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David Forrest is a Canadian writer and strategy consultant. His Integral Strategy™ process has been widely used to increase collaboration in communities, build social capital, deepen commitment to action, and develop creative strategies to deal with complex challenges.
Integral Strategy™ has been applied by businesses, governments, and non-profit organizations to systemic challenges in healthcare, energy, environment, resource management, scientific research, innovation, education, transportation, economic development, community development and community service.
David advises organizations on emerging trends. He uses the term Enterprise Ecology™ to describe how ecological principles can be applied to competition, innovation, and strategy in business.
David is a member of the Professional Writers Association of Canada, the World Future Society, and other futures organizations. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Institute for Science, Society and Policy at the University of Ottawa. He publishes Innovation Watch, and writes its biweekly trend newsletter, which is emailed to readers in more than 40 countries.
The goal of strategy is to choose the course of action that ensures success and survival. In a world of rapidly accelerating change, today's strategy quickly becomes obsolete. We must be ever more aware of the future we are planning for, since that future will quickly be upon us. Strategic foresight has a serious intent: to improve our understanding of the range of possible futures, and to use that understanding to inform action.
Innovation Watch offers a continuous scan of trends and emerging futures, and explores the question, "What's next?" Results are shared here, and are provided as RSS feeds.