Author Archives: Richard

Strategy Conversation Cards

Long-time readers may remember that as well as maps I have a thing for cards. I’ve previously helped to create a set of cards for PWC to help CFOs discuss the distant future and I also created a set, along … Continue reading

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New 2017 Trend Map

This is a rough of the society and social change line (line 1) on my new map. The final thing wonlt look anything like this, of course, but I’m trying to explore what’s important and what’s not and also how … Continue reading

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Art Map (from 1936)

Cover of exhibition catalogue from Cubism and Abstract Art (MoMA, 1936)

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A more comfortable way of being alone

Just when I thought that all hope had been lost for decent journalistic analysis a small article comes along yesterday in the London Evening Standard about Pokemon. More precisely, the article is about why large parts of the world might … Continue reading

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Global Mega-trends Map

A new map of global mega-trends, emerging science & technology and risks. Continue reading

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Thinking… about thinking.

I’m starting to think about my next book and although the illusion of progress is a fairly tempting title there’s the danger of it being mistaken for a negative position (actually the positive impact of negative thinking is interesting theme … Continue reading

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Google’s revenge

LOL….

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The World in 2046.

Just spent a couple of days with the Ministry of Defence trying to work out what the world might look like 30 years hence (2046). Lots of really interesting people around. Best bit was probably my science fiction writer friend … Continue reading

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From Future Files (2006)

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EU referendum result

Identity trumps economics.

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