Michel Godet comments on why Joe Coates was such a great futurist

Eric Garland Methodology

A major component of the futures studies work at Competitive Futures is directly from the work of the late Joe Coates, eminent futurist to the U.S. Government, His Most Serene Highness Albert II of Monaco, and many others in business and government. Another influential futurist is Michel Godet, whose book on futures studies, Manuel de Prospective Strategique, is likely the most comprehensive …

history of foresight

The Evolution of Forecasting

Eric Garland DataLab

This infographic shows that the process of foresight has always been primary for humans. Blessed and cursed with the ability to perceive linear time, mankind has always sought to learn from the past and present to improve its lot in the future. When looking at forecasting from pre-history to the 21st century, there are really two different constraints: data sets …