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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...

TFS Alumni – Creating Cities of the Future

Originally appeared on Tim Giuliani’s website on April 11th, 2019 How do cities prosper in the 4th Industrial Revolution? How can new opportunities advance broad-based prosperity? What is the strategy for cities and regions to create their future?In Orlando, we are...

Not Just Competitive Intelligence, but Futures Intelligence

VUCA—volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous—is an acronym coined by the U.S. military to describe the geo-political environment after the Cold War. Today, business leaders have adopted the term to describe their Monday mornings.In such an environment, where does...

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