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All along the untrodden paths of the future, I can see the footprints of an unseen hand. - Sir Boyle Roche
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."
Every day something happens that has never happened before. So you should be creating scenarios to anticipate the truly novel.
Scenario planning is necessary because things happen all the time that have never happened before.
Knowing the future sounds great... but what about afterwards?
WIll the great institutions of society learn how to live with transparency before transparency destroys them?
Institutions change faster and more completely than we think. An example from some recent reading: Harvard University.
Too many hands.
Some 15 percent of Americans live below the poverty line. How much can the Obama administration do in four years to improve that situation?
The Manti Te'o events of this past week have caused your scenario planning consultants to think bad thoughts about the future.
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