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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 27 March 2019

On Wednesday 27th March, Chantell was on her regular spot as a trends analyst for Kieno Kammies, the weekday breakfast show host on 567 Cape Talk. On this occasion, she was speaking from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where she heads an ongoing programme with the AU to develop strategic thinking among emerging leaders. Chantell talked about…

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Coal’s canary in a mine

The coal industry has a canary in its mines: tobacco. It has not been a good few weeks for coal’s image in SA, and to a large degree the industry can blame itself — its arrogance, myopia and inability to adapt draws comparisons with another industry continually under fire: tobacco. It knows this, because I’ve said it before.  In November…

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Chantell’s interview with 567 Cape Talk 13 March 2019

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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