The Five Futures Glasses: How to See and Understand More of the Future with the Eltville Model

Hardcover | June 15, 2010

byPero Micic

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Many problems in management and in life result from people's different views on the future. People subconsciously assume that everyone understands how they think and talk about the future in the same way as they do. They assume that everyone is wearing the same 'futures glasses' which often causes misunderstanding, frustration and failure.

The five futures glasses described in this book make it easier to see and understand more of the future:

1. The blue futures glasses are for assumptions about the probable future of your environment
2. The red futures glasses are for possible surprises in your environment
3. The green futures glasses are for opportunities to create a better future
4. The yellow futures glasses are for your vision of a desired future
5. The violet futures glasses are for your planned future and for your actions.

The five futures glasses and the resulting "Eltville Model" bridge the gap between everyday life and futures research. They have been developed through research in more than a thousand workshops and projects with non-profit organizations as well as with leading corporations around the world, such as BOSCH, Microsoft, BAYER, AstraZeneca, Roche, Ernst+Young, Ford, Vodafone, EADS and Nestlé. This model provides you with a road map for thinking and communicating about the future and a comprehensive structure for your future projects as well as your strategy. In addition, the Eltville Model helps you to apply the common foresight tools much more effectively.

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Many problems in management and in life result from people's different views on the future. People subconsciously assume that everyone understands how they think and talk about the future in the same way as they do. They assume that everyone is wearing the same 'futures glasses' which often causes misunderstanding, frustration and fail...

DR. PERO MICIC is a leading expert on future management and future markets and CEO of FutureManagementGroup AG, Eltville, Germany. Dr Micic studied Business and Future Studies in Germany, Great Britain and in the USA. He received his PhD from the Leeds Business School with a work on futures methodology. He is the author of five other ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 9.59 × 6.37 × 0.83 inPublished:June 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230247059

ISBN - 13:9780230247055

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Table of Contents

About This Book
Why We Need Futures Glasses
Many Futures and Five Futures Glasses
Your Green Futures Glasses Which Future Opportunities Do You Have?
Your Yellow Futures Glasses Which Future Do You Want To Form?
Your Rd Futures Glasses How Could the Future Surprise You?
Your Violet Futures Glasses Which Future Are You Planning?
See More of the Future
Appendix

Editorial Reviews

"If leaders and managers are to learn anything from the years of crisis it is that they must develop future thinking skills. Based on Pero Micic's rigorous research and many years of experience, The Five Futures Glasses provides essential, exciting and effective ideas, techniques and tools for learning about the future in the present. This book is much needed!"- Jeff Gold, Professor of Organization Learning, Leeds Business School."I hope that this book will be available in Chinese very soon, for the millions of Chinese readers, who can greatly benefit from Pero Micic's unique and comprehensive way of managing the future."- SK Liow, China Hair and Beauty Association."You need an integrated framework to process, digest and act on information about the future. The Eltville Model is the first really effective framework to do this." - Richard C.M. Wong, Chairman of Vistage, Malaysia& Singapore. Praise for German edition – "The Eltville Model, with the five futures glasses, is the most comprehensive and integrated model of strategy development using the perspectives and tools of strategic foresight that I know." - Dr. Peter Bishop, Associate Professor of Strategic Foresight, University of Houston"The Eltville Model is the most effective strategy development tool that we have used so far at Continental." - Dr. Hartmut Wöhler, Continental"This valuable system with the five futures glasses made sure we achieved very good results within a very short time." - Dr. Georg Oenbrink, Degussa Evonik