April 03, 2013

April 3 Historical Scenarios

Patrick Marren
Partner

Things that might inspire scenario planners to commit scenario planning that happened on this date. 

1043: Edward the Confessor is crowned King of England, even after admitting he robbed all those convenience stores.

1882: Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford as he stands on a chair to clean a picture on the wall just before leaving for a robbery. So kids, never stand on chairs. It's not that Mom and Dad are sick of footprints on the chairs. It's that Robert Ford might shoot you in the back of the head.

1922: Joseph Stalin becomes the first General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, but rapidly gets specific. 

1969: Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird announces that the United States will "Vietnamize" the war effort in Vietnam, after rejecting alternative proposals to Canadianize it, Albanianize it, or One-Hour Martinize it.

1973: The first mobile phone call is made by Motorola engineer Martin Cooper to Bell Labs engineer Joel Engel. But roaming charges are so high that they don't do it again until the release of the DynaTAC 8000X ten years later.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Thoughts?