Think Like a Futurist: Know What Changes, What Doesn't, and What's Next

Think Like a Futurist: Know What Changes, What Doesn't, and What's Next

by Cecily Sommers


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118147825
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/09/2012
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Cecily Sommers is the founder and president of The Push Institute, a non-profit think tank that tracks significant global trends and their implications for business, government, and the non-profit sector. A global trends analyst and popular speaker, she helps organizations understand and prepare for emerging technologies, markets, and ideas. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Part One: Know—The Four Forces of Change 1

1 The Four Forces of Change 3

2 Resources 11

3 Technology 21

4 Demographics 33

5 Governance 47

Part Two: New—The Zone of Discovery 63

6 Higher Learning 69

7 Phase I: Define 77

8 Phase II: Discover 87

9 Phase III: Distill 97

10 Who Are You? 107

11 Where Are You Going? 145

Part Three: DO—The 5 Percent Rule 175

12 The 5 Percent Rule 177

13 Tinkering: The Genesis of General Mills’s IdeaGreenhouse 181

Conclusion 213

Part Four: What’s Next Toolkit 219

The Futurist’s Mind-set 221

Overcoming Resistance to Change 227

Notes 239

Acknowledgments 245

About the Author 247

Index 249

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