FutureThink

FutureThink

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Weiner, Edie | Brown, Arnold Pearson Education, Inc., 2006
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The future is about change but, according to Weiner and Brown, the future can only be grasped when objective information about change is combined with clear views. Unfortunately, the prevalence of “knee-jerk clichés and management fads” in the business literature has caused too many people and organizations to overlook the basics of good thinking because too many minds are being held captive by assumptions, prejudices, and prejudgments.

FutureThink provides breakthrough, serendipitous thinking techniques, grounded in science and supported by the authors’ broad and successful work as futurists. This guide to seeing the positive possibilities and implications of change is offered to help “strategists,” whether they are senior business professionals, middle managers, government leaders, entrepreneurs, or teenagers, wake up and see beyond their biases and blinders—their “educated incapacity”—so that they can break out of the rut of stereotypical and lazy contemplation.