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Frank W. Spencer IV

Helping organizations create the future, today.


“Saying we should kill complexity is similar to suggesting that we stop breathing in order to avoid the flu. In this new world of rapid change, we must learn to ‘dance with complexity’ rather than attempting to kill it. The more complex our world, the bigger our canvas becomes on which to paint an unlimited amount of transformational and aspirational ideas.”

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With a MA in Strategic Foresight from Regent University and 20+ years of foresight implementation, I weave both the academic and business worlds into my holistic approach to futures development. In 2009, I founded Kedge, a foresight, innovation, creativity, and strategic design firm. Shortly thereafter, I was asked to create and lead instruction of The Futures Institute: Shaping The Future Now at the Duke University Talent Identification Program Institute, teaching students to use Futures Thinking and foresight to develop transformative solutions to grand challenges. I’ve worked on Strategic Foresight projects for companies such as Kraft, Mars, Marriott, and The Walt Disney Company. Specifically, Kedge led the effort to establish foresight as a leadership competency across The Walt Disney Company, training over 300 employees across the globe. In 2015, The Futures School was born to provide a global learning ecosystem with the mission to democratize foresight. I am a member of the World Futures Society (WFS) and Association for Professional Futurists (APF).

“I had the pleasure to hire Frank take us from theory to practical application of strategic foresight at Daimler. He has been a great partner in this adventure by helping us stay grounded in processes that deliver results. Frank uses his experience and expertise to guide us and to get people on board with a new way of thinking.”

Lori Heino-Royer Executive, Autonomous Transportation

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  • Futures Thinking / Strategic Foresight
  • Holoptic Foresight Dynamics / Embracing Complexity / Foresight as a Mental Technology
  • Wicked Opportunities®: 7 Shifts in the Age of Opportunity
  • Wired for Next: Human Innovation & Futures Thinking
  • Addressing the Gap: Developing Corporate Foresight through Competency Building
  • Creating Strategy for a VUCA World
  • How To Count Cows Before They Moo: Designing for a Different Kind of Future
  • Big Data Zombies: The Battle for the Human Brain

“Frank’s approach and the concepts that he introduces really help you to look in a different way at the future. He helps to remove old, ineffective mental frames and nudges your thinking towards new solutions. His presentation style is energetic and makes you empowered to take action towards the future.”

Freija van Duijne Future Planning and Trend Analysis, Future Motions

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