Thought Leadership

Throughout its history, The ForeSight Group has established close contacts with many thought-leaders through high-level seminars, sometimes on our own, sometimes together with prominent organizations, like the Economist, and often at an early stage well before the thought-leaders gained recognition.

Through informal visits and contacts with thought-leaders of calibre, The ForeSight Group often learns about new trends and concepts before they become widely known.

Good to Great

In 1992 The ForeSight Group came into contact with Jim Collins, who had just launched Built to Last, his joint study together with Jerry Porras on long term successful companies. Jim Collins has a background in entrepreneurial studies and earlier wrote Beyond Entrepreneurship.

In 2000 Collins was well into his study on Good to Great and The ForeSight Group was invited to Boulder, Colorado, to test his findings together with a group of The ForeSight Group clients from Australia, Europe and the US. Good to Great proved to be a landmark study and the book launched in 2001 became an instant worldwide success, today 7 million copies sold. The Good to Great thesis fits well with The ForeSight Approach.

International thought leadership connected to
The ForeSight Group

  • Richard Barrett (A Values Driven Organization)

  • Don Beck (Spiral Dynamics in Action)

  • Tomas Björkman (the World We Create)

  • Jim Collins (Built to Last, Good to Great and Great by Choice)

  • Arie de Geus (the Living Company)

  • Paul Gilding (the Great Disruption)

  • Gary Hamel (Competing for the Future)

  • Charles Handy (the Second Curve)

  • Paul Hawken (Natural Capitalism)

  • William Isaac (Dialogue and The Art of Thinking Togheter)

  • John Naisbitt (Megatrends)

  • Tom Peters (In Search of Excellence)

  • Gifford Pinchot (Intrapreneuring in Action)

  • Carl Otto Scharmer (Theory U)

  • Ricardo Semler (Maverick)

Sven sees the value of something new long before others, his version is a light, shining on what others have yet to recognize.


Author of Good to Great, on Sven Atterhed, chairman and co-founder of The ForeSight Group.