Author Archives: joe murphy library future

Reflections on how we future from the future: Strategic Foresight Presentation CMTC 2015

Last year I had the honor of being invited to present at the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference in New Hampshire for an audience of educators aka heroes. I presented about methods for applying Strategic Foresight (the tools of futures studies).

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Popular Mechanics Article on the Work of Futurists & My Reflections as One

literacy in business, technology, and strategy for the future.
Reflections on Popular Mechanics article about futurists from my perspective as a student of foresight and business.

Popular Mechanics Article on “Real Occupation” of Futurists & Insights from Glen Hiemstra

“Enter the futurist.” Popular Mechanics has published an article about the work of futurists. Here I also include additional insights from futurist Glen Hiemstra

Emerson and Foresight

Reading Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Self-Reliance this week unexpectedly influenced my philosophy of strategic foresight. I was struck by much, including these snippets which add perspective to foresight Consistency and Conformity: On the topic of consistency, Emerson’s words balance the ego tied to accuracy of futures work with the professional maturity to revise and update.  “The other […]

The Art and Science of Leadership text plus Foresight

Transformational Leadership and/as Foresight

Major elements of Foresight align with elements of transformational leadership

keynote presentation on trends and library futures by Joe Murphy, librarian

4 Years Ago I Presented this Keynote, Reflections from a Librarian with Training as a Futurist

With formal training in strategic foresight I would now place trends in context alongside mission, forecasting, and vision setting.

Futures work swim goggles ex by Joe Murphy Librarian

How a Futurist Might Work – Olympic Swimming Goggles Example

Goggles enabled swimmers to break records. Here is what a futurist might have done in this development.