Marina Gorbis on: ”Five Principles for Thinking Like a Futurist”

  1. Forget about predictions.
  2. Focus on signals.
  3. Look back to see forward.
  4. Uncover patterns.
  5. Create a community.


At its best, futures thinking is not about predicting the future; rather, it is about engaging people in thinking deeply about complex issues, imagining new possibilities, connecting signals into larger patterns, connecting the past with the present and the future, and making better choices today.

Source: Five Principles for Thinking Like a Futurist

This text fits like a glove with what I try to preach as well. Thanks, Marina!