A changing world matters hugely to decision success, but prediction is a fool's game and strategic planning is too brittle. Successful leaders learn their way to the future. I bring future-readiness methods to decision-makers via research, seminars, workshops, and Exec Ed.

Research

I work in the Strategic Foresight Research Network at Aarhus University Business School BSS, investigating Digital Innovation, Scenario-Learning, Industry Foresight, Design Thinking, and Board-level Future Readiness

Facilitation

I run future-think and plan workshops. We roll up our sleeves and create future-informed pathways to guide strategy and innovation to compete in markets of tomorrow. Challenge your solutions before your clients do!

Speaking

I give keynotes, briefings, masterclasses, in-company or online: high quality non-predictive foresight content, trends, disruptors, and implications: scoping, framing, challenging, and landing the ideas that matter.

Quality in Foresight

Literate. Numerate. Futurate. What is futurate? It's not prediction. Once you acknowledge complexity and VUCA, you realise the very narrow limits of legitimate prediction. What work - the only thing that works - is qualified and nuanced judgment to make sense of external change and its future implications for you. How to improve your judgment? From sugary prognosticators you will get nothing useful. But there is a suite of tools, methods and endorsed practices, verified by analysts, and practitioners over 60 years, that leads step-by-step to a higher-quality point of view of your industry or sector's future opportunities. With this, your management team, your board, your whole outfit becomes futurate. That is, future-prepared. Mentally, systemically, organizationally ready to manage uncertainty and profit from change.

Forbes.com Leadership

https://forbes.com/sites/adamgordon/

Education in Strategic Foresight, Tools & Methods

Ask also about courses in Systems Thinking; and Digital Future Readiness

Quality in Foresight: Speaking Events. Facilitated Workshops. Executive Seminars, Learning Journeys.