Category: Economic

A Counterpoint to Slack’s Navigating the Disruption of Work Report

In late October 2020, Slack dropped a report titled Navigating the Disruption of Work. The report centers on five key assertions: As with any assertive set of future-looking statements, context often gets missed when trying to create a position. Slack fails to recognize two essential elements still in play. First, we are too close to.

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Can A Global Gig Economy Save Refugees Through Distributed Work?

Can A Global Gig Economy Save Refugees Through Distributed Work? I was talking with my friend Karine Allouche Salanon, GM at GlobalEnglish, about the global refugee crisis and the seemingly under thought issue of location assimilation [read her post here], and the role of the global gig economy might play. Historically, refugees would integrate locally:.

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Open Note to WEF: Reinvent Economy Don’t Be Threatened by AI

The gnashing of teeth and the fear-mongering about job displacement has started at the World Economic Forum. Robots and artificial intelligence (AI) are out to take many of the most prestigious job classes. See: Davos: Doctors and lawyers could be replaced by robots from the Telegraph. Why we shouldn’t be threatened by AI I’m not worried. We Shouldn’t.

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Will Chocolate Save the World?

Will Chocolate Save the World? Keep an eye on chocolate. It may save the world. In the scenario planning discipline we call side conversations about potentially big things a weak signal. It is an early cry of “wolf” in a world filled with potential catastrophes. Sometimes, that cry is heard, and in the case of Rachel Carson’s.

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Uncertainty: Fifteen Questions for 2015

This slideshow explores the uncertainties facing the world in 2015 and suggests fifteen strategic questions every organization should be asking.

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What the President Should Do Next

The 2012 Presidential election is over. As with many great events, it leaves the world with some certainties resolved, and it highlights uncertainties that loom even larger. Changes to The Affordable Care Act First and foremost, the uncertainty of the election is over.  We know that President Obama has been re-elected, and with that, and.

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Which is more important: Execution or Strategy?

A recent Strategy + Business article posed just this question: Strategy or Execution: Which Is More Important? I believe the answer is both. Execution without strategy is aimless. Strategy without execution is meaningless. It is that simple. Think about a strategy to enter a new retail area, say move a US retail brand into the.

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Hollywood and the Serendipity Economy-The Unexpected Chilly Reception to Warner Bros UltraViolet

Note: UltraViolet was shut down on July 31, 2019. The Serendipity Economy is a superset of other economic models. Warner Bros recently discovered The Serendipity Economy’s effects as they rolled out their Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem consortium developed UltraViolet “digital copy” product for entertainment titles. As documented in this Associated Press story (Hollywood flubs movie.

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If Governments Want Growth, They Need to Inspire Not Just Reinforce Negative Forecasts

Governments around the world need to start speaking and thinking in scenario planning terms and not just articulating single-minded dire forecasts. They need to do this in times of struggle and in times of prosperity. Today, for instance, "The Federal Reserve sharply downgraded its projections for the U.S. economy Wednesday, warning that weak growth and.

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Netflix: Strategic Dysfunction or 21st-Century Strategic Transparency fueled by citizen regulators?

The tale has been told about Netflix and its surprise announcement of rate hikes (see Brian Stelter’s summary, Netflix, in Reversal, Will Keep Its Services Together, from his Media Decode blog at The New York Times), its equally unexpected move to disconnect the Netflix streaming business from its DVD-by-mail business and today, its quick move.

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