Category: Scenario Planning

What Scenario Planners Can Learn from Uncertainty in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Glorificus and Black Swans

Glorificus and Black Swans Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Black Swans: Season Five introduced a major existential threat to Sunnyvale in the form of the goddess Glorificus, better known as Glory. Glory might be better categorized a Black Swan than a predictable uncertainty. Although the team had encountered gods before, such as Olaf the Troll.

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What Scenario Planners Can Learn from Uncertainty in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Myth of Lock-in

The Myth of Lock-in [note align=”right”]For context, read the first post in this series: What Scenario Planners Can Learn from Uncertainty in ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’: An Introduction.[/note] James Ogilvy, writing in Strategy + Business states that, “The old production economy was predictable because it operated in the realm of necessity; it produced goods and.

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What Scenario Planners Can Learn from Uncertainty in ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’: An Introduction

“William Shakespeare, Sonnet CVII” Incertainties now crown themