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Years of experience with scenarios

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Books published

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Countries worked in

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Industries covered

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    chantell ilbury

    chantell ilbury

    Facilitator, specialist speaker, lecturer and best-selling author; former entrepreneur.
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    clem sunter

    clem sunter

    Specialist speaker, facilitator, and best-selling author. Former Anglo American executive.
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    mitch ilbury

    mitch ilbury

    Strategic intelligence and security specialist; scenario simulation and game theorist.
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opinion & articles

Chantell’s interview with 567 Cape Talk

On Wednesday 13th March, Chantell was asked to start her regular spot as a trends analyst for Kieno Kammies, the weekday breakfast show host on 567 Cape Talk. Chantell talked about climate change, and how there seems to be a growing trend among major decision-makers to finally start taking it seriously.

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A tale of two centuries

Imagine you were asked in 1919 what the narrative might be for the rest of the 20th century in terms of major developments. You might well have said that cars and planes were going to revolutionise transport and change where and how we lived.  You could have anticipated the radio transforming the way we got our…

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Fox Bytes 21 – the mad-about-sport issue

Not for sale! Britain has a football problem. The Football Association (FA) – which oversees British football – has 91 000 affiliated clubs in 1 100 leagues. Most are ‘grassroots clubs’ in small towns and cities. Because of funding cuts to local authorities, pitches and facilities are becoming neglected. Last year, more than 147,000 grassroots…

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Fox Bytes 20 – the animal analogy issue

Flying cow art by the legendary Barry Downard. Used with permission. See more of his work here.   Like cattle to the slaughter Nothing says you’re successful in business like a corner office with a view. For everyone else, there’s the bullpen. And you don’t want to be in the bullpen. Successful startups usually begin…

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Fox Bytes 19 – The spin issue

This is going to hurt. Saying “we need a turnaround strategy” is a little like saying, “we need some water”…because you’re on fire! It is a scream of panic wrapped in jargon whisper. It’s also the start of a game of pain. Essentially a turnaround strategy is an admission that the direction a company has…

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Fox Bytes 18 – The, like, seriously chilled issue

Icebreakers no longer needed. A dramatic and unfortunate game is playing north – way up north – and it’s pitting economics against the environment. Last month, the Arctic Ocean – normally a no-go area for all but the bravest of sailors in specially-constructed icebreakers – saw the first ever container ship slip alone, and somewhat…

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