You likely clicked on this post because you believe technology is the vaccine against the disruption that we are all facing. Or perhaps, you have already made that decision and are looking to fine tune your approach?
These posts focus on disruption from a variety of perspectives.
It’s a long story Things started to go downhill for mankind around 12,000 years ago. Some bright spark worked out how to domesticate seed and thus began our foray into the world of genetics. More recently, we domesticated animals, thus further exerting our dominance over our fellow cohabitants. These agriculture revolutions enabled us to produce […]
Humans are beautiful. They can somehow balance on their hindlegs, brachiate, create music, make life-changing discoveries and cooperate at scale. After millions of years of neural conditioning, it is no wonder that we have become the dominant species on the planet. Brave men run in our family You are amazing because you come from a […]
There are certain phrases being bandied about. ‘post-Covid’, ‘new normal’ and ‘next normal’ come to mind. I do not think they are useful terms, but I do understand that human nature craves a return to what it is familiar with, even if it must settle for a variant. A different normal? New normal was a […]
To understand what defines a super-resilient leader, we first need to understand what we mean by the term ‘leader’. Some definitions: Leader – the person who leads or commands a group, organization, or country. Lead – causing a person (or animal) to go with one by holding them by the hand, a halter, a rope, […]
An uncomfortable truth Let’s face it, if you built a robot sensitive to dopamine, serotonin, cortisol and oxytocin, for all intents and purposes you have built a human. This does not fit with the biological definition of human life, but it does tell us a lot about human lifestyle. Each of us have the following […]
The descent of man Stage 1 You are sitting with friends and family around the campfire. There is no electricity. It has yet to be invented. Despite the relative harshness of the setting, everyone is in great spirits. Its been an exhausting but successful day and so there is food for everyone. Over the course […]
Much has been written about the problem industrial era organisations face as we enter the post-industrial era. Covid-19 is in many respects the closing ceremony for the era of the factory business model. The rules of the game have changed and many old school players are finding themselves playing on an unfamiliar pitch. Watching digital […]
It’s not just businesses that face disruption as we leave the synthetic certainty of the industrial era. Societies too are having to adapt to the effects brought about by increased connectivity, mobility and global supply chains. In this post, I will explore what adaptations a society must make if it is to attract and retain […]
Limited thinking When one thinks of digital government, more often than not it conjures up thoughts of the citizens engaging with their government through an app. Perhaps it extends to electronic diplomacy where nations resolve conflict by submitting their negotiating algorithms onto a United Nations sponsored server. For me that is more the digitalisation of […]