Embracing a Transformational Mindset

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

Creating Strategy in a VUCA World

The ideas that have historically guided us — hierarchical structures of society and organizations, top-down governance, segmented industries, intellectual property, personal ownership — are becoming increasingly irrelevant. We have never seen the volatility,...

Move from Decision-Making to Multi-Faceted Strategy

In an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world, we can cling to our vision and mission, but we have no hope of clinging to strategy. As landscapes and ideas change, so must our plans and approaches. And with change taking place at the speed of...

We’re Building The Future, And It Looks Just Like Today

As futurists, it is our job to help clients to build the future. That may mean that we are helping them to identify potential risks, discover emerging opportunities or simply navigate the unfolding trends. (Though it’s never really that simple or mundane.) This...

Why “That’s Crazy” Is Critical To Good Strategic Foresight

As a younger version of myself, one of the first foresight ideas that I encountered was the popular expression from futurist legend Jim Dator:“Any useful idea about the future must appear to be ridiculous.”When sharing this concept with clients from many different...