20 Years of Using Foresight
In a FuturePod podcast recently, I was asked about how my career in the foresight field has emerged, stalled and shifted over time.
This article was originally a blog post, and is a personal reflection on what I’ve learned from 20 years of doing futures work. Much of what I write here you will find in other articles, so this might be viewed as a summary of sorts.
I have been working with people and foresight since 1999, when I had to look up what ‘foresight’ meant in a strategic sense. I’ve worked with a lot of people in a lot of countries. I’ve received good feedback and some not so good, and when the latter happened, it was deserved. I’ve run successful webinars on how to use foresight in practice and generated a set of resources that are available to paid subscribers. I’ve written a book about using foresight that’s been received well. I’ve redesigned my business approach to focus more on project work based on strong relationships with people. I finally finished my PhD on the future for the university, a long held passion. So I’m doing okay.
In a recent FuturePod podcast, I was asked about how my career in the fo…