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Armed Against the Sea of Uncertainties

“Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles and by opposing, end them.”Imagine, if you will, a dark and stormy night. Terror crackles or rips, or snaps through the streets like a...

Strategy for the 21st Century

During the Warring States period (475-221 BC) in Chinese history characterized by perpetual wars between divided states, strategists offered advice on how to conduct war, receiving payment for their services. These first strategy consultants were a group of traveling...

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...

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