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.

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August 14, 2020

Making the Most of Our Punctuated Equilibrium

Kevin McDermott
Principal

Leaders should be readying their strategic reflexes for a post-Covid future that will arrive uninvited but arrive just the same.

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June 10, 2020

George Floyd and the Arab Spring

Patrick Marren
Principal

Why do particular events capture the public imagination when other almost identical events have failed to do so?

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May 22, 2020

When this is behind us, how will we think about privacy?

Kevin McDermott
Principal

And it may not matter. 

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May 04, 2020

Life after Covid — some Millennial perspectives

Patrick Marren
Principal

The new largest generation shares its hopes and concerns.

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June 17, 2019

Scenario Planning for a Wicked Problem – Climate Change

Dr. Mark Trexler
Managing Director - The Climatographers

Wicked problems resist resolution, but as guest contributor Mark Trexler argues, the uncertainties surrounding climate change should not prevent organizations considering the implications and planning accordingly. 

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February 26, 2018

23 and Me, You, Everything

Peter Kennedy
Managing Principal

Biology is not destiny, but the field of genomics is chock full of powerful implications -- for science, medicine, commerce, society and just about anything we can think of.

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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. 

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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...

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October 11, 2017

Older and Wiser?

Gerard Smith
Managing Principal

This is the second of two pieces about demography, focusing on another aspect, less to do with the population’s overall size than with its structure -  specifically the changing composition by age group....

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