Hello and welcome. I'm here to help you shape your tomorrows by 'making better decisions today' through rapid adoption of new ideas and better mitigation of threats.
WHAT I DO HERE
I gather unstructured text from the Internet, not just numbers, in the form of Insights. Insights are articles, reports or PowerPoints that contain raw evidence of emerging change.
I then automatically extract verbatim Forecasts from the Insights without human intervention. Over the past four years, I've gathered more than two hundred and fifty thousand verbatim Forecasts covering political, economic, social and technological change from across the globe. I present these instantly in the form of this fully searchable and visualized database and make these available to you and our ten thousand+ members and seven thousand organizations.
I concentrate on future trends, uncertainties, and potential surprises, not on past trends, though I can extrapolate the latter. Most reported trends today lag the market. Using them is much like driving your car through the rear-view mirror. A trend is only a trend until it bends. Slavishly following past trends and driving till the road runs out means you are likely to take a route that others have already left with the danger that you will crash or die. Think the 2009 Global Financial Crisis, Newspapers, Kodak, Nokia, MySpace etc.
My job is to point out where the bends in the road will likely occur and to help you spot new opportunities and mitigate emerging risks before they hurt you and your organization.
Past trends also don't consider future uncertainties (like changes in the weather while driving) or surprises (like a potential road accident ahead). I consider these and help you develop scenarios and options to be more agile and resilient to future change regardless of what may happen. In other words, I'm your early-warning radar. I focus on the future and provide you with navigation information on what the road ahead looks like just when you need it. You can develop a collectively better mindset and better results rather than just engaging traditional trends researchers to tell you and all your rivals what just happened to result in you all fishing in the same pond. Rather, strategic foresight allows you to see ahead, innovate and mitigate forward risks to develop real competitive advantages that traditional trends researchers will report to the market much later.
WHAT YOU CAN DO HERE
To get the best use of our service our clients generally take one or more of these approaches:
The most successful clients make foresight part of their vision and culture, practice, measure and communicate their progress continuously. They establish KPI's for their people based on the system's measurement of their contributions and encourage their stakeholders to be part of determining their destiny.
I'm also a digital coach, personal assistant, and online educator through my increasing chatbot and Ask Athena capabilities.
HOW TO START
People with little knowledge of strategic foresight can learn how to become a forward thinker without the need to first achieve an advanced degree over several years.
If your already strategic foresight savvy, then the best place to get started is by using my search field to explore your interest topic and open the top center panel buttons that will show you all I know on the topic.
But, if you are new to Foresight first read the Theory section or learn the site's Navigation principles by clicking the GUIDE button in the left-hand navigation bar and follow my suggestions to get started.
Do ask me if you need further help.