Self-rule always delivers the best results

Clem Sunter 4651 views

Self-rule, as opposed to colonialism, has according to history always been the most likely state in which a nation would achieve success, writes Clem Sunter.

Clem Sunter

Beyond reasonable greed

Clem Sunter 16 comments | 4123 views

The world has more than lived up to the phrase "greed is good" by pursuing the principle that excessive greed is even better, says Clem Sunter.

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Spacecraft Cape Town needs your cooperation

Clem Sunter 4230 views

Cape Town is in trouble and all of its citizens' must play their part as the risk is rising that there could be a catastrophe when we run out of water, writes Clem Sunter.

Clem Sunter

2017's global scenarios

Clem Sunter 986 views

If we've learnt anything from 2016 it's that the future can defy all expert predictions. How do we plan for 2017 and what do the years beyond hold in store in terms of possible highs and lows for the global economy, asks Clem Sunter.

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What if the taps run dry?

Clem Sunter 1 comments | 4551 views

We obsessively follow news about the good guys and bad guys belonging to the human species, but we seldom think of Mother Nature until after a catastrophe has happened, writes Clem Sunter.

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The flags of wrath

Clem Sunter 3 comments | 4735 views

With further research suggesting that humankind is one of the most aggressive mammal species when it comes to protecting its own territory, it is not surprising that there are so many problems in the world today, says Clem Sunter.

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Another tactical victory, another strategic nightmare

Clem Sunter 8 comments | 10015 views

Clem Sunter explains how recent history has only revealed the complete inability of political leaders to think strategically when committing their countries to acts of war.


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The Gilded Cage

Clem Sunter 3067 views

We are at a tipping point in history with a 50:50 chance of Donald Trump turning out to be a better leader than his critics made out during the campaign, writes Clem Sunter.

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A new great library of Africa

Clem Sunter 1 comments | 4244 views

Given all the bad news around, Clem Sunter describes a new library project at the University of Johannesburg that should lift the spirits of all South Africans.

Clem Sunter

Incremental versus disruptive innovation

Clem Sunter 1789 views

Clem Sunter takes issue with the new fad around disruption being the key to running a successful business. It is about having an ongoing spirit of innovation that leads to incremental improvements over time.

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Wings on his heels

Clem Sunter 3 comments | 2548 views

Wayde Van Niekerk’s example of how you can become a world-class sensation should be an inspiration for all young South Africans, says Clem Sunter.

Clem Sunter

The latest South African flags and scenarios

Clem Sunter 3 comments | 5294 views

In the week when the results of the municipal elections can reshape South Africa’s future, Clem Sunter provides the flags to watch and the scenarios to consider up to the year 2026

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The Flagwatching Bulletin: July 2016

Clem Sunter 3 comments | 4869 views

The world is changing faster than at any time in its history. Clem Sunter provides a summary of the flags to watch to make better strategic decisions about your future.

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The foxes have won

Clem Sunter 4 comments | 4348 views

Clem Sunter shows how relevant the improbable victory of Leicester City in the Premier League is for the future of South Africa in the world at large.

Clem Sunter

2016: The flags to watch

Clem Sunter 10924 views

Here is Clem Sunter's pick of the potential game-changing flags to watch in 2016.

Clem Sunter

Time for an Economic Codesa

Clem Sunter 15 comments | 5823 views

This is what we need to set our economy on a new path just like the political ones did in creating a new democracy in the early 1990s, writes Clem Sunter.

Clem Sunter

The perfect storm: why waste it?

Clem Sunter 9 comments | 9524 views

Clem Sunter describes how all the red flags are combining to create a perfect storm, but at the same time an enormous motive to work together.

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I am what I am. Take me or leave me.

Clem Sunter 5 comments | 3231 views

Clem Sunter draws attention to the anti-establishment flag that is changing the political game around the world in terms of electioneering

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The chart that says it all 30 years later

Clem Sunter 3 comments | 7946 views

Given that the politics of South Africa have been transformed by the municipal elections, it is now time to concentrate on the economy. Clem Sunter produces a chart from 30 years ago to prove the point.

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The latest global scenarios: 2021 to 2026

Clem Sunter 2 comments | 8563 views

Given that the world has reached a tipping point, what are the scenarios over the next 10 years? Clem Sunter provides the answer to the question on everybody’s mind.

Clem Sunter

May 2016: The Flagwatching Bulletin

Clem Sunter 3451 views

How has the world been doing so far in 2016? Clem Sunter answers this question with his latest flag-watching bulletin.

Clem Sunter

January 2016: The Flagwatching Bulletin

Clem Sunter 1 comments | 7354 views

Clem Sunter provides an update on the 2016 flags he mentioned as potential game-changers at the end of last year.

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The Forked Lightning Scenario

Clem Sunter 5408 views

It is the season of cheer and goodwill, but it is also the time to be wary about the markets, writes Clem Sunter.

Clem Sunter

The Flagwatching Bulletin

Clem Sunter 4 comments | 3330 views

Clem Sunter reviews the flags changing the global game and the risk of growing conflict between America and Russia.

Clem Sunter

Risk management: why the flags matter

Clem Sunter 3519 views

Clem Sunter explains how the VW saga highlights the importance of the risk management discipline for every company.

Clem Sunter

Pollsters should be foxier

Clem Sunter 3 comments | 1818 views

Clem Sunter offers words of advice to pollsters in light of the harsh criticism heaped on them after the UK election.

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