This is a set of links that I copied from Alidade Inc. on the think tanks that investigate the future. For me, the most relevant links have to do with how business will be conducted in 5 to 10 years.
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Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group
A think tank that takes tasking only from and reports directly to the �CEO�� of the U.S. Navy, the SSG, headed by retired four-star admiral James R. Hogg, is charged with developing revolutionary naval warfare innovations with a horizon of 30-50 years in the future.
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A one-man innovation center, Cosma's homepage is a treasure trove of ideas, research, links and musings. Visit it often: it keeps going, and going, and going ��
Entropy and Information
MIT has decided that entropy is too important to be left to thermodynamics. Every freshman may one day be required to take this course. And just when you thought you had the thermo type figured out.
Mark Hurst is a leader in the science of developing online experiences that work. He is also the sponsor of the GEL conferences. Take a look.
The Highlands Group
A policy consulting network that investigates and reports on the pragmatic use of innovative concepts well before they appear as business press trends.
Ilachinski, Dr. Andrew
Andy's website is the Mother Lode of complexity links. His free, downloadable agent-based combat model is one of the most insightful complexity tools available to the military OR community.
The Institute for Operations Research and Management Science
The civilian counterpart of MORS, INFORMS likewise contains contains links to other OR sites, publications and OR events.
Military Operations Research Society
The epicenter of military OR. Contains links to other OR sites, publications and OR events.
Where, Chris Meyer, the spiritual leader of the late great Center for Business Innovation is starting a new.
The New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI)
NECSI is the host of the annual International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS) and an important node in the New Science network. NECSI's listserv also hosts interchanges by A-list researchers.
A world leader in making complex business problems simple.
Office of Force Transformation
The front lines of the Transformation revolution.
Reiter's Scientific and Professional Books
You've heard of Amazon, et alia. Reiter's consistently ships books overnight that the others need six weeks to locate (they probably order from Reiter's). You've got to visit their DC store.
The Santa Fe Institute
Legendary in the short history of the New Sciences. The SFI website contains a wealth of information, including a list of events and links to every working paper they sponsored.
The SWARM Corporation
Although the model is not for beginners, the SWARM site is work a surf, if for nothing else than to keep track of the state of the art and the practitioners of agent-based modeling activity.