Books and articles

“three-horizon-book-bill-sharpe1”Three Horizons

Bill Sharpe, Three Horizons: The Patterning of Hope.

An extract from the book is available here, published in the APF newsletter Compass.



Transition tools

Graham Leicester, Transformative Innovation

Daniel Wahl, Designing Regenerative Cultures. Reviewed in Resurgence by Jonathan Porritt (pdf).

Strategic foresight

Tricia Lustig, Strategic Foresight: Learning from the future.


The APF Compass Special edition on futures methods can be downloaded here.
It includes a guide to three horizons, Verge, and a wide selection of other futures methods.

Systems thinking

Donella Meadows’ ‘Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System’ is a classic paper on creating systemic change. Her book Thinking in Systems is also a recommended introduction to the initial principles of systems thinking.