FutureScribe is VFS’ publishing imprint, focused on titles that help organizational leaders and foresight professionals to apply futures methods and develop greater insight into how the world is changing and the different directions that could take us.
Now available on Amazon.com, this practical guide offers a straight forward and step-by-step approach to developing foresight for organizations of all types. Providing a simple model that can be expanded and adapted as needed, this book introduces the fundamentals of good futures thinking in a four step process complete with ready-to-use worksheets, clear process steps, and checklists for good daily habits and critical assessments.
From the back cover:
"4 Steps to the Future provides a concise, pragmatic structure to think about business strategy in an environment where innovation is disrupting traditional approaches. A quick, engaging read with helpful examples, it shows one how to systematically challenge one's assumptions about how the competitive landscape may change."
-Allen Uyeda, former President and Chief Executive Officer, First Insurance Company of Hawaii
"In 4 Steps to the Future, Dr. Richard Lum has created a unique and immensely practical manual that will be useful for anyone engaged in critical thinking and strategic planning, particularly those leaders who are responsible for developing strategic goals in the face of change and uncertainty. With very accessible explanations. he reviews the value and uses of foresight - a concept that, in the available literature, has previously been treated in largely academic and theoretical fashion. Without oversimplifying key ideas, he outlines step-by-step approaches for developing foresight and vision, particularly in terms of identifying and understanding the implications of external change."
-Malia Du Mont, Co-President and Chief Operating Officer, Axis Capital Inc., former Director of Strategy, Office of the Secretary of Defense
"This is an outstanding "how-to" book for anyone wanting to get started in the art and science of futures and forecasting. Dr. Lum struck the perfect balance of description, instruction, practicality and humor in this easy to read volume. If you are simply interested in learning more about the field of futures or are preparing to host your own workshop, this is the place to start."
-Stephen D. Kiser, PhD, Senior Innovator for US Pacific Command, former Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Available now from Amazon.com and other retailers.
FutureScribe is a tradmark of Vision Foresight Strategy LLC