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Three Horizons


Three Horizons:
The Patterning of Hope

Edited by Shareable, 2013, 132 Pages, Digital Download

Three Horizons is a simple and intuitive framework for thinking about the future.  The framework explains how people often manage to disagree so violently about their visions of the future and how to achieve them – and it offers a practical way to begin constructive conversations about the future at home, in organisations and in society at large.

The Three Horizons are about much, much more than simply stretching our thinking to embrace the short, medium and long term.  They offer a co-ordinated way of managing innovation, a way of creating transformational change that has a chance of succeeding, a way of dealing with uncertainty and a way of seeing the future in the present.

In this beautifully illustrated book,  Bill Sharpe introduces the Three Horizons framework as a prompt for developing a ‘future consciousness’ – a rich and multi-faceted awareness of the future potential of the present moment – and explores how to put that awareness to work to create the futures we aspire to.

“One of the very difficult issues in futures work is how do you get from a map of some possible futures – a set of future landscapes – to knowing what to do. One of the things that Three Horizons does is it gives you a relatively explicit way of knowing what to do.”
Andrew Curry, The Futures Company

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