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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

Final countdown to climate chaos underway

The flags heralding impending climate chaos are up and waving frantically. The last thing on our minds whilst driving a car, flying between cities or using grid-supplied electricity, is that our actions are contributing to the global phenomenon of climate change. Unfortunately, we may only take climate change seriously once it’s escalated to a point…

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Plug it in, baby!

A corner has been turned in both the transportation and energy games. Glance back over the history of science fiction and you will find a recurring dream many writers had for the future: flying cars. While vessels packed with people speeding overhead is still an illusion – and that’s probably a good thing – another…

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AI, Robot?

Robots won’t take over the world while their brains still sit in a box. At Google’s annual developer conference earlier this month, crowds gasped in awe at an audio recording of someone booking a hair appointment. Now, nerds may make good foxes but they’re hardly slaves to fashion; so why the OMG! with a phone…

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Oh, Jerusalem

When a move is more than a move. Embassies are funny things. Firstly, technically-speaking, they’re not buildings, they’re people. An ‘embassy’ is a permanent official diplomatic delegation, not the building in which they operate. Secondly, the size and seniority of an embassy reflect the importance it places on a foreign country. Thirdly, where an embassy…

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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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