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From the International to the Global, From Gutenberg to the Web, Implications for Legitimacy and Communication (by Dr. Daniel Warner)

Saturday May 19th, 2012 0 comments

Daniel Warner was my Professor, a very long time ago. Two years ago, when I was still working with Fundação Dom Cabral in Brazil, we reconnected in a large event for C.E.O.’s organized there. Daniel is an astute observer of the macro political world and an influential although discreet adviser to many of its actors. He has accepted to share…

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The Last of the Kodak Moments by Alan Moore

Friday March 23rd, 2012 0 comments

Alan Moore is one of Gerd Leonhard’s partners in the Futures Agency, author of the very recent “No straight lines” book. He recently published an article in the Huffington Post, which I thought was worth sharing with you and that Alan, kindly agreed for us to republish here. “I am little sad of the passing of Kodak. Some of us,…

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Occupy Wall Street!

Friday November 25th, 2011 2 comments

When interviewed about the roots of the new “Open Source Economy”, I refer back to the 1970’s intuitions of then futurist Alvin Toffler, author of truly visionary books such as the “Future Shock” (note the 70’s influence of the cover;) or the “Third wave“. Toffler saw coming some of the profound mutations of our era and in particular the fact…

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“How Loss Aversion may unconsciously impact our strategic thinking”

Friday October 21st, 2011 1 comment

Wikipedia provides the following definition for the psychological phenomenon known as Loss Aversion: “In economics and decision theory, loss aversion refers to people’s tendency to strongly prefer avoiding losses to acquiring gains. Some studies suggest that losses are two and a half times as powerful, psychologically, as gains. Loss aversion was first convincingly demonstrated by Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman”…

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The emergence of Talents Networks

Saturday September 17th, 2011 1 comment

In the true spirit of P.F.E. (Proudly Found Elsewhere), so typical of the Open Source Economy, I borrowed the title (and a lot of the content) of this post to Neil Perkin, one of my colleagues in Gerd Leonhard’s “Futures Agency”. I’d like to thank him for the source of inspiration his article was for me and hopefully will be…

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“The Leap of Faith”

Saturday September 10th, 2011 0 comments

I wonder how the officers in the US Army in Afghanistan felt when presented this bright slide, issued by bright consultants, seeking to present them with the complexity that they were faced with in the occupied country… One of the officers present to the slide show is reported to have said: “Once we understand a slide like this one, then…

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My best interview on the future of Leadership

Saturday September 3rd, 2011 5 comments

(NEW  CLIP OF INTERVIEW IN PORTUGUESE ADDED AT END OF THIS POST) During my recent stay in São-Paulo, I was interviewed by Patricia Bispo, who runs an excellent site dedicated to people and leadership issues. Her questions helped me clarify my thoughts on the future of leadership. Here are, in English, the key parts of the interview: Patricia Bispo –…

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“By 2014 Generation Y will have grown to represent 50% of the global workforce!”

Saturday May 7th, 2011 2 comments

Type “2014 Generation Workplace” on Google and various reports and articles will appear about the fact that, in 2014, the Millennium Generation will represent around 50% of the workforce in the World. And soon after, the “Digital Natives” (also called “Z” or “C” for connected Generation) will enter the marketplace… My partners and I ended up choosing a young and…

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“Concrete steps to lead in a complex environment Part. II”

Sunday October 17th, 2010 2 comments

Nick van Heck and Berend Jan Hilberts, our partners from Executive Learning Partnership[1], recently shared with me an excellent HBR article[2] from David Snowden founder of “The Cognitive Edge”[3]. Snowden suggests an interesting frame for preparing ourselves to lead in the new emerging Open Economy, whilst keeping on track in today’s uncomfortable aftermath of the financial crisis. The model particularly…

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