- We have been holding a series of events called Blowing the Cobwebs off your Mind, with Laurie Young.
The first was held at the Reform Club in March 2012, and the report can be found here.
The second event at Cass Business School has been written up on the OUBS blog.
The most recent event was held at The Royal Society in January 2013, and here is the report together with
Chris Yapp’s slides on “What Forces will Change our World”,
Wendy Schultz's “3 Horizons” , a briefing paper by Laurie Young and
Dr Michael Johnston “The Mind of the Market”,
the slides from Dr Nicola Murphy and Mel Stubbing on ”Future-proofing” working with Venture Capitalists,
and a short extract from “The Price of Fish” on innovation across sectors.
The timeline developed during the event is captured here.
Responding to demand, we are planning a series of bootcamps on topics flagged during the Cobwebs events.
We will post the dates and topics here, and also on our LinkedIn site, Blowing-the-cobwebs-off-your-mind.
- Patricia Lustig and Lynda McGill of SAMI have had an article published in the Soapbox section of
e-Organisations and People, Vol 19(4), Winter 2012 . Entitled “Why are there still dinosaurs in the business
world?”. A pdf of the article is available at here.
The full publication is available via http://www.amed.org.uk/
- SAMI Chairman, Michael Owen, was quoted several times in the BBC Radio 4 programme In Business on the subject of
the future of pharmaceutical companies transmitted at 9:30pm Sunday, 9 December 2012. You can hear the programme on
the BBC Site at
- We have recently been shown an interesting article in Science Direct on foresight and decision making by some colleagues
in Romania. See here
- We have also been made aware that the Fall 2012 edition of Global ARC Quarterly has an article based on a
Rip van Winkle view of what has happened to the financial sector between 2012 and 2030,when he wakes up.
The link to the magazine is here.
- Richard Walsh has written an article for Cover magazine, Keep It Simple Stupid, commenting on the review of simple Financial Products as a significant strategic development in the protection sector. He highlights some key issues and a
few problems in the making, such as the proposed approach of not allowing add-ons, and the lack of consumer perspective in the report. He concludes that “it is essential that a medium to long term strategic exercise is undertaken to look at the ---- potential impacts on the scheme of external drivers and uncertainties. Whatever we come up with should be fit for the future”.