Michael Leathes



Yogi Berra made his name not only by winning the 1968 World Series as coach of the New York Mets but with malapropisms such as ‘half the lies they tell about me aren’t true’ and ‘always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours’. But his remark that ‘the future ain’t what it used to be’ was more profound. Change happens faster now. The near certainties of the past look more like unconvincing theories. Ways of leading, educating, negotiating, daring, innovating and succeeding are being reinvented. The future arrives more quickly; a 10-year forecast is now more challenging.