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Fast changing world

NASA's famous ‘Earth lights' image shows the brightest areas of our planet are the most urbanised, but not necessarily the most populated. Compare Western Europe with China and India.

If we map the globe's economic and geopolitical future, we see a similar pattern unfolding, driven by an unprecedented realignment of economic and geographic forces.

Social and technological changes

Social and technological drivers are accelerating change across societies, technologies and the environment, creating tectonic shifts in business, urbanisation and wealth distribution. Population growth continues across the world and cities are burgeoning.

Resource management, environmental degradation and global warming are now at the forefront of economic and social considerations globally.

Business planning for a new world

Given the interconnectivity and synergy between these trends, the challenge for business leaders is to reconfigure their day-to-day operations in light of changing global trends and patterns. This is true for large companies and industries as well as small.

New business opportunities will arise, while those businesses who fail to interpret the signs and adapt will fail. We can work with you to help your organisation successfully navigate these changing times.

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Resources For Further Reading (Off site links)

  • Discovery Process
    All phases of the Discovery Process must be implemented for a successful strategy innovation initiative. However, just like fingerprints, no two Discovery Processes are alike. The activities that take place within each phase will vary significantly, based on the individual circumstances of the company and the goals for the initiative.
  • Social Business
    I've recently read three books on social entrepreneurship, aka social business. A social business is a profit-making company whose primary goal is to improve the world we live in. Apparently this is a trendy concept right now, which shows how uncool I must be because I've only recently heard about it. Yet there are social businesses all around.
  • Fight Climate Change
    With global warming expected to hit Africa hard, some companies in the "forgotten continent" are taking action themselves to fight climate change.
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