Playbook for Strategic Foresight & Innovation
Welcome to a guide for the strategic manager, who is responsible for innovation. The playbook is packed with multiple methods and techniques, step-by-step instructions, tips, examples, case studies, and more. All available for free download.
Whether innovation means finding the next market, describing the future customer, or developing an amazing team who can reliably take new visions to new markets, this playbook addresses two essential topics:
- How to create a radical idea that becomes a new business, product, or service,
- How to build an organization that supports the ongoing development of radical ideas.
Complete free workbook
All the material in the playbook is designed to be practical and straightforward for the self-guided learner. Those looking for quick solutions can start anywhere. Those looking to build an integrated and repeatable practice will want to start at the beginning to understand the broader framework. See related material below.
›› Download complete workbook in A4 size paper (note: 9MB)
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Hear Dr. Raine Hermans and Dr. Christopher Palmberg from Tekes—the Finnish funding agency for technology and innovation—explain how the Playbook will boost innovation in the Finnish economy.
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Multiple case studies are presented throughout the playbook for deeper insight into how various companies have applied the methods or approached long-range planning.
›› See case study library
Multiple short videos are available that introduce the playbook, explain how to approach the content, and highlight several case studies, among other topics.
›› See video library
Additional help and application
Some of you may have further questions and/or ideas about how to use the playbook material at work, in the classroom, or in other ways. Please review a short list of the most commonly asked questions to start.
›› See our follow-up FAQ
Sponsors and development team
Sponsored by Tekes (the Finnish funding agency for technology and innovation) and the Lahti School of Inovation at the Lappeenranta University of Technology in Finland, the playbook was developed in partnership with the Foresight & Innovation program at Stanford Unviersity and the Innovation Leadership Board.