Tibbs, Hardin

Hardin Tibbs is a management consultant who helps organizations research and interpret complex emerging issues and apply the resulting insights to gain strategic advantage.

He has worked with companies, governments, and non-profits in Europe, the US, Asia and Australia, on a wide range of issues ranging from car technology for Nissan to food policy for the UK government. He is currently CEO of Synthesys Strategic Consulting Ltd., a UK-based management consulting firm. Before founding Synthesys in the mid-1990s he was a senior consultant with the scenario firm Global Business Network (GBN) in California. Prior to that he was a consultant at the international management, technology and environmental consulting firm Arthur D. Little, Inc. in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

In addition to his strategy work, Hardin is skilled in concept development for innovation and product design, and has made significant contributions to the development of industrial ecology, a systemic approach to environmental sustainability. He is an analyst and facilitator, and he researches, writes, teaches and presents on future-oriented topics.

Hardin teaches at a number of business schools including the Judge Business School at Cambridge University, and helped to develop the executive education scenarios programme at the Saïd Business School, Oxford University. He is a member of the Association of Professional (APF), and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce (RSA) in London, UK.

He has an MSc in Management and a BA Degree in Industrial Design Engineering.

References:

  • Discussion re: Skeleton Report I have just gone back through our two outlines looking for the shape of our skeleton arguments, and in the process noticed that we both mention consciousness twice and that both of us mention it only fairly deep in the body of the outline. It’s a tie! Here is what I extracted on a first pass: Proto-skeleton ...
  • Endorsements for the Galileo Commission Report Modern science has accomplished unprecedented goals in demonstrating the potential for humanity to understand and manipulate the world around us. However, much of its effect (i.e. science and technology used to wage war or enable injuring and killing others, as well as the wanton wreckage of our environment to the point of threatening great numbers ...
  • Mae-Wan Whatever happened to Mae-wan? I knew her a little in the early 90s, through Brian, but then lost touch. I ask, because something Willis said in the IONS report led me to her article in Wider Horizons. Willis said (right at the beginning) that in holistic science there is no causality. This felt very powerful indeed, and may ...
  • Members and Advisers Galileo Commission Co-ordinators Prof Dr Harald Walach (Germany and Poland), Professor, Medical University Poznan, Lecturer and Visiting Professor, Department of Psychology, University Witten-Herdecke David Lorimer (France), Programme Director SMN Richard Irwin (UK), Director SMN Advisers  Dr Eben Alexander III (US), neurosurgeon and author Prof Chris Bache (US), philosopher, Youngstown State University Anne Baring (UK), Jungian analyst and author Prof Imants Baruss (Canada), psychologist, King’s University College Dr Vasileios ...
  • Response from Hardin Tibbs A Commission for Extended Science Notes to the SMN Commission by Hardin Tibbs, 31 October 2016 In Which Direction Should Science Extend? One way to describe “extended science” would be to identify it as an extension from physical to non-physical. This seems to me problematic in various ways. One minor concern is that the concept “non-physical” works in opposition to “physical” ...
  • Response from Hardin Tibbs re: Alan Rayner Hi all I found this bit interesting and made a few tweaks (in bold): << Note that the root problem I am identifying here is OBJECTIVISM. Objectivism is the definitive presupposition/belief that a phenomenon can exist independently from the context (energetic, spatial, temporal) it naturally includes and is included in. Objectivism is based on an assumption about the ...
  • Some Thoughts About The Future of Scientific Observation Please use the link below to view the paper. Some Thoughts About The Future of Scientific Observation – Hardin Tibbs
  • Tibbs, Hardin Hardin Tibbs is a management consultant who helps organizations research and interpret complex emerging issues and apply the resulting insights to gain strategic advantage. He has worked with companies, governments, and non-profits in Europe, the US, Asia and Australia, on a wide range of issues ranging from car technology for Nissan to food policy for the UK ...