Past to Forecast the
"The further backward you look, the further ahead you see," advised
Winston Churchill. Study the past and build new connections to the
you want to improve your ability to forecast the future.
Understand the drivers of change.
Look at your business from
and ask ‒ relentlessly ‒ searching questions, such as 'What's happening in
the marketplace? Where the competitors are heading?'
with consumers to understand how
Visualize the Future and a Make a Contrastive
Visualize the big picture
of the future, compare it with the current state of things and
identify things that differ from one another.
Think strategically about your way towards that future.
milestone-based thinking approach will help you anticipate the
specific needs of your business.
mind is the feeling mind. It reasons inductively, from the specific
to the general. It works millions times faster than the conscious
mind. The energy in the subconscious mind is inexhaustible. Using
the subconscious mind is effortless. Once anticipation became habit
‒ in other words, the task was relegated to the subconscious mind ‒
it became so easy, that you do not have to think about it when you
are doing it.
Any strategic decision or plan
is only as good as the strategic
assumptions upon which it is based. Consider the
different angles. Allow
When an existing
no longer adequately predicts relevant phenomenon, adopt
a new paradigm.
open your mind and start
outside the box.
Entrepreneurial simulation games, such as
Innovation Football, will help
you anticipate challenges, deal with them
creatively, and ultimately
exceed the initially desired results of a