LEADERSHIP TRAINING COURSES IN STRATEGIC NARRATIVES AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT:
Better Tell the “Story” of Your Organization and Its Future
Creation of Original Narratives and Visualizations:
Communicate Reports and Strategy Papers In Story Form
FICINT™ is the use of research and narrative to build “synthetic environments” as a tool for analysis, prediction, explanation, and communication. Also known as “useful fiction,” it fuses real world data with creativity, bringing together the best aspects of nonfiction and narrative. Research is turned into insightful character-driven stories that can help individuals and organizations understand complex concepts, distill key themes, explore alternative points of view, reveal analytical blind spots, and/or project future issues and dilemmas.
Such FICINT™ comes in many formats, from commissioned short stories, visual art, and graphic novellas to crowd-sourcing the same via writing and art contests. In some situations, it is designed to surface new insights, in others to reach a target audience and/or have greater impact. Our team literally pioneered the concept, applying it in projects that range from authoring New York Times-best selling books and consulting on the video game that is the best-selling entertainment project in history to running such projects for entities like the U.S Marine Corps and Air Force
CONSULTING AND SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTISE
Our principals are considered among the world’s best at strategic forecasting and technology futures, including being described in The Wall Street Journal as the “premier” at the task. They are regularly engaged to help organizations develop fresh perspectives on emergent trends that can guide investment, policy, and growth. Renowned as public speakers, they have provided keynote lectures and briefings to audiences that range from heads of state and Fortune 100 CEO business retreats to 20,000-person tech industry conventions. They have spoken at venues as diverse as the White House and Nobel Institute to the Sydney Opera House and the deck of an aircraft carrier. Their extensive networks and experience as event organizers also mean that they are able to develop projects that engage a wide range of fellow subject matter experts, from award-winning science fiction writers to generals and admirals.
Mentoring and “writer in Residence” Programs
A team of experienced editors and writers will provide on-call writing and editorial support to an organization’s reports and publications, ensuring they are crafted at a professional level and achieve intended effect on their target audiences.
Useful Fiction™ has provided conference planning support to organizations ranging from NATO and Special Operations Command to the Inter Astra space economy leaders event, designed to enhance attendee experience and engagement. These include conference pre-reads that convey key themes; original artwork for branding and display; workshops to provide novel elements and community building; conference reports that draw out key findings in a creative form more likely to be read and published.