Appendix 2. Leaders - Exemplary Foresight Practitioners and Organizations

Leading Management Consultancies Doing Foresight Work

These large management consultancies occasionally or frequently do leading foresight work, though they don’t explicitly position themselves as foresight professionals. When they do, we move them into larger primary foresight consultancies listed in the next section.

Organizational foresight leaders and previous leaders (“prev.”) are listed below in bold, where known. Check LinkedIn Advanced Search, using org name and relevant foresight terms (strategy, foresight, forecasting, design, innovation, scenarios, etc.), org site search, (site:domainname searchstring) and general Google search to find current and past foresight leaders at each org. Use multiple negatives to eliminate urls or terms you don’t want, and use quotes to get exact phrases, like “strategic foresight” and “future of”.

Consultancy Foresight Leaders; Company Description Region (HQ)
A.T. Kearney Global mgmt consultancy. 3,200 consultants, 58 locations. 1 (Chicago, IL)
Accenture Top Ten Strategy ( IT, management consulting and outsourcing services. 280,000 consultants, 200 locations. 3 (Dublin, Ireland)
Advisory Board Company Global research, tech, and consulting firm helping hospital and university executives to better serve patients and students. 1 (Washington, DC)
Alvarez & Marsal Turnaround management and performance improvement. 2,000 consultants, 40 locations worldwide. 1 (New York, NY)
Analysis Group, Inc Economic, financial and strategy consulting. US & Canada. 1 (Boston, MA)
Aon Consulting Worldwide Risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, HR consulting and outsourcing. 65,000 consultants, 500 locations. 3 (London, UK)
Bain & Company Top Ten Strategy ( Strategy, marketing, organization, operations, IT and M&A services. 6,000 consultants, 50 locations. 1 (Boston, MA)
BearingPoint Inc. Mgmt and technology consultancy. 3,350 consultants. 3 (Amsterdam, NL)
Booz Allen Hamilton Richard N Fletcher; Top Ten Strategy. Booz & PWC merger (2014). 1 (New York, NY)
Boston Consulting Group Top Ten Strategy ( Mgmt consultancy. 6,200 consultants, 81 locations worldwide. 1 (Boston, MA)
Cambridge Associates Investment advisory services. 1 (Boston, MA)
Capgemini IT, consulting, outsourcing, prof svcs. 130K consultants, 44 countries. 3 (Paris, France)
CEB World’s leading member-based consultancy for senior leaders. 1 (Arlington, VA)
Charles River Associates Leading global litigation and mgmt consulting. Acq. Marakon 1 (Boston, MA)
Cornerstone Research Financial, economic, and litigation consulting. US only. 1 (Menlo Park, CA)
Corp Executive Board Global professional advisory services firm. 1 (Arlington, VA)
CRA International Economic, financial, and strategy expertise to major law firms, corporations, accounting firms, and governments. US and Europe. 1 (Boston, MA)
Deloitte Consulting John Hagel, Co-chairman, Center for the Edge (Santa Clara, CA); Top Ten Strategy Firm. Audit, tax, consulting, corporate finance services. 1 (New York, NY)
Deutche Bank Research Macroeconomic analysis within the Deutsche Bank Group and consulting for the bank, its clients and stakeholders. 3 (Frankfurt, Germany)
EY (Ernst & Young) Consulting Top Ten Strategy ( Assurance, Advisory, Tax, Transactions services. 3 (London, UK)
First Manhattan Consulting Consulting on issues related to financial services. 1 (New York, NY)
FTI Consulting Corporate finance and restructuring, economic, forensic, litigation and technology consulting, strategic communications. 1 (West Palm Beach, FL)
Hewitt Associates Consulting, outsourcing, and insurance brokerage services. 1 (Chicago, IL)
Huron Consulting Group Mgmt consulting for the Healthcare, Education, Law, and Finance industries. 1 (Chicago, IL)
IBM Global Services Business and tech consulting. Top Ten Strategy ( 1 (Armonk, NY)
KPMG Audit, tax, and advisory professional services co. 152,000 people. 3 (Netherlands)
Kurt Salmon Global mgmt, retail, and consumer strategy consulting. 1 (New York, NY)
L.E.K. Consulting Global generalist consulting firm. Top Ten Strategy ( 1 (London, UK)
Lippincott Global brand strategy, identity, and design consultancy. 1 (New York, NY)
Mars & Co Internt’l strategy consulting. Client focused. 250 consultants. 1 (Greenwich, CT)
McKinsey & Company Global mgmt. consulting leader. Top Ten Strategy ( 1 (New York, NY)
Mercer HR Consulting Global human resources and financial services consulting. 1 (New York, NY)
Monitor Deloitte Senior mgmt. strategy and business transformation. 1 (Cambridge, MA)
Navigant Consulting Dispute, investigation, regulation, and demand consulting. 1 (Chicago, IL)
NERA Economic Consulting Economic analysis, advice, and policy for corps and govts. 1 (SF, CA)
Oliver Wyman Leading global mgmt. consulting. Top Ten Strategy ( 1 (SF, CA)
PA Consulting Group Rob Gear; Management consulting, technology, and innovation. 3 (London, UK)
Parthenon Group Strategic advisors to CEOs and leaders of Global 1000 Co’s. 1 (SF, CA)
Price Waterhouse Coopers Global professional services firm. Top Ten Strategy ( 3 (London, UK)
Putnam Associates Pharma, biotech, and medical device consulting. 1 (Burlington, MA)
Roland Berger Strat. Consults Global strategy consulting. 250 partners. Top tier firm per Vault. 3 (Munich,Germany)
Strategic Business Insights SRI spinoff. Scenario planning, strategic roadmapping, foresight. 1 (Menlo Park, CA)
TeleTech Global Business Process Outsourcing 1 (Englewood, CO)
Towers Watson Jonathan Wells. Risk mgmt, HR consulting. Global. 14,000 associates. 1 (New York, NY)
ZS Associates Sales and marketing consulting. 1 (San Mateo, CA)
See also:
Vault Consulting 50 (Top Co’s)

