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Scenarios: Going Beyond Data To Map Complex Futures

When we want to implement change and transformation in our organizations, we are introducing a new vision or a new level of growth. This means that the old way of doing things – the way we measured and implemented the old processes and operations – won’t suffice as a...

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...

TFS and DFI Partnership Announcement

 The Futures School and Design Futures Initiative announce partnership for the Speculative Futures Program As part of The Futures School’s learning ecosystem, the Speculative Futures Program is a hands-on, immersive experience that makes designing and prototyping the...

Natural Foresight as a Panarchy

An excerpt from The Guide to Natural® Foresight Framework:Underpinned by the concept of cascading S-curves and complex adaptive cycles (Wahl, 2016), Natural Foresight® is commonly presented in four facets which can be leveraged more holistically and iteratively than a...

How Creativity Grows from Natural Foresight®

One of the greatest deficits of our time is an impoverishment of “creativity generators” or cultures of creativity within our organizations. By becoming captive to the “bottom line” of Wall Street, our organizational and governmental expressions fell prey to extremely...

Causal Layered Analysis

Kedge Principal Frank Spencer demonstrates how to use the Causal Layered Analysis tool created by Sohail Inayatullah. [ctct form="327"]

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