Thinkofthefuture.com helps clients prepare for the future. We help with tomorrow’s revenues and margins. We reduce risk with due diligence. We also help organisations agree goals and the resources and values to apply to these.
Thinkofthefuture is much more than a business however. We care passionately about good governance and values-based innovation. We aim to promote future-thinking via experimental projects and by becoming a platform for the insights of thought-leaders.
Views on the future and the values that society should adhere to vary greatly. Individual views also change over time. Our aim is to present a growing library of these alternative, evolving views from many different thought-leaders, so as to promote better future-thinking.
Organisations and teams within them, tend to do best when aiming to realise cohesive, innovative and ideally sustainable visions in the future. Visions then need credible plans to be realised. These benefit from interim targets to help map the route from start to finish. Plans also need to be robust and adaptable. The future is never certain and teams ‘learn by doing’.
Plans are then only as good as their execution. Be they suppliers, investors or even voters; people have to be motivated to participate as assumed in any plan. ‘SMART’* interim targets also help organizations achieve more, faster.
*SMART = Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant & Time-based. Jargon is everywhere! For example,
‘business analysis’, ‘trend spotting’ ‘horizon scanning ‘and ‘stakeholder mapping’ are also useful. However, success often boils down to getting today’s visions and values right first. Values are key as they moderate risk.
Hopefully these pages will interest you in contacting us; regarding contributing to one of our future outreach projects, or future-thinking library, for which you or your organisation will be acknowledged, or with a view to becoming a client.
AIM Research has kindly granted permission to use their video.
The UN seems to have revised its global population forecasts UP. Rollover globe on this page to see new global forecasts.
Assorted content added to site as part of its ongoing development
Futurelab has kindly granted permission to use their animation on this page.
This map is by projected population in 2300. © Copyright SASI Group (University of Sheffield) and Mark Newman (University of Michigan).
FuturelabEducation raising some important issues.
With kind permission from Futurelab. This animation is too good for just schools.
Besides, as the future depends on how we shape it, we should never stop learning and asking ever more insightful questions.
On 5 January 2011, whilst many remained concerned about sovereign debts, the environment and a potential Chinese economic bubble, the Daily Telegraph reported HSBC projecting a global ‘mega-boom’ to 2050, led by China and the USA.
In his 2010 book, Supertrends, Lars Tvede was also upbeat. Among the sectors he sees booming are Finance, Luxury and Property. He sees luxury brands boosted by more middle class consumers across the globe and property by more of everybody.
Battling what they fear is a dangerous complacency being induced by the many optimists are an army of others
The Nobel economist Joseph Stiglitz is concerned about growing inequalities in the US economy whilst the independent scientist James Lovelock thinks that climate change could generate significant human suffering. Meanwhile the UK’s 2006 Stern Review on the economics of climate change continues to fuel yet more debate.
Thousands of technology, social, market and environmental events happen every year. Some could massively impact the future for you, your business (if any) and your loved ones. The future is littered with opportunities and threats.
Are you taking
Relevant data is everywhere. According to the UN, world population will grow from 6.9 bn in 2010 to between 7.9 and 8.8 bn in 2030. The mid estimate is 1.4 bn more - equivalent to EVERYBODY living in ALL North America and Africa today. Most growth will be in countries least able to deal with it.
Beyond assisting with strategy, marketing, operations and business development we can facilitate the delivery of many other solutions. Our contacts include specialists in bespoke agile IT solutions, rightsizing, IP, corporate finance and other areas.
We think our fresh but professional approach can deliver new insights and superb value. If your organisation expects to excel with its strategy, operations, sustainability or innovation objectives, please contact us.
A first draft of the launch paper for the Billion Year Project has been prepared and will be made available soon.
for more data
Davos 2012 - The global business context.
One of numerous videos released by the World Economic Forum. A long but useful presentation offering the perspective of several business leaders.
The future starts now.
Shape it as best you can.
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