Can You “Future Proof”​ Your Design Strategies?

A failure of imagination is the undoing of many great design strategies. With Strategic Foresight, you scan to identify trends, analyze and identify patterns, create multiple future scenarios, and test strategies against these scenarios and adjust to make them adaptable.

Foresight = Data + Intuition + Research + Creativity

In a recent Forbes article, Industrial and Organizational Psychologist, Sesil Pir, toutes why foresight is a critical skill set for all 21st century leaders. “We never experienced the volatility, ambiguity and complexity in managing all of our tasks. It is no secret we all struggle to find the capacity to meet different demands in our roles and have a growing need to be able to think and decide more holistically.” We could not agree more with Pir’s statement. We need…

Creating Foresight-Fueled Action: Timothy Jaiyeoba

Originally recorded July 16, 2021 Timothy Jaiyeoba had his first degree in Chemical Engineering (B.Eng), three (3) Master’s degree (one in Process Engineering and two MBAs with specialism in Strategic Planning and Oil & Gas Management). He has the following professional certificates: Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Cost Professional (CCP), Strategic Management Certificate (SMC), and Certified Foresight Practitioner (CFP). He has over nineteen (19) years of experience in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry; in January 2019, he started StrateDelta…

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.

Creating Foresight-Fueled Action with Simone Rosati

Originally recorded August 6,2021 Simone Rosati is a charismatic and inspirational coach and consultant. His deep knowledge in complexity and personal development shined through when he attended our Foundations in Natural Foresight® (previously Applied Foresight Accelerator) for the EMEA region. Simone’s curiosities about consciousness and co-creative futures aligns with our values at TFS. We were honored to speak to him about these topics emerging in the field of foresight. In this episode of Creating Foresight-Fueled Action, Frank speaks with Simone about…

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 referring to any group’s national or societal culture. Rather, we’re talking about the system of shared values, beliefs and assumptions that governs how people behave within a company. You know, the…

Causal Layered Analysis

Kedge Principal Frank Spencer demonstrates how to use the Causal Layered Analysis tool created by Sohail Inayatullah.

What is Futures Thinking?

What is futures thinking? Is it the same as Strategic Foresight? What makes someone a futurist? Futures thinking is a mindset that is most commonly associated with creative problem-solving and bold, provoking innovations. Strategic Foresight is a decades-old discipline that allows us to create functional views of alternative futures and possibilities. Through this process,  organizations are better prepared for potential threats and are able to capitalize on hidden opportunities. You can think of Strategic Foresight as a sport, a futurist…

Creating Foresight-Fueled Action with Marcela Sabino

On this episode of Creating Foresight-Fueled Action, Marcela Sabino talked about her work in foresight being largely about creating or finding transdisciplinary approaches to big world problems, meshing previously siloed ideas into new approaches, innovations and inventions. She talked about her work at the Museum of the Future in Brazil, and how they made prototypes of the future around healthcare, food production, climate change, work, synthetic biology, AI, VR and so much more. She tied this to the practice of…

Conversation with Peachie Dioquino-Valera

We gathered the Global Foresight Advisory Council and a few alumni to participate in an inspirational discussion with Peachie Dioquino-Valera joining us from the Philippines. Topics included Peachie’s involvement with Climate Works, her focus on inspiring youth to have agency in their futures, the importance of decolonizing the future and regenerative futures, and the power of integrating empathy into futures work.