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decison-making
Simon

The status quo should always be an option

When you look around your workplace how often do important decisions get put on ‘the back-burner’? Sometimes the back-burner is a place to put decisions that have been de-prioritised, but more often it’s a place to put decisions no one wants to make. Decision avoidance is a form of psychological inertia that

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humanity
Simon

STOP STOPPING. START COASTING.

Our personal energy is perhaps our most precious resource, and if we’re a leader in an organisation, the collective personal energy of our people is something that needs to be protected and nurtured. If there is one thing you could do at this time of year to help your people

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Futures
Simon

The need for a collective world view

A couple of weeks back, I ran a scenario workshop for one of my local government clients. The workshop took the entire leadership team of 90 out of the office for the entire day. As a consultant and facilitator, you’re acutely aware that in such situations, whatever you are getting

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Futures
Simon

Look for signals in out-of-the-way places

If you’ve noticed my absence from email and social media for the last few weeks, it’s because I’ve just spent a month in the US on a family holiday (and if you haven’t noticed my absence, I promise I’m not taking it personally). Even though the trip was entirely recreational,

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Art of Future Thinking
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The challenges that are close were once far away

I’ve recently completed a series of workshops on the Art of Future Thinking for a couple of clients, and there was one idea I shared that got significant pushback. In the workshop, I shared the story of competing in the 2004 Sydney Hobart yacht race. Unfortunately, the weather conditions in

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Art of Future Thinking
Simon

Things are more uncertain than we think

We are often told that the only certain things in life are death and taxes… but between offshore tax havens and tech bros working on longevity projects, even these two certainties can’t be relied on. This leaves a whole lot of uncertainty for business leaders to deal with. In fact,

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humanity
Simon

Can AI make us more human?

Notwithstanding my previously stated position to not refer to AI as a form of intelligence (as it lacks the capacity for reason and can only consult statistical models to provide a generalised response), I think it is worth taking a moment to think about what a post-AI world might look

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Futures
Simon

Future-proofing is bullshit

So far this year, I’ve had at least three different clients tell me that they want help to future-proof their organisation. And as proactive and exciting as this may sound, it’s also something that is entirely unachievable and, to be honest, not even that desirable. Once again, this article is

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Future Proofing Wall Clock
Artificial Intelligence
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I visited the future… and all I got was this lousy chatbot

Just last week it was announced that ChatGPT has become the fastest growing app of all time, reaching 100 million users in a little over two months. And over that time there has been so much said about Open AI’s new chatbot, some of it fawning fan reviews, others harsh critique…and

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Futures
Simon

New Book update

For those of you who’ve been following along on my socials you’d know I’ve been working on a new book. Things are running just a little behind schedule so I thought I should provide a quick update. Initially, I had planned to produce a downloadable e-book over the last few

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