Foresight for the distracted

When thinking about futures, the power of nostalgia and distraction should not be underestimated. We are living in a post-factual society, where mastering the art of distraction and appealing to nostalgia is a key advantage. Lying is no problem, as long as you follow one outrageous claim with another, more outrageous one, and back it […]

Read more "Foresight for the distracted"

Vain tutkimuselämää

Nelosen ”Vain Elämää” ohjelma juhlii musiikintekoa, genren ylityksiä ja valottaa formaattinsa rajoissa kappaleiden ja artistien taustoja. On kieltämättä koukuttavaa nähdä musiikintekijät tekemässä linnunpönttöjä ja muita ammattinsa ulkopuolisia aktiviteetteja sekä tietenkin jännittää millaisia versioita he ovat tehneet toistensa kappaleista. Toisten kunnioitus ja iloinen heittäytyminen uuteen ovat nautittavaa katsottavaa. Siksi mielestäni konseptia voisi laajentaa muillekin aloille, esimerkiksi […]

Read more "Vain tutkimuselämää"

How to do foresight?

No really, how, in today’s world? This is the question I am faced with over and over again when reading news about Brexit, Erdogan, Trump, etc. While they are attention-grabbing phenomena in their own right, what interests me more is the bigger picture behind them. There is an undercurrent of major transitions sweeping through western […]

Read more "How to do foresight?"

Can i has fuuuturez knowledge

I came across this excellent cartoon by Tom Gauld about presenting research findings and decided to try one of them: making internet memes involving cats. So here is my doctoral dissertation “Knowledge creation in foresight – a systems- and practice-oriented view” using cat memes.

Read more "Can i has fuuuturez knowledge"

Making sense of platform economy

There is a lot of hype and discussion around platform economy, platform ecosystems and platform thinking, and for good reason. Platform thinking is challenging the current operational environment of companies by providing a new logic of value creation and necessitating new business models. However, since the discussion around platforms is fairly recent and the impacts of […]

Read more "Making sense of platform economy"