PTASAS Tips for Developing Your Anticipation Skills


Study the Past to Forecast the Future


Analyze Trends  >>>


Visualize the Future and a Make a Contrastive Analysis


Engage Your Subconscious Mind


Question Strategic Assumptions  >>>


Play Entrepreneurial Simulation Games  >>>  Case Studies





Change Management 3 levels: create change, anticipate change, recognize change, Vadim Kotelnikov, free e-coach



  3Bs of Strategic Creativity


The GE Leadership Effectiveness Survey (LES)

Anticipates problems and initiates new and better ways of doing things... More

Jack Welch's 5 Strategic Questions

Two Techniques for Turbulent Times

❶ Practice crisis anticipation

❷ Determine what can go wrong... More

Why Do You Need To Anticipate Change?

Being able to anticipate that which is likely to occur in the nearest or remote future gives you an edge over others who simply go along with whatever happens.

Change represents an opportunity for your business and it must be anticipated and prepared for. Foresight and change anticipation is a hallmark of effective leaders.

3Ss of Winning in Business

Surprise To Win: 3 Strategies Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book

Technology, radical innovations, new business models, globalization, demography, consumer demands and choices all contribute to making today’s society one of accelerating change. The drivers of change are numerous and complex, and their impact varies from one sector to another.

New Economy: Key Features

The way change affects your company depends largely on the capacity of key actors to anticipate and prepare for such an eventuality. Existing business models and strategies may be threatened by changing circumstances.  >>>

Adapting too late or too little can result in disaster for your business.

If you wish to avoid a long and painful adaptation process you must improve your capacity to anticipate and prepare for future change at the earliest interval.

How To Discover Opportunities

In today’s rapidly-changing economic climate, your company will have a Competitive Advantage Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book if you succeed in integrating change into your business strategy effectively.  >>>

Using foresight and anticipation to envisage possible future scenarios is the first step in preparing for change and managing it successfully.

There is big difference between anticipating and guessing. Anticipation means expecting, being aware of something in advance, to regard it as possible. The ability to anticipate is one of the key ingredients of efficient speed and change management.

"Hutches" Occur to the Prepared of Mind

"The further backward you look, the further ahead you see."
~ Winston Churchill

How can you see the future? Actually, anticipation is natural – everyone does it every day. Paradigms provide a basis for anticipation of specific events. Unfortunately, most people limit exercising their anticipatory skills to daily routine matters. All you really need to start applying these skills for your business is a small head start.

Intuition is a form of unconscious pattern-matching cognition. Preparation and incubation precede flashes of insight. Understanding of how something works, partially consciously, allows you to anticipate and predict occurrences that are then subsequently explored very consciously.2 "Hutches" occur to the prepared of mind.

The Power of Milestone-based Thinking

A flexible, milestone-based thinking approach will help you understand, meet, and even anticipate the specific needs of your business – all while making the most of your current technology investments... More

Partnering with Customers

Partnering with customers represents your firm's "capacity to anticipate what customers need even before they know they need it."3



Steve Jobs advice quotes

Innovation is the ability to

see change as an opportunity – not a threat.


Steve Jobs




  1. It's not the BIG and eats the SMALL... it's the FAST that eats the SLOW, Jason Jennings and Laurence Haughton

  2. Knowledge, Groupware, and Internet, Butterworth Heinemann

  3. Results-Based Leadership, Dave Ulrich, Jack Zenger, and Norm Smallwood

  4. Anticipating Change, European Foundation for Improvement of Living and Working Conditions