Most of us were never taught how to think about the future.
As a result:
- We have a vague sense of what the future is
- We don’t understand how other people are seeing the future
- We struggle to create a shared idea about the future and get on the same page
- The way we think about the future shapes the choices we make in the present
- We end up preparing for a future that looks a lot like today
- We get taken by surprise when the world inevitably changes around us.
In this guide, I'll introduce you to the most compelling ideas about the future that I encountered when I began to study for my Masters of Strategic Foresight.
Each idea is paired with a short activity you can do to explore these ideas yourself.
The Future Does Not Exist was written for:
- The next generation of leaders
- Change leads
- And other curious folk who are ready to have a bigger conversation about where we are headed, what future we want to create, and what we can do about it.
This guide will help you to:
- Ask better questions
- Become more comfortable with uncertainty
- Sense your own blind spots
- Notice weak signals of emerging futures
- Make more resilient and considered decisions.