Member Post: Foresight fuels product and brand innovation by John Mahaffie

The following is a member post written by John Mahaffie and originally posted on his blog, Foresight Culture. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily of the APF.  You can’t innovate in a vacuum. Foresight opens new space for exploring change and discovering opportunities for innovation. In product innovation, it’s essential to look beyond …

Member Post: Is Warfare Endemic to the Human Condition?-by Craig Perry

Craig Perry wrote this member post originally for the Integral Futures blog hosted by Terry Collins. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily of the APF or its members. As a military veteran with over two decades of experience in the Intelligence Community, the single question that most concerns me about the future is whether …

Member Post: Guide Longer Range Innovation Investments Using Strategic Foresight

This post is part of a series on using strategic foresight to influence longer-range innovation investments written by APF members Christian Crews, Laura Schlehuber, and Ted Farrington. This post originally appeared on Viewpoints on March 9th, 2017. The full Innovation Leader’s Guide to Strategic Foresight is available for download from Kalypso. The views expressed here are those of the authors …

Member Post: The Principles of Applied Imagination by Rita J. King

To determine what will work and what will not work before shoveling funds at a prototype, you might want to think about applied imagination. Rita J. King wrote this member post that was originally posted on her LinkedIn blog. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily of the APF.  Applied imagination is my specialty. I …

World Futures Day APF Poetry Slam #spkfutr contributions thusfar

#spkfutr of messiah machine, the intelligence coming so close yet failing uncannily, after they shoveled it into every product & employment — Dennis D. Draeger (@dddraeger) February 22, 2017 Daddydate 4.9.29: #SPKFUTR Memory, for the passing of great people before bots could be programmed with their compassion and humanity #LLAP https://t.co/58fRZlytAH — USS Draeger (@FathersLog) …

Around the World in 24 Hours: World Futures Day

This post is a promotion for World Futures Day hosted by The Millennium Project, press release. Also, be sure to join the APF as we host a Twitter chat poetry slam on the future. So, first click here https://goo.gl/4hCJq3 and then click here:   Around-the-World 24-Hour Conversation on the Future to Celebrate World Future Day March …

Commemorate World Futures Day: Speak Future #SPKFUTR

The Association of Professional Futurists (APF) will commemorate World Future Day 2017 with an experiment in crowdsourcing an ode to the future. This will run for 24 hours from midnight, 12:01 AM , UTC+14 MARCH 1st to midnight 11:59 PM UTC-11. Thomas Jefferson once said. “I like the dreams of the future better than the …

Member Post: The Future of Work, Freshmen Edition by Christopher Kent

The following is a member post written by Christopher Kent and originally posted by the blog of Foresight Alliance. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily of the APF.  I had the opportunity—and pleasure—to speak to incoming freshmen at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. The topic was the future of work, with …

Member Post–The Future of Sustainable Fashion: An Industry Meeting of Minds

The following is a member post by Alisha Bhagat that was originally posted to the Forum for the Future blog.   The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily of the APF or its members. It’s worth three trillion dollars annually; engages complex and interconnected global supply chains; provides a vast range of consumer choice, …