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Megatrends, decision evaluation and the future we want

evaluation.jpgRecently, I’ve been working with our executive briefing folks and a number of others on megatrends – the industry independent trends that will shape our lives in the future and their effect on business decision making. These will naturally shape how technology is consumed as well.


In the process, a number of meta-drivers fell out that may shape the megatrends. Yes, this is turning into a convoluted network of interactions and that is why some models to assess these interactions are so important. These categories for these meta-drivers seemed to be:


Are these too simple? What have I left out?? It surprised me how old some of the links I identified were to link to this post.


It seems like many of our decisions could use an indicator showing how they increase or decrease these categories. We could use this as part of defining our expectations.


How many times do we make decisions that increase security but radically decrease flexibility or visibility, for example? You hear that discussion about our personal as well as our business lives today.

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