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Futureorientation 4/2006

Editorial

Gitte Larsen: An Experiment

Theme: Consulting Time

Gitte Larsen: Problem Busters - a 24-Hour Creativity Trip

Come along on a creative adventure. Read the eyewitness account of the fantastic 24 hours in which CIFS managed to come up with a long list of concrete ideas that the fashion firm REDGREEN can use to meet some of the challenges it faces. Read about when it went wrong, and use our experience if you want to use unusual creative processes in your company.

Niels Krøjgaard and Thomas Lütken: Time Is Short

Is it possible, with the help of creativity and 24 hours, to find unique solutions to a company’s most difficult and intractable problems? Read about the thinking behind the Problem Busters concept and what we learned during the experiment.

Klaus &Aelig;. Mogensen: Time Travel

A classic paradox is the “grandfather paradox.” What would happen if you traveled back in time and killed your grandfather before he had children? Read more about the physics and metaphysics of time travel.

Johan Peter Paludan’s comments: Something Will Turn Up

How do you plan to have enough money to live as a retiree for more than 10 years?

Gitte Jørgensen: Time War or Creative Calm

Many people are trapped in a time war. If you really press them, they admit that it isn’t pleasant – but can’t see no choice. They don’t know how to stop the war, because they don’t know who started it, or who the enemy is, because the shots come from all directions. Read about how the “slow” movement is the future, and get tips on how to live a slower life.

Tom Greatrex: Economy of Time

We welcome you to the economy of time and the 24-hour socie-ty by pointing out five major trends about Time: “Presenteeism”, “Nighttime economy”, “Canapé consumerism”, “My tv-channel” and “Responsible travel”.

Gitte Larsen: (Taking out) Time to Think

”We put aside more and more time to think – not with our head but with our heart,” says Anne Lise Kjaer, director of kjaer global in London. Read about why she believes it is becoming more important to use time on thinking.

Verne Wheelwright: The Forces That Drive Our Lives

During your life, forces motivate you, move you and change the direction of your life. Do you know what these forces are? Can you anticipate how they may affect your future? This is the third article in a series of articles about Personal Futures.

Kate Ancketill: Comforting the Consumer

So what’s happening in the branding and marketing worlds in response to this disconnect between our brains and our speed-of-light culture? Get examples of ‘thoughtful’ brands that are bridging the gap between caveman bodies and spaceman technologies.

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