decisions?

Would you act any differently? Yesterday my financial planner suggested ways to increase the return on investments.  He recommended placing funds in industries I didn’t support, such as agricultural organizations that pay little attention to the quality of life of … Continue reading

Posted in futures | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Living for the future – what’s your attitude?

Futurists are people who study the future using a variety of forecasting techniques. They know that people’s attitude toward the future shapes what is to come and influences which tools to use to prepare. Five attitudes about the future Tomorrow … Continue reading

Posted in creativity general, futures | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Electronics and creativity – opportunities for new decisions

Annie Leonard has done it again.  Following her films The Story of Stuff, of Cosmetics, of Bottled Water, of Cap and Trade is her new contribution to understanding how things work, The Story of Electronics. Worth the view.  Might inspire … Continue reading

Posted in cracklings, creativity general, futures, inspiration | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The rewards of risk: It’s beautiful in outer space

In an earlier post, Why schools don’t teach for creative intelligence: A rant, the story Galileo’s punishment for challenging the status quo was retold. Today, a tweet friend (twiend?) pointed to this youtube video. Thanks Galileo, for taking the risk … Continue reading

Posted in creativity general, futures, inspiration | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

What’s in your future?

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus once wrote that nothing is certain except change. In the last two decades we have been forced to acknowledge this ancient truth, for many of our time- honoured and reliable religious, economic and social structures and … Continue reading

Posted in change, futures, inspiration | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

US Institutional Cracklings August 6, 2010

I was overwhelmed by the news read on the bus on my way home from work showing signs of how our once-cherished institutions are crackling. Methinks the option of going back to normal just doesn’t exist anymore.  Agree? I’m wondering … Continue reading

Posted in change, cracklings, futures, inspiration | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment