Reflections on Popular Mechanics article about futurists from my perspective as a student of foresight and business.


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

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

Major elements of Foresight align with elements of transformational leadership

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

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

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

Joe Murphy Librarian interviews Bruce Rosenstein author of Create Your Future the Peter Drucker way

Management + Foresight + Libraries. What leadership guru Peter Drucker teaches us about a future-focused mindset. An interview with author Bruce Rosenstein.