INSIGHTS, PROJECTS, AND PUBLICATIONS
Foresight is best understood as insight into how and why the future might be different from today. At VFS we apply a wide array of approaches to help our clients develop insight into how their world is changing, ranging from rigorous futures studies methods to systems thinking to crowdsourcing. We have worked with clients in a variety of industries and sectors, from small organizations to Fortune 50 companies.
Foresight Projects and Publications
Three Emerging Issues to Keep You Up at Night
In this article published in the Small Wars Journal, Dr. Richard Lum introduces three of the many potentially critical emerging issues that will shape the futures of conflict and security.
Emerging Issues for Conflict and Security 2017
Each year, Vision Foresight Strategy (VFS) produces the Emerging Issues for Conflict and Security report (EI4CS), which identifies future issues that may play a role in shaping the nature and conduct of human conflict in the years ahead. A highlights sheet is available to download for free. The full 81 page report is available for purchase.
Simple Planning Worksheet 2017
Each year VFS produces a helpful planning worksheet to jump start your new year. This year's worksheet features additional guidance taken from 4 Steps to the Future: A Quick and Clean Guide to Creating Foresight. Please enjoy and we hope your 2017 is a bright and wonderful year!
Quick and Clean Conflict Scenarios 2017
VFS' short annual exercise, Quick and Clean Conflict Scenarios, explores how current top of mind issues in conflict and security could play out together in years ahead.
Using the 4 Steps model for scenario forecasting, our annual QC Scenarios provide some structure for thinking about the patterns and pathways that might emerge from the intersection of these top of mind issues.