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Table of Contents


Chapter 2. Personal Foresight – Becoming an Effective Self-Leader

Chapter 2: Personal Foresight

Becoming an Effective Self-Leader

Chapter 4. Models – Foundations for Organizational Foresight

Chapter 4: Models

Foundations for Organizational Foresight

Chapter 7. Acceleration – Guiding Our Extraordinary Future

Chapter 7: Acceleration

Guiding Our Extraordinary Future (In Process)

II. Global Progress: 5 Goals, 10 Values, Many Trends

Innovation: Our Abundant Future
Intelligence: Our Augmented Future
Interdependence: Our Civil Future
Immunity: Our Protected Future
Sustainability: Our Rebalanced Future

III. Universal Accelerating Change

Great Race to Inner Space: Our Surprising Future
Entropy&Information: We’re Running Down & Up
The Puzzle of Meaning: We Have No Einstein Yet
Trees, Funnels & Landscapes: Intro to Evo Devo
Big Picture Change: Five Scales of Accelerating ED
Transcension Hypothesis: Where Acceleratn Ends?
IDABDAK: Social Response to Accel & Developmnt
We’re On a Runaway Train: Being Accelaware

IV. Evo Devo and Exponential Foresight

Seeing It All: Accel., Diverg, Adapt, Convrg, Decel.
Natural (I4S) Innovation: The Evolutionary Drive
Natural (I4S) Intelligence: The Human-AI Partnership
Natural (I4S) Morality: Why Empathy and Ethics Rule
Natural (I4S) Security: Strength from Disruption
Natural (I4S) Sustainability: The Developmental Drive
S-Curves: Managing the Four Constituencies
Pain to Gain: Traversing the Three Kuznets Phases
Hype to Reality: Beyond Hype Cycles to Reality Checks
Exponentials Database: Measuring Accelerations
TINA Trends: Societal Evolutionary Development
Managing Change: STEEPCOP Events, Probs, Ideas
A Great Shift: A Survival to a Sentient Economy

V. Evo Devo and Exponential Activism

Building Protopias: Five Goals of Social Progress
Normative Foresight: Ten Values of Society
Top & STEEPCOP Acceleratns: Positive & Negative
Dystopias, Risks, and Failure States
Three Levels of Activism: People, Tech & Universe
A Great Opportunity: Exponential Empowerment


Chapter 8. Your Digital Self – The Human Face of the Coming Singularity

Chapter 8: Your Digital Self

The Human Face of the Coming Singularity (In Process)

