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HOW TO FUTURE PROOF YOUR COMPANY OR BRAND. PREPARING TODAY FOR THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW.

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8 COMMON BLINDSPOTS THAT DAMN STRAT PLANNING EFFORTS, AND HOW TO PREVENT THEM.

DRAWN FROM THE 2020 LINDSAY FORESIGHT & STRATAGEM STUDY:THE NEW STRAT PLANNING PLAYBOOK OF BEST PRACTICES FOR A FUTURE WITHOUT PRECEDENT. It’s almost guaranteed there are blindspots in your strategic plans of the past, and the one you’re undertaking next. I should know. For decades I’ve participated in countless strat planning sessions; facilitating many of […]

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FEAR and ANXIETY: You’re Optimized to Feel It

Study Report and Strategic Playbook What behavioral science teaches us about the innate and contagious power of fear and anxiety. And tips for how to quell them. As someone recently pointed out, USA now stands for the United States of Anxiety. If all forecasts are true, each of us is likely to feel even more […]

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HOW YOU COULD HELP LIFT PEOPLE’S SPIRITS –AND THE MARKETPLACE- JUST BY INVENTING A NEW WORD

As explained in a prior post, words matter. A lot. Word choices have been proven to shape, facilitate and constrain thinking, lead to moral judgements and changes in behavior. While science now proves this, it’s been known for years by anyone seeking to persuade, inspire, prejudice, suppress and impress.  What’s more, the marketplace that’s all […]

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“Coronapocalypse” and “Infodemic”: WHAT NEW WORD OR PHRASE CAN YOU CREATE TO CAPTURE WHAT YOU NOW SEE AND FEEL?

Ours is an age of such disruption, volatility and hype that many current nouns, verbs and adjectives can seem inadequate in expressing what we see and feel. While word choice may seem trivial in light of the times, increasingly science proves they matter. A lot.    Of course, what we think influences what we say […]

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DID YOU KNOW? ABILITY TO CHANGE MINDS OF OTHERS IS CRITICAL FOR SURVIVAL. EMPLOYABILITY, TOO!

We all have designs on others. And they on us. This desire to influence is innate:  From humankind’s earliest days, to survive we had to persuade others to join in the hunt for the wooly mammoth, and agree on enemies to fight.  Science tells us the brain actually evolved to want to change others. It’s […]

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What’s your playbook to deal with the future?

Humans famously discount the future. We humans famously discount the future and instead, obsess over the present. It’s a damning trait because with the pace of change now exponential, threats and opportunities long assumed to be years away are now arriving daily. This innate blindness to the future begs the question: How confident are you […]

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