I’m starting a new writing project on applied creativity. Many organizations and individuals contact us at Minkowski for help in mapping their possibilities in the future. It is not that we tell them what those possibilities are for them. Neither are we able to predict the future, no one can. But what we are able to do, […]
Agency for Applied FuturesWe give agency to people in organizations so they can make history by changing the future. We facilitate train and enable organizations to transform. Using our applied futures approach we map the possibilities in your future and translate those into action, so you can start building a better business today.
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RE:SET Leadership ProgramThe Corona-crisis hit the world overnight. In most parts around the world the impact on our daily lives was never expected to be as big as it turned out to be. We will live in a ‘new normal’ for years to come. The personal (virtual) RE:SET program of 3pd and Minkowski helps business leaders to reflect on the recent past, learn from the present and develop a new course of action for the future. READ MORE
From the FuturesOur coalition with Columbia University's Digital Storytelling Lab is taking form in the 'From the Futures' project. From the Futures is a global virtual community focused on the exploration of a post pandemic world and the understanding of our present. We bring people together from around the world to imagine new futures together. In a blend between design thinking, futures thinking and immersive storytelling we work fully online in this project. We have about a 1000 members from more than 30 countries so far. You can sign up for the monthly meetups via the website here.
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This week we’re launching a new initiative of Minkowski called ‘1000 moonshots‘. We believe that we need some more unconventional thinking to solve some of the world’s most urgent problems. Moonshot thinking is a widely known approach to aim high and develop bold ideas that can impact the world. There are many examples out there […]
In the projects I’m involved in at Minkowksi I usually run into two kinds of people. There are those who believe they can change the world (or less ambitious variations of change) and that the companies they work for can change. And then there are those who don’t believe that (big) companies can change and transform. They believe that […]
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