Resources for Futurists

Concepts, Tools, Advice, and Assistance

Karl is widely recognized as an insightful futurist and a commentator on the philosophy and conceptual foundations of futures thinking.

A regular contributor to the World Future Society's journal The Futurist and a speaker at the society's international conferences, he has helped many CEOs and executive teams think clearly about the destiny of their enterprises.

His book, Your Strategic Radar: Tracking the Forces that are Shaping Your Business, is widely regarded as a practical handbook for the "environmental scan," which is crucial to strategic planning for organizations of all kinds.

And, in The Northbound Train: Finding the Purpose, Setting the Direction, Shaping the Destiny of Your Organization, he set forth one of the most popular practical frameworks for strategic thinking and planning.

Keynotes/Seminars/Webinars by Karl

    • Conference Keynote: "Futures Update — What Lies Ahead?" Download pdf

      • Conference Keynote: "Doing Business in the New Economy — Are You an Endangered Species?" Download pdf

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      Consulting Services by Karl & KAI

      • Futures Research: The Environmental Scan/Strategic Radar Analysis Download pdf

      • Executive Retreat: "Looking Around and Looking Ahead" Download pdf

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      Read Selected Online Articles

      • The "Strategic Radar Model": Karl Albrecht's formula for the Environmental Scan View

      • Karl predicts a "Second Coming of Service" — a refocusing on value. View

      Download Featured White Papers

      • WFS Futurist Profile: Karl Albrecht (Interview with Karl) Download pdf

      • WFS Article: "The Information Revolution's Broken Promises" Download pdf

      • WFS Article: "Deconstructing the Future: Seeing Beyond Magic-Wand Predictions" Download pdf

      • White Paper: "The Future is No Place for Sissies — Eight Super Trends You Must Master to Survive in the New Economy." Download pdf

      • Research Report: "Mapping the Future of Your Association"; example of a futures research study by KAI, for the American Society of Association Executives Download pdf

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      Your Strategic Radar:
      Tracking the Forces
      That Are Shaping Your Business

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      The Northbound Train:
      Finding the Purpose, Setting the Direction,
      . . . of Your Organization

      Details . . .