August 24th, 2016 by
Category: Futuristgerd

How to think like a futurist.

Glen Hiemstra, founder of, explains what he looks at when spotting trends and how to see the future. In this 30-minute podcast interview, Glen discusses the 3-part filter he uses to judge the future likelihood of a particular development.

The podcast is part of the Popular Mechanics longer series How Your World Works. There you can access the full interview on iTunes, titled “How to tell the future.”

Featured Image Source:   “The Tube Train”, linocut by Cyril Power (1934)

Author: Gerd Leonhard

In the words of American poet John Berryman, “the possibility that has been overlooked is the future”. Most of us are far too busy coping with present challenges to explore the future in any depth – and when we do our own cravings and fears often run away with us, resulting in utopias or dystopias that are not very helpful in terms of planning and decisions. Today’s professionals, leaders and their organisations need a dedicated, passionate long-term understanding of the future if they are to successfully navigate the exponential waves of change. For countless individuals and organizations that intelligence is called Gerd Leonhard.

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