Six Ways to Out-Think the Future

Pre-paying the “Crisis Mode Cost”

To prepare for times of danger, uncertainty, or extraordinary opportunity, we must cultivate these six habits of mind in order to win the future (#WTF) by bridging the gap between Snow’s two cultures.

Mnemonic: CriSys MoDe CoSt

(Pronounced “Chris’s Ma DeCost”)

  • CRItical Thinking: All is not as it seems
  • SYStems Thinking: Relationships and values define entities
  • MOdel thinking: Digital snapshots of analog reality
  • DEsign Thinking: Iterative listening produces transformation
  • COmputational Thinking: Algorithms always lose, but never lie.
  • STudio Thinking: Wisely follow your heart


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