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The birth of telecommunications

This short presentation illustrates how trends combine to create watershed moments in time that allow a huge step forward in technological and social progress. Birth of telecommunications

Navigating the future; Scenarios for Europe 2030

In this insightful webinar “Navigating the future Scenarios for Europe 2030” Francesca Lagerberg discusses how Grant Thornton uses horizon and scenario planning to help their clients and themselves plan for uncertainty in Europe leading up to 2030. Francesca Lagerberg is… Continue Reading →

The Future of Work in Health

There is no shortage of material on the potential wonders of new Technology in Health. In this webinar, David Smith of Global Futures and Foresight, and David Lye of SAMI Consulting identify the limits of technology alone, and identify other… Continue Reading →

City Futures in a Time of Turbulence

“Our struggle for global sustainability will be won or lost in the cities” Ban Ki-Moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations

The Importance of Values – Part 4 of 4

The Importance of Values, Part 4 of 4

Rick Price continues with the theme of values In this article Rick discusses Monsters, innocents and measurement.

Short-termism versus responsible capitalism

Radix: Short-termism versus responsible capitalism

Joe Zammit-Lucia is a Radix Co-Founder and Trustee. He is an entrepreneur and commentator on business and political issues writing in outlets in the UK, US, Germany and the Netherlands. He is a Par...

Should the Unilever Model of Capitalism Be Protected?

INSEAD Responsibility Blog - Should the Unilever Model of Capitalism Be Protected?

Reflections on the recent abortive take-over of Unilever by Ron Soonieus, Managing Partner at Camunico, Executive-in-Residence at the INSEAD Social Innovation Centre and Simplexity Associate

Unilever – Kraft Heinz: Did Buffet and 3G misread the Zeitgeist?

Kraft Heinz and Unilever are fundamentally different businesses operating in the same space. The former believes that value creation depends on debt-fuelled take-over, asset stripping and aggressive cost reduction. Long-term value is created by repeating this model over and over… Continue Reading →

Our World 2026

Ever since last June’s vote for the UK to leave the EU and the newly minted US President Trump, we are in a place of great uncertainty. It is clear that no one knows what will happen next and that… Continue Reading →

The Importance of Values, Part 3 of 4

The Importance of Values, Part 3 of 4

Rick Price continues with the theme of values In this article Rick discusses the topic of defining moments. Again the focus is on organisations and leadership, but the discussion is relevant...

Brexit: If only we’d had a different conversation…

Imagine if our political leaders had had the foresight to go out into diverse communities in advance of the Brexit vote to solicit the views of ordinary people. If they’d listened to rather than talked at the British population. Might… Continue Reading →

The Importance of Values, Part 2 of 4

The Importance of Values, Part 2 of 4

Rick Price continues with the theme of values. What are values? If we can answer that we begin to understand why values can be lost so easily and how we can create and retain values and infl...

What is a leader to do? Find the right questions.

If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask for once I know the proper question, I could solve the… Continue Reading →

The Importance of Values, Part 1 of 4

The Importance of Values, Part 1 of 4

A word from Human Insight's CEO, Rick Price. Corruption and fraud are prevalent. We badly need to understand values and what this means in an organisational context. In his blog...

Future gazing: the benefits of strategic foresight

Are you sitting comfortably? It’s time to flex your foresight muscles, says Patricia Lustig, author of Strategic Foresight: Learning from the Future

If you aren’t big enough …

"If you aren’t big enough to stand criticism, you’re too small to be praised"

Earl Deason

 

Change management is an oxymoron

An excellent post from Eric Lynn on LinkedIn this morning

Change Management is an Oxymoron

Change is ubiquitous. It is, and always has been, simply an element of our dynamic world. In organisations, change may happen as the cons...

The Death of Change Management … ?

For several months now I have been considering writing a paper on this topic but feel that a lively debate may be more engaging, especially following on from Robin Lawrence’s (Leadership Trust) excellent presentation at the BBC recently. I have… Continue Reading →

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