January 29, 2019

Capitalism and the Long Term

Gerard Smith
Managing Principal

The stability of capitalism is threatened by an excessive focus on the short-term. The long term must be a part of decision making, and scenario planning can help.Read more

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December 19, 2018

Looking Back on the Year

Peter Kennedy
Managing Principal

We wish our clients, collaborators and friends happy holidays and a prosperous New Year. Read more

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December 18, 2017

Serving our Diverse Client Base in 2017

Peter Kennedy
Managing Principal

FSG scenario consultants are wrapping up a busy and stimulating 2017, and we have lots of news to share.Read more

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November 28, 2017

Scenario Planning for Sustainability

Peter Kennedy
Managing Principal

Scenario planning and alternative futures are powerful tools for building corporate consensus around sustainability policies. Read more

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October 11, 2017

40 million people go missing in the future

Gerard Smith
Managing Principal

Demographics, unlike many other scenario-planning factors, is not prone to serious uncertainty, right?  Hang on...Read more

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April 25, 2017

The Wrong Way to Use History

Patrick Marren
Principal

There have been a lot of historical analogies being thrown around lately.

The presidency of Donald Trump has caused a lot of smart people (and a lot of less-well-educated ones) to dig up stuff from the past that they see as relevant to our current situation - and to where we may be headed in the near future.

Those who like President Trump enjoy talking about how he reminds them of Ronald Reagan, another Republican outsider, who upset liberals but ended up as a transformative president, by anyone's standard. Others see him as being like Andrew Jackson, a populist who got his...Read more

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May 17, 2016

Two FSG Clients – One Lesson

Patrick Marren
Partner

Going in two directions at once in the Panama CanalRead more

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March 07, 2016

Trump Scenarios

Patrick Marren
Partner

A number of outlets have beaten us to the punch and put forward a variety of scenarios for our nation's future under President Donald Trump. 

First off, the Brookings Institution has three Trump scenarios, written by Philip A. Wallach, Senior Fellow in Governance Studies. They are entitled "America Made Great Again: Trump as Figurehead and Negotiator;" "Congress Made Great Again: Trump's Failure and the Return of America's First Branch;" and "Just Sad:...Read more

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February 17, 2016

Scenario Planning and Alternative Futures

Peter Kennedy
Partner

Uncluttering the jargon that describes what we do.Read more

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