You will find a more detailed description of my work as a foresight consultant and applied futurist on my professional website, MEKRconsulting.com. On that website, I also describe my qualifications, and more detail about my approach.
On this page, I describe what foresight and futurism are, and what I do as a foresight consultant and applied futurist.
Futurism is a formal academic discipline like biology or mathematics. (At present, there are more academic programs for this discipline in Europe than in the United States.) Futurism studies how forces at work in the present may create a multitude of possible futures. Futurism is not‘fortune-telling’ or prediction; it is discerning possibilities and how to bring some possibilities into reality and forestall others from occurring.
Futurism is also an overall approach to reality, politics, business, and life itself. This approach emphasizes choice and action in creating favorable futures, rather than passively ‘taking what comes.’
Foresight is essentially futurism, typically as applied to specific domains—both ‘big picture’ matters such as individual industries, investment, and geopolitics, or ‘personal focus’ issues such as career planning and personal finances.
In addition to writing in this area, my activities as a foresight consultant and applied futurist encompass the following:
Again, those interested in this aspect of my professional life should see my professional website, MEKRconsulting.com. That website also lists presentations that I am available to give.
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