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What About the Future?, New Perspectives on Planning, Forecasting and Complexity, by Fred Phillips

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What About the Future?, New Perspectives on Planning, Forecasting and Complexity, by Fred Phillips
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
What About the Future?
Medium
electronic resource
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Responsibility statement
by Fred Phillips
Series statement
Science, Technology and Innovation Studies,, 2570-1509
Sub title
New Perspectives on Planning, Forecasting and Complexity
Summary
This book closely examines the concept and theory of 'future' from a multidisciplinary perspective, focusing on the practice of forecasting, especially in its interaction with complexity. It highlights the relations between forecasting, decision-making and strategy, mixing technical arguments (but minimal mathematics) with ideas from psychology and philosophy. Rich with examples, the book highlights the role of values and attitudes in deciding how to look at the future. Written in a casual but precise style that makes the ideas easily digestible, it helps corporate strategists, practicing futurists, and researchers in the field of strategy or public planning gain a fundamental perspective on the future – before starting to predict things
Table Of Contents
What Do We Mean by "the Future"? -- Risk and Uncertainty -- Values and the Future -- Why Do We Want to Know the Future? -- Prediction and Planning -- Seeing the Future: Ideas from Philosophy, Linguistics, and Sociology -- Complexity and the Future -- Analytics and the Future -- Imagination and the Future -- Expertise and the Future -- The Present and the Future -- Policy and the Future -- Attitudes, Expectations, and the Future -- The Future of the Future
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