Future-proof Your Business


Future-proof Your Business

The new book from Applied Futurist, Tom Cheesewright

How do you build a a future-ready business, capable of delivering sustainable success?

This book gives you a complete set of tools to plan better, make decisions faster, and structure your organisation for agility. My three tools for Athletic Organisations have been developed over years of work with global leaders, seeing what succeeds and what doesn’t.

In this challenging period, the best thing we can do is take to learn, and think how we might do things differently on the other side.

Virtual Book Launch: Live Streams

With face-to-face events out during the lockdown, I’m doing a round of live streamed talks and interviews to support the launch of Future-proof Your Business. You can catch me talking about the book and some of its key themes, as well as answering your questions at the following dates with these partners.

23rd April at 6:30pm BST, BIMA (British Interactive Media Association)

24th April at 10am BST, B4 LIVE

24th April at 2pm BST, Downtown In Business

30th April at 10am, GM Chamber with Freeths and Sedulo

5th May at 2pm, Mobica

6th May at 11am, Professional Liverpool

19th May at 2pm, Gallagher

20th May at 2pm, Rainmaking Unleash Panel

21st May at 11am, Whitecap Consulting / Fintech North / Fintech West

29th May at 3pm, IN4.0: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/future-proof-your-business-tickets-105938356476

29th May at 3pm, Freeths: Now, Next and Beyond: https://www.freeths.co.uk/2020/05/13/now-next-and-beyond-surviving-and-thriving-post-covid-19/

Watch this space – more dates to be added!

A Blueprint for More Resilient Business

Penguin and Tom decided to bring forward the launch of Future-proof Your Business because of its relevance to the current crisis. Now, more than ever, we need to rethink the way we build and operate our organisations.

  • What our priorities? Short-term profit or sustainable success?
  • How can we fully engage people across the business?
  • Can we build a more agile organisation to respond to shocks?

These are the questions that Future-proof Your Business addresses, with practical tools to build more future-ready organisations.

COVID-19: When we rebuild, we need a new blueprint

The pandemic has highlighted issues with both public & private sector organisations. When we rebuild, we need to do better. This is the new blueprint.

Three Traits of Athletic Organisations

Read Future-proof Your Business and you will learn about the critical traits of ‘Athletic Organisations’ – those that exhibit the critical traits of leading sports stars. Traits that enable them to see the future first, take decisions fast, and respond with agility.

Each section of the book educates you on critical skills for leadership, new structures, or processes for your business, including:

  • Foresight: How to scan the horizon for threats and opportunities
  • Decision-making: How to accelerate your response time
  • Agility: How to structure an organisation for rapid change

Part of the Penguin Business Expert Series

Future-proof Your Business is the fourth title in the growing Penguin Business Experts series, following:

More titles will be joining the collection later in the year. Find the Penguin Business Experts series on the shelves in all good bookstores.

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Praise for High Frequency Change

Tom Cheesewright’s first book, High Frequency Change, was published in 2019 and shortlisted for the 2020 Business Book of the Year awards. Here’s what people said about it.

“I read this book incredibly slowly. Not because it isn’t fascinating. Quite the opposite. Because in every chapter, there is so much interesting stuff to think about, that I had to put the book down a lot and really think about what I’d just read. Highly highly recommend!”

Tom Cheesewright