What the Foresight

What the Foresight
Author : Alida Draudt
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages : 120
Release : 2016-04-27
ISBN 10 : 1537424866
ISBN 13 : 9781537424866
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What the Foresight Book Description:

Designers, futurists, and innovators of all kind often apply the long view toward businesses and the world at large; but how often do we apply this perspective to our personal lives? Alida Draudt and Julia Rose West have taken the complex tools of foresight and distilled them to their simplest forms in order to tackle this challenge. Together they have written a workbook that focuses on ten-minute mini workshops around personal futures - introducing not only foresight, but the idea of multiple potential futures to the realm of the individual. This workbook will give you a few tools to shift the long view from business-oriented to highly personal. "Finally, methodologies leveraged by leading strategic foresight practitioners have been made accessible. If there is one thing to takeaway from What the Foresight, it's this: the future is for everyone. In the book, authors Alida Draudt and Julia West brilliantly break down the guiding principles of futures work in an easy to understand set of materials and activities that anyone can use to imagine their own futures. Read this book! The future is a cause worth fighting for." - Matthew Manos, Founder and Managing Director of verynice. Creator of Models of Impact, author of Toward Preemptive Social Enterprise, and author of How to Give Half of Your Work Away for Free "What the Foresight is one of those rare feats - it is well informed, easy to understand and broadly applicable. If you're looking to take that first step into futures thinking here's your road map." - Brian David Johnson, Futurist and author of Science Fiction Prototyping "Going through the exercises in What the Foresight helps you envision multiple possible futures and then choose the path that suits you best. It's a imaginative and useful tool for anyone who wants to expand their options and explore more paths." - Christopher Ireland, Co-author of Rise of the DEO "Foresight is an emerging skill that is becoming more visible and more common around the world - that is, among adults. Young people are not yet included in the discussion of the future these days, and it's their future more than ours! Almost no schools teach students how to anticipate and influence change, much less about the plausible futures that await them later in life. Now Draudt and West have provided us with What the Foresight, a clever, beautifully designed approach to the future for young and old alike. Thank you!" - Peter C. Bishop, Ph.D. Executive Director of Teach the Future, Inc. and co-author of Thinking About the Future

The Foresight War

The Foresight War
Author : Anthony G. Williams
Publisher : Authors On Line Ltd
Total Pages : 330
Release : 2004-11
ISBN 10 : 0755201566
ISBN 13 : 9780755201563
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Foresight War Book Description:

What if - you went to sleep as usual in 2004 - and woke up in 1934? What if - you had vital knowledge about the forthcoming Second World War, and could prove that you came from the future? What could you do to affect British policy, strategy, tactics and equipment? How might the course of the conflict be changed? And what if there was another throwback from the future - and he was working for the enemy? The novel follows the story of these two 'throwbacks' as they pit their wits against each other. A very different Second World War rages across Europe, the Mediterranean, Russia, the North Atlantic and the Pacific, until its shocking conclusion.

The Foresight of Dark Knowing

The Foresight of Dark Knowing
Author : John Jorgensen
Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages : 520
Release : 2018-06-30
ISBN 10 : 9780824875503
ISBN 13 : 0824875508
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Foresight of Dark Knowing Book Description:

Korea has long had an underground insurrectionary literature. The best-known example of the genre is the Chŏng Kam nok, a collection of premodern texts predicting the overthrow of the Yi Dynasty (1392–1910) that in recent times has been invoked by a wide range of groups to support various causes and agendas: from leaders of Korea’s new religious movements formed during and after the Japanese occupation to spin doctors in the South Korean elections of the 1990s to proponents of an aborted attempt to move the capital from Seoul in the early 2000s. Written to inspire uprisings and foment dissatisfaction, the Chŏng Kam nok texts are anonymous and undated. (Most were probably written between the seventeenth and late nineteenth centuries.) In his expansive introduction to this first English translation, John Jorgensen notes that the work employs forms or codes of political prediction (Ch. tuch’en; Kor. toch’am) allied with Chinese geomancy (fengshui) but in a combination unique to Korea. The two types of codes appear to deal with different subjects—the potency of geographical locations and political predictions derived from numerological cycles, omens, and symbols—but both emerge from a similar intellectual sphere of prognostication arts that includes divination, the Yijing (Book of Changes), physiognomy, and astrology in early China, and both share theoretical components, such as the fluctuation of ki (Ch. qi). In addition to ambiguous and obscure passages, allusion and indirection abound; many predictions are attributed to famous people in the distant past or made after the fact to lend the final outcome an air of authority. Jorgensen’s invaluable introduction contains a wealth of background on the history and techniques of political prediction, augury, and geomancy from the first-century Han dynasty in China to the end of the nineteenth century in Korea, providing readers with a thorough account of East Asian geomancy based on original sources. This volume will be welcomed by students and scholars of premodern Korean history and beliefs and those with an interest in early, arcane sources of political disinformation that remain relevant in South Korea to this day.


Author : Lawrence W. Sherman
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages : 188
Release : 2016-09-27
ISBN 10 : 9781107512368
ISBN 13 : 1107512360
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foresight Book Description:

Foresight is a process that is found in all areas of human endeavour and survival, from politics to music to interplanetary events. In this provocative volume, eight distinguished scholars present eight different perspectives on the concept of foresight, investigating its ability to both predict and change the future.

