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It’s Time to Democratize the Future

Originally appeared on Medium by Frank Spencer on February 10, 2018In a recent article published in Fast Company magazine entitled “What Faux Futurists Cost The Rest Of Us,” author Liz Alexander asks a vital and timely question of all businesses and governments: “What...

Video: Will Data Save the Future

In this vlog, Kedge Founder and The Futures School Co-Founder Frank Spencer discusses the need to go beyond data and “plausible futures” in order to create transformational change and aspirational futures.     [ctct form="327"]

TFS Alumni Spotlight: The Future of Work

“AI and robots taking over the world! We all need to be digitally savvy! The jobs that exist today will not exist in the next decade!" These are the type of things that we often hear often when we think of the future of work - but what does this actually mean? Coming...

Why “Ridiculous” Maps of the Future are Useful

Developing and executing business strategy, products and innovative ideas in our current environment demands new approaches and mindsets. Linear methods that rely solely on the extrapolation of historical results are completely ineffective as technological...

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...

Video: Creative Complexity

Kedge Founder and The Futures School Co-Founder Frank Spencer explains the concept of Creative Complexity, and why it's critical to good foresight, innovation, strategy and organizational development.    [ctct form="327"]

Mashup Hit: Foresight, Speculative Design and Design Fiction

Mashups result from the creative blend of two or more songs, overlaying lyrics from one hit onto the instrumental beats of another.Last week, The Futures School created our own mashup when we sponsored and exhibited at the #PRIMER19 conference at The New School in New...

Place Matters

In May 2019, The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) released a study, “The Importance of Place: Neighborhood Amenities as a Source of Social Connection and Trust.” A key finding included that the closer Americans are to neighborhood amenities, including parks and...

TFS Alumni Spotlight: Transforming Libraries

Public libraries have long been considered to be on the brink of irrelevancy and extinction, fending off assertions that Google would replace librarians - the original “search engines” - or that eBooks would replace print books. Thus, it's easy for the technophiles to...

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