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The Daily Habits of Futures Thinkers


A. FUTURES THINKING — MINDSETS AND BEHAVIOURS

#1 Entertaining wild cards & possibility

#2 Think in time continuums & likelihoods

#3 Have a beginner’s mindset

#4 Optimism & Can-doism

#5 Establish Status Quo Convention … then Find the Gap

#6 Pursue Adjacent Rabbit Holes…Just Don’t Get Stuck There


SUPPLEMENT: How much time do you spend explicitly (on average) improving your future thinking craft?


B. FUTURES THINKING — SOURCES & INSPIRATIONS


#7. Variety is the spice of the future mind

#8 Polarity teases out insight from the extremes

#9 Novel starting points and experiences

#10 History doesn’t repeat in the future ... but it does inform it

#11 Scan for multi-disciplinary signals- avoid the echo chambers

#12 Distinguish between accepted wisdom and momentum


C. FUTURES THINKING — REGIMENS & DISCIPLINES

#13 Journaling

#14 Change The Process

#15 Radar

#16 Rank Value & Importance

#17 Be the Multi-tool, don’t always be the hammer

#18 Lead other lives