Resilient Futures works with organisations to apply the thinking and tools required to leverage disruption.

The Resilient Futures definition of disruption is: the consequences, intended and unintended, of rapid (often exponential) change bought about by digital and physical technologies as well as non-technological change such as social unrest, economic uncertainty, political instability ecological transformation.

Our approach is based on twenty five years of experience in working with organisations around the world. In today’s operating environment, no organisation or industry is or will be untouched by disruption and all organisational leaders must make a choice – see disruption as a tailwind and act to leverage it, or view it as a headwind and fall foul of its consequences.

Resilient Futures can be engaged in a number of ways including facilitation of strategy development, training in strategy development, management coaching and speaking and presentations – all with the objective of applying Strategy in Action to ensure that organisations:

  • Have clear insight into disruption in all its forms,

  • Understand their current level of disruption readiness,

  • Are aligned on the realities of their current and future operating landscape,

  • Act to pursue strategic opportunity and mitigate strategic risk,

  • Empower the leadership capability required for leveraging disruption, and

  • Develop and implement strategies that make sense.

A primary element of our approach is to transfer our thinking and knowledge to our clients for them to use as they wish on an on-going basis.

We also research and produce the Disruption Report – a comprehensive view of the capability of organisations to leverage disruption, and the key types of disruption they face.

We have published two books – Disrupted: Strategy for Exponential Change, and The Disruption Readiness Test both available on Amazon.

Larry and David correctly identify the nature of disruptive change and its quicksilver speed and how we can use that energy to keep ahead. I’ll give a copy (of Disrupted) to everyone in the company and ask them to tell me what we should be doing next.
— John Howkins - Author, The Creative Economy, and Creative Ecologies: Where Thinking is a Proper Job


Strategy in Action (SiA) is the Resilient Futures’ strategy framework used by organisations that are committed to re-setting how they think about and execute strategy – with a specific focus on leveraging disruption.

SiA is specially designed for planning in an age of exponential change where the speed, scale and scope of change is unprecedented and strategy formulation and execution need to be one and the same to ensure agile and timely responses to fast-changing environments. SiA is easy to learn and apply and can be used at a variety of levels within an organisation.

Resilient Futures thinking and the Strategy in Action framework is the foundation of the work I am doing because it is the only tool I know of that turns complexity into opportunity and enables multiple stakeholders to quickly grasp what is possible and to be involved.
— Kip Bergstrom, Deputy Commissioner, Dept. of Economic and Community Development, State of Connecticut, USA

No industry is immune from disruption.  Here's a selection of organisations that we work with: