Thinking about the future

“Doing the impossible simply means doing something for the first time.”

For the past fifteen years my work has been concerned with enabling people in organisations to free themselves from the ‘impossibility thinking’ that imprisons them in the present. I have brought future thinking into conferences, seminars and workshops throughout the world. I have presented the future in thought provoking ways designed to inspire innovation and inform strategic thinking. My aim is to enable people to both understand and imagine the future. In this way, today’s strategy becomes tomorrow’s success.

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My approach

My focus is on assisting organisations to create their preferred future. This is how futures thinking delivers valued, actionable outcomes. To be of any practical value, futures thinking must be relevant and have resonance for the organisation.

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I facilitate group visioning workshops, scenario planning events and assist groups in integrating the vision to strategy.

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I have been an advisor to government, trade and industry for over 30 years working for many of the past and present Fortune Top 500 companies. Current clients include national and international companies, government agencies and departments and not for profit organisations.

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  • What people say about Frank

    “Frank’s was the last presentation on the second day of our conference yet everyone hung on his every word.”

    Mikael Byström, Senior Vice President, Trelleborg AB

    “Dr. Shaw’s presentation received a standing ovation from all the delegates. He has an exceptional ability to arrest your attention.”

    Liliane Abboud, Credit Union Services Corporation (Australia)

    “Frank’s presentation was an inspiration.”

    Denis Schmidli, Senior Product Specialist
    Pictet & Cie/Pictet Funds S.A.

    “Dr. Shaw commanded respect for his views on the future of the Middle East.”

    Dr Magued Osman, Chairman, Information and Decision Support Centre Egypt