Tools for Hope was a one-day event organised by the Association of Professional Futurists as part of its regular ProDev (professional development) series. It was a practical hands-on event designed to help people who are interested in using futures work… Continue Reading →
This short presentation illustrates how trends combine to create watershed moments in time that allow a huge step forward in technological and social progress. Birth of telecommunications
A case study, published by Human-Insight is based on work by Simplexity This organisation in the engineering industry was facing problems with the execution of its strategy. Employing thousands of people, management consisted of 11 departments, housing 285 managers/directors. The organisation had a wish to… Continue Reading →
In this insightful webinar “Navigating the future Scenarios for Europe 2030” Francesca Lagerberg discusses how Grant Thornton uses horizon and scenario planning to help their clients and themselves plan for uncertainty in Europe leading up to 2030. Francesca Lagerberg is… Continue Reading →
“Our struggle for global sustainability will be won or lost in the cities” Ban Ki-Moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations
Kraft Heinz and Unilever are fundamentally different businesses operating in the same space. The former believes that value creation depends on debt-fuelled take-over, asset stripping and aggressive cost reduction. Long-term value is created by repeating this model over and over… Continue Reading →
Against a backdrop of significant constitutional changes in the status of the Caribbean Netherlands we led a feasibility study for the creation of an independent development fund to support the integrated and sustainable development of the islands’ economies, focused on:… Continue Reading →
Simplexity Associate Patricia Lustig led a strategy development programme for an INGO in Bangladesh to develop its Country Strategy for the next 5 years. We ensured that the process was participative, including people from across the organisation and their partner NGOs. In… Continue Reading →
Imagine if our political leaders had had the foresight to go out into diverse communities in advance of the Brexit vote to solicit the views of ordinary people. If they’d listened to rather than talked at the British population. Might… Continue Reading →
Water, water, everywhere, and not a drop to drink, or should it be “not a drop to fill the coffers of business?” That is the question looming menacingly over the business horizon.
Simplexity Associate Tricia Lustig was invited (with Nepali colleagues she was training in the process) to a village in the Nepalese countryside (Phakhel) after they had requested some help. We began by asking them to tell us about a time… Continue Reading →
This video was originally created for the launch of Unlocking Foresight Know How CIC. It provides an introduction to Strategic Foresight together with a number of brief case studies.
Are you sitting comfortably? It’s time to flex your foresight muscles, says Patricia Lustig, author of Strategic Foresight: Learning from the Future