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What are scenarios?

Scenarios are used in estimating the probable effects of one or more variables, and are an integral part of situation analysis and long-range planning. After watching the video, let’s discuss …

Scenarios

Scenarios are used as tools by futurists all the time, lets take a look how.

Trend analysis

In this video we will discuss the analytical nature of information that can be extracted from trends as a result of their repetitive nature, thus increasing the likelihood of predictability, …

Demographic urbanisation

Watch this next video to see how we can describe the worlds demographic reality in three phrases: the worlds population is aging, growing and moving. Reflect for a moment on …

Technological trends

Technological trends: a systematic application of organized knowledge, which is applied to resources to produce goods or services. After watching this video, choose an example of a technology and discuss …

African economics

In this video, we will discuss why Africa did not perform very well economically during the 20th century, and how that has since changed. After watching the video, do some …

Education

In this video we will discuss how education and skills are a prerequisite for productivity and growth.

The five enabling technologies

Let’s look again at the five enabling technologies, namely: ICT Biotechnology Material Technology Energy Technology Transportation Technology Technologies are constantly getting bigger, better and quicker. The big question is, how …

Political trends

According to many people, politics dominates all other environments. Watch the video to see if everyone agrees.

South African economics

This video focuses on the South African economy. Issues impacting the South African economy include economic growth, inflation and unemployment. In this video we will take a look at some …

The Great Ressession

In this video, Gary will discuss more about the cause of the great recession in 2008.

The five phases of scenarios

In this video we will discuss the five phases of a scenario. Phase one is to identify your scenarios, which you did for your flower in the previous steps. Phase …

Changes in China

For a number of years China has become an economic power. Since around about 2014/2015, things have been changing in China, such as a decline in economic growth. Before you …

When and why do we use scenarios?

How can we use scenarios to think about possible futures and thereby prepare for them effectively? In the comments section, discuss a situation in your own organisation that could be …