June 24, 2021

Strategic foresight requires imagination, rigor and (often) courage

Joe DuFresne
Principal

Think hard before taking thorny issues off the table. 

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April 22, 2021

So where’s my prize for thinking long term?

Kevin McDermott
Principal

...and why does the short term so often win out? 

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January 26, 2021

Biden, Fauci, FDR and Decision-Making Under Uncertainty

Patrick Marren
Principal

"It is common sense to take a method and try it: If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something."

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September 21, 2020

Scenario Planning to Guide the Digital Journey

Peter Kennedy
Managing Principal

Because the strategic context matters.

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October 31, 2019

When to Do Scenario Planning – and When Not to

Peter Kennedy
Managing Principal

Scenario planning is a powerful tool, but it's not the right remedy for all organizations worried about the future. 

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August 08, 2018

Capturing Scenario Planning Value

Peter Kennedy
Managing Principal

With any strategic planning exercise, maintaining momentum through the implemention phase can be a challenge.  Here are some important insights we've picked up along the way. 

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February 04, 2015

Future Anti-Vaccinators

Patrick Marren
Partner

Opposition to proven preventive measures is not a left-right issue - and metaphorically, it also affects a lot of businesses. 

In the past few days, a mighty attempt has been made by various Media Creatures to shoehorn a controversy over a measles outbreak and non-vaccination of children into yet another left-right bipolar fight.

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September 03, 2013

RIP, Ronald Coase 1910-2013

Patrick Marren
Partner

The legendary and ageless Ronald Coase has finally left the scene.

In honor of the great economist and thinker, we offer an article about his work from six years ago.

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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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April 25, 2012

Seams Like Old Times

Patrick Marren
Partner

"Silos" are an inevitable part of any organization; indeed, of any human activity. Even if you confine yourself to individual action, your own mind is thinking within certain categories, usually operating off a mental model that tells you what to expect - "If I do X, then Y will happen" - and what NOT to expect - Z or W or something completely different.

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