For those interested in keeping up to date with our Continuous Foresight Podcast, I will post a running list of the episodes that are currently available so you have a list of them in one place:
Episode 7 – Just Released!
Why should a business utilize science fiction? What do you think your business plan is? That’s the message of Brian David Johnson, a leading expert on science fiction prototyping and threatcasting. Threatcasting is a sub-genre of forecast that details future threats and how the organization can track threat development and know when to respond. Brian David Johnson joins Continuous Foresight to walk us through why threatcasting is effective and how you can use it in your forecasting work.
David Houle warns to fasten your seatbelts, that the 2020s will be the most transformative, disruptive decade in human history. As a futurist, David’s job is to anticipate trends great and small. That same approach can transform your organization, giving you a competitive edge in strategy and change. But can just anyone be a futurist? Join the Continuous Foresight discussion as David Houle, futurist and author of the new book, “Moving to a Finite Earth Economy – Crew Manual,” helps you determine what’s right for your and your organization’s future.
Here’s a riddle for you: What comes first – foresight or innovation? The answer is not as straightforward as you might think. FIBRES Online CEO Panu Kause joins Continuous Foresight hosts Marty Resnick and Kevin Gabbard to not only solve that riddle, but help you solve how to best put continuous foresight to work for you and your organization.
When it comes to the economy, how high is your anxiety index? Of course, we need to do financial forecasting, but can we look too far ahead? Gartner expert Tim Raiswell joins the Continuous Foresight discussion to look at why you need to embrace nowcasting. How can we predict the next recession – or are we wasting our time trying? Here is Marty Resnick’s and Kevin Gabbard’s conversation with Gartner colleague Tim Raiswel
We are all futurists and trendspotters. We all try to look at signals in our personal and professional lives and respond in one form or another. Hopefully, we are proactive in our response, but admittedly most of us are reactive. Trendspotting is about detecting signs or, we call them, signals, of change happening right now, and these indicate plausible futures. In this episode, Gartner experts Kevin Gabbard and Marty Resnick discuss Trendspotting for Continuous Foresight.
You can’t have a discussion about the future without eventually referring to a book, a comic, a television show or some other science fiction. Reference stories and especially world-building are very powerful tools for Continuous Foresight. In this episode, we discuss the power of storytelling in business with the CEO of SciFutures, Ari Popper, who has worked with some of the world’s largest companies using sci-fi storytelling for transformation.
Continuous Foresight is a discipline organizations perpetually use to gather, process, and take action on information about their future business models and operating environments. This first episode introduces the concept of Continuous Foresight and how this podcast series will provide a good mix of practical application, case studies, trends, and special guests informing listeners how to scan, analyze, and recommend a list of plausible futures and strategies, to anticipate and embrace change, and manage uncertainty and ambiguity, to invent the future of the organization.
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