Exponential thinking is a way to create solutions, often using technology that positively impact millions of people. This can be done by effecting a change in mentality, skills, networks, and ecosystems.
The benefit of the process is that it allows participants and stakeholders involved in a decision to deal with the complexity and uncertainty of the environment in which they operate in a more systematic manner. The essential advantage is that it creates an explicit step that is generally overlooked in the strategic planning process, where the assumptions of decision-makers about the future can be questioned. Exponential thinking is about strategic foresight.