February 26, 2013

Unexpected Developments: February 26

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

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February 24, 2013

2/24: Things That Happened for the First Time

Patrick Marren
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Some scenarios that happened for the first time, seem to be happening again?

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February 23, 2013

The 23rd of February: Unexpected Scenarios

Patrick Marren
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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
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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
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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
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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 14, 2013

The Valley of the Shadow

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

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February 08, 2013

De Rerum Mutandorum

Patrick Marren
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Institutions change faster and more completely than we think. An example from some recent reading: Harvard University.

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January 31, 2013

Thirteen: Year of Magical Thinking

Patrick Marren
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Too many hands.

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