These tools can help construct If > Then Scenarios, which are useful when trying to map out a 3 – 5 year path ahead for a new business.
If (x happens) Then (y will result).
If you start looking at many interconnected elements within a certain ecosystem, you can start to estimate probabilities and design forecasts that can be capitalized on.
Many of today’s tools compartmentalize thinking and at best generate mediocre ideas that lead to incremental innovation, and at worst lead to a buzzword-filled Powerpoint about the next big thing.
Real innovation requires real Vision, the challenge is always to translate a vision into something that can be designed, financed and developed. This requires a Model, which can then be distilled into an initial product or service Prototype to test on the market.