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.

Thoughts About the Future . . .


“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.”

~ Anonymous


“We’ll get the future we deserve. Our challenge is to deserve the future we want.”

~ Karl Albrecht


“The future is simply infinite possibility waiting to happen. What it waits on is human imagination to crystallize its possibility.”

~ Leland Kaiser


“No problem can be solved from the same consciousness that created it. We must learn to see the world anew.”

~ Albert Einstein


“The only thing we learn from history is that we don’t learn from history.”

~ Winston Churchill

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 . . .