April 11, 2007

Coase Encounters

Patrick Marren
Partner

This month we salute an article that is a lifetime old, and use it to see where things might go in the next lifetime.

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January 01, 2007

Meet the Metrics: The New Math of Measuring Effectiveness

One of the more interesting things I have found in my life and business experience is that numerical measures, or “metrics,” as we consultants are forced by law to call them, start to lose their usefulness on the day they are dreamt up.

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November 01, 2006

Global Scenario Planning: On the Road in the Middle Kingdom

Recently, I traveled to China for two weeks. Unsurprisingly, this trip personalized my awareness of an immense and different country. But, perhaps because of the amount of time I have spent working with scenarios over the past 15-20 years, it offered much more. China is beautiful, fascinating, and varied. Its future is, however, significantly less predictable than that of any other major country in the world today.

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