The Foresight Switch

The Foresight Switch

I was privileged to be interviewed by Peter Hayward for a new futures/foresight site called FuturePod. It launched today and the podcarts will continue to increase in number of time. My podcast is Number 6.

I talk about my work, my book Foresight Infused Strategy, my PhD on possible futures for the university, my thoughts on artificial intelligence, and my concept of the ‘foresight switch’ - once turned on, you can’t turn it off!

Link to podcast.

Podcast on the Future of the University

Podcast on the Future of the University

Thanks to Christopher Manfredi for interviewing me for their Some Future Podcast series. I'm not sure I could give them the definitive answers they were looking for, but it was a great conversation.

There's lots of great podcasts about the future at Some Future, so head on over there to listen.

Link to podcast

Interview with Female Futurists Bureau

Interview with Female Futurists Bureau

Thanks to Tracey Fellows from the Female Futurists Bureau for her interview with me about my work - she knows me better than myself I think!

Maree Conway is one of the most thoughtful foresight practitioners around, little wonder she calls her consultancy ‘Thinking Futures'. She describes her work as helping people in organisations re-frame strategic conversations about the future. And I am reminded of that great quote from Pierre Wack: “To operate in an uncertain world people need to be able to re-perceive: to question their assumptions about the way the world works, so that they can see the world more clearly”. And when I read or hear from Maree I always think that she’s encouraging me to change my view of reality. 

Tracey is doing a series of interviews with female futurists; I'm in some great company.

Link to interview

 

List of the world’s top female futurists (Update #2)

List of the world’s top female futurists (Update #2)

Ross Dawson, an Australian futurist, and one of his team, Vanessa Cartwright, compiled a list of female futurists across the world - he's done two updates since its original publication in September 2017. I'm on this list too, one of 17 in Australasia. Check out the full list.

Follow Ross and Vanessa on Twitter.