Jim Dator is a Futurist who in someways did not have a past. Raised without significant men in his life his approach to Futures is both unique and so valuable for all of us.
Rene Rohrbeck explains his maturity model for organisational foresight, describes how corporate foresight moves beyond just trend analysis and also gives some interesting advice on parenting children too.
In quite an amazing career trajectory, studying strategic foresight provided new tools for Rob in his quest to find ways to introduce new ways of working.
Sohail is a global futurist whose work reaches from Australia into Asia. A prolific writer, seasoned academic and experienced consultant. He is the complete package. Come hear how he does his magic.
Tanja is an emerging futurist who has merged the best of the German and Australian approach to Futures. Coming from a corporate background she is now a freelancer who is creating a network of freelancers with a platform that has global ambition.
Dr Cindy Frewen consults, speaks and writes on the future of cities and design futures. After 25 years as an architect, Cindy merged her company with a sustainable design firm, marking her shift to longer term thinking and use of foresight tools to support sustainable city and public work designs.
Appreciating the gifts of traditional systems allows Kieran to support individuals and conventional institutions and see what needs to endure, even as change occurs, and new visions of ‘a good life’ are imagined.
Dr Joseph Voros speaks about his emergence into becoming a foresight educator, the development of the award-winning Generic Foresight Process (GFP) framework, and his abiding focus on the possible futures of humanity and human civilisation, informed by using Big History as the framing perspective.
Steve was the Foresight Manager at global brewer Fosters who first thought Foresight could help him predict the future and now he believes that Foresight can empower people to create the futures they want.
Marcus is a futurist, academic and poet. Hear him explain the anticipatory aesthetic and how he thinks it is very necessary to disturb the peace.
Futures principles and tools have been instrumental in helping Cath build an impressive consultancy career, supporting organisations to maximize social cause and impact.
Jay has had a long career as a consultant and educator. Hear about his twin passions of promoting leadership and assisting communities build powerful visions of their desired future.
Bridgette is a skilled and experienced contributor to the Futures space and has built her career as a feminist pracademic, successfully combining both her design principles and strategic foresight in her teaching work at Swinburne and her consulting work.
In part 2 of his interview Richard discusses the emerging futures, how he explains foresight to people and closes with his advice on how to live in a world that is on the edge of disaster.
In part 1 of his interview Richard discusses his beginnings, his inspirations, his mentors and his journey into the foresight community. He also discusses his favourite methods and concepts.
As an international powerhouse, hear a small sliver of Richard's wisdom in this podcast, and how alternative thinking about today and tomorrow is at the core of his practice.
Rowena taught foresight for many years and so listen to her teach you about Hope Theory, consultancy and performing organisational roles.
Peter shows how he starts with how people have learned faulty thinking about the future through science and history and shows them how contingent thinking is a better way to think about the future.
Susan is a leader amongst Australia's futures community. An innovator and champion of diversity hear how Susan practiced her craft and how she worked on company boards to make them thought leaders and to make better decisions.
As a macrohistorian, Mike works at many levels, from local through to Global to support much-needed radical new thinking and new systems in an emerging networked and collaborative society.
Maree explains how the 'Foresight Switch' is turned on in people through doing foresight processes and how to be open to the future and to look for diversity of perspectives.
Josh speaks about his early appreciation of the bio-physical context of the world and his 20 year journey of enquiry into discovering new thinking tools and new habits to look at and make sense of the world.
Jose is the living example of a mutant futurist who believes we live as communities of faith around our shared and emerging futures and who practices experimental futures.
Paul explains his pragmatic approach to working with the people and organisations that want to make a difference.
Peter speaks about solving problems through deep enquiry, and the power of scenarios as a conversation tool for discussing and exploring futures.
Simon has successfully developed a professional business, presenting and applying foresight practice and principles.