Review - Eddie Choo
Two recent books explore hopeful, hands-on approaches to grappling with an uncertain future.
Opinion: Mainstreaming the Praxis of Foresight: The UK Example
Opinion - Jeremy Tan, Calvin Chong
The UK Government's approach to futures thinking emphasises communication, engagement and broad application.
Editorial Issue 7
Editorial - Alvin Pang
Features past issues of Ethos, event materials and CSC-authored case studies and toolkits
After Our Singapore Conversation: The Futures of Governance
Opinion - Lim Seok Hui, Adrian W. J. Kuah
Two analysts from the Public Service Division reflect on Our Singapore Conversation’s radical implications for the nation and its public policy enterprise.
New Capabilities in Strategic Leadership: Insights from Singapore
Opinion - Sheila Ronis
Singapore’s experience holds lessons for the establishment of robust, future-oriented national strategy frameworks elsewhere.
Opinion: Futures Literacy — Embracing Complexity and Using the Future
Opinion - Riel Miller
If policymakers want to address complexity, they must define and then use the future more effectively, argues futurist Riel Miller.
Opinion: The Future of Futures
Opinion - Devadas Krishnadas
The next stage in the evolution of futures thinking could come from coordination across multiple domains, with a careful mix of capabilities.
Governance at the Leading Edge: Black Swans, Wild Cards, and Wicked Problems
Article - Peter Ho
At the 2008 Strategic Perspectives Conference, Head of Civil Service Peter Ho traced the evolution of contemporary public sector practice. He concludes that while the Public Service has successfully adopted best practices from the private sector and elsewhere in the past, these are not enough to ensure good governance as we move into an unpredictable and complex future. In the following excerpt, he highlights the nature of the challenges ahead and argues that Singapore must develop its own new brand of governance in order to manage these critical uncertainties and generate original solutions to the wicked problems of our time.
Opinion: Global Talent: The War Goes On
Opinion - Pushp Deep Gupta
In 2008, Hewitt Associates was commissioned by Singapore's Ministry of Manpower to conduct wide-ranging research on current and future talent challenges with a special focus on Asia. In this article, they highlight key findings from their research.