February 26, 2013

Unexpected Developments: February 26

Patrick Marren
Partner

Scenario planning is about imagining the improbable; here are some improbable things that happened on this date.

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February 25, 2013

Unprecedented: February 25

Patrick Marren
Partner

Every day something happens for which a lot of experts did not do scenario planning.

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February 23, 2013

The 23rd of February: Unexpected Scenarios

Patrick Marren
Partner

The more things change, the more they create new and unexpected scenarios.

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February 22, 2013

February 22: Expect the Unexpected

Patrick Marren
Partner

All along the untrodden paths of the future, I can see the footprints of an unseen hand. - Sir Boyle Roche

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February 21, 2013

February 21: Novelties

Patrick Marren
Partner

Some people see things that are and say "Why?" We see things that never were and say, "This would make a good scenario-based planning exercise."

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February 20, 2013

February 20: Things That Had Never Happened Before

Patrick Marren
Partner

Every day something happens that has never happened before. So you should be creating scenarios to anticipate the truly novel.

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February 19, 2013

Reasons for Scenario Planning: February 19

Patrick Marren
Partner

Scenario planning is necessary because things happen all the time that have never happened before.

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February 14, 2013

The Valley of the Shadow

Patrick Marren
Partner

WIll the great institutions of society learn how to live with transparency before transparency destroys them?

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January 24, 2013

U.S. Poverty Scenarios

Peter Kennedy
Partner

Some 15 percent of Americans live below the poverty line.  How much can the Obama administration do in four years to improve that situation?

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January 18, 2013

400-Word Scenario #8*: Manti Te'o World

Patrick Marren
Partner

The Manti Te'o events of this past week have caused your scenario planning consultants to think bad thoughts about the future.

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