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EP 243: Understanding How the Future Unfolds: Using Drive to Harness the Power of Today's Megatrends with Mark Esposito

Your business’s success depends on how you prepare for the future. While business leaders of the past looked in the rear-view mirror to predict the road ahead, we must look at the greater forces affecting the social, business and economic world today—megatrends. 

Our guest today is here to share a fresh, holistic way to think about tomorrow by preparing for it today: He calls it DRIVE. The DRIVE framework examines five interrelated megatrends: 

• Demographic and social changes

• Resource scarcity

• Inequalities

• Volatility, complexity, and scale

• Enterprising dynamics 

It is a great pleasure to welcome Mark Esposito, the author of “Understanding How the Future Unfolds: Using Drive to Harness the Power of Today’s Megatrends”.

Some great news as ever, Mark has kindly offered a copy of the book for the innovation show community, just sign up to our newsletter on www.theinnovationshow.io

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EP 243: Understanding How the Future Unfolds: Using Drive to Harness the Power of Today’s Megatrends with Mark Esposito

Mark Esposito shares a fresh, holistic way to think about tomorrow by preparing for it today: He calls it DRIVE.

The DRIVE framework examines five interrelated megatrends: 

• Demographic and social changes
• Resource scarcity
• Inequalities
• Volatility, complexity, and scale
• Enterprising dynamics 

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EP 242: The Gray Rhino: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore with Michele Wucker

When facing a rhino that’s about to charge, doing nothing is seldom the best option. Yet all too often that’s exactly what happens. Danger rarely comes as a complete surprise; instead, it follows many missed opportunities for taking precautions, reading and responding to warning signals.

The impulse to freeze is hard to overcome. Sometimes the grip of denial is so strong that we do nothing at all; or, even worse, as in many market booms leading to bust, we do more of what was dangerous in the first place.

We welcome the author of “The Gray Rhino: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore”, Michele Wucker. More about Michele:https://thegrayrhino.com

Mental Agility or Corporate Change of Direction?

Change of direction training is not the same as agility training. Change of direction training prepares an athlete for predictable, steady situations. Agility helps the athlete’s overall performance. Agility includes cognitive agility.

In a world of rapid change. Reactive decision making must bolster proactive decision making. Reactive decision making is a key ingredient for flexible mindsets required for a world amid rapid change.

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EP 241: The Nocturnal Brain: Tales of Nightmares and Neuroscience with Guy Leschziner

The Nocturnal Brain: Tales of Nightmares and Neuroscience with Guy Leschziner

You can survive longer without food than without sleep. The fact that sleep is fundamental to life is unarguable, but in modern society, at least until recently, we have taken for granted that sleep simply happens, and is a necessary evil to allow us to live our waking lives. Recently, however, there has been a shift in how we view sleep. Rather than being a hindrance to our working and social lives, a biological process that keeps us from being productive, the concept of the importance of sleep is percolating through. Its role in the maintenance of our physical and mental health, our sporting prowess, our cognitive abilities, even in our happiness, is slowly being appreciated. And rightly so. People are taking sleep seriously

The normal expectation of waking up feeling ready for the day ahead is rarely found among our guests patients. Their nights are tormented by a range of conditions, such as terrifying nocturnal hallucinations, sleep paralysis, acting out their dreams or debilitating insomnia. The array of activities in sleep reflects the spectrum of human behaviour in our waking lives. Sometimes these medical problems have a biological explanation, at other times a psychological one, and the focus of the clinical work that He and his colleagues do is to unravel the causes for their sleep disorders and attempt to find a treatment or cure.

More about Guy here: https://guyleschziner.com/

The Perils of the Changemaker

“He who innovates will have for his enemies all those who are well off under the existing order of things, and only lukewarm supporters in those who might be better off under the new… partly from the incredulity of mankind, who will never admit the merit of anything new, until they have seen it proved by the event.”

Corporate Gaslighting: The Changemaker is the Problem?

For so many changemakers, innovation and transformation workers operating in risk-averse working environments is not only frustrating, but can be a threat to their mental health. To exacerbate the situation, guardians of the status quo will often ostracise, obstruct and even “gaslight” the changemaker.