Predictions for 2008

I was thinking about how to kickBlack Swan
off our first post of 2008. I thought
the year ahead would be an easy
topic to cover but shortly realised
it wasn’t. 2008 is going to be a big
year for us and Snagsta that’s for
sure but actually trying to
accurately predict how it will pan
out in any detail is a pretty
pointless exercise.

Phil’s reading a book about this very subject right now named Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb who defines the black swan concept as a large-impact, hard-to-predict, and rare event beyond the realm of normal expectations. Life over here under the railway bridge has been full of those lately!

I’ll leave the last word on future gazing to former England footballer Paul Gascoigne who perhaps put it best when he said: “I never predict anything, and I never will”.

If it’s creative inspiration for the year ahead you’re after then you may like to watch this video clip below – thanks to Iain Tate for sharing this.

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9 Responses to Predictions for 2008

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    So – Alex really does give everyone the same Christmas present! I got Black Swan too – and am half way thru! Will have to think how Snagsta represents part of Extremistan!

    Happy New Year to the Snagsta team.

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