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Years of experience with scenarios

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Books published

25

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

Why young people find the future so fascinating

Education should reflect the reason young people are invested in the future. Quite a few schools are now involved in our Growing Foxes programme. One line of comment made by several teachers is how enthusiastic young people are when debating the future; how good they are at identifying the flags to watch; how vivid they…

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Storytelling has taken a nasty turn

Storytelling on social media has taken a nasty turn. It’s tempting to believe that social media reflects public sentiment. If there’s something Mark Zuckerberg’s recent appearance before US Congress has exposed, it’s that social media can in fact steer public sentiment. And that’s scary. The Facebook CEO was forced to testify before a House committee…

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The long game of politics

Politics is a long game, and Trump just came up short. Ask any career politician and they’ll agree: politics is a long game, it’s strategic, and it’s perfect for the feint-hearted. Surely we mean ‘faint-hearted’? No, someone who is faint of heart is hesitant or nervous. A ‘feint’ is a tactic cut from the cloth…

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Hailing Dots

Intelligence dots can be found in the most unlikely of sources. Foxes make sense of the future by connecting dots – essentially diverse clusters of information or data – to develop scenarios (possible futures) that will give them a competitive advantage. The outcome is strategic intelligence. Leading scenario strategists Chantell Ilbury and Clem Sunter connect…

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Will humans’ superiority be our downfall?

Humans are smart, apparently; the way they treat their fellow animals suggests otherwise. The term “anthropocentrism” refers to the belief that human beings are the most significant entity in the universe and the primary holders of moral standing. It relates directly to another term, “speciesism”, coined by animal rights advocate Richard D. Ryder in 1970, and popularised by Australian…

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Another wake-up call: The myth that humans can mass-colonise another planet

It’s the ultimate existential scenario: thinking the future beyond Earth. Having considered the precarious state of our planet’s environment in my previous article, what are humanity’s options if we wreck the Earth and find ourselves racing against the clock to save our civilisation from extinction? Some options might include: 1. Retreat underground into a network…

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