April 22, 2013

The Boston Marathon Bombing, Al Gore, Byron Reese, and Scenario Planning

Patrick Marren
Partner

While the surreal drama of the Marathon Bombing and the subsequent manhunt was going on last week, I was reading two books about the future.

I was expecting to be annoyed by Al Gore's book The Future, and to be energized by Byron Reese's Infinite Progress. But it didn't quite turn out that way.

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March 25, 2013

A really, really, REALLY long-term scenario

Patrick Marren
Partner

Lawrence Krauss says we know more about where the universe came from right now than beings in the far-distant future possibly could. 

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March 05, 2013

5 March: Historical Scenarios

Patrick Marren
Partner

Things that happened on March 5 knowledge of which might spark some ideas for scenario planning.

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March 04, 2013

Scenario Planning: Warren Buffett, Gottfried von Leibniz, Blaise Pascal, and Peter Bernstein

Gerard Smith
Managing Principal

Why these people would think scenario planning was awesome.

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March 04, 2013

March 4 Historical Notes

Patrick Marren
Partner

March 4th... but not before doing some scenario planning.

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March 03, 2013

Third Day, Third Month

Patrick Marren
Partner

Scenario planning (or its lack) through history - March 3.

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March 03, 2013

3/2 Events

Patrick Marren
Partner

Things that happened for which scenario planning was or might have been useful on this date in history.

537: Ostrogoths begin a siege of Rome. Belisarius almost gets caught outside the walls, but makes it inside in time to lead a successful long-term resistance to the siege (probably thanks to a primitive form of scenario planning).

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March 01, 2013

March First? Scenario Plan First, Then March

Patrick Marren
Partner

Things that happened on March 1 through history with which scenario planning might have helped.

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February 28, 2013

Last day of February: Scenarios Unplanned For

Patrick Marren
Partner

It's not what you don't know that gets you, it's what you don't do scenario planning for.

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February 27, 2013

Scenario Planning in History: February 27

Patrick Marren
Partner

Some are born scenario planning; some achieve scenario planning; others have scenario planning thrust upon them by the Futures Strategy Group. We hope you will soon be among the latter.

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