Markku provides expert analysis in a conversational manner for a wide range of topical blog posts. Here you can follow his personal updates including new book launches and press interviews with Financial Industry Magazine, Finland Focus Magazine and at the Morningstar conference where he spoke about megatrends and how it’s difficult to underestimate the rate of change in the future.
There are many global challenges that Markku delves into. From Brexit to the Donald Trump presidency, Markku looks at the roots of this political-social passage and explores how institutions can be victims of the past, lacking the procedures and route map to follow for new situations. While the future of populist nationalism is visible today, he also explains in a separate post that the world needs a Europe with multiple values and human intelligence to meet the demands of tomorrow.
An area of personal interest is climate and environmental change. Posts reflect on topics including the 2015 Paris summit, as well as the importance of providing access to clean water for people across the world. Markku examines key issues that will play a major role in shaping our collective futures and provides an overview of solutions, such as his post looking at the number one most radically aware environmental company in the world.
As an esteemed futurist, Markku explores topics including the future of education and learning, foresight, cities, leadership and the economics of global commerce. From a business perspective, he writes about the new wave of organisations, lessons that can be learnt from Silicon Valley and uses Nokia as a case study in a number of posts.