What If?... Adapting and shaping the future

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Published on July 16, 2009

Author: christophefp

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W hat if? Adapting and shaping the future

W hat if… Introduction “ What if I should fall right through the center of the earth... oh, and come out the other side, where people walk upside down.” Lewis Carroll - Alice in Wonderland

“ What if I should fall right through the center of the earth... oh, and come out the other side, where people walk upside down.”

Lewis Carroll - Alice in Wonderland

W hat if… Six billion people is not a sustainable situation, and what about 9 billion?

Six billion people is not a sustainable situation, and what about 9 billion?

T hen… Be prepared for extreme tensions -> we need a plan NOW!

Be prepared for extreme tensions

-> we need a plan NOW!

W hat if… A disease destroys half the world’s wheat production?

A disease destroys half the world’s wheat production?

T hen… There will be hunger everywhere -> we need a plan NOW!

There will be hunger everywhere

-> we need a plan NOW!

W hat if… Oil goes to $300?

Oil goes to $300?

T hen… Alternative energies will be very competitive -> Opportunities

Alternative energies will be very competitive

-> Opportunities

W hat if… Your most important customer leaves you?

Your most important customer leaves you?

T hen… You better have a plan -> prospect now! -> Create an opportunity

You better have a plan -> prospect now!

-> Create an opportunity

W hat if… Your products become obsolete?

Your products become obsolete?

T hen… So are you! -> Innovate today! -> Create an opportunity

So are you! -> Innovate today!

-> Create an opportunity

W hat if… Your competitors are stronger than you think?

Your competitors are stronger than you think?

T hen… You must fight back -> You need a strategy!

You must fight back

-> You need a strategy!

W hat if… Government regulations for your industry change?

Government regulations for your industry change?

T hen… You must adapt!

You must adapt!

W hat if… You do not anticipate for change timely?

You do not anticipate for change timely?

T hen… You might become history

You might become history

T he ways to respond

T he ways to respond

T he necessity to adapt “ It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change”. Charles Darwin

“ It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change”.

Charles Darwin

10 years ago: >60% of today’s products did not exist. In 10 years from now: >60% of the products do not exist today. C ontinuous innovation What a potential!

10 years ago: >60% of today’s products did not exist.

In 10 years from now: >60% of the products do not exist today.

T he advantage of being prepared The failure of the preparation is the preparation of the failure. One (business) plan is not enough, you need the “unofficial” plan B (and maybe a plan C). A Three-year business plan is nice, a twenty-year vision is even better.

The failure of the preparation is the preparation of the failure.

One (business) plan is not enough, you need the “unofficial” plan B (and maybe a plan C).

A Three-year business plan is nice, a twenty-year vision is even better.

T he power of knowledge Progress comes from learning and from exchanging knowledge: learn and share! Unshared knowledge is not power, it is obstruction. Knowledge helps you make better decisions. Better decisions lead to more effective action.

Progress comes from learning and from exchanging knowledge: learn and share!

Unshared knowledge is not power, it is obstruction.

Knowledge helps you make better decisions.

Better decisions lead to more effective action.

T he outcome

T he outcome

E nvisioning the future Analyzing the situation. Defining the possible scenarios. Working on it.

Analyzing the situation.

Defining the possible scenarios.

Working on it.

I nfluencing the future Being visible. Being present. Taking action.

Being visible.

Being present.

Taking action.

T he results You will be adaptable = you will survive! You will lead = you will be ahead! You will create “luck” = you will be successful!

You will be adaptable = you will survive!

You will lead = you will be ahead!

You will create “luck” = you will be successful!

F or more on this topic and how we can help Websites: www.happyfuturegroup.com www.hfgfoodfuturist.com Email: info@happyfuturegroup.com

Websites:

www.happyfuturegroup.com

www.hfgfoodfuturist.com

Email: info@happyfuturegroup.com

 

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