Finding ‘weak signals’ from the future

Finding ‘weak signals’ from the future

At Imperial Tech Foresight, we believe in anticipating the future by identifying ‘weak signals of change’. This is nothing new. In 1970s, Igor Ansoff, a Russian American mathematician and business manager, coined the term ‘weak signals’. In essence, they are murmurs...
Lessons from a creative mind

Lessons from a creative mind

Professor John Conway loved solving simple problems that revealed big truths. Gifted at using metaphors to simplify difficult mathematical and abstract concepts, he enjoyed his hunt for mathematical epiphanies. He considered his research as “play” and discovered...