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Informing Choices Mini-Pod

54 EpisodesProduced by Steve WellsWebsite

While thoughts turn toward the future as the pandemic and its implications continue to roll forward, Informing Choices are introducing the Informing Choices Mini-Pod. This is a podcast series designed to provide insight to how we enable a very human future by exploring "the future of" different topi… read more

54 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

Christmas 2040 with Rohit Talwar

December 25th, 2021


As we have seen in recent years, so many technological advances have changed our world. The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated a number of those, …

Christmas 2040 with Gina Clifford

December 24th, 2021


In this short mini-series on the Informing Choices Mini-Pod, we are exploring how futurists think we might celebrate Christmas in 2040.

There are …

Christmas 2040 with Sylvia Gallusser

December 23rd, 2021


Speak with a futurist and at some point you may well hear the notion that foresight generally and scenario development specifically are not designed to create prediction but to help describe what might happen in the …

Christmas 2040 with Joana Lenkova

December 22nd, 2021


Here on the Informing Choices Mini-Pod, in the context of such rapid and extensive global change, we are exploring what futurists think Christmas might be like in 2040. Today, I am delighted to welcome back to the …

Christmas 2040 with Alexandra Whittington

December 21st, 2021


Christmas is a special time of year for over two billion Christians around the world, and here on the Informing Choices Mini-Pod we are exploring what futurists think Christmas might be like in 2040. For futurist …

Christmas 2040 with Rob Caldera

December 20th, 2021


In this short mini-series of the Informing Choices Mini-Pod, we are exploring what futurists think Christmas in 2040 might be like. 

For change leadership advisor Rob Caldera, Christmas 2040 might include new treatments …

Introducing Christmas 2040 with Steve Wells

December 15th, 2021


Over a period of time, the time we spend with family and friends over Christmas develops its own tradition. Like all traditions, there is evolution, …

Personal Resilience in a VUCA World with Cathryn Barnard

December 7th, 2021


Our VUCA world requires us to adapt to the pace and scale of change as rapidly as we can. The survival of enterprise and effectiveness of public sector organisations relies on cutting edge leadership to create …

Leading Change with Foresight for Growth with Jennifer Bryan and Steve Wells

November 30th, 2021


When we implement change programs, how often do we future-proof the change by exploring the future? Do the programs we put in place simply seek to change the past and present and how well does that set us up for an …

Extended Reality Possibilities with Ross Edwards

November 23rd, 2021


Extended reality (XR) is a term used to collectively describe immersive technologies: virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality. These …

Political Entrepreneurship with Michael Mascioni

November 14th, 2021


Politics can be defined as activities associated with decision-making in groups, or other forms of power relations between individuals and groups …

Navigating the Future—Critical Questions with Rohit Talwar

November 5th, 2021


In Aftershocks and Opportunities 2 – Navigating the Next Horizon, editor and author Rohit Talwar explores 50 critical questions that organisations and individuals might ask themselves to help map a path to the future. …

The Future of Retirement in the Post-Pandemic Era with Michael Nuschke

November 2nd, 2021


Population ageing is a global phenomenon and a well-established trend. Back in 2015, it was estimated that there were 901 million people aged 60 …

Post-Pandemic Geopolitics with Max Stucki

October 29th, 2021


Whilst the pre-pandemic geo-political backdrop was looking increasingly volatile, the Covid19 pandemic has led to deepening distrust between some …

Three Possible Futures—Choose Your Preferred Story with Joana Lenkova

October 26th, 2021


Humans have a habit of wanting to go back to the familiar in times of crisis and resist radical change. But while resistance to change may be a natural response through the function of our limbic system, the current …

Life Next: How Our World Could Change Post-Pandemic with Marian Salzman

October 22nd, 2021


Whilst exponential change has been part of our reality for some time, the Covid-19 pandemic has given renewed impetus for enterprise and government to consider the future, asking questions like: What’s next for …

Business Leadership Skills—Navigating a New Landscape with Steve Wells

October 19th, 2021


For a number of years, “change is constant” was the mantra. More recently, commentators have been talking about “exponential change”. And then came Covid19. The combination of rapidly accelerating change and a sudden, …

