Seminars & Workshops

Hello, welcome. For over 25 years in industry and education I have pursued the science and craft of high quality foresight. This is, how to construct a superior view of forward implications of today’s situations (those we control and those we don’t.) High-quality forward-thinking is the basis of high-quality leadership decisions

Research

In the Strategic Foresight Research Network at Aarhus University Business School BSS, I investigate methods for enhancing leadership future-preparedness, including scenario planning, systems dynamics, design thinking, and trend audits.

Facilitation

Applied future-exploration-and-planning workshops. We roll up our sleeves to create signal-and trend-informed pathways. And we use this to guide innovation to compete in markets of tomorrow. Challenge your solutions before your clients do!

Presentations

Not the usual blah. This is a constantly updated guide to the seeds of tomorrow as already evident in today's signals and data. Events trends, disruptors, reframes. Delivered as keynote or bespoke briefings, either in-person or online.

 Publications

Publications

  • Gordon, A., Jonassen, L., Larsen, N., Organizational Future Preparedness after Covid19: A Clearer Role for the Board?
  • Foresight in Strategy and Innovation Management: Introduction to IEEE TEM Special Issue. doi.org/10.1109/TEM.2021.3077342
  • Gordon, A., Ramic, M., Rohrbeck, R, & Spaniol, S. (2020) 50 years of Corporate and Organizational Foresight: Looking Back and Going Forward. Technology Forecasting & Social Change. doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2020.119966
  • Gordon, A., (2020). Limits and Longevity: A Model for Scenarios that Aim to Influence the Future. Technology Forecasting & Social Change. doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2019.119851
  • Gordon, A., (2020). Matrix Purpose in Scenario Planning: Implications of Congruence with Organization Purpose. Futures. doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2019.102479
  • Gordon, A., Rohrbeck, R., and Schwarz J., (2019). Escaping the 'Faster Horses' Trap: Bridging Strategic Foresight and Design-Based Innovation. Technology Innovation Management Review. doi.org/10.22215/timreview/1259
  • Rohrbeck, R., Menes, E., Jyssink, T., & Gordon, A (2018). Corporate Foresight Benchmarking Report: How Leading Firms Build a Superior Position in Markets of the Future. doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3178562

Future Navigation: The Leadership Conversation

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

Education in Strategic Foresight Tools & Methods

Onsite or online:

Methods to anticipate and manage changing external conditions that cannot be predicted or controlled