16th January 2019

Say sorry, or else…

A heartfelt apology is a powerful thing. It’s a show of humanity, of empathy. In an age of automation, we should learn to value it more.

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15th January 2019

Slow, slow, quick quick slow

Travel shows us how differently change affects different markets. There is no single future, everyone is touched differently by waves of change

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7th January 2019

Applied Futurism in 2019

New brand, new website, new book, new courses: this is what you can expect from me and applied futurism in 2019

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3rd December 2018

Future energy: The medium is the message

Batteries don’t have to be discrete items. In the future, almost anything will be able to generate and store its own power.

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30th November 2018

Halfway between a stranger and a friend

Greater community engagement and peer support can’t replace our over-stretched services and crumbling infrastructure. But it can mitigate their effects.

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21st November 2018

Raging against the invisible machine

The Luddites smashed machines they could see, the machines that were taking their jobs. How will the new Luddite’s rage against ephemeral machines?

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19th November 2018

The age of creativity is over

The age of creativity is over, replaced by an unrelenting focus on optimisation that locks us into a cycle of failure based on business as usual

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28th September 2018

Two steps forward, one step back

Driving through the Italian countryside on the way back to Rome’s Ciampino airport, an ancient […]

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18th September 2018

Save your career. Get a new hobby

Up there with the most frequent questions I am asked is this: “What should I […]

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13th September 2018

Brexit & the two Canutes

Amazingly, this week marks the first time a client has asked me, formally, to look […]

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Tom Cheesewright