The Future CEO

2016 and 2017  will be remembered as the years where the impossible became possible. Autonomous  cars in the form of Tesla’s Autopilot entered the mainstream, and driverless truck made a beer delivery on public roads; the UK voted for Brexit and Donald  Trump won the US Presidential race. For the first time on record, wind […]

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This list of personal values are so flipping important for success

Customers have changed, it’s not just technology  current global turmoil, there has been a values shift in societies attitudes towards globalisation, business, finance and consumerism. Our research undertaken in TomorrowToday’s laboratory is revealing that values-focused businesses are the way of the future. If you want your business and brand to be part of a new […]

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What a two year long study by Google of their top 180 most remarkable teams revealed. It’s not what they expected.

Like most leaders, Google Execs had believed that the best teams were those that had the best people “” the right people, on the right bus “” You want to employ the best engineer, the best manager and the best scientist and give them the best resource. Right? This is logical, there you have it, […]

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Why competitive advantage has shifted and the three driving forces changing everything

Three shifts are re-orchestrating many of the important components of competitive advantage, they require every leader’s attention SHIFT 1: THE POWER of SOCIAL “Through this new technology, people are now empowered to express their grievances and to follow people they see as echoing their grievances,” says  The New York Times. And, “if it wasn’t for […]

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7 steps to doing remarkable things and creating a freaking awesome future

This century should be rather remarkable but it will not just happen, you have to create it. Ancient Greeks had two concepts of time, chronos and kairos. The former referring to the sequential progress of time; and, the latter, opportune moments – pockets of exceptional time, rare instants, seasons when people tuned towards change seize […]

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“CREATIVITY” A Framework for thinking like and being an innovator

Innovation doesn’t just happen. There is no secret sauce or ingredient. However, I’ve identified ten things that powerfully shape innovation and make it happen. Conveniently and for ease of use and memory these ten things become an acronym called CREATIVITY. Hope this helps you as you explore dream and discover remarkable innovations: C = Having […]

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There is compelling evidence to suggest we are witnessing the end of meaningful innovation and the death of growth

As disruptive forces go, the end of economic growth, would have a tsunami impact  on businesses, organisations and countries. We tend to think of economic growth as normal, something we’ve lived with forever and we expect its continued benefit. Downturns are seen as blips in the inevitable upwards progress. But increasing economists are arguing that […]

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The quest for wonky veg

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstal is a celebrity chef on a quest to reduce food waste and has embarked on an audacious journey to cajole grocery retailers into buying and selling what he calls “wonky vegetables.” Here is why Hugh has embarked on his quest. Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption […]

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New Business Book – Quest – Competitive Advantage and the Art of Leadership in the 21st Century, written by Dean van Leeuwen

What if we could empower people everywhere to have the courage and conviction to do their small bit or big bit to change the world? What if through the power of quest we created a culture where people believed they could make a difference? We would craft more wholesome and inspiring jobs, truly ethical businesses, […]

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Quests have advanced societies since the dawning of civilisation, here’s how you can benefit today.

ESPN Coach of the Century Vince Lombardi said: “I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour ““ his greatest fulfilment to all he holds dear ““ is that moment when he has to work his heart out in a good cause and he’s exhausted on the field of battle ““ victorious.” Here, Lombardi captures the […]

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The CEO’s guide to strategy

What is “strategy”? This is a question that numerous executives, academics and scholars have asked. Countless books, papers and dissertations have been written about the subject. S+B Magazine recently wrote a short article on the subject titled  Strategy: An Executive’s Definition  and they have devised one of the simplest and yet best summaries of what […]

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The storms of creative destruction are blowing us to a better place

This is a quote directly from: “Megachange, the world in 2050”. Another future babble book in the same vain as “Everything we know is wrong”, “Future Files”, “Physics of the future”, “Future minds” and “Flash foresight”.The book covers Population (Demography is destiny, 9 billion by 2050, time bomb in ageing population, water, political violence, food, […]

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Nestle ecolaboration, leading the pack with Creating Shared Value

Nestle’s offers some of the best examples of how re-orchestrating  business can create more value and a bigger pie for all stakeholders. As Nestle’s CEO puts it: “Creating Shared Value  is a fundamental part of Nestlé’s way of doing business that focuses on specific areas of the Company’s core business activities ““ namely  water,  nutrition, […]

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The New Business SCRIPT: article in Motivated Magazine

“MOTIVATED Magazine  encourages readers to rise to their fullest potential. Pairing passion with purpose, the magazine features insightful articles submitted directly from today’s world leaders, entrepreneurs, and everyday people with extraordinary stories to share…Readers are able to tap into the knowledge and life experiences of people and writers like: Bill Clinton, Chris Gardner, Deepak Chopra, […]

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Why when being creative, failure should always an option

Great companies make creativity and innovation a cornerstone of their culture and strategy. Creativity is driven by people wanting to make a difference. But people are often constrained by culture, regulation and risk controls – barriers to creativity. Customers say they want creativity. In regulated and controlled environment, this can represent a problem. Being creative […]

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Marketing in the future will be like sex – only the losers will pay for it!

The title of this blog comes from a quote out of Fast Company’s excellent article on the future of marketing titled Mayhem on Madison Avenue. As explorers and adventurers in the New World of Work, my colleagues and myself at TomorrowToday are constantly exploring how industries are changing, and what brave new companies can do […]

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