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.

Creating Foresight-Fueled Action: Tamarah Usher

On this episode of Creating Foresight-Fueled Action, Yvette Montero Salvatico speaks with Director of Slalom Strategy [S2] and TFS Alumna, Tamarah Usher to discuss a variety of topics around how to make foresight stick for yourself and in an organization.

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 extend the analogy, the human race is the fertile ground for the seeds of the future, and that soil is the key to the ultimate manifestation and expression of what is waiting to emerge. In order to…

Why Trend Reports Just Aren’t Enough Anymore

For many of us, the question of how to prepare our organizations for the future usually centers on current trends. We consume “Top Trends of 20YY” content with gusto, and shell out hundreds of dollars for annual industry trend reports. After all, they give us a warm, fuzzy feeling of being “in the know,” and may even spur exciting conversation about new initiatives. But the confidence inspired by some expert’s interpretation of the tea leaves is fleeting in today’s VUCA…