The Push and Pull of the Future

Watch a short clip of a talk that Kedge Principal Yvette Montero Salvatico gave in 2016. Yvette discusses intentionally and purposefully creating aspirational futures, and how Strategic Foresight methods and tools facilitate the ability to pull yourself to the future.

The Most Powerful Mindfulness Is Future-Focused

Everyone is familiar with the importance of being mindful, but very few realize that this practice can be integrally tied to a futures mindset. In his recent article published in Psychology Today, Thomas S Bateman, discusses the concept of future mindfulness, which he believes “offers even more potential and power to individuals, leaders, and organizations wanting to forge better futures.”

Introduction to Holoptic Foresight Dynamics

On August 26th, TFS Co-founder Frank Spencer spoke at the Responsible AI/DI Summit in New York City.  What is “Responsible” AI/DI (“RAIDI”)?  It is the discipline of maximizing the positive social value of these powerful technologies, while minimizing their negative impacts.  This gathering of senior thought leaders offered an opportunity for everyone to share diverse perspectives from technology, economics, national intelligence, strategic foresight, and more. Frank’s session was titled, “Holoptic Foresight Dynamics: An Intentional Evolutionary Strategy to Guide Humanity Into…

Armed Against the Sea of Uncertainties

“Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles and by opposing, end them.” Imagine, if you will, a dark and stormy night. Terror crackles or rips, or snaps through the streets like a live wire. Panicked voices cry from every corner. Newscasters with shaky voices urge the public to remain calm, to no avail. Then out of the darkness, with flashing eyes and gnashing…

Strategy for the 21st Century

During the Warring States period (475-221 BC) in Chinese history characterized by perpetual wars between divided states, strategists offered advice on how to conduct war, receiving payment for their services. These first strategy consultants were a group of traveling philosophers inclusive of people such as Confucius and Sun Tzu. Today in strategy, we often use the metaphor of war quoting Sun Tzu. However, “The Art of War” was written 2500 years ago and while the statements might still be relevant…