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We are a multidisciplinary innovation studio working with diverse partners to understand sustainability challenges and identify holistic, resilient solutions, and we are committed to training the next generation of leaders.


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Filtering by Tag: Social Complexity

The Ties That Transform?

Peter Nicholson

Relational New Year
I’ve been reading about relationships. I enjoy pursuing sustainability-related projects because of the people often involved. Working from a platform of shared values provides fulfillment, and the opportunity to delve more deeply more quickly. Progress on complex issues requires working across different types of silos. Increasingly, Foresight has been asked to assist clients with overcoming friction that can occur within collaborations small and large. The immediate problem we’re asked to address is rarely what most needs attention. The root causes nearly always go deeper, and are where we try to focus attention.

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What does the ladder of inference even mean?

Lyndon Valicenti

The holiday season is upon us, and with it often comes quality family time. Between the sugar cookies and punch bowls, there will likely be more than enough guilt trips, awkward politics, and jumping to conclusions to go around. A quick refresher on the ole’ Ladder of Inference—and how to avoid sprinting up it—might be just the trick to gracefully navigate this season of joy. But what does the Ladder of Inference even mean?

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