August 14, 2013

Airline Scenarios: American-US Airways

Patrick Marren
Partner

Normally we are into alternative scenarios. But airlines seem to be stuck in one scenario.Read more

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July 15, 2013

Scenario Planning for the "Overexamined" Life

Patrick Marren
Partner

"It's rampant narcissism!" our client said last week, exasperated. Read more

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June 27, 2013

Two Very Bad Scenario Planning Data Points

Patrick Marren
Partner

Illinois and Ireland and the downside of austerity.Read more

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June 10, 2013

Edward Snowden, Government Surveillance and the Future

Patrick Marren
Partner

Scenarios of future surveillance.Read more

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June 06, 2013

Scenario Planning in the U.S. Government

Peter Kennedy
Managing Principal

The U.S. Coast Guard, FSG's longstanding scenario-planning client, is recognized for its pioneering foresight work in Project Evergreen.Read more

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May 30, 2013

400-Word Scenario #11: The Gray Revolution

Patrick Marren
Partner

A bill of rights for the elderly?Read more

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May 08, 2013

The War on the Future

Patrick Marren
Partner

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. Read more

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April 28, 2013

Scenario Planning, 100 Years Ago and Now

Patrick Marren
Partner

Reading a book about 1913 Vienna illuminates a 2013 book about a future of inevitable progress.Read more

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April 22, 2013

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

Patrick Marren
Partner

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.

I have certainly enjoyed and been energized by Reese's book. Its subtitle, How the Internet and Technology Will End Ignorance, Disease, Poverty, Hunger and War, gives you an idea of its thesis. It is a good antidote to the kind of doomsaying futurism that we...Read more

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April 10, 2013

4-10: Not Just Kerry Strug's Height

Patrick Marren
Partner

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

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