The power of wild cards

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Wild cards are the term for extreme events that have a major impact on the world. The fall of the Berlin wall and 9/11 are some of the most salient examples of wild cards that had radical impact on all levels in the fabric of society. The nuclear disaster of … Continue reading

18 ‘known’ trends about the future and 4 what if’s – Dutch Horizonscan Prosperity and Environment

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Predicting the future is a ‘no go’. However, uncertainty about the economy, emerging markets, climate change, biodiversity loss and many, many more, raises the urgency to know as much about the future as possible. Governments and industries need this in order to anticipate on future situations. Dutch Future Study on … Continue reading

The “I told you so – effect” in future studies and horizon scanning

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Futurists are talking about trend and developments all day long. They almost live the future  (or multiple futures). Their job is to help stimulate strategic thinking about the future in organizations and people. The everyday reality is, that most people are busy with important business here and now. Things that … Continue reading