Introduction

This blog falls out of my experiences looking at emerging technologies and forecasting in the last few years of my life.

I spent late 2012 through early 2014 as one of the founders of a consulting start-up called ‘Prokalkeo’. Prokalkeo’s goal was to help companies plan a strategy for emerging technology. It didn’t quite go that way-we ended up primarily doing market research. Our website is still up, if you want to investigate, and you might see some of the inspiration for this blog there.

I started Prokalkeo because I cared about the subject. Unfortunately, scrambling for clients doesn’t leave you a lot of time (or energy) for a deep investigation into a subject. While we knew our stuff, we weren’t able to push the boundaries back as much as we would have liked, let alone formalize it into any sort of framework.

That’s in the past, now–I’m employed elsewhere in a job that I love, and that allows me to have the energy to pursue outside interests. I’ve wanted to do something like Stratexist for a while.

The blog is titled Stratexist for a couple reasons–I hope to become a master strategist of technology, and I want to prove to myself and the world that viable, rigorous methods to plan a strategy of technology exist.

Please watch this space for updates. Unlike some blogs, I’m not going into this knowing what the outcome is going to be. This will be a place of reviewing existing papers and content and making them more well known, but also hopefully pushing back the boundaries of forecasting. Content will range from operations research, to math, to economics, to simple heuristic business decision making.

 

Colin