I can’t say that I am very often excited by papers setting out future strategies for countries, companies or indeed, even individuals, but my eye has been drawn this week to one such document published on 8th February by the strategy unit in the cabinet office entitled ‘Realising Britain’s potential: Future strategic challenges for Britain’. I wouldn’t say that there is anything substantially new in the report, which runs to a daunting 184 pages, but the executive summary is well worth a look as it brings together the nine key strategic challenges facing Britain, including unsurprisingly population growth, the climate change and democratic renewal. All of these are fundamentally important if we are to mitigate the impacts of globalisation, population growth and the interconnectiveness of economies and societies. If you’re suffering from insomnia, a full copy of the document can be downloaded by clicking here, but for those of you who don’t have problems sleeping should read the executive summary as it gives a very clear picture of the challenges facing us. Talking of challenges look out next week for the first posting of the links to the Sky Green Shoots competition, which I referred in my blog last week.