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FUTURE SMART - Distant Future





Introducing our Alliance Partner, South African Futurist
Michael Lee CEO of the Institute of Futurology and
Author of ‘Codebreaking Our Future’.

 

The following are important points in mastering the future.

Introducing our Alliance Partner, South African Futurist Michael Lee CEO of the Institute of Futurology and Author of ‘Decoding Our Future’.The following are important points in mastering the future.

EMBRACE IT

An informed mind helps remove the fears that the future holds. Embrace the future so that you develop an informed mind, ready for the challenges and the opportunities that the future holds.

UNDERSTAND IT

Understand what brings about the future and how to take hold of the keys of these future factors which influence events, social conditions and ultimately our lives.

PREPARE FOR IT

We will soon be launching FutureFinder software online which outlines 30 future factors that every individual and organisation should take into account when planning their future and setting goals.

SHAPE IT

Codebreaking Our Future, a new book written by Michael Lee, South African futurist and our alliance partner introduces a full causal model for understanding what makes the future happen, a model which can be applied to everyone to help people and organisations manage the future far more systematically and precisely.

This is a must for everyone, in particular business owners. Special discount for BBN business and public members when purchasing the book and the online training courses. Contact BBN for details.

Some of the endorsements for Codebreaking Our Future
- by Futurist and Author Michael Lee:

This pathbreaking book attempts to provide a rigorous model of causality for ‘the future’ -- roughly as science has done in all other fields. Michael Lee shows that sound analysis and good data can in principle explain the messy nature of future events, roughly like predicting planetary orbits, genetic traits, and even social trends.
With beautiful writing and compelling logic, Codebreaking Our Future offers brilliant insights into how we might better manage the complex issues of our time. William E. Halal, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Management, Technology & Innovation, George Washington University, President, TechCast Global and author of Technology’s Promise(USA)

Michael Lee’s new book melds the wisdom of the ages with modern science to forge a unique causation model for forecasting the future. His superior sourcing and research paired with an excellent logic flow gives us both a scenario and modeling forecast for strategic foresight. Thoroughly enjoyable read. Rob Bencini, Economic Futurist (USA)

Future thinking will no longer be considered an obscure domain for woolly academics. Michael Lee formulates in such a logical way the cause and effect relationship resulting in change that it is almost unreal why we didn’t find the code earlier. Codebreaking our Future is a must read for anyone sceptical about how we can understand and prepare for the future. Kaat Exterbille, futurist and transformation consultant, CEO Kate Thomas & Kleyn Brussels (Belgium)

Is scientific foresight possible? Are we able to divine future events with some degree of accuracy? Exactly how knowable is the future? These are questions that futurists have argued over for some considerable time. Michael Lee provides answers to these questions in his important new book ‘Codebreaking Our Future’. Dr Stephen Aguilar-Millan, Director of Research, European Futures Observatory

Michael Lee has made an astonishing attempt to shed light on principles and structures that make us aware of pathways to the future. This book provides a tremendously important tool to anticipate what is ahead of us and can be seen as an encouragement for all to build a better future. Freija van Duijne - President of the Dutch Future Society (The Netherlands)

In a sweeping revitalisation of Enlightenment philosophy and science, emphasizing natural order and a never-ending chain of causation in the world, Michael Lee explores the relevance of a mechanistic worldview on our ability to foreknow the future. According to Lee, the future does have a hidden nature, and it can be modeled and can largely be controlled. Exploring economic and demographic cycles in history, Lee boldly predicts that “…the greatest crisis of the 21st century will not be climate change or Peak Oil, but population decline”.

For Lee, the stakes of not using the advances of science are high: science can save the world from ideological conflict and is nothing less than “…the hope of nations in this century.” Whether you want to place your faith in the salvific properties of science and its ability to instil a sure hope or not, this book is a must read for all working on the possibilities and limits of science in dealing with the future of the planet and its inhabitants. Prof. Martin de Wit, School of Public Leadership, University of Stellenbosch (South Africa)

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