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The Harryhausen Effect – Fear Drives Resistance

Working in corporation change is fraught with many challenges. One of these challenges is ostracisation and rejection of the change agent by the corporate immune system. It is useful to understand why this resistance can be expected. Many change makers struggle with this apparent rejection by their colleagues and with the inevitable frustration due to the glacial speed of progress. The reasons for such phenomena are as manifold as the obstacles one must overcome. However, for this Thursday Thought, let’s consider a core reason why change is so difficult: the fear of the unknown.

Mauro Guillen

Mauro Guillén – 2030 How Today’s Biggest Trends Will Collide

Today’s episode summarises some of the groundbreaking analysis of the business, economic, and technological trends of today to predict what the world will look like in 2030 – and how the Coronavirus pandemic will accelerate each of these major trends.

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Mauro Guillén – 2030 How Today's Biggest Trends Will Collide

This mind-opening episode summarises some of the groundbreaking analysis of the business, economic, and technological trends of today to predict what the world will look like in 2030 – and how the Coronavirus pandemic will accelerate each of these major trends.

Our guest is author of “2030: How Today’s Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything”, Mauro Guillén

Some stats from the book:

Birthplace of the next industrial revolution: sub-Saharan Africa 

The reason: 500 million acres of fertile yet undeveloped agricultural land 

The size of Mexico: 500 million acres 

 

Percentage of the world’s wealth owned by women in 2000: 15 

Percentage of the world’s wealth owned by women in 2030: 55

 

If Lehman Brothers had been Lehman Sisters: global financial crisis averted 

 

Worldwide, the number of people who went hungry in 2017: 821 million 

Worldwide, the number of people who will go hungry in 2030: 200 million 

Worldwide, the number of people who were obese in 2017: 650 million 

Worldwide, the number of people who will be obese in 2030: 1.1 billion 

Percentage of Americans projected to be obese in 2030: 50 

Percentage of the world’s land occupied by cities in 2030: 1.1 

Percentage of the world’s population living in cities in 2030: 60 

Percentage of worldwide carbon emissions produced by cities in 2030: 87

Percentage of world’s urban population exposed to rising sea levels in 2030: 80 

 

The largest middle-class consumer market today: United States and Western Europe

The largest middle-class consumer market in 2030: China 

 

By 2030, the number of people entering the middle class in emerging markets: 1 billion 

The number of people currently in the middle class in the United States: 223 million 

The number of people in the middle class in the United States in 2030: 209 million

 

More about Mauro:

http://www.mauroguillen.com

Chaos IS a Ladder

Chaos is a Ladder, Not a Pit

One of the challenges that so many organisations and individuals face is that we have grown accustomed to a steady and stable environment. The relative stability of the post-war period, an anomalous period in world history, has somewhat contributed to our conditioning for stability. As a result, our mental and operational flexibility has atrophied. Progress and change only happen when we adapt, when we permanent reinvent, when we understand that chaos and order are bedfellows.

The Radical Innovation Playbook Olga Kokshagina and Allen Alexander

The Radical Innovation Playbook with Olga Kokshagina and Allen Alexander

A practical guide for harnessing new, novel or game-changing breakthroughs
The Radical Innovation Playbook with Olga Kokshagina and Allen Alexander

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EP 259: The Advice Trap with Michael Bungay Stanier

This episode is about getting to grips with how to actually change your behaviour so you stay curious a little bit longer.

Author of The Advice Trap: Be Humble, Stay Curious & Change the Way You Lead Forever, Michael Bungay Stanier tells us how.

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When Good People Go Quiet: A Swiss Cheese Model of Idea Penetration

Swiss cheese Model for Ideas Aidan McCullen. Have you noticed a colleague who was once full of ideas, who has gone unusually quiet? Perhaps you may assume they are just disinterested? You may think they are having a bad day? Perhaps instead, they have fallen prey to a corporate lobotomy? Perhaps they are worn down? Perhaps they just couldn’t be bothered any more.

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EP 258: Turn the Ship Around with L. David Marquet

No matter your business or your position, you can apply his approach to create a workplace where everyone takes responsibility for their actions, people are healthier and happier – and everyone is a leader.