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.

Creating Foresight-Fueled Action with Simone Rosati

Originally recorded August 6,2021 Simone Rosati is a charismatic and inspirational coach and consultant. His deep knowledge in complexity and personal development shined through when he attended our Foundations in Natural Foresight® (previously Applied Foresight Accelerator) for the EMEA region. Simone’s curiosities about consciousness and co-creative futures aligns with our values at TFS. We were honored to speak to him about these topics emerging in the field of foresight. In this episode of Creating Foresight-Fueled Action, Frank speaks with Simone about…

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 referring to any group’s national or societal culture. Rather, we’re talking about the system of shared values, beliefs and assumptions that governs how people behave within a company. You know, the…

Causal Layered Analysis

Kedge Principal Frank Spencer demonstrates how to use the Causal Layered Analysis tool created by Sohail Inayatullah.

What is Futures Thinking?

What is futures thinking? Is it the same as Strategic Foresight? What makes someone a futurist? Futures thinking is a mindset that is most commonly associated with creative problem-solving and bold, provoking innovations. Strategic Foresight is a decades-old discipline that allows us to create functional views of alternative futures and possibilities. Through this process,  organizations are better prepared for potential threats and are able to capitalize on hidden opportunities. You can think of Strategic Foresight as a sport, a futurist…

Creating Foresight-Fueled Action with Marcela Sabino

On this episode of Creating Foresight-Fueled Action, Marcela Sabino talked about her work in foresight being largely about creating or finding transdisciplinary approaches to big world problems, meshing previously siloed ideas into new approaches, innovations and inventions. She talked about her work at the Museum of the Future in Brazil, and how they made prototypes of the future around healthcare, food production, climate change, work, synthetic biology, AI, VR and so much more. She tied this to the practice of…

Conversation with Peachie Dioquino-Valera

We gathered the Global Foresight Advisory Council and a few alumni to participate in an inspirational discussion with Peachie Dioquino-Valera joining us from the Philippines. Topics included Peachie’s involvement with Climate Works, her focus on inspiring youth to have agency in their futures, the importance of decolonizing the future and regenerative futures, and the power of integrating empathy into futures work.

Spirituality in Foresight

This webcast was originally recorded on August 20, 2021. Foresight can be considered as a mental technology that expands the user’s perspective across time and space. If employed well, foresight can make us more empathetic, more mindful, and more aware. In short, it can open us to new opportunities and empower us to make better decisions in the present. Creating the future is a spiritual practice. Foresight fosters an awareness of the interconnections between all things across time and space.…

The Language of Foresight

In 2014 I was asked to step out of the day-to-day of the business I helped launch and assume the new role of Chief Strategy Officer. The role was mine to define, but it rose out of the need for our organization, a provider of financial services, to become deliberate in our growth. We had grown from a business plan in 2007 to a balance sheet that experienced 1000% growth and made the Inc. 500 in 2012. I was struggling…

Launch to Tomorrow

President and CEO of the Orlando Economic Partnership’s Tim Giuliani and Kedge Founder/TFS Co-Founder Frank Spencer discuss how Strategic Foresight is the core to the seven-county region’s Launch to Tomorrow.