10 Questions to Test Future Readiness in Your Organization

For Rainer Rilke, poet and novelist, the future wasn’t a distant and nonexistent concept that could be flippantly disconnected from the present. Rather, the seeds of the future were contained within the present, and those seeds were waiting to grow and blossom. To...

Why Do Many Corporate Foresight Efforts Fail?

You don’t need to look hard to find examples of companies that failed to adapt to the changing business and technology landscapes of their time. From Kodak to Britannica, the headlines have been littered with former brand icons which now find themselves struggling to...

How Creativity Grows from Natural Foresight®

One of the greatest deficits of our time is an impoverishment of “creativity generators” or cultures of creativity within our organizations. By becoming captive to the “bottom line” of Wall Street, our organizational and governmental expressions fell prey to extremely...

Why Natural Foresight® Makes Your Organization Healthier

Here’s a secret about futures thinking and foresight: It should be a natural part of your organizational processes and operations, an organic component of your business culture. In other words, foresight should naturally flow from organizational design, being just as...

What Ancient Cartography Can Teach Us about the Future

As futurists, we never claim to be able to predict the future. Predicting means you reject all possible outcomes in favor of one that you’re certain will come to pass.

With the rapid pace of change and increased complexity of today’s environment, a predictive approach is only effective in the short term at best, and at worst, it’s dangerous.

“Alien eyes” take center stage in NASA iTech Speaker Series

Have you ever wondered if NASA has made alien contact?  Well, I know firsthand that they have, because I had the honor of being NASA’s alien visitor! In August, I was asked to serve as the speaker for the NASA iTech Speaker Series at the Armstrong Flight Research...

Foresight Movement Takes Hold in Africa with TFS Cape Town

Each of our TFS cohorts is special, but the first ever group in South Africa was in a league all its own. Many of our participants have a sense of excitement when it comes to learning foresight, but in our Cape Town session, there was a sense of urgency and energy...

Foresight in Action: Building a Clean Food System in India

  Farming has long been the backbone of the Indian Economy. But the last few decades have seen a troubling slump in productivity in Indian agriculture. Cultivable land is becoming more scarce. Water shortages make irrigation a challenge. Increasingly erratic weather...

Why the Future Needs WorkHuman

  As I gear up for the WorkHuman conference in Phoenix this month, I can’t help but reflect on my 2016 WorkHuman experience where I repeatedly uttered the phrase, “I found my tribe!” (I should mention that I am not being compensated for this blog post. I’m not even...

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