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What If?... Adapting and shaping the future


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What If?... Adapting and shaping the future

  1. 1. W hat if? Adapting and shaping the future
  2. 2. W hat if… Introduction <ul><li>“ What if I should fall right through the center of the earth... oh, and come out the other side, where people walk upside down.” </li></ul><ul><li>Lewis Carroll - Alice in Wonderland </li></ul>
  3. 3. W hat if… <ul><li>Six billion people is not a sustainable situation, and what about 9 billion? </li></ul>
  4. 4. T hen… <ul><li>Be prepared for extreme tensions </li></ul><ul><li>-> we need a plan NOW! </li></ul>
  5. 5. W hat if… <ul><li>A disease destroys half the world’s wheat production? </li></ul>
  6. 6. T hen… <ul><li>There will be hunger everywhere </li></ul><ul><li>-> we need a plan NOW! </li></ul>
  7. 7. W hat if… <ul><li>Oil goes to $300? </li></ul>
  8. 8. T hen… <ul><li>Alternative energies will be very competitive </li></ul><ul><li>-> Opportunities </li></ul>
  9. 9. W hat if… <ul><li>Your most important customer leaves you? </li></ul>
  10. 10. T hen… <ul><li>You better have a plan -> prospect now! </li></ul><ul><li>-> Create an opportunity </li></ul>
  11. 11. W hat if… <ul><li>Your products become obsolete? </li></ul>
  12. 12. T hen… <ul><li>So are you! -> Innovate today! </li></ul><ul><li>-> Create an opportunity </li></ul>
  13. 13. W hat if… <ul><li>Your competitors are stronger than you think? </li></ul>
  14. 14. T hen… <ul><li>You must fight back </li></ul><ul><li>-> You need a strategy! </li></ul>
  15. 15. W hat if… <ul><li>Government regulations for your industry change? </li></ul>
  16. 16. T hen… <ul><li>You must adapt! </li></ul>
  17. 17. W hat if… <ul><li>You do not anticipate for change timely? </li></ul>
  18. 18. T hen… <ul><li>You might become history </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>T he ways to respond </li></ul>
  20. 20. T he necessity to adapt <ul><li>“ It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change”. </li></ul><ul><li>Charles Darwin </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>10 years ago: >60% of today’s products did not exist. </li></ul><ul><li>In 10 years from now: >60% of the products do not exist today. </li></ul>C ontinuous innovation What a potential!
  22. 22. T he advantage of being prepared <ul><li>The failure of the preparation is the preparation of the failure. </li></ul><ul><li>One (business) plan is not enough, you need the “unofficial” plan B (and maybe a plan C). </li></ul><ul><li>A Three-year business plan is nice, a twenty-year vision is even better. </li></ul>
  23. 23. T he power of knowledge <ul><li>Progress comes from learning and from exchanging knowledge: learn and share! </li></ul><ul><li>Unshared knowledge is not power, it is obstruction. </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge helps you make better decisions. </li></ul><ul><li>Better decisions lead to more effective action. </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>T he outcome </li></ul>
  25. 25. E nvisioning the future <ul><li>Analyzing the situation. </li></ul><ul><li>Defining the possible scenarios. </li></ul><ul><li>Working on it. </li></ul>
  26. 26. I nfluencing the future <ul><li>Being visible. </li></ul><ul><li>Being present. </li></ul><ul><li>Taking action. </li></ul>
  27. 27. T he results <ul><li>You will be adaptable = you will survive! </li></ul><ul><li>You will lead = you will be ahead! </li></ul><ul><li>You will create “luck” = you will be successful! </li></ul>
  28. 28. F or more on this topic and how we can help <ul><li>Websites: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Email: </li></ul>