I. Your Personal AI (PAI): Your Digital Self

Digital Society: Data, Mediation, and Agents
Personal AIs: Advancing the Five Goals
PAI Innovation: Abundance and Diversity
PAI Intelligence: Bio-Inspired AI
PAI Morality: Selection and Groupnets
PAI Security: Safe Learning Agents
PAI Sustainability: Science and Balance
The Human Face of the Coming Singularity

II. PAI Protopias & Dystopias in 8 Domains

1. Personal Agents: News, Ent., Education
2. Social Agents: Relat. and Social Justice
3. Political Agents :  Activism & Represent.
4. Economic Agents:  Retail, Finance, Entrep
5. Builder Agents :  Work, Innov. & Science
6. Environ. Agents : Pop. and Sustainability
7. Health Agents :  Health, Wellness, Death
8. Security Agents :  Def., Crime, Corrections

III. PAI Activism & Exponential Empowerment

Next Government: PAIs, Groupnets, Democ.
Next Economy: Creat. Destr. & Basic Income
Next Society: PAI Ent., Mortality & Uploading
What Will Your PAI Contribution Be?

Chapter 10. Startup Ideas – Great Product & Service Challenges for Entrepreneurs

Chapter 10: Startup Ideas

Great Product and Service Challenges for Entrepreneurs (In Process)

I. 4U’s Idea Hub: Building Better Futures

Air Deliveries and Air Taxis: Finally Solving Urban Gridlock
Ballistic Shields and Gun Control: Protecting Us All from Lone Shooters
Bioinspiration Wiki: Biomimetics and Bio-Inspired Design
Brain Preservation Services: Memory and Mortality Redefined
Carcams: Document Thieves, Bad Driving, and Bad Behavior
Competition in Govt Services: Less Corruption, More Innovation
Computer Adaptive Education (CAE): Better Learning and Training
Conversational Deep Learning Devsuites: Millions of AI Coders
Digital Tables: Telepresence, Games, Entertainment & Education
Dynaships: Sustainable Low-Speed Cargo Shipping
Electromagnetic Suspension: Nausea-Free Working & Reading in Cars
Epigenetic Health Tests: Cellular Aging, Bad Diet, Body Abuse Feedback
Fireline Explosives and Ember Drones: Next-Gen Fire Control
Global English: Empowering the Next Generation of Global Youth
Greenbots: Drone Seeders and Robotic Waterers for Mass Regreening
High-Density Housing and Zoning: Making Our Cities Affordable Again
Highway Enclosures and Trail Networks: Green and Quiet Urban Space
Inflatable Packaging: Faster and Greener Shipping and Returns
Internet of Families: Connecting People Over Things
Kidcams: Next-Gen Security for Child Safety and Empowerment
Kidpods: Indoor & Outdoor Parent-Assistive Toyboxes
Microdesalination: Democratizing Sustainable Fresh Water Production
Noise Monitors: Documenting and Reducing Noise Pollution
Oceanside Baths: Sustainable Year Round Beach Enjoyment
Open Blood Scanners: DIY Citizen Health Care Sensor Tech
Open Streaming Radio: User-Centered Audio Creation and Rating
Open Streaming Video: User-Centered Video Creation and Rating
Open Values Filters: Social Rankers, Arg. Mappers, and Consensus Finders
Personal AIs: Your Private Advisor, Activist, and Interface to the World
Pet Empowerment: Next-Gen Rights and Abilities for Our Domestic Animals
Safe Closets: Fire-, Earthquake-, and Intruder-Proof Retreat Spaces
Safe Cars: Reducing Our Insane 1.3M Annual Auto Deaths Today
Safe Motorcycles: Lane Splitting in Gridlock Without Risk of Death
Shared Value Insurance: User-Centered Risk Reduction Services
Sleeperbuses and Microhotels: Demonetized Intercity Travel
Space-Based Solar Power: Stratellite Powering and Weather Management
Stratellites: Next-Gen Urban Broadband, Transparency, and Security
Touch DNA: Next-Gen Home Security and Crime Deterrence
View Towers: Improving Urban Walkability, Inspiration, and Community

Chapter 11. Evo Devo Foresight – Unpredictable and Predictable Futures

Chapter 11: Evo Devo Foresight

Unpredictable and Predictable Futures

Appendix 1. Peer Advice – Building a Successful Foresight Practice