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Global politics: a four-dimensional chess game

Written by Bronwyn Williams, Partner at Supertrends Institute International politics looks very different in the post-pandemic world. No longer a simple contest of military and economic might, it’s becoming a four-dimensional free-for-all. And China is winning. Global geopolitical allegiances and agendas are rapidly evolving because of Covid. In the past, military and economic considerations provided…

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Five technologies that will transform the way we work

Written by Tracey Follows, Partner at Supertrends Institute When thinking about the future we particularly think about the technologies that might shape the way we work. From biometrics to blockchain, futurist Tracey Follows shares her predictions for the future of work. 1. Biometrics Perhaps the most obvious and short-term technology that will transform our working…

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“The Great Resignation” – Tapping into the mindset of the employees

Written by Keerthana Sreenivasan, Partner at Supertrends Institute The pandemic has prompted many people to reconsider what employment entails, how they are valued, and how they spend their time. The result is a significant spike in resignations. More than 4 million Americans quit their jobs in April, CNBC reported earlier this year, and almost half…

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Supertrends drive organizational innovation and organizational demise

Written by Nicolai Chen Nielsen, Partner at Supertrends Institute Why Organize? Organizations are the single most important invention of humanity. They have allowed us reach milestones that would be impossible to achieve for any individual. Take the seemingly simple example of producing a take-away cup of coffee. The process includes steps such as: sowing a…

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Building resilience in our world of accelerated change

Written by Elatia Abate, Partner at Supertrends Institute Building resilience in our world of accelerated change The case for a Chief Resilience Officer Earlier this year, I was reading an article in The Economist entitled, “Hail to the ‘Chiefs’” that described how CEOs often create executive roles to face new, big challenges. Essentially, they do…

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How asking the right questions may drive your conversations and innovation

Written by Jens Hansen, CEO at Supertrends Institute Defining questions We often learn by finding answers to our questions. This is especially true when we seek to learn about how best to navigate and benefit from our Future. Questions, however, are not just questions – A certain category of questions is much more helpful than…

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How to understand new technologies and make them work for you

Written by Keerthana Sreenivasan, Partner at Supertrends Institute How to understand new technologies and make them work for you We often read and hear about how a company have benefitted from transitioning fully or partly from an older technology to one of the promising new technologies. Technologies like 3D printing, 5G, cloud computing, big data…

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