The Digital Health Passport

October 15th, 2021


The notion of digital health passports is one that has emerged as a controversial possibility in a number of countries as the world seeks ways of living with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. But the question remains, what is the …

Technologies Shaping the Post-Pandemic Future of Food with Tony Hunter

October 12th, 2021


The pandemic has irrevocably changed our world. But what might be the legacy of the pandemic for the food, beverage, and agri-food industries, and the very future of food? Futurist, speaker, and foresight strategy …

Post-Traumatic Growth: How Might Business Change for the Better? with Richard Freeman

October 8th, 2021


In the newly published book, Aftershocks and Opportunities 2 – Navigating the Next Horizon published by Fast Future Publishing, Richard Freeman, CEO …

The Reinvention of Travel with Hjörtur Smárason

October 5th, 2021


While many sectors have suffered greatly through the pandemic, the travel industry has suffered more than most. As travel restrictions imposed on international travel ease, how might travel for business and pleasure …

Nowhere to Hide in 2025 with Gina Clifford

October 1st, 2021


The Covid pandemic caused authorities across the world to consider more pervasive digital tracking tools to monitor the spread of the disease. In a …

Shifts on the Path to 2030 with Rohit Talwar

September 28th, 2021


In the newly published book, Aftershocks and Opportunities 2 – Navigating the Next Horizon from Fast Future Publishing, editor and author Rohit …

The Future of Homes Through the 2020s with Alex Whittington

July 3rd, 2021


In a famous and much quoted judicial decision from 1604, English judge and jurist Sir Edward Coke declared that, “The house of every one is to him as his Castle and Fortress as well for defence against injury and …

The Future of Fake News with Islay O’Hara

June 26th, 2021


In 2019 the BBC said there are two kinds of fake news:

  1. False stories that are deliberately published and distributed, in order to make people …

The Future of Active Transhumanism with David Wood

June 19th, 2021


According to the Cambridge Dictionary, Transhumanism can be described as “the theory that science and technology can help human beings develop beyond …

The Future Five Grand Challenges with Rohit Talwar

May 22nd, 2021


Grand challenges are more than ordinary research questions or priorities, they are end results or outcomes that are global in scale; very difficult …

The Future of Childhood with Alexandra Whittington and Joana Lenkova

May 15th, 2021


It can be very easy to focus on the future of business, enterprise, and work. Or on the future of adult society, but other than considering how …

The Future of Place with Toby Rhodes

May 3rd, 2021


Place-making is a malleable term, open to interpretation. Whether it’s physical design characteristics, land values, job creation, environmental sustainability, biodiversity, new amenities or simply a sense of …

The Future of the Crypto-Economy with Rohit Talwar

April 25th, 2021


Cryptocurrencies have long been discussed and debated, but they have only recently come to light as financial tools that can be accessible and useful …

The Future of Sustainable Packaging with Tracy Sutton

April 18th, 2021


In a world where an ever broadening perspective on sustainability is gaining more and more traction, biodegradable, re-use, and recyclable packaging is becoming the norm across many sectors. Increasingly, brands are …

The Future of Meat Production and Consumption with Diana Davidson

April 11th, 2021


Meat consumption with large environmental and ethical implications is expected to grow in the future. Some studies, however, take the opposite view, that meat consumption is at a turning point because of a growing …

The Future of Coaching in a Digitised World with Craig Forster

March 28th, 2021


As our world becomes increasingly digitised, our understanding of how our minds work is also increasing. Part of that understanding is leading to developments in artificial intelligence (AI). Meanwhile, rapid changes in …

The Future of Continuous Change on Work with Cathryn Barnard

March 21st, 2021


Even without the Covid19 pandemic, the world was undergoing complex changes that were drastically transforming the way businesses access and leverage the skills required for optimal business growth. Add to that …

The Future of Social Separation with Bronwyn Williams

March 14th, 2021


The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted social inequalities around the world and yet in some cases, national responses have also provided potential glimpses of how the gap might be narrowed.

The question raised by …

The Future of Recruitment with Ron Mayne

March 7th, 2021


The dynamics of recruiting are changing, and changing fast. For tech-savvy recruiters, there’s a whole gamut of options: from automated applicant …

The Future of Ethics in PR with Islay O’Hara

February 28th, 2021


Tackling fake news and disinformation is an ethical challenge, highlighted throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. New technologies provide the opportunity …

The Future of Agricultural Efficiency with Adam Greenberg

February 21st, 2021


The need to produce food for increasingly urbanised populations in ways that pays attention to the requirements for minimising carbon emissions and …

The Future of Intelligent Foresight Systems with Panu Kause

February 12th, 2021


As our world becomes ever more uncertain with exponential change punctuated with ever more disruptive events, enterprise, governments, and third sector organisations are trying to come to terms with creating resilient …

The Future of Ageing with David Wood

February 4th, 2021


The recent BBC Ideas video “How safe is it to hack the ageing process?” is an interesting indication that the notion of managing, delaying, or even stopping the ageing process is becoming mainstream. The idea of …

The Future Post-Pandemic Home with Alex Whittington and Sylvia Gallusser

January 28th, 2021


As we have seen across the globe, the Covid-19 pandemic has morphed from a health crisis, to an economic crisis, to a social crisis, and increasingly …

The Future of Digital Media with Michael Mascioni

January 22nd, 2021


Digital media is everywhere and is playing and increasingly significant role in retail experiences, travel browsing and buying, gaming, …

The Future Classroom in 2030 - Integrating Organic Education with Santiago Figueroa Diaz

January 19th, 2021


Five episodes ago, we managed to scratch the surface of the future of education on the Informing Choices Mini-Pod. So my guest on that day, educator Santiago Figueroa Diaz agreed to come back and share more of his …

The Future of Sustainable Urban Agriculture with Diana Davidson

January 7th, 2021


Agriculture is responsible for 9% of all Greenhouse Gas emissions in the UK, according to Farm Carbon Toolkit. These emissions are the result of …

The Future of Internet Entrepreneurship with Suraj Sodha

December 21st, 2020


Two things seem destined to play an increasingly significant role in life, society, and business into the future; entrepreneurship and the Internet. …

The Future of the Way we Work with Rob Caldera

December 14th, 2020


The future of work is one of those subjects that has been covered regularly by futurists and organisational development specialists over the years. …

The Future of Wellbeing with Tayyaba Jordan

December 7th, 2020


The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us a broadening perspective on health, wellness, and wellbeing. The usual levels of stress and anxiety have been …

The Future of Education with Santiago Figueroa Diaz

December 3rd, 2020


For some years now, education systems around the world have come under increasing scrutiny about how the system develops children and students fit for a future world of work. Sir Ken Robinson was a keen advocate of …

The Future of Public Speaking with Chris Murphy

November 26th, 2020


As our world becomes more digital and automated, a number of currently uniquely human characteristics, skills, and capabilities become increasingly important. They differentiate us from increasingly intelligent …

The Future of PR with Islay O'Hara

November 20th, 2020


As our world changes, so does the way we consume information which of course has an impact on how we communicate. Technology will play an ever …

The Future of Women in Life Society and Business with Alex Whittington

November 18th, 2020


With gender equality increasingly prominent on the social agenda, in this episode we explore just a few of the issues and drivers that are enabling a …

The Future of Change with Jennifer Bryan

November 16th, 2020


Jennifer Bryan is a change management consultant, speaker, and author who has led change programs in a number of major companies. In this podcast, we …

The Future of Coaching with Marie Wright

November 10th, 2020


Marie Wright is a professional executive, life, and career coach experienced in coaching at all levels, working with clients on a one-to-one basis, either privately or within organisations. In this podcast, we caught up …

Introduction to the Informing Choices Mini-pod

November 5th, 2020


Exponential change is our new reality. The pace, scale, reach, and the potential impacts of the underlying drivers of change are extraordinary and represent both challenge and opportunity to individuals and …

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