Category Archives: Wildcards

Map of Global Mega Trends




Here you go then. Use this link to get to a high resolution version. A3, A1 and rather wonderful AO sized copies on paper are available upon request (no charge except for print, post and a cardbaord tube). See you … Continue reading






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Strategic conversation cards




They’re here. They look lovely. Just working up a website to explain more….






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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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The Wildest of Wildcards




A few years ago someone came up to me after I’d given a speach at a risk conference and said that I was missing a wildcard risk. He proceeded to tell me that the world would change if we gained … Continue reading






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Global Risks




  My new map – 101 Ways the World Could Change – is almost done. Gimme a week or so…..






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Scenarios for the future of pensions in the UK




Here’s the pensions scenario set. It was broadly agreed that the state will move away from pensions provision and so will employers – which leaves things firmly at the feet of individuals, most of whom seem to ignore the issue … Continue reading






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Future of Public Libraries




Remember the scenarios for public libraries in the year 2030? Well the pack of strategy wildcards that I mentioned a few weeks ago is now available online from the State Library for purchase. A snip at under $20. Link coming … Continue reading






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European Wildcards




Good conversation over dinner last night with a bunch of non-executive directors of ASX companies (hosted by PWC). Especially interesting was a discussion about Greece, the latest economic acronym PIGS* (Portugal, Italy, Greece & Spain) and where the debt contagion … Continue reading






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Strategic Wildcards




As part of the Bookends scenario project looking at the environments public libraries might have to contend with in the year 2030, Oliver Freeman and myself have come up with a set of playing cards to help individual libraries test … Continue reading






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Quote of the Week




I cut this out of the FT on a plane recently but I can’t quite remember where it’s from. I’m pretty sure it’s the back page column by Harry Eyres. ” We are much more vulnerable now than we were … Continue reading






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