13. Apr, 2018

The Next Now Part II

As promised more insights from the Munich event on Tuesday this week. My personal highlight was the keynote speech of Richard David Precht (http://www.young-germany.de/topic/play/day-night/richard-david-precht-the-philosopher). The German philosopher, with the Youtube video I mentioned on 06-Apr-18, did take a kind of different approach in looking at topics like digital transformation, education and our society. Some key statements below, to think about:

  • For the future we do not just need knowledge, we need competences
  • We need more Incompetence Compensation Competence (a word joke that possibly does not translate very well 😉)
  • Innovation can only be successful in the long term, if it is accepted by the society (show advantages and pick up the people where they are currently) --> Innovation must be welcomed by the majority
  • Innovations must be future-oriented, but also suitable for grandchildren
  • After the digitization, we will have a new, different society
  • Utopia or innovation is still a problem for current politics --> we are currently good at technology, but bad at politics
  • We are facing millions of wrong conditionings due to the current school system
    • A wrong preparation for labor markets of the future
    • Selection criteria and processes make no sense anymore
    • We do not talk about how to learn properly/successfully
    • Lifelong learning with pleasure, must be the new foundation
    • We need to anchor more knowledge in the minds with a new school system
  • Start programming in Kindergarten is not the solution for digitization
  • We need to be looking for competences in the future, which will not be digitized in the long term --> more empathy at work
  • BUT we should not forget to reduce power consumption through digitization to save the planet (reduce fossil fuel consumption as one example)

Some more interesting, remarkable, debatable and surprising statements from other sessions during the day:

  • See training as innovation engine, promote digital thinking, behavior and thinking in processes
  • Change = dissatisfaction * vision * first step * creative leadership * team (no multiplier should be ZERO)
  • DigitalLife@Daimler is a good example for making a change, see https://www.daimler.com/company/strategy/digitallife/ (Ideate, collaborate, transform, change)
  • https://www.future.consulting/   ThinkTank 2bAHEAD
    • You can not stop digitization --> It is partly already a reality - going 10 years into the future is like going 20 years into the past
    • Learn how to unlearn
    • New challenges: Strengthening the individual, Diffusion of power, Demographics, nutrition - water - energy
    • Define your innovation strategy
    • Build up an innovation governance
      • Take innovation seriously
      • Defining a vision, managing risks
      • develop skills, allocate resources
      • Build up a structure
    • https://www.e-thinktank-mitegro.de/en/

Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all. It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance. Ban Ki-moon, South Korean - Leader Born: June 13, 1944 - who was the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 2007 to December 2016