Contributing Writers

Over the years various colleagues have contributed to Futurist.com while doing their own work.

Glen Hiemstra, Founder

Glen founded Futurist.com in 1997, a decade into his career as a professional futurist. Glen is recognized internationally for his work on future trends and preferred futuring. Glen has advised professional, business, and governmental organizations and served as a technical advisor for futuristic television programs. He is the author of Turning the Future into Revenue: What Businesses and Individuals Need to Know to Shape Their Future. His website is regularly visited by people from over 120 nations. Read more about Glen in his full bio.

Dr. Tracie Hiemstra

Tracie Hiemstra

Tracie Hiemstra, Ph.D., has a passion for helping individuals and enterprises create their future by guiding their discovery of vision, values, and goals and translating them into action and life-balance. With decades of original research, she has authored the Life Balance Scale © and various other models, books, and empowering materials, including a motivational video. Dr. Tracie wrote occasionally for the section Creating Your Future. She spent many years consulting for Boeing, and a few years running a specialty retail store she owned, and is now enjoying retirement.

Jagoda Perich-Anderson

Jagoda Perich-Anderson

Jagoda Perich-Anderson, M.A., is an expert in building leadership capacity inside organizations, managing large-scale change, and facilitating groups to help them make strategic decisions and build high performance work environments. Her current pursuits have her exploring the future of China’s role in the global economy as well as the future of publishing.

Sohail Inayatullah

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Professor Sohail Inayatullah is a political scientist/futurist associated with Tamkang University, Taiwan and the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. Sohail has authored/edited twenty books and CDs, including Youth Futures, Macrohistory and Macrohistorians, The Causal Layered Analysis Reader and Questioning the Future. He has also edited ten special issues of journals on topics such as City Futures, Anticipatory Action Learning, the Futures of South Asia and State Justiciary Futures, He has authored over 350 refereed journal articles, book chapters and magazine editorials. Sohail has conducted futures workshops for over a hundred organization in Australia and internationally, he has presented to Unesco, Organization of Islamic Conference, APEC, the Thai Capital Markets Academy, International Crime Stoppers, the Pearls in Policing Executive Training program, The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Health Canada, the European Academic Cooperation Association, University Sains Malaysia, and Ministries of numerous governments. He has also presented to numerous associations on the topic of city futures, including the Asia-Pacific Cities Summit, Local Government Managers Association in Queensland and Victoria. He teaches an annual foresight course for Melbourne Business School, Mt Eliza Executive Education. From 1999-2010, he was the editor of the Journal of Futures Studies.