I am a professional futurist. I help cities and organizations anticipate the future, whatever it may be. But I’ve never applied “futuring” to my own life. Until recently. With a legal pad, the 7 steps (below), and some Voodoo Coffee, I applied strategic foresight to my own life. Take a whack at it yourself, and let me know what you learn (rr[at]nextgenerationconsulting[dot]com).

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EXCITING NEWS! We are happy to share this announcement from our friends at AGRiP, the

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Announcing Futurist Camp 2016!

If you have the futurist itch, we have crafted an amazing experience for you. Join us for three days at Camp Wandawega, where you’ll be part of a small tribe learning strategic foresight techniques directly from Rebecca Ryan.

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The athletes, students, and coaches at the University of Missouri are another sign that spring is coming.

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Imagine having Aretha Franklin and Eartha Kitt together on stage talking with each other about music. That’s the equivalent of what happened when Seleta Reynolds, GM of Los Angeles’ Transit Department and Janette Sadik-Khan, the award winning former commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation sat together and talked about improving transportation for the future. This is part two in a series.

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Imagine having Aretha Franklin and Eartha Kitt together on stage talking with each other about music. That’s the equivalent of what happened when Seleta Reynolds, GM of Los Angeles’ Transit Department and Janette Sadik-Khan, the award winning former commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation sat together and talked about improving transportation for the future.

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A few years ago, I repositioned my company to work more on the future and

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I am a liability to the status quo. Last night, I was having drinks with

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America’s narrative has always been “Better days are ahead.” You just have to keep moving. But what if we just sat still for a minute? That’s what’s needed to lead us from Winter to Spring.

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Here’s why strategic planning doesn’t work, or is uninspiring, or is simply a “wish list” that never comes true…It’s irrelevant.

 

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