4Sight Chat #4 – Peter Scoblic: Futures and foresight at Harvard Business School

This video captures a discussion between Alessandro Fergnani (Alex) and Peter Scoblic. Alex is PhD candidate at NUS Business School (Singapore), and head of scenario consulting at Shaping Tomorrow. Peter is the co-founder and principal of Event Horizon Strategies, a…

4Sight Chat #4 - Peter Scoblic: Futures and foresight at Harvard Business School

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This video captures a discussion between Alessandro Fergnani (Alex) and Peter Scoblic. Alex is PhD candidate at NUS Business School (Singapore), and head of scenario consulting at Shaping Tomorrow. Peter is the co-founder and principal of Event Horizon Strategies, a foresight consultancy, a senior fellow with the International Security Program at New America, an instructor in Harvard’s Professional Development Program, and a fellow with the Harvard’s Kennedy School of government.

During their conversation, they dive into a number of different issues, such as:

-Peter’s and Alex’s experiences in pursuing doctoral level research in the field of futures and foresight in Business Schools, including challenges and strategies to cope with them
-How to “frame” futures and foresight when talking with scholars in established disciplines in order to be understood
-The benefits of pursuing doctoral level research in futures and foresight for practice

Peter’s recent article on Harvard Business Review, “Learning from the Future”: https://hbr.org/2020/07/emerging-from-the-crisis

Peter’s recent article on Foreign Affairs, “A Better Crystal Ball”: https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/united-states/2020-10-13/better-crystal-ball

Peter’s working paper at Harvard Business School, “Strategic Foresight as Dynamic Capability”: https://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Pages/item.aspx?num=57819

Support Alex’s videos: https://www.patreon.com/alexfergnani

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