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Ray Kurzweil & the Singularity

Ray Kurzweil & the Singularity

Ray Kurzweil is one of the luminaries who we see as a credible source of information. Ray has been described as “the restless genius” by the Wall Street Journal, and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes. Inc. magazine ranked him #8 among entrepreneurs in the United States, calling him the “rightful heir to Thomas Edison,” […]

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International Panel on Climate Change – IPCC

International Panel on Climate Change – IPCC

See our post regarding our defintion of crediblility. Sterling Insights looks to this team of The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to provide the world with a clear scientific view […]

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What are Wild Cards?

What are Wild Cards?

Wildcards are low probability future events, but if they were to occur they would have a significant impact on our future.  Often, in scenario planning activities, participants will be asked to build a list of  these wild cards.  Examples of Wild Cards: Dramatic climate change, such that the rate of change of regional or global temperature (up […]

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What Are Weak Signals?

What Are Weak Signals?

Definition of weak signals from Scenarios by Roadidea: “In organisational dynamics, a weak signal is:  an idea or trend that will affect how we do business, what business we do, and the environment in which we will work new and surprising from the signal receiver’s vantage point (although others may already perceive it sometimes difficult to […]

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What Will the Future Be Like?

What Will the Future Be Like?

Here are links to websites that discuss the future. John Petersen: http://www.arlingtoninstitute.org/tai/john-l-petersen http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/26452/?p1=A4&a=f “See The Future With a Search” http://www.wfs.org/futurist Shell’s Scenarios: http://www.shell.com/home/content/aboutshell/our_strategy/shell_global_scenarios/ (See also: http://www.sterlinginsights.com/insights/shell-energy-scenarios-to-2050) http://www.forbes.com/2007/10/13/futurist-business-consultant-tech-future07-cx_ee_1015futurist.html http://www.futurist.com/ http://www.newsoffuture.com/ – at first glance, there is some good material here.  If you want some fodder for developing potential future scenarios, perhaps begin here. http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2009/may/26/future-planet-earth http://arstechnica.com/old/content/2006/09/7816.ars – scenarios http://abcnews.go.com/WN/SmartHome/story?id=4439570&page=1 http://www.isoc.org/tools/blogs/scenarios/ […]

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Stay Connected With Sterling Insights

Stay Connected With Sterling Insights

In addition to viewing our website, follow us on: Facebook   LinkedIn   SlideShare   Twitter   YouTube   We will be placing more information on these sites in the coming months!

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Climate Change

Climate Change

The Vanishing Face of Gaia – Part One Corporate Knights presents Dr. James Lovelock, originator of The Gaia Hypothesis (also known as Gaia Theory), discussing the need for human adaptation and survival in a coming era of massive environmental change due to global heating. Part 1 in a series of 5 as Dr. Lovelock lectures […]

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Shell Energy Scenarios to 2050

Shell Energy Scenarios to 2050

Shell is famous for it’s ability to develop plausible scenarios for the future.  We have gained a lot of insight from their work as we help our clients plan for the future.  From Shell’s website: “Shell uses scenarios to explore the future. Our scenarios are not mechanical forecasts. They recognise that people hold beliefs and […]

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Social Media Marketing

Social Media Marketing

I’m in the process of learning more about social media marketing and came across this Social Media Marketing Report based on a survey which was recommended by a company in LA that we are working with: ThinkLA (we are very impressed with this company).  I found it on their Twitter site. Major Report Findings Here’s a quick summary […]

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Transformational Outcomes

Transformational Outcomes

“I have no hesitation in recommending Sterling Insights to organizations to design, facilitate, and capture high impact interactive events intended to reach transformational outcomes and achieve new levels of organizational learning.” — Randy Russell, Vice President, Balanced Scorecard Collaborative

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