May 30, 2013

400-Word Scenario #11: The Gray Revolution

Patrick Marren
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A bill of rights for the elderly?

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May 08, 2013

The War on the Future

Patrick Marren
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Some say our era is dominated by the war between the left and the right. But the real war right now is the war of the present against the future. 

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April 28, 2013

Scenario Planning, 100 Years Ago and Now

Patrick Marren
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Reading a book about 1913 Vienna illuminates a 2013 book about a future of inevitable progress.

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April 22, 2013

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

Patrick Marren
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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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April 10, 2013

4-10: Not Just Kerry Strug's Height

Patrick Marren
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The past is prologue to scenario consultants. Things that happened on April 10 through history.

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April 09, 2013

April 9 Through History

Patrick Marren
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If you had anticipated these things happening before they did, on April 9 throughout history, we might have hired you as a scenario consultant. If we had been around.

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April 08, 2013

April 8 Scenario Plan-O-Genic Historic Events

Patrick Marren
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Things that happened on April 8 through history that might cause one to say, "Hmmm."

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April 07, 2013

April 7 Scenario Nuggets

Patrick Marren
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Things that happened on April 7 through history.

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April 06, 2013

VI Aprilis: Scenarii

Patrick Marren
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Scenarios of the future! Only, we have to pretend they didn't already happen on April 6 in previous years. 

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April 05, 2013

Fifth of April: Scenarios from History

Patrick Marren
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Russians on ice, Native Americans, Finland as bellwether for America, an anti-democracy riot, and one giant cool explosion.

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