Strategic Futurists; Value Systems Specialists

Events

The Increased Reach of Private Equity

Friday 25 August 2017

Was lucky enough to have joined some invitees at Grant Thornton's Private Equity conference. Three well run days with good speakers looking at aspects of potential for engagement in specific companies and areas (themes). As investment vehicles in various Industry sectors, PE is a clear Futures Focused area of endeavour.

And like many sectors, requires an understanding of emerging risks, environmental scanning and asking plenty of 'What Ifs?' Perhaps less known to those outside the sector (me being one of them), is the extent of relationship management that is needed. There's no doubt that, even with a passion for numbers and data, the sector are first and foremost 'People' people. Plenty of interesting side conversations too, on subjects such as future of ageing, HealthCare, Private Education and even Liveable wages. 

 

I had a chance to take the group through some of the basic Futures Tool kit elements and help them consider the idea of confirmation bias - wherein the noise of today blocks us from seeing the future emerging.

As the saying goes - 'watch this space'


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10 years on from the Australia 2020 Futurists Summit
Friday 19 October 2018
The question is, 'how does the thinking inside this document stack up?' Turns out, pretty good. What we spotted and what problems we said we'd have to watch out for, are just about spot on
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BBC Article on the Future of work and the likely skills needed
Monday 15 October 2018
it’s OK not to know your career path when you leave university – sometimes that won’t emerge until much later down the track,” Barber says. “We should remind kids that the pathway they select to start off with is unlikely to be their final pathway,
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Developing Strategic Foresight Capacity in the Public Sector
Sunday 9 September 2018
Have just returned from Manila where we were graciously hosted by the Development Academy of the Philippines, the central organisation developing opportunities and planning ideas for other Government agencies. Along with the DAP team we had representatives from Mongolia, Fiji, Indonesia and China all keen to add to their existing approaches to helping their countries take a more effective forward view
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