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    chantell ilbury

    chantell ilbury

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

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

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

Forked Lightning – the deadly global scenario on the horizon

Flags are lining up that could herald another global financial crash. In the initial module of Growing Foxes* we introduce students to the art of identifying drivers/flags which can turn the world around them upside down. Think of a driver or flag as the first of a line of dominoes. If it is toppled, all the…

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Say, “Jeez!”

A smiling politician is a sign something ill is probably afoot. Alright, we’ll come clean: the image above isn’t real. It’s the iconic work of activist artists Peter Kennard and Cat Phillipps, best known for creating photo-art in response to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. But it points to a key move popular with politicians,…

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The angry hornet

The Middle East is a hornets’ nest, and Trump just hit it with a big stick. There are few parts of the world more worked-up than the Middle East; it bristles with centuries-old cultural and religious quarrels that have scarred the region with endless wars. It will not find peace in the near future. But…

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An inconvenient wipe

Environmental awareness pitches concern against convenience. The truth about being environmentally aware is that it is inconvenient; how much so depends on those expressing concern. Tying yourself to a tree to stop deforestation is highly inconvenient, firing off a tweet in support of those hugging the trees less so. But there’s always a trade-off. Smartphones…

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The new rule of life being absolutely free

A new rule has emerged from the collapse of the traditional retail business model. Imagine this scenario. You drive your car to the local shopping mall and you park it in a pay zone. You go into a supermarket in the mall and every aisle is full of advertisements on screens as you make your…

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Sucking up the sun

Quietly getting on with the job is a great way to play the energy game. Although you probably don’t know Ouarzazate, you may recognise parts of it. The Moroccan city is a popular film location that’s hosted crews from film and TV blockbusters such as Gladiator and Game of Thrones. There may not be any…

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