Dennis Gabor, Abraham Lincoln, Peter Drucker or Anonymous?
What is the origin of this expression?
The future cannot be predicted, but futures can be invented.
The earliest evidence about it appeared in 1963 in the book “Inventing the Future” written by Dennis Gabor who was later awarded a Nobel Prize in Physics for his work in holography.
Another famous person mentioned a version of the saying recently. In 2008 Abraham Lincoln said,
The best way to predict your future is to create it.
One year later, in 2009, two versions of the expression were given in the book “Drucker on Leadership”, and the author indicated that Peter Drucker used the first while teaching:
You cannot predict the future, but you can create it.
We think that it doesn`t matter who invented the expression. It is more important that it is an absolutely truth and we love it!