My name is Tsvi Bisk. I am an independent Israeli futurist, social researcher, and strategy planning consultant. My background is culturally varied. I was born, raised and educated in the United States and moved to Israel after two years service in the American Army. I married a woman of Yemenite Jewish origin and have lived 35 years steeped in Middle Eastern culture and mindset, while at the same time interacting with the European intellectual tradition that dominates Israel’s social and political discourse but not its social and political reality (which is a peculiar blend of Europe, Middle East and America). I believe my intellectual imagination is enriched by this blend of culturally different ways of looking at issues and problems.

I worked 20 years as a senior associate of the Beit Berl Institute – The Research Department of the Israel Labor Party where I prepared background papers on various political, social and economic issues.  These papers served as platforms for discussion to enable Labor Party policy makers (government ministers and Members of Knesset) to formulate future policies of the country and of the party. It was during this period that I became pre-occupied with the future and began to call myself a futurist – someone whose curiosity is focused on the future.