They may not be able to anticipate every macro-level geopolitical shift but when they happen they can explain how they will impact on organisations, and what can be done to mitigate and shape events at the micro-level. They can be relied upon to adapt to what comes and provide reassuring, steady and correct advice to allow you to navigate through the squalls and the storms. Happy New Year!
There will be no wall, at least not in the form of a 2000-mile-long Great Wall of Trump along the Mexico- US border as so many hopeful voters imagined. No, the best you're gonna get is an extension to the 670 miles of fencing already there, probably in the form of yet more fencing, which he'll still call a wall, regardless.
Jeremy Corbyn will still be leader of the Labour party and will be more popular (within his party) than ever. He'll try to move more mainstream and will do what he can to pull in moderate MPs to work with him, but his electorate will resist him and ultimately, he'll fail because it's not what his supporters want. While he gets safer...
Cybercrime today is not like the early days of virus writers and hackers who bragged about their exploits with friends. Today cybercrime is a serious business where actually most hackers do not want to be noticed as the longer they remain hidden in the network and are free to conduct their operations, the more information they can steal and the more money they can make.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released last Friday the most comprehensive ever study on global warming. The landmark report, prepared by more than 200 scientists over two years, concludes that global temperatures could rise by up to 4.8 Celsius (8.6 Fahrenheit) by the end of this century compared to pre-industrial levels, but could potentially still be held to 0.3 C (0.5 F) with deep, speedy cuts in emissions.
We constantly think about what tomorrow will bring and each year, we ask teams at Fjord to predict the major trends that will impact businesses and society next year. Here, we delve into several of our predictions for 2013 and share our thoughts on what companies need to consider to make sure they stay ahead of the curve.