by Gerry Allan | Feb 1, 2023 | Future, Survival
We have today tremendous forces at work driving us toward centralized control, one world government, and perhaps even totalitarianism. These will inevitably collapse, but not before causing great pain and suffering – as always. What can we do to survive? Decentralization and diversity are the keys. To succeed, both are essential. How might this work in practice?
by Gerry Allan | Jan 4, 2023 | Future, Managing
Unlike myself, you probably know all about the Metaverse – a single, universal, and immersive virtual world focused on social connection. Not my thing but probably attractive to the tech-oriented folks. Even the World Economic Forum (WEF) has jumped on the Metaverse bandwagon. Is this a major red flag? Maybe part of how we will own nothing and be happy?
by Gerry Allan | Nov 30, 2022 | Future, Managing
Have you met your digital self? Me neither. Didn’t even know that I have one. Turns out that your digital self is rapidly replacing your meat self. This is not good in my mind. What exactly is a “digital self”, and why do we need one? Is a digital self possibly optional, or an essential part of our new world?
by Gerry Allan | Sep 28, 2022 | Future, Leadership
According to World Economic Forum (WEF) advisor Yuval Noah Harari, “We are no longer mysterious souls; we are now hackable animals”. Technology exists to make us “transhumans”. Doesn’t that just sound warm and fuzzy? The queue for hacking and transformation starts over there, if you are seeking the promised joys of transhumanism. Include me out.
by Gerry Allan | Aug 17, 2022 | Leadership, Managing
Common good capitalism, also known as stakeholder capitalism, seems to have become a huge management issue. Shareholders have been challenged by powerful new environmental, social, and governance (ESG) interests, making managing much tougher. The result may simply be chaos, or a “garbage can model” for managing. Or maybe a lot of good. Or perhaps all three?