The corona crisis has called many things into question that we used to see as natural. With it, a completely new stage of development has begun, which we call the “Fragile Society”. We see it as our task to research and deduce the laws of this new stage of development, what development trends are associated with it and how they can be anticipated.
Our research work has direct practical relevance both in terms of methods and exploitation. In a way that has not been customary until now, we combine many years of national and international experience in the financial and business world with entrepreneurship and scientific methods. This is what the team of our two directors stands for.
We want to rethink the relationship between opportunity and risk. Crises will continue to occur in the future. Practice and research should provide impulses as to which opportunities arise from our actions and which crises we have to expect.
What good is the most interesting research if nobody understands and takes up the results. The books we have written so far, clearly show our abilities. The same applies to the large number of lectures we have given as keynote speakers, in training sessions and consulting for companies, administration, politics and individuals. Some of our books are bestsellers.
We investigate future developments in companies and industries and develop scenarios for practical application. Particular attention is paid to the consequences of the current crisis, ways to overcome it and the resulting opportunities.
We do not gloss over anything but we also do not dramatise unnecessarily. Especially in times of crisis, we provide scientifically proven basic information on the respective topic together with realistic scenarios of future developments, in which we emphasise the opportunities of the future!
We offer seminars and individual (process) consulting for direct exchange. The basis for both offers is our practical experience in the world of business and finance as well as the results from the futurology field.
Sharing knowledge is an important concern for us. For this purpose, we write specialised books and publish a newsletter on a regular basis. Furthermore, we offer opportunities for communication within our community.
Volker Heun was a bank manager in leading positions for many years and worked for Deutsche Bank AG in Germany and the USA, among others. As an entrepreneur he founded several companies, including CRYCO AG, which he still heads today.
As a proven financial and economic expert, he has gained experience in Germany, the USA and China and has published this experiences in several books and as a columnist and so-called opinion leader in numerous articles for the renowned MANAGER MAGAZINE.
He was also a lecturer at the ISM (International School of Management) in Frankfurt/Main.
Until 1991 he was a research assistant at the University of Halle. There he received his doctorate and habilitation in the field of general technology. He then worked as managing partner in the private isw Institute until 2018, where he led numerous studies and innovative implementation projects with hundreds of companies. At the same time, he taught adult education and professional development at the University of Chemnitz, where he underwent a re-habilitation and became an honorary professor for adult education. He has written well over 100 studies and articles as well as 5 monographs on topics such as adult learning, the working and living world of the future and generational transition. He is also a keynote speaker and executive trainer.