Archives: Future Scenarios

It’s not you, it’s me

When talking about the benefits of collaboration in a scenario workshop it’s easy to get excited by the prospects of what might be generated through collective effort. How could there possibly be a downside, you ask? Well there is; disempowerment. … Continue reading

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The Decline of City Populations

The easiest thing in the world is to take a trend and project it forward. When it comes to planning, it’s also the most dangerous! All trends are an outcome of certain drivers. The danger with planning is that we … Continue reading

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Re-perceiving Happiness

“It is high time we admitted that, taken on its own, GDP is an incomplete way of measuring a country’s progress.” – UK Prime Minister, David Cameron The rise of Post Materialism is set to transform the Australian economy. During … Continue reading

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Savouring Time

Appearing with Peter Switzer recently on his Sky Business program Switzer, I was asked which industries will be hot in the future and which will not – http://www.switzer.com.au/video/steve-tighe. Now, as a futurist you are always being asked for predictions about … Continue reading

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Focus on mental health sure to cause retailers stress

The recent political focus on mental health in Australia has been generally well received by the media and public alike. In promising to allocate billions over the next 5 years, the federal government has indicated that it is getting serious … Continue reading

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Low Consumption not Low Carbon the Future Issue for Australia

It’s easy to look at the recent downturn in retail expenditure in Australia and dismiss it as a temporary blip as a more cautious consumer attitude arises out of the Western financial crisis. But what if consumers are not merely … Continue reading

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