1. Visualising and imagining the future
2. Making sense of trends and patterns and thinking about what they might mean for opening fresh opportunities
3. Being forward thinking, strategic and noticing and seeing things that other people don’t
4. Being curious and having lots of different interests and a huge appetite for learning
5. Having a positive outlook on life and seeing opportunities where others see problems
6. Outward looking and interested in the world around them
7. They often seek to add new people, whom they believe will bring new thinking, to their networks.