thie.me | Jens Thieme views and discussions

thie.me | Jens Thieme views and discussions

thie.me | Jens Thieme views and discussions

Disruption abound

Do the many unforeseen or ‘unthinkable’ developments since 2014 onwards reveal significant failings of modern leadership?

Thinking The Unthinkable is a rolling, ongoing, dynamic investigation into why leaders have appeared more unable or unwilling than ever to anticipate the biggest issues of our time. Since 2014 these have included the new assertiveness of President Putin’s Russia, the rise of so-called ‘Islamic state’ the sudden oil price crash, growing cyber-vulnerability, and the exponential growth in mass migration and people movements.

We started our investigation in 2015, under the Churchill 2015 21st Century Statesmanship Global Leaders Programme. It was set up to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill’s death. It was a time when many were asking if contemporary leadership matches that of Sir Winston during World War Two. Our “Thinking The Unthinkable” inquiry began as part of the Churchill15 Programme. It has since developed its own dynamic.

Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, Dreams (Take 2)

Dreams (Take 2)

Now here you go again
You say you want your freedom
Well who am I to keep you down
It's only right that you should
Play the way you feel it
But listen carefully to the sound
Of your loneliness
Like a heartbeat...drives you mad
In the stillness of remembering what you had
And what you lost...
And what you had...
And what you lost
Thunder only happens when it's raining
Players only love you when they're playing
Say...Women...they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean...you'll know
Now here I go again, I see the crystal visions
I keep my visions to myself
It's only me
Who wants to wrap around your dreams and...
Have you any dreams you'd like to sell?
Dreams of loneliness...
Like a heartbeat...drives you mad...
In the stillness of remembering what you had...
And what you lost
What you had...
And what you lost
Thunder only happens when it's raining
Players only love you when they're playing
Say...Women...they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean...you'll know

Fleetwood Mac - Landslide - 2004 (Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Live In Boston - Say You Will Tour)

Landslide

I took my love and I took it down
I climbed a mountain and I turned around
And I saw my reflection in the snow-covered hills
Well, the landslide brought me down

Oh, mirror in the sky, what is love
Can the child within my heart rise above
Can I sail through the changing ocean tides
Can I handle the seasons of my life

Uh uh, uh uh, uh uh, oh

Well, I've been afraid of changin'
'Cause I've built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Children get older
And I'm getting older too
Well

Well, I've been afraid of changin'
'Cause I've built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Children get older
And I'm getting older too
Well, I'm getting older too

So take this love and take it down
Yeah, and if you climb a mountain and you turn around
And if you see my reflection in the snow-covered hills
Well, the landslide brought it down

And if you see my reflection in the snow-covered hills
Well maybe, well maybe, well maybe
A landslide will bring you down

 

Fleetwood Mac - Landslide - 2004 (Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Live In Boston - Say You Will Tour)