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Think Like a Futurist: Know What Changes, What Doesn't, and What's Next by Cecily Sommers

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The Futurist's Mind-set

You now have the futurist framework (the four forces of change) established in Know, the futurist's process (the Zone of Discovery) as described in New, and the 5 Percent Rule that tells you how to build the time and space to accommodate futurist thinking in your organization, as detailed in Do.

But being a futurist is as much a mind-set as it is a knowledge and practice set. It comprises an attitude and spirit that balances an enthusiasm for human potential with a need for practical application. The futurist mind-set requires openness, but loves discipline. It is committed to responsible and purposeful stewardship of all human endeavors, and the futurist always considers the long-term implications of his or her actions. ...

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