When I was at the AIIM Conference this year, Thornton May, gave a frenetic keynote address. While I am never quite sure what the key point Thornton is trying to make during his talks, he always makes everyone in the audience think, which is a very good thing.
During his keynote this year, Thornton used the following exercise to get the audience thinking about the future.
Choose movie, show, or work of literature which comes closest to capturing the essence of the external environment facing your enterprise today.
There were a lot of answers, some good, some mired in the past, but it was a very thought provoking discussion. My choice, if you haven’t figured it out by now, was 2001: A Space Odyssey.