The image here was used for a recent Meetup for Stockholm Futurists. It’s a graphic representation of futurist Jim Dator’s four alternative futures archetypes; continuation (a.k.a. growth, business-as-usual, all-is-fine, keep-calm-and-carry-on), collapse (systemic failure on a massive scale) discipline (simplicity, sustainability, fundamentalism) transformation (radical shift of some sort) These archetypes seem to come back over and over again in civilizations of the past, according to … Continue reading Where To From Here? Why Strategy in 2014 is so difficult.
Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones is known as a rock’n’roll survivor. Unlike mythologized stars like Janis, Jimi, Jim, Kurt and Amy, who all died young, Keith is still with us. And not only that: He’s had an amazingly eventful and crazy life with several near-death experiences. Over the years, sensationalist music journalists, fans and other close observers have speculated on his self-destruction many times, … Continue reading Four Scenarios for Humanity Based on Rolling Stones Guitarist Keith Richards’ Life