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Read about our latest notable happenings.

March 23, 2017

FSG Scenario Planning Workshop with Rhode Island Fisheries

Scenario planning is an enjoyable and stimulating endeavor, endlessly interesting and always rewarding —to a large extent because its usefulness is in decision making under uncertainty.

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December 22, 2016

FSG and Scenario Planning in 2017

The principals of FSG wish our clients, partners, associates and friends a joyful and peaceful holiday season, and a successful and rewarding New Year. 

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October 13, 2016

Fall 2016 Scenario Planning Update

Scenario planning has never been more challenging – or important. 

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December 10, 2015

Winding Down 2015

We wish all our clients, friends and collaborators a wonderful holiday season and a successful and rewarding 2016.  We look forward to staying in touch.

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July 31, 2015

Farewell to a Friend and Colleague

It is with heartfelt sadness that we note the sudden passing of our good friend and FSG colleague Mark Safford in late July.

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March 09, 2015

Scenarios for the Future of Medicine

For almost two years, FSG has been exploring the future of medicine and medical education, in support of the administration and board of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

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November 18, 2014

The Future of Medical Education

FSG recently completed a look at the future of medicine and medical education.

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October 31, 2014

Some FAQs about Scenario Planning

We often get questions about how we do scenario planning and what clients get out of their investment.  Here are our answers to some frequently asked questions. 

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August 14, 2014

FSG Summer 2014 Update

 Conferences, travel and writings in the hazy, crazy days of mid-summer.

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April 10, 2014

Transportation in 2050

FSG associate Mark Safford takes a shot at describing what transportation could look like in 2050.

 

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March 30, 2014

Scenario-Planning Alumni Spotlight: Manoj Saxena

FSG recently caught up with Manoj Saxena, a former scenario-planning client who is now founding General Partner of The Entrepreneur's Fund. 

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February 04, 2014

Scenario Planning Best Practices

The 3.0 edition of Creating and Sustaining Strategic Intent in the U.S. Coast Guard has now been released. FSG worked with the Coast Guard in developing the content and case studies for the publication.

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December 20, 2013

Season's Greetings from FSG

With the holidays upon us, FSG is catching its breath and taking stock of a busy and eventful year. We wish you and yours the very best.

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August 15, 2013

Where Pointy Heads Meet Pointy Pencils: Scenario Planning and Market Modeling

Scenario planning and quantitative modeling can often be clashing analytical tools. But two FSG consultants innovatively combined them for the benefit of a car company in South America.  

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June 06, 2013

Scenario Planning in the U.S. Government

The U.S. Coast Guard, FSG's longstanding scenario-planning client, is recognized for its pioneering foresight work in Project Evergreen.

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January 16, 2013

Scenario Planning in 2013

2013 greetings to clients, associates and friends.  Here's what we're doing.  What are YOU up to?

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December 07, 2012

Scenario Planning beyond the Fiscal Cliff

FSG has been thinking about longer-term forces for change that planners need to consider, no matter how the details of the spending and tax deal ultimately play out.

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October 23, 2012

Prediction vs. Scenario Planning: What’s Your Goal?

Nate Silver is not a household name in the scenario-planning world, not yet anyhow.  But FSG partner Patrick Marren has discovered in Silver’s writings a lot of rich fodder for scenario thought, of interest to strategists, planners and risk managers.

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October 05, 2012

Breaking New Scenario-Planning Ground with the USCG

In late September, FSG facilitated a three-day scenario-planning workshop in Westminster, MD as part of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Project Evergreen long-range planning process. 

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September 07, 2012

Scenario Consultants' Wisdom

Since re-launching our website earlier this year, FSG has been steadily building up content that sheds light on some of the biggest things we have learned over more than 20 years working together as scenario consultants for some of the most dynamic enterprises in the world.

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August 09, 2012

Scenario Planning: Mid-2012 FSG Round-Up

It’s been a busy summer for FSG scenario consulting, with several projects running at high-speed, another couple about to be launched, and a steadily building proposal pipeline.  Does this mean a new surge of interest in scenario planning?  Could be.

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June 27, 2012

Scenario Planning Economic Insights: Frank Newman's "Six Myths" Reviewed

FSG partner Charles Perrottet has initiated a series of FSG Outlook blog entries exploring Frank Newman's recent book Six Myths That Hold Back America.

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June 07, 2012

Scenario Consulting to Go

It’s been said – and it’s still true – that scenario planning is most valuable as a tool to deliver strategic insights for longer-term planning.

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May 24, 2012

Scenario Planning for Global Trade & Logistics

In mid-May, FSG principals facilitated a scenario-planning exercise for the Port Commerce Department of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.

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March 23, 2012

Revisiting "Types of Scenario Planning" and "Outlook" Back Issues

With the launch of our new website, some of our legacy content has been moved to new places. Back issues of FSG Outlook can now be found in the Archives section of our new blog page (also conveniently named FSG Outlook).

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March 23, 2012

Building Strategic Resilience in Emergency Management

For more than a year, FSG and its partner Hassett Willis & Company have been busy supporting a scenario-planning exercise sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as part of its Strategic Foresight Initiative (SFI). Launched in 2010, the SFI is a community-wide effort to anticipate emerging challenges and opportunities in emergency management and disaster response.

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October 01, 2011

Update on Coast Guard Project Evergreen

FSG scenario consultants had a busy summer facilitating scenario workshops. In June, FSG ran the second of two Evergreen scenario-planning workshops for the U.S. Coast Guard this calendar year. Evergreen, the Coast Guard’s long-term strategy and strategic-renewal process, is now in its third continuous cycle.

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October 01, 2011

Internet's Imprint on Journalism

FSG Associate Gerard Smith spent an afternoon with a class at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in Chicago, presenting some thought-provoking trend analysis on the impact of the Internet on the business model of journalism.

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