“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 2017, I was asked to serve as the speaker for the NASA iTech Speaker Series at the Armstrong Flight Research Center in California. The room was filled with brilliant individuals who go to work every day to create ideas and innovations around space travel and exploration, private and commercial flight, and…

Creating Foresight-Fueled Action: The Future of Innovation and Design Panel

Zan Chandler, Craig Mellott, and Adam Wilson discussed using design for racial and social equality as well as the convergence of design and foresight practices. Since design is about creating and influencing the future, the panel was in agreeance that design is also a great avenue through which we can democratize the future!

A Transformationalist’s Guide to Saving the Future

We will never be successful in navigating our way through uncertainty by only extrapolating historical data or exploring the possibilities that exist within our dominant narratives — our world is much too complex for such simple ways of thinking; we must move beyond adaptation or resilience as our response to the future, and begin cultivating a mindset of transformational change.

The Future of Learning

Valentina has deep knowledge and research in organizational learning (and unlearning), and sat down with TFS Co-Founder Yvette Montero Salvatico to learn her perspective on the future of learning. They discussed emerging landscapes of change that will impact learning, transformational opportunities for adaptive learning, the automated workforce, the relationship between complexity and knowledge transfer, and how to ensure learning is human-centered.

3 Ways to Challenge Assumptions

A new way of thinking first requires a fresh way of seeing and measuring the world around us. There are several ways you can challenge your worldviews through the Natural Foresight® Discover facet.

5 Common Reasons Why Foresight Efforts Fail

Creating a sustainable foresight practice for yourself or within our organizations can be a challenge. Our outdated systems may be faltering, but they are holding on for dear life.  There are lessons, however, in failed attempts at foresight implementation. In our experience, there are several common pitfalls which should be avoided when pursuing foresight integration.

Natural Foresight as a Panarchy

The adaptive systems within a panarchy are most commonly represented by a figure eight or an infinity symbol. This demonstrates how the various phases within the system alternate in a continual cycle rather than following a straight line that has a clear-cut beginning and end.