Where To From Here? Why Strategy in 2014 is so difficult.

  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.

Four Scenarios for Humanity Based on Rolling Stones Guitarist Keith Richards’ Life

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