The Institute for Forward Thinking evokes thinkers and businesses to willingly share their knowledge, visions and experiences in order to create a better future.

The collaboration of minds and experiences can be used to develop tools, methodology and share knowledge that contributes to a human centred society and human centred economy. The Institute for Forward Thinking is based in two locations: Amsterdam, the Netherland and Beijing, China.

The Institute for Forward Thinking will focus on the sharing of knowledge, visions and ideas of three major issues. These issues will shape the global conversation in the next decades and will transform societies, governments, businesses and economies using new thinking, new possibilities and new technology.


Global Connectedness
We have reached the pinnacle of global connectedness. With the rise of social media the global conversation has taken a quantum leap. This phenomenon poses equal threats and opportunities for individuals, societies, businesses and governments.

The innovative economy is booming and business is conducted increasingly on a global level. With the growing global connectedness people and businesses will regroup through shared interests, values and visions, rather then through locality and convenience.


New Economy, Business Models and Leadership

Most systems in our businesses, organisations and economies are based on traditional, post Industrial Revolution thinking. With the rise of new technology, the open source movement, an idea based economy and the growing need for sustainability; these traditional systems need radical rethinking.

Our world is changing rapidly. Our climate, food and water supplies, energy, natural resources, financial stability, health, longevity, prosperity and cultural diversity all require breakthrough approaches. This calls for a new view on leadership and government. Applying old thinking and systems to a new world of possibilities will get us nowhere. We need to evolve to a conscious and new way of living, working, caring, organizing and governing.

The Institute for Forward Thinking will use four issues to launch knowledge-sharing projects, events and learning opportunities for individuals, businesses and governments.

Interested parties can register to join in the conversation and benefit from shared visions for a better world.

“When the winds of change are blowing, some people build shelters, when others build windmills.”

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