Alien Intelligence (AI) is already hacking our culture…

It is easy to be fascinated by the amazing things AI can do. And it is also easy to be scared by the existential dangers being discussed around us. But what do we understand how AI, like most other technologies, comes with unintended and transformative consequences and changes us from within? Since our scientific thinking … Continue reading Alien Intelligence (AI) is already hacking our culture…

To be a futurist is like being a midwife to imaginal cells

Do futurists predict the future? No, of course not! Especially not in phases of transformation when the old structures are crumbling, the new haven't emerged yet and nothing around us makes sense. But maybe we can understand a bit more if view it through the metaphor of when a caterpillar turns into a butterfly? Living … Continue reading To be a futurist is like being a midwife to imaginal cells

Resilience is NOT just about bouncing back

When we think of resilience, we often think of bouncing back from a difficult situation. But in today's fast-paced and ever-changing world, resilience isn't just about bouncing back. It's about understanding and adapting to the changes that occur in different levels of scale and time, and even potentially transforming into a different being in order … Continue reading Resilience is NOT just about bouncing back

Navigating Change: The Panarchy Adaptive Cycle and the Life Cycle of Societies

Have you ever wondered why some companies or countries seem to be thriving while others are struggling? Well, there's a framework that can help explain it all - it's called the panarchy adaptive cycle. And the best part? We can use an organic metaphor to make it easy to understand. The panarchy adaptive cycle was … Continue reading Navigating Change: The Panarchy Adaptive Cycle and the Life Cycle of Societies

Book circle instead of scenario planning?

How much I promote scenario planning as a crucial tool for organizations I can't ignore the fact that an effective scenario planning process requires both skills, time, effort, and an organization open to higher level of thinking. Are there alternatives to discuss uncertainties and open a manager's mind? Could we do that by e. g … Continue reading Book circle instead of scenario planning?

The new economy is intangible

In the 90:s we talked a lot about "The New Economy", an economy based on innovation, ideas and software rather than factories and mass production. With the burst of the IT-bubble that discussion ended abruptly and the expression "The New Economy" died over night. The problem we have when we think about the future is … Continue reading The new economy is intangible

Does technical development turn everything into politics?

When we have been so enormously successful in analyzing the virus and developing a vaccine during 2020, why do we still struggle with the pandemic? The answer is politics and our current social organization. In the FT article Lessons from a year of Covid   Yuval Harari argues that the increased technical capabilities to master … Continue reading Does technical development turn everything into politics?

The importance of positive post corona scenarios

We are now living through an era of fundamental uncertainty. People are dying and it is a major test of our society’s structures. Some of them might even break badly. Maybe some of them have already. In this uncertain and scary time, the vast majority of post corona articles are of course focused on risks. … Continue reading The importance of positive post corona scenarios

Are we now approaching THE global reset?

In the West we have for some time been aware that we live in a world of unsustainable growth and excessive consumption. When the resources are limited it will come to a point where it stresses the whole system. And we don’t have to be rocket scientists to see that the systems around us are … Continue reading Are we now approaching THE global reset?