Reflections

2018 Reboot – Time to Defrag, Re-boot, Upgrade

I have recently had the privilege to participate in Singularity’s Re(Solve) Learning Summit in Silicon Valley San Francisco, to collaborate with 54 other Global participants and innovators for a deep dive immersion into solving the Global Grand Challenge of Learning and discover our personal contribution to this challenge.

The whole experience was mind-expanding, paradigm shifting and energising and encouraged me […]

By |December 11th, 2017|Reflections|0 Comments|
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    Singularity Insights Part 3: Technology cannot give us the one primary predictor of success in life – our ability to believe!

Singularity Insights Part 3: Technology cannot give us the one primary predictor of success in life – our ability to believe!

New exponential technologies can fundamentally change our experience of life – ubiquitous data sensors and AI can now give us real time feedback and response cues on our brainwaves, our emotional state, our facial expressions, our blood glucose levels (diabetes), approaching manic episodes (bipolar disease) See Dr Vivienne Ming talk on these topics.

 

We can also communicate in real time […]

By |December 8th, 2017|Reflections|0 Comments|
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    Singularity Insights Part 2: Personal experience of new technologies and human inspired innovation shifts paradigms

Singularity Insights Part 2: Personal experience of new technologies and human inspired innovation shifts paradigms

I read and explore a lot. I had read about and seen videos on 3D printing, Virtual Reality, Drones, Mind driven bots, brainwave altering devices, driverless cars, talking robots, virtual roaming conference attendee, etc.

 

Whilst knowledge is powerful and keeps you informed, it is the experience of something that somehow fundamentally shifts how you see the world and your […]

By |November 29th, 2017|Reflections|1 Comment|
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    Singularity Insights Part 1: So why did I travel 25 hours to San Francisco and Silicon Valley??

Singularity Insights Part 1: So why did I travel 25 hours to San Francisco and Silicon Valley??

A few key words say it all: Singularity, Exponential Thinking and Technologies, Innovation, Learning, Abundance, Solving Global Grand Challenges (GGC) Together, 54 Global participants, Interacting with bright minds and proven innovators, Immersion for discovering personal contribution to the GGC …and maybe you could add Napa Valley Wines.

Imagine a world in which we achieve Singularity, in which the boundary between […]

By |November 17th, 2017|Reflections|0 Comments|

“To Be or Not to Be”, Future-fit Jobs and Singularity University

Recently the country was ablaze with excitement, curiosity and apprehension as Singularity University hit South African soil. For those unfamiliar with this establishment, Singularity University is somewhat a symbol of the ‘disruptive future’. Business representatives from around the country piled into the Kyalami Race Track in anticipation of some of the answers to solving tomorrows problems.

A key […]

By |September 4th, 2017|Reflections|0 Comments|

Collaborative partnering: it doesn’t just happen by itself…

Catalyst strives to be Collaborative Partners to our clients, a description often bestowed on our consulting engagements and relationships.

But, how does it work, and how do you get there?

Two realities are often at play within the consulting engagements we embark on.  The one talks to the level of definition of problems and currency available from our clients, i.e. whether […]

The Land of Milk and Honey

I’ve been labelled a ‘corporate refugee’.  A term I’m quite liking.  It was during one of my first interactions with Debbie that I came across these words.  Strictly speaking if we unpack the word, one is met with quite an alarming explanation: “Refugee – a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, […]

Slow it down… to speed it up

 

The month of May brings us into the annual season of Autumn. The time when Mother Nature slows down; animals prepare for hibernation, trees shed their leaves, days begin to shorten, the light changes… all in preparation for the annual cycle of rest and regeneration. Given how our year started, we are in desperate need of this!

This year we […]

Lead from the front for successful culture change

In February 2016 a new management team took over the reins at Heineken SA. Top of the MD’s agenda was to create a unified, high performing culture. Catalyst was appointed to facilitate this transition; what followed was a remarkable journey highlighting the importance leadership and face-to-face engagements play in transforming a culture.

The entire leadership team understood that they needed […]

The Art of The Flip

Year end and the festive season is racing toward us as we aim to finalise, integrate and achieve those real tangible results we all strive for. This year has been a wonderfully abundant year with its fair share of fascinating projects, committed client partners, relentless change, interesting surprises, robust conversations, some disappointments and awesome moments of feeling like we […]

By |December 8th, 2016|Reflections|0 Comments|