Category Archives: path dependency

Has horizon scanning failed the public sector by its inability to scan the financial crisis?

In 2008, I attended The February meeting of the FAN Club (Future Analysts Network).  This was a meeting jointly hosted by Foresight Horizon Scanning Centre and the Cabinet Office’s Strategy Unit. The meeting was there to discuss the horizon scanning … Continue reading

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Why change Management is hard: sometimes you have to make the bricks

When people talk about change management, they often focus on large issues, like strategy, vision, and culture.  All of these are important to setting the goals for the change management programme.  Yet, what is often overlooked is the mechanics of … Continue reading

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5 Reasons why Tim Cook cannot save Apple

Tim Cook has received a large amount of attention for his deft handling of the post-Steven Jobs era at Apple. He has produced excellent financial results and his approach while a contrast to Jobs, presents an important continuity for the … Continue reading

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Why people are going mobile? The web is too slow.

Just as video killed the radio star, advertisements have killed the web. People are going mobile for all the reasons why the web used to be good before the developers and advertisers got a hold of it.  Back around 2000 … Continue reading

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Is the future of work an aristocratic democracy?: Leo Strauss on Managment

Harold Jarche has a challenging post about the future of management and the future of work at his site: Enterprise 2.0 and Social Business are Hollow Shells without Democracy. Are the future of work and the future of management inherently … Continue reading

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Do we still have typing pools?: Why culture trumps technology even social media

Dan Slee posted an interesting and provocative post with predictions about the future of social media in local government. http://danslee.wordpress.com/2011/12/30/epic-change-12-predictions-in-digital-in-local-government-for-2012/  I thought I would give my response and my prediction at the end. Overall, I tend to agree with him … Continue reading

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Three reasons why Apple will disappear by 2020: What Machiavelli tells us about managing Apple’s future.

Apple is changing with Steven Jobs stepping down from his current CEO role to become Chairman of the Board.  In doing so, he presents Apple with a challenge and one that all companies have to face.  How do you replace … Continue reading

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