Permission for Emission

Permission for Emission The ‘Circular Economy’, is a systemic view of production and consumption with the minimisation of resources, waste, emissions and energy consumption. Minimisation, rather than elimination, is a key point. In psychology, the pursuit of perfection leads to problems of obsession (unreasonable effort for minimal return), inefficiency/ procrastination (delay) and morale (feelings from […] Read more »

Foraging in the 21st Century

Foraging in the 21st Century Foraging for provisions originally focused on material needs.Today that also includes things we consider to be immaterial necessities. Apart from that though, does foraging really change in the 21st-century? A simple expression of foraging is the expenditure of time and energy in return for provisions. Ideally, we want to maximise […] Read more »

Fiction in Strategy: Calculated or Created?

Fiction in Strategy: Calculated or Created? One question in strategy work is the value of long-form science fiction.  Leading figures in technology today are cited as taking inspiration from science fiction.  For example, Elon Musk referencing works including Ian M Banks Culture novels and Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series. Science Fiction authors have contributed to think-tanks in […] Read more »

Taming Tomorrow: Can you stay seated?

Taming Tomorrow: Can you stay seated? In popular culture, there is a progression of leaps from counterculture to fringe to mainstream and beyond. The same pattern is seen in internet based consumer-facing technology. With internet based technology, the leap from counterculture to mainstream is much faster. Sometimes a provocateur stays seated like Google and Signal. […] Read more »

Doing Things Better and the Trust Dilemma

Doing Things Better, Doings Things Differently and the Trust Dilemma Today we see technologies developing that not only allow us to do things better, e.g. Artificial Intelligence for decision making, but also to do things radically differently e.g blockchain platforms for transactions and contracts. Each has a different trust dilemma. Doing things better has a […] Read more »