Heard about an exciting new technology in the lab? Here are some tough questions an analyst/futurist should ask.
The wild cards include public-sector labor strikes in California, and a third-party presidential candidate.
There’s been some talk of storing massive amounts of carbon dioxide underground in an effort to combat global warming. But the law of unintended consequences may have other ideas. “Sequestration” may not be easy to do because of the potential for triggering small- to moderate-sized earthquakes, according to Stanford geophysicist Mark Zoback.
It appears that CFOs worry about a repeat of the most recent disasters but have trouble identifying future risks. The risks that CFOs say will be their greatest concerns over the next five years — financial meltdowns and supply-chain disruptions — are the disasters that have happened in the last few years.
“Start-up topples industry giant.” It makes a great story but a new study finds that it doesn’t often happen that way. When it does, the giant was complacent and short-sighted.