future world

The danger of thinking in straight lines

Unfortunately, the world never moves in straight lines.  That’s why predicting the future, especially when making business plans, is so difficult. A recent review of one long-term projection, Britain in 2010[1], a study prepared in in 1990 looking at the features of the UK in 2010, emphasizes this point.   If […]

The Post-Great Recession World: Four future views

Introduction A new term has entered our vocabulary, “The Great Recession”. A period of turmoil and shock that started, at least publicly, with the demise of Lehman Brothers on 15 September, 2008. Whether of not we are still in the grips of the Great Recession depends largely on where you […]