Clem Sunter, information and articles from the web:
Foxy futurists & how to become one
Author: Clem Sunter
By Clem Sunter
This book is based on articles the author wrote between May
2009 and September 2010.
However, Sunter says although some of his columns were
written as an "impulsive reaction to an event that happened
in the world or SA", he had a subconscious theme running
through all of them.
Basically, Sunter wants us to become "foxy futurists" where,
like the fox, we are constantly sizing up the environment
around us to identify opportunities and risks that come from
changes taking place around us.
"But more than that, I want them to respond with action, an
adaptation of behaviour, strategy or tactics to suit the new
"It is the speed of response that ensures the survival of
the fox and makes it one of the most successful of species,"
It is fitting that the book is dedicated to the late Steve
Biko, who, Sunter says, "linked self-development to
self-esteem, a concept that is only now gaining general
This is a book for the uncertain times in which we live and
you'll find yourself dipping into it again and again as a
guide to manage the volatile world we all face.
Book by Clem Sunter - Description:
What do you call people who are vaguely right about the
future, but seldom precisely wrong? Foxy futurists. In the
latest in Clem Sunter's top-selling series of books, he
explores the methodology of foxy futurists as well as their
propensity to turn their thoughts into action.
This title is a collection of his most recent columns,
covering topics of general interest, updated and annotated
with new insights by this master strategist. It includes
possible paths the global economy and South Africa might
follow in the years ahead. Packed full of wit and wisdom,
Foxy Futurists is a guide to survival and success in these
volatile and uncertain times.
By Clem Sunter