Recent Developments in Foresight Methodologies

Recent Developments in Foresight Methodologies
Author : Maria Giaoutzi
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages : 310
Release : 2012-11-28
ISBN 10 : 9781461452157
ISBN 13 : 1461452155
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recent Developments in Foresight Methodologies Book Description:

Foresight is an area within Futures Studies that focuses on critical thinking concerning long term developments, whether within the public sector or in industry and management, and is something of a sub-section of complexity and network science. This book examines developments in foresight methodologies and relates in its greater part to the work done in the context of the COSTA22 network of the EU on Foresight Methodologies. Foresight is a professional practice that supports significant decisions, and as such it needs to be more assured of its claims to knowledge (methodology). Foresight is practiced across many domains and is not the preserve of specialized ‘futurists’, or indeed of foresight specialists. However, the disciplines of foresight are not well articulated or disseminated across domains, leading to re-inventions and practice that does not make best use of experience in other domains. The methodological development of foresight is an important task that aims at strengthening the pool of the tools available for application, thereby empowering the actors involved in foresight practice. Elaborating further on methodological issues, such as those presented in the present book, enables the actors involved in foresight to begin to critique current practice from this perspective and, thirdly, to begin to design foresight practice. The present trends towards methodological concerns indicates a move from ‘given’ expert-predicted futures to one in which futures are nurtured through a dialogue among “stakeholders.” The book has four parts, each elaborating on a set of aspects of foresight methodologies. After an introductory section, Part II considers theorizing about foresight methodologies. Part III covers system content issues, and Part IV presents foresight tools and approaches.

Leadership and Strategic Foresight in Smart Cities

Leadership and Strategic Foresight in Smart Cities
Author : José A. LugoSantiago
Publisher : Springer Nature
Total Pages : 161
Release : 2020-07-28
ISBN 10 : 9783030490201
ISBN 13 : 3030490203
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leadership and Strategic Foresight in Smart Cities Book Description:

This book examines the leadership practices and foresight needed for smart cities. The book begins by exploring the evolving definition of a smart city. Then, it considers the problems with smart cities and the need for foresight in the management of these cities. The last part of the book offers a model of strategic foresight based on understanding, anticipating, and shaping the future, with applicability to organizations. This book offers a new conception of smart cities that will appeal to researchers and policymakers interested in futures thinking and strategy.

Foresight in Organizations

Foresight in Organizations
Author : Patrick van der Duin
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 248
Release : 2016-01-13
ISBN 10 : 9781317543152
ISBN 13 : 1317543157
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foresight in Organizations Book Description:

Foresight for Organizations will acquaint the reader with various foresight methods and tools, to show the reader how these methods are used, what the pitfalls are and how the methods relate to each other. This innovative volume offers the reader the ability to carry out a study of the future by him- or herself and apply the results in a decision-making strategy process. The author addresses the following methods: scenarios, trend analysis, the Delphi method, quantitative trend extrapolation, technology assessment, backcasting and roadmapping; the most relevant and popular methods that also cover the range of approaches from predictive, via normative to explorative. Every chapter also contains references to additional literature about the methods being discussed. This book is essential reading for researchers, academics and students in the areas of Community Development, Sociology of organizations, Change management, Social entrepreneurship, Sustainable development and participative planning.

Corporate Foresight

Corporate Foresight
Author : Alberto F. De Toni
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 260
Release : 2020-10-21
ISBN 10 : 9781000216189
ISBN 13 : 1000216187
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Corporate Foresight Book Description:

The world changes like the patterns in a kaleidoscope: trends expand, contract, break up, melt, disintegrate and disappear, while others are formed. Change – as opposed to stasis - is our normal condition, the only certainty in our lives. Hence the need to create tools that provide organizations with the means to tackle change and navigate complexity. We must accept the reality of constant change and be prepared to a heavy shift in perspective: interconnection versus separation, acceleration versus linearity, discontinuity versus continuity. Anticipating the future requires more than the traditional predictive models (forecasting) based on the forward projection of past experiences. Advanced methods use anticipation logic (foresight) and build probable scenarios taking into account weak signals, emerging trends, coexisting presents and potential paths of evolution. Corporate foresight is fundamental to interpret and lead change. The two cornerstones of foresight are organization and management. As concerns organization, the authors advocate the separation of Research (oriented to the market of tomorrow) from Development (oriented to the market of today), the establishment of a Foresight unit and the concentration of research activities mainly on the acquisition and recombination of external know-how. As regards management, after an overview of state-of-the-art literature on forecasting methods, the authors propose the implementation of a "future coverage" methodology, which enables companies to measure and verify the consistency between trends, strategic vision and offered products. These organizational and managing tools are then tested in a case study: the Italian company Eurotech SpA, a leader in the ICT sector.

Handbook of Research on Strategy and Foresight

Handbook of Research on Strategy and Foresight
Author : Laura Anna Costanzo
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages : 568
Release : 2008
ISBN 10 : 9781848447271
ISBN 13 : 1848447272
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Strategy and Foresight Book Description:

This important Handbook explores and evaluates dynamic environments and the appropriate strategic responses to them in the 21st century. Drawing together a collection of 29 original chapters, the Handbook makes an invaluable contribution to theory and practice by stimulating disciplined, rigorous and imaginative enquiry into the relationship between strategy and foresight. Leading scholars in the field of strategic management are brought together to offer innovative and multi-disciplinary perspectives on the past, present and future of strategy formation and foresight. In so doing, they challenge research in four key areas: strategy and foresight processes; strategy innovation for the future; understanding the future; and strategically responding to the future. The Handbook of Research on Strategy and Foresight is a comprehensive resource that will be invaluable for academics, students and practitioners interested in this important phenomenon.

Foresight in the Private Sector

Foresight in the Private Sector
Author : Foresight Task Force (U.S.)
Publisher :
Total Pages : 29
Release : 1983
ISBN 10 : UCR:31210024776989
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foresight in the Private Sector Book Description: