Envisaging the future 4 results

Avoiding solitude

Loneliness and Dissatisfaction can occur when moving to another city for work. These feelings come from the uncertainty of being liked, involved, appreciated. The best advice for being happy in unknown places is to establish new habits and identify places to go: bars, restaurants, grocery stores, gyms. A new love interest could be a ‘cure-all’, but this is a different story that cannot be scheduled obviously. RETAIN THE ASSETS YOU HAVE Take stock of the relationships in your network and ...

CEOs Show True Colors

Ask CEOs to pick their favorite color and what they select will often be very different than what most people would choose. For example, when 877 members of USA Today’s CEO panel took an online personality color test, they were three times more likely to favormagenta than the public at large, three times less likely to select red, and 3.5 times less likely to choose yellow. This, it turns out, is more than a curiosity. Psychiatry professor Rense Lange, an expert on tests for everyone from ...

Truth in Information

Social media: some are simple ‘after work’ activities such as soccer clubs, others are similar to English clubs for gentlemen only: it is difficult to get into such clubs and once you are a member, maintaining constant rigor is necessary. The truthfulness of information should be mediated by users through their own ‘right thinking’. Truth and counter-information can be found: maybe this is also why social networks irritate regimes so much. After working as an investment banker for ...

The Workplace of the Future

We need great imagination to envisage the future, but, conversely, one of the greatest problems with most forms of future-forecasting is our tendency to be too imaginative.It’s only too easy to exaggerate our appetite for change, whereas in fact our human instincts simultaneously embrace the new, whilst clinging resolutely to the known. With a more realistic appraisal of life’s yin and yang, we see that each new advance may also have a hidden downside.  Major shifts do, of course, occur ...