RAPPORT // Unleashing a New Kind of R&D in the ESG Environment

October 10, 2019
As momentum builds around environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risk, innovators, investors, and leaders are unleashing the traditional constraints of R&D.

RAPPORT // These are the New Faces of Connection and Influence

September 25, 2019
In a new generation of influence, expanded connectedness is fueling relationships, erasing more degrees of separation and hierarchies than ever before.

RAPPORT // A Call to Leaders: Rebuild Trust Through Truth and Vulnerability

September 12, 2019
The Pew Research report Trust and Distrust in America is a call to leaders to model higher standards of fact-based truth, authenticity, and vulnerability.

RAPPORT // Anticipatory Democracy is Shaping the Future of the World

August 29, 2019
Through Anticipatory Democracy, the global public is collectively reshaping the future of societies and the world through future focused protest community activism.

RAPPORT // Visionary Leaders Balance ESG Responsibility and Financial Value

July 25, 2019
The global investment community is pushing corporate executives to actively balance environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues with financial value.

RAPPORT // The World Cup Victory is Evidence of the Power of Human Energy

July 10, 2019
As Angela Ahrendts and the U.S. Women National Team (USWNT) win at the World Cup show us the world-changing power of human energy.

RAPPORT // The Future Is in the Hands of Our Youth – Are They Prepared?

June 5, 2019
As we approach the 50th anniversary of Future Shock, we ask whether our focus on history is equipping young leaders to shape a future...

RAPPORT // The Truth About the Kilauea Volcano – and the World

May 22, 2019
The reality of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano is different than what we believed based on what was reported. What does it signal about reporting and...

RAPPORT // Is a State of Flow the Answer to the World’s Biggest Problems?

May 8, 2019
The UN IPBES report and Nestle sustainability announcement show we are starting to solve the most pressing global issues through a state of flow...

RAPPORT // Greta Thunberg is Saving the World with Courage and Connectivity

March 21, 2019
Teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize and in so doing has proven the power of hyperconnectivity...

RAPPORT // Are you Making the Most of Your Annual Strategic Planning?

March 13, 2019
As the operating environment shifts rapidly, here are five annual strategic planning activities leaders can use to address varying rates of change.

RAPPORT // In Praise of Heidi Toffler – a Dream Crazier Paragon

February 27, 2019
The Nike Dream Crazier ad campaign offers a platform to convey the admiration and gratitude I feel for Heidi Toffler, who passed in February.

RAPPORT // Greta Thunberg is Proof. World Leaders Need New Mental Models.

February 6, 2019
At Davos 2019,the voice of young Greta Thunberg rose above the others and proved to world leaders that new mental models are needed to...

RAPPORT // Take a Future-Focused Mindset and be a Change Maker in 2019

December 6, 2018
As you do your 2019 planning, replace the time spent reflecting on the past year with an effort to build a future-focused mindset so...

Discussing Changes at the Intersection of Technology and Humanity

November 7, 2018
Deb Westphal talks about the future of humanity with technology; water infrastructure and the leadership needed to sustain it; empowerment of women and new...

Shocks and Solutions: Future Shock Forum 2018 Event Recap

October 17, 2018
The Toffler Associates 2018 Future Shock Forum gathered leaders, innovators, and thinkers to explore disruptions and their implications for business and government.

It’s Change or Lose for Human Resource Executives

October 3, 2018
SHRM has called for the human resource profession to step up to meet the demanding challenge to attract and train human talent – it’s...

Special Interview: Imagining the Future with Beth Comstock

September 5, 2018
A special interview between Deb Westphal, Toffler Associates CEO, and Beth Comstock, former GE chair, author of Imagine it Forward, and celebrated change maker.

RAPPORT // Is the Pentagon Reorganization All for Naught?

July 25, 2018
The workforce that is needed today will not be the workforce of tomorrow. Part of a successful reorganization is recognizing and working in the...

RAPPORT // Mary Meeker’s 2018 Internet Trends and the Fate of Humanity

June 27, 2018
Mary Meeker’s 2018 Internet Trends report is interesting for the behavioral impacts it implicates, and what it means leaders must do to keep people...

RAPPORT // Businesses are spending more on Mindfulness than AI. This is why.

May 30, 2018
Businesses spend more on Mindfulness than AI because they see that swift, sure decisions take more than data – they take human creativity, emotion,...

RAPPORT // What the Boston Marathon Proves About an Inspired Workforce

April 25, 2018
The 2018 Boston Marathon and Elon Musk’s statement, “humans are underrated” prompt us to consider what inspires people to work toward big goals when...

RAPPORT // Is There a Better Alternative to the Trump Infrastructure Plan?

February 28, 2018
We consider how President Trump's $1.5T Infrastructure Plan differs from the Obama and Bush plans, and an alterative for building the future of infrastructure.

RAPPORT // Looking at Davos and BlackRock, What Active Global Citizenship Means for Humanity

January 31, 2018
Global leaders joined at the WEF in Davos. BlackRock CEO Larry Fink called for shared global citizenship. We look at how leaders can collaborate...

Infographic: Health Disruptions and How Your Organization Can Benefit

July 6, 2017
The intersection of health and other industries will impact your organization.

Reflecting on Future Shock Forum 2016

December 15, 2016
As we conclude Toffler Associates Future Shock Forum 2016, we reflect on the importance of future-focused conversations to solving our most complex challenges.

Algorithms Don’t Understand Love – Advertising Week 2016 Presentation Highlights

October 19, 2016
Toffler CEO Deb Westphal and Liz Ross, CEO of Periscope joined during New York Advertising Week to share why human relationships are vital to...

Is Water the World’s Greatest Security Risk?

August 31, 2016
Geopolitical concern is uniting leaders around the world, many of whom recognize that water is the source of crisis and possibility for people and...

The Lifelong Learner: How Alvin Toffler Shaped the Future

July 6, 2016
20 years after Alvin Toffler founded Toffler Associates, we remain focused on the values and methods that have secured the future for organizations across...

An Insider Look at Thriving in the Third Wave of The Third Wave

April 13, 2016
The 2016 Steve Case book The Third Wave reinforces ideas about Future Proof® organizations posed by Alvin Toffler in his original book of the...

The 4 Drivers at the Heart of Revolutionary Wealth

February 17, 2016
We explore whether profit is at the heart of value in the Knowledge Age if innovation is focused on solving problems rather than creating...