Tag Archives: Peter Schwartz

Alternative Scenarios for a Trump Presidency after Peter Schwartz

I like the work of Peter Schwartz on scenario based futuring: telling 3 or 4 alternative stories about the future to avoid having one official future optimistic or pessimistic. He suggests we have for instance: one future that is current … Continue reading

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A Scenario-Based Futuring Approach to Brexit Negotiations

A friend and I have been arguing since the referendum about whether Brexit (which neither of us wanted) is a disaster (my view) or whether some way will be found to make it work (his view). Both scenarios and many stations … Continue reading

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Brexit Scenario Based Futuring

In honor of an optimistic and dear friend who helpfully counters my natural Eeyorisitic pessimissm, here is the scenario- based futuring of Peter Schwartz applied to Brexit. Schwartz thinks the future is specifically unknowable, but telling stories about possible alternative … Continue reading

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Scenario Based Futuring and the Environment

Long time readers of this blog may recall my interest in a technique called scenario based futuring, invented by Arie de Geus (1930-) in Shell Oil, and popularized in Peter Schwartz’s (1946-) marvelous book ‘The Art of the Long View‘. … Continue reading

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