About Us

Each and every one of us is creating the future every day,
whether we do so consciously or not.

~ Hildy Gottlieb, The Pollyanna Principles

Creating the Future is a collection of people around the world, supporting each other in a grand experiment in systems change.

Our Mission: 
Teach people to change the systems they find themselves in, to aim those systems at bringing out the best in people, all by changing the questions they ask. 

The experiment: We all encounter systems every day – the habits, rituals, customs and rules that make up “just the way we do things.” Those systems are actually answers to questions (e.g. What should we do about X?). The experiment at the heart of Creating the Future’s work is to see how much more humane the world could be if the questions at the heart of those systems were aimed at bringing out the best in people. This ten year experiment began January 1, 2017.

Please browse these pages to learn more about the work we’re doing and the thinking behind that work.

And importantly, please experiment with what you find here. 

Because the only way we can succeed is if each and every one of us is bringing out the best in each other, to create the future we all want.