It has always been in our nature to consume. Death quickly follows a lack of consumption. Beyond food we consumed the stories shared by the tribe. Over time we ‘consumed’ tools that in turn enabled us to produce (eg. bigger meals, a weakened enemy). Today we continue to consume and produce. Though it has never […]
These posts focus on the challenges societal leaders face in transitioning into a digital age society.
Parenting is quite an idiosyncratic activity. It is not possible to gain a parental qualification, so it is thus not possible to have a scenario whereby my parenting doctorate trumps your diploma. Perhaps fortunately this is a good thing, as recent generations would likely insist that parents keep up to date with ongoing CPD (continued […]
What is it that causes people to: Abandon their diet. Be incredibly busy, yet unproductive. Spend all day surfing the net. Walk into lamp posts. Kill themselves. Kill others. I believe the common theme is attention. More specifically in the above cases, inattention. At any given time, we only have so much attentional bandwidth. Optionally […]
We live in a world now where there are countless opportunities and experiences to be had. Though sometimes, our physicality limits our ability to savour everything. With only one neck, we are limited to wearing one tie / cravat / scarf at a time. Our digestive system puts constraints on the number of meals we […]
When I first started out, people spent a few hours, tops, speaking to parents / school career advisers prior to hopping on the appropriate academic conveyor belt. If you managed not to fall off, you were transferred onto a career conveyor belt (more or less guaranteed). If you played nicely and were not incompetent, you […]
It has become popular to parade millennials in front of their elders at conference events. The intention being that they can show those of us who are mentally locked into an industrial paradigm that the cage door is open, and in fact has always been open. It was just that we were too compliant to […]
‘The e-Skills Manifesto: A Call to Arms’ was launched on the 30th June 2010 at the European Business Summit in Brussels. It has contributions from a number of high profile people in politics, industry, academe and beyond. Coincidentally a Gala dinner was held that evening and was attended by the Crown Prince of Belgium and […]