Workforce futures: exploring change and discovering paths forward

June 17, 2015

Our great privilege in helping organizations explore their futures is to sit with them when they make discoveries about the world of change surrounding them. Uncertainty turns to clarity and hopefulness at those moments. What may have felt like feeling their way around in fog becomes a brighter, clearer view of the future. With that […]

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The future in the small thing

June 10, 2015

"Four percent," the senior agency leader said. And that stopped the roll forward of an enthusiastic riff by my futurist colleague standing at the front of the room, and stilled the nodding heads of the already-converted who'd decided this was all cool stuff.  We had been discussing what is sometines called "the new agriculture," niche […]

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The future of education: How for-profit business will reshape education

September 23, 2014

The Future of Education: How For-Profit Businesses Will Reshape Education is the fourth piece I've done for the World Innovation Summit for Education's online news and idea site: WISE.Ed.Review. My focus for them is on clear future views of what's possible and desirable in education in our future. Previous pieces: Future of Education: Nine Skills […]

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The foresight gap: What too many organizations get wrong

September 17, 2014

Businesses aim close. Too often, a business’s view stays on its current realities and where the business is excelling or struggling. The mindset is near-term and management aligns its tools to support that near-term view. This creates a gulf between the challenges and opportunities of the future and the demands of the status quo. It […]

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Future of Education: Nine Skills That Will Help Make Our Children Future-Ready

August 21, 2014

Future of Education: Nine Skills That Will Help Make Our Children Future-Ready is the third piece I've done for the World Innovation Summit for Education's online news and idea site: WISE.Ed.Review. My focus for them is on clear future views of what's possible and desirable in education in our future. Previous pieces: Exploring the Future […]

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Exploring the Future for Education: Three Scenarios for 2025

July 8, 2014

Exploring the Future for Education: Three Scenarios for 2025 is the second piece I've done for the World Innovation Summit for Education's online news and idea site, WISE Ed.Review. My focus for them is on clear future views of what's possible and desirable in education in our future. More to come!

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MOOCs, Mobile and the Future of Higher Education

June 27, 2014

Here is a piece I wrote for the World Innovation Summit for Education: MOOCs, Mobile and the Future of Higher Education I expect to write a series of pieces at WISE's online publication WISE.ed.review in the coming months. Stayed tuned there for great insights on education from me and others!

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The clean slate scenario

May 22, 2014

What would you build today if you started from scratch? This is a question people in organizations, business sectors, government agencies, communities, non-profits, and philanthropies can ask to get new insights on their futures. We can't expect to throw over the old system and get just what we want, but we can free our thinking to understand […]

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Hey futurist, represent!

May 16, 2014

If foresight is a good thing, if knowing a little more about the future we face helps us all, then we ought to be willing to live and play the role of futurist. We ought to out ourselves, with everyone, and represent the future view. What does it mean to "represent" as a futurist? Use […]

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In the future, there’ll be cheesecake

May 7, 2014

If you are like me, when you crave a treat, it's often cheesecake. And though I have, a time or two, made my own cheesecake, I mostly just want marvelous, taste-pleasing cheesecake. I don't care how you make it.  Cheesecake is a whole which need not be understood in its parts. Don't bore me with the […]

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