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Do you ever feel steamrolled by the craziness of life, which seems to explode in spite of your attempts to keep the peace? Stress is simply the power we give to outside circumstance to define our worth, value and capability. Life happens, and I can assure you that as long as your heart is beating and you have breath in your lungs, life will continue to unfold before you. Events, to-do lists and external feedback will continue to pop up in your face, all of which remain objective until you label them as a threat to your sense of worth, value and capability. By Lauren Miller

Unlike the study of macro or megatrends, situational futuring is a micro-futuring process that begins with a single invention, tiny idea or what-if condition and expands from there. The process begins with an initial scenario and asking some of the standard who-what-when-where-how-and-why questions. Probing deeper, questions formulated around things like timing, monetary implications, disruptive effects, symbiotic partners, who-wins-who-loses, wild cards, policy changes, and strange bedfellows will help expand your thinking even further. Here are more examples of starting points designed to begin the conversational thread of situational futuring. By Tom Frey

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If your company is considering a sale or investment in the near or medium term, there are a number of actions you can take now to make the intellectual property (IP) diligence conducted by the buyer or investor go smoothly. Failure to take the below actions may unnecessarily extend the diligence process. By Lindsey Silber

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