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.


● Grey Elephants are defined as: “a highly probable, high impact but ignored force of change.” And this week’s article by Dean van Leeuwen unpacks the ‘Big Squeeze’ that we are facing. ⁠⁠The ‘Big Squeeze’ represents the convergence of multiple factors that amplify the pressures on individuals, communities, and global systems. From supply chain disruptions and labor shortages to rising costs of living and stagnant wages, the Big Squeeze creates a multifaceted squeeze on our daily lives, leaving many feeling the pinch.⁠ You can read Dean’s full article here.

Jobs of the Future – Prompt Engineer: Watch this 5-min video here, where Graeme Codrington discusses the large language models like ChatGPT, Bard, Bing and other generative AI appliances that are taking the world by storm. He talks about the jobs that these tools might create in the future, and how they can help your children develop their prompt engineering skills

● In this article review, Buhle Dlamini discusses the importance of sustainability, inclusion, and growth for businesses to face the future with confidence. Read here…

A.I. Made Easy for Teachers – Jude Foulston, Mom, Unlearner and Co-Founder of the Future Smart Parent Club, wants to help teachers to jump in and embrace A.I. to save teachers both time and mental space. Read more about this exciting offer and join the Free 5-Day Boot Camp for Teachers now. (Parents are welcome if they’re interested in the topics we plan to cover each day.)

● In last week’s ThrowForward Thursday episode, Graeme highlighted the Japan Airlines experiment of providing rented clothes to tourists. This week, he takes a look at the business models underlying that experiment, and what our businesses should be thinking about in relation to ESG, SaaS and Platform Plays.Watch this week’s episode here.


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