Joel Barker has very artfully expounded the concept of paradigm shift & pliancy in the world of business, in contrast to the world of science.
Understanding and mastering your paradigms is one important thing for making progress in life and in business. The real essence of this book is succinctly captured by the author in the five strategic exploration. They are the real gems of the book. Joel Barker is a process futurist, unlike most other futurists who are primarily content futurists. The five specific tools mentioned in the book are the exact process tools to aid & enhance your strategic exploration.