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Lessons from New York

Lessons from New York

Before we get to that what you are looking at here are road closures in the New York and Newark area caused by a severe weather event causing flash flooding in the wake of tropical storm Ida. The...

The Great Resignation

The Great Resignation

This piece in Wired is a must read: The Great Resignation is here and no one is prepared. Companies that have used the last 18 months to re-engineer their workplaces and in the process have become...

The future we must now navigate

The future we must now navigate

Yesterday the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) which comes 8 years after the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) which was...

Carbon lockdowns inevitable

Carbon lockdowns inevitable

Not being prepared for disruption has very painful consequences. This was very well illustrated during this pandemic, when prior to its arrival, business continuity was not top of mind. Don’t make...

Climate Lockdowns

Climate Lockdowns

n Sept of 2020, Prof Mariana Mazzucato penned this piece entitled Avoiding a Climate Lockdown. What is that you ask? Well she explains: “Under a ‘climate lockdown,’ governments would limit...

“This could be a zoom meeting”

“This could be a zoom meeting”

If we believe the science and we absolutely should (See Scientists warn we have almost run out of time) then we must with urgency change the way we do things. This is why this move is smart: “And...

Lessons learned

Lessons learned

On June 7th 2017 a devastating fire swept through the coastal town of Knysna South Africa destroying 973 homes and about 150 informal structures. There was a detailed postmortem of this event...

Carbon lockdowns are here

Carbon lockdowns are here

If you have followed me for any length of time you would have heard me speak about looming carbon lockdowns as we race to avert a global catastrophe. These are beginning to emerge as outlined here...

Meetings are broken — this is one way to fix them

Meetings are broken — this is one way to fix them

The pandemic has provided an opportunity to rethink everything. Prior to the pandemic employees attended 62 meetings/month and in the US unnecessary meetings cost a whopping $37 billion in salary...

Don’t look away — this involves you

Don’t look away — this involves you

Scott Duncan, who’s image this is, makes this comment about this data: “𝘐 𝘤𝘢𝘯'𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦 𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘸𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴. 🇨🇦 𝘊𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘥𝘢 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘰𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘢𝘭𝘭-𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘥 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙙 𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙞𝙣 𝙖 𝙧𝙤𝙬...

South African leadership teams — are you prepared?

South African leadership teams — are you prepared?

On Saturday Prof Tulio de Oliveira outlined how the delta variant is spreading across South Africa causing the current surge in cases. This variant is 30-60% more transmissible. Given this unfolding...