Archive for October, 2012


October 26, 2012

“If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.” – Abraham Maslow [1] NEW STEEP – Jim Breaux In Alternative Futures this semester we are finishing up our deep dive into integral theory. One of the tables we reviewed is the basic 4 quadrant (Wilber). A quick survey of […]

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Ethics for Futurists

October 24, 2012

Ethics for futurists is in the air right now. It pops up in the various listserv conversations and is (part of) the subject of an upcoming white paper being co-authored by several APF members. As a professional engineer in the state of Texas I am subject to ethics that are codified in law. The general […]

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Applying alternative foresight approaches

October 23, 2012

I’m having great fun with our Alternative Perspectives on the Future class! In a recent class, we explored methods or techniques for calling forth our intuition – and we’re grateful to Professor Emeritus Oliver Markley’s work in this area. These methods and others we’re exploring in class are unconventional, at least in relation to many organizations (many […]

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UH Megatrend Future Day! Nov. 9th – Registration is now open

October 18, 2012

Attendance is free, but registration is required. Please register online at: Tweet

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October 13, 2012

Journal of Futures Studies is calling for papers on the topic of ANTICIPATORY GOVERNANCE.  Abstracts Due Feb 1st, 2013!  Find future details within their official Invitation.  Best of luck! Tweet

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Call for Papers! – European Journal of Futures Research

October 13, 2012

The European Journal of Futures Research will be publishing their first journal in Feb. of 2013 and are currently seeking abstracts!  “The journal will address seven focal points: social developments; politics (supranational, governmental and non-governmental); the economy and business sectors; science and technology and cross-cutting issues; methodology and methods; epistemology and philosophy of science.” Timeline 22 Oct. […]

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Teaching about the Future is here!

October 9, 2012

The second book-writing collaboration between Peter and myself has produced a new textbook, Teaching about the Future: The Basics of Foresight Education, published by Palgrave MacMillan. This book brings together more than thirty-five years of experience in teaching about the future from the University of Houston’s Graduate Program in Futures Studies. In addition to serving as a […]

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Dr. Bishop in Lithuania discussing the need for foresight

October 8, 2012

Dr. Bishop traveled to Vilnius, Lithuania last week as the Co-Supervisor of a doctoral dissertation at the ISM School of Management on the use of foresight in small- and medium-sized enterprises.  While he was there, he delivered the opening keynote address to new and continuing doctoral students on their first day of school.  After that, he […]

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