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Futurists in the Media: November 2016 update

Published on November 23, 2016 By waylon edens

The last month has seen a mix of mentions about organizational futurists and keynoters. Mentions are increasing and we are seeing more quality hits on professional futurists compared to what we call “accidental” futurists (those who are assigned the title by others [media or marketers] or simply pick it up themselves].  And we have not […]

Alum Survey: 95% Report that “Foresight Program Changed my Thinking”

Published on August 10, 2015 By Andy

Perhaps the most striking finding of a recent survey of Houston Foresight alums was that 95% reported that foresight “The foresight program has changed my thinking and positively influenced my life.” I suspect most of us who have been around the Foresight program are not surprised by that, as there are so many stories of students and […]

Alumi April Koury at Fast Future

Published on March 21, 2015 By Maria Romero

We’re very proud of announcing that April Koury, alumnus and former GA of the program, has just started to work at Fast Future. And she’s sharing a little bit about her work and advices for current students with us. I’m thrilled to be working with a futurist and speaker as prominent as Rohit. My job […]

Fast Future looking for research help

Published on January 30, 2015 By Andy

It’s always good to know that there are some jobs out there! Fast Future is looking for one or two full-time research associates. The roles could be conducted from anywhere in the world. The tasks will be very varied and include: researching content in support of our client presentations; developing draft presentations; research in support […]

Students and Graduates Getting jobs!

Published on July 13, 2012 By Andy

It’s always a good thing for our graduates to get jobs! Recently, two of our current students accepted new positions: Sean Daken is now Director of Product Development at KULA Causes, Inc  and Heather Schlegel  is now an Innovation Leader at Swift. Two of our alums recently landed new gigs as well: Sara Robinson is now Editor of AlterNet’s Vision page […]

Futurist an awesome job….that most haven’t heard of

Published on July 6, 2012 By Andy

  Houston Futures alum and new futurist at Disney Emily Empel brought my attention to a piece, 7 Jobs You’ve Never Heard Of – And Why They’re Awesome, that mentions futurists as one of 7 awesome jobs that people have not heard of. The article suggests that futurist is one of the jobs where people scratch their head wondering “what […]

Best of the Blogs- February 7, 2012

Published on February 7, 2012 By Christopher Manfredi

WFS’ Thomas Frey predicts the disappearance of 2 billion jobs by 2030 at TEDxReset, Istanbul, Turkey and gives us the reason why in his blog post. Emergent by Design shares the values of of a Hacker Ethic giving us all some ways to participate in this new creative age. Smart Planet’s Chris Nelder breaks down […]

Some Content….on the Future of Work

Published on April 1, 2011 By Andy

While we certain teach a lot of the “how-to-do” foresight, process and content cannot be completely separated. Many classes have a major project as their key deliverable in which they learn a concept, method, or tool by practicing with a futures topic. The faculty often talk about the future of various topics for various audiences. […]