In launching last week’s inaugural Army Leadership Seminar (31 Jul – 01 Aug 19), LTGEN Rick Burr, the Chief of Army, explained that our Army is active every day; across a spectrum of cooperation, competition and conflict. We are simultaneously engaged in various domains and in different places along that spectrum. This is the character […]
Interested in pitching or participating at the Defence Entrepreneur’s Forum Australia 2019 (#DEFAus19)? This article provides the basics.
It’s important, but is it accessible? This month was all about the Senior Non-Commissioned Officer (SNCO), as the professional military education (PME) network blew-up with discussion on all things SNCO. In particular we saw broad acknowledgement on the importance of SNCOs having an intellectual edge, and that across the globe militaries have ‘wheels in motion’ constructing […]
‘This is only a foretaste of what is to come, and only the shadow of what is going to be.’ – Alan Turing Alan Turing’s prescient warning was in relation to the rise of machine intelligence. An ominous forecast at a time when the true potential of drone technology had not been fully grasped; but the indicators […]
“There is a lack of consciousness of the importance of professional education in many members of the Army, and consequently it has a lower ‘value proposition’ for most members”. – Brigadier Mick Ryan, 2016 Mastery in the profession of arms instils a culture and a habit of persistent learning and of cognitive curiosity. In 2019 […]
All methodologies fail at prediction but they also can all produce relevant future scenarios that will keep your mind adaptive and your organization better prepared for any surprising future that might arise. It is okay to get the future wrong. Just do it a hundred different ways.