Some mind candy for strategy and scenario development

To keep my clients up to date and help them with strategy and scenario planning,  I follow a large number of information feeds. These are my highlight for 24–27 November 2021:

Genetically Modified Tiny Worms Can Detect Pancreatic Cancer at an Early Stage

https://interestingengineering.com/genetically-modified-tiny-worms-can-detect-pancreatic-cancer-at-an-early-stage?

Using modified animals as a sensor. The possibilities.

FarmSense Smart Trap helps farmers identify harmful insects in real-time

https://www.inceptivemind.com/farmsense-smart-trap-helps-farmers-identify-harmful-insects-real-time/22178/?

Classification algorithms, combined with its sensors, help farmers identify harmful insects in their fields in real-time.

Creating a Meaningful Corporate Purpose

https://hbr.org/2021/10/creating-a-meaningful-corporate-purpose?

Articulate a timeless aspiration

Should Southeast Asia return to ‘native’ packaging to tackle the plastic crisis?

https://www.eco-business.com/news/should-southeast-asia-return-to-native-packaging-to-tackle-the-plastic-crisis/

Native packaging as a trend?

Can a Digital Reality Be Jacked Directly Into Your Brain?

https://www.wired.com/story/brain-computer-interfaces-digital-reality/

The idea of a synthetic experience uploaded to the mind has been a sci-fi fantasy forever. New brain-computer interfaces are making it nonfiction — very slowly.

A Founder’s Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Your First 1,000 Community Members

https://review.firstround.com/a-founders-step-by-step-guide-to-getting-your-first-1000-community-members?

Make your customers a community or tribe.

Fashion Designer Makes Shoes that Grow into Apple Trees, Instead of Growing Landfills

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/canadian-fashion-designer-makes-shoes-that-grow-into-apple-trees/?

Circular in a different way.

Military uniforms with programmable fiber could store, transmit data

https://www.inceptivemind.com/military-uniforms-programmable-fiber-store-transmit-data/22181/

Programmable fibre. Uniforms that will be able to shapeshift.

The World’s First 3D-Printed Prosthetic Eye Will Be Received by a British Patient

https://interestingengineering.com/the-worlds-first-3d-printed-prosthetic-eye-will-be-received-by-a-british-patient?

3D printing will transform bionic prosthetics

”World’s first” 3d printed immunized skin model enables cold plasma wound healing treatment for burns

https://3dprintingindustry.com/news/worlds-first-3d-printed-immunized-skin-model-enables-cold-plasma-wound-healing-treatment-for-burns-200299/

The production of 3D bio-printed functional human tissue. Soon you can print a new liver at home.

Where Are All the Nuclear Powered Cars We Were Promised?

https://interestingengineering.com/where-are-all-the-nuclear-powered-cars-we-were-promised?

If you believe in miniaturisation then this will become an option. Nuclear powered wearables?

Quantum Brain Sensors Could Be Crucial In Spotting Dementia After Scientists Find They Can Track Brain Waves

https://worldhealth.net/news/quantum-brain-sensors-could-be-crucial-spotting-dementia-after-scientists-find-they-can-track-brain-waves/

It is what comes next that you need to wonder about.

Which Works Better: Habits or Projects?

https://www.scotthyoung.com/blog/2021/11/02/habits-vs-projects/

Slow and steady habits or intensive projects?

How to Think: The Skill You’ve Never Been Taught

https://fs.blog/how-to-think/?

Study the way you think.

AI is now learning to evolve like earthly lifeforms

https://thenextweb.com/news/ai-learning-evolve-like-earthly-lifeforms-syndication?

Evolution has brought us lots of different life forms. Bunnies, cats, crocodiles, sharks…..

Hydrogen rush could shift world energy order

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/renewables/hydrogen-rush-could-shift-world-energy-order/articleshow/87906961.cms

The result of a green policy simulation. What simulation should you consider?

How to realise the full potential of sustainability marketing

http://www.b2bmarketing.net/en-gb/resources/blog/how-realise-full-potential-sustainability-marketing

A host of research shows a strong and growing link between sustainability scores and brand equity value.

Perception pioneer explained

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Most of us consume information at the level of having McDonald´s for breakfast every day.

Perception pioneering helps you to improve your information diet, starting with setting up your own information dashboard.

Once you have fed yourself with quality content for a minimum of a month, your ability to strategise and develop scenarios will have dramatically improved. Can be done individually as well as collectively.

If you want to find out more, E-mail me at ron@ronimmink.com and we will set up a virtual cup of coffee.

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Ron Immink

I help companies by developing an inspiring and clear future perspective, which creates better business models, higher productivity, more profit and a higher valuation. Best-selling author, speaker, writer.

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