Not Just Competitive Intelligence, but Futures Intelligence

VUCA—volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous—is an acronym coined by the U.S. military to describe the geo-political environment after the Cold War. Today, business leaders have adopted the term to describe their Monday mornings. In such an environment, where does...

Career Foresight: Reframing Career Development for the 21st Century

Strategic Foresight and its most common tool scenario planning have been used successfully at the corporate planning level for decades, the most famous example being that of the energy and petrochemical giant, Shell.  During the oil crisis of the late 1960’s, Shell...

Embracing a Transformational Mindset

Originally published in Rotman Management Magazine’s Fall 2016 Issue: The Disruptive Issue Early in the 20th century, Austrian-born economist Joseph Schumpeter coined the phrase ‘creative destruction’ to describe the disruptive process of ongoing technological and...

Foresight as an Operating System: Natural Foresight®

Traditionally, the field of Strategic Foresight is academically focused. You can receive a master’s degree in Strategic Foresight at universities in the United States. But there’s a major gap between the theory of foresight and its application to business operations...

It’s Time To Drop The F-Bomb On Culture

We know what you’re probably thinking: "Wow! Quite the title for a post. They went for it,” or “These guys have finally lost it… they’re nuts!” Well, we might be nuts. But that’s not the point. The point is that it's time to f_____ culture. Of course, we’re not...

Foresight Integration Training (F.I.T.)

As Frank and I travel across the globe speaking to organizations and conference delegates, the most common question we hear is “How do I bring futures thinking back to my company?” or “How can I practice strategic foresight in my personal life?” In response to this...

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