February 23, 2013

The 23rd of February: Unexpected Scenarios

Patrick Marren
Partner

The more things change, the more they create new and unexpected scenarios.Read more

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February 22, 2013

February 22: Expect the Unexpected

Patrick Marren
Partner

All along the untrodden paths of the future, I can see the footprints of an unseen hand. - Sir Boyle RocheRead more

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February 21, 2013

February 21: Novelties

Patrick Marren
Partner

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."Read more

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February 20, 2013

February 20: Things That Had Never Happened Before

Patrick Marren
Partner

Every day something happens that has never happened before. So you should be creating scenarios to anticipate the truly novel.Read more

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February 19, 2013

Reasons for Scenario Planning: February 19

Patrick Marren
Partner

Scenario planning is necessary because things happen all the time that have never happened before.Read more

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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?Read more

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January 24, 2013

U.S. Poverty Scenarios

Peter Kennedy
Partner

Some 15 percent of Americans live below the poverty line.  How much can the Obama administration do in four years to improve that situation?Read more

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January 18, 2013

400-Word Scenario #8*: Manti Te'o World

Patrick Marren
Partner

The Manti Te'o events of this past week have caused your scenario planning consultants to think bad thoughts about the future.Read more

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January 14, 2013

400-Word Scenario #10: Fiscal Ramp to Prosperity

Patrick Marren
Partner

February 14, 2013 [Wolf News/MSDNC]: In a Valentine's Day miracle, Congress and the administration today reached a long-term deal on the debt ceiling, taxes, and fiscal reform.

A group of rogue bipartisan realists from perfectly safe seats - the Washington DC and Guam delegates and the observer team from McMurdo Station, Antarctica, spurred along by a contingent of visiting Marines and Seal Team members glowering down from Senate and House galleries, publicly wondering exactly what they have been risking their lives to preserve - have brokered a deal to end the budget logjam. ...Read more

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December 07, 2012

Scenario Planning beyond the Fiscal Cliff

Peter Kennedy
Managing Principal

One way or another (and as FSG partner Patrick Marren notes in a recent blog, probably in the eleventh hour), the current impasse between the White House and House Republicans will end. FSG has been thinking about longer-term forces for change that planners need to consider, no matter how the details of the spending and tax deal ultimately play out.  No doubt there is enough uncertainty surrounding the impacts of the fiscal measures to keep scenario-planning practitioners focused on their A-Game....Read more

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