Foresight: Volume 1 Issue 1


The journal of future studies, strategic thinking and policy

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A simple guide to successful foresight

Averil Horton

The term “foresight” is often misunderstood and is used to indicate a variety of programmes, exercises, studies and techniques for looking at the future. There have been several…


The inevitability of a business model for higher education

Tom P. Abeles

Scholars have wandered the earth seeking community and resources for practising their art. It has only been for the last 500 years that universities have provided such a…

Which way to a healthy future? reflections on the Madingley Scenarios

Tom Ling

In the summer of 1998 the National Health Service (NHS) Confederation in the UK used the opportunity provided by the celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the NHS to engage…

The US military’s future in operations other than war

Robert I. Olson

The end of the Cold War, the proliferation of “troubled states” and the rise of new kinds of transnational problems is forcing the USA and others to reappraise the nature of…

Transforming the future: rethinking time for the new millennium

Bill Martin, Sandra Mason

The next 25 years is likely to see a transformation of attitudes in the UK and other Western countries. This will affect the way we view economic growth and how the benefits of it…

The Internet and global cultural transformation

Christian N. Madu, Rudolph A. Jacob

In this article, we discuss the role of the internet in cultural changes and transformation. The traditional view is that inherent cultures affect business operations so…

Why the future is Fortean

Ian Miles

The future is often portrayed as rational, logical, and informed by the continuing achievements of the scientific and technological revolution. In similar ways, our own time was…

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