This week’s combination of resources and articles offers insights and practical resources to help you equip yourself with the skill required in these disruptive times, as well as for the Future of Work.

  • The future, as aptly noted by futurist William Gibson, is already here; it’s just unevenly distributed. In this week’s article, Dean van Leeuwen delves into the concept of the 3rd Grey Elephant, Inequality, shedding light on the pressing issue of real inequality embedded within our current systems of 2023. The article explores actionable insights for businesses and leaders seeking to tackle this profound challenge. To explore the full article, read here.
  • One of the most conventional strategies for small-business longevity is the acquisition of financial resources. Statistics show that United States-based companies raise the most capital and experience the lowest longevity, whereas Africa-based companies raise the least capital and experience the highest longevity. In studying more than 200 senior-level executives in one of Africa’s fastest-growing industries — fintech — the authors found that Western entrepreneurs display three misplaced priorities that have a negative impact on their change-readiness and longevity. Read this HBR article here: What African Startups Can Teach Silicon Valley
  • What is the most significant mistake leaders are currently committing? Gain valuable insights by watching this video where Keith Coats and Graeme Codrington discuss the prevalent error made by leaders. Keith proposes that it stems from a deficiency in imagination. If posed with the same question, how would you respond? Furthermore, what steps can we take to rectify and overcome these mistakes?

  • In this episode, How Generative AI Changes Strategy, HBR editor in chief Adi Ignatius speaks to Microsoft’s head of strategy Chris Young and Harvard Business School professor Andy Wu. They lay out the technology, its emerging value chains, and its main providers. They also break down the key choices and tradeoffs that large and small companies alike will be making in this fast-changing market. Listen to the podcast here.
  • Graeme Codrington was recently interviewed by Change and Creativity Expert, David Chislett, on his “Rebel Reject Create” podcast about his work as a futurist. You can listen to this great 24 minute episode here or grab it on Spotify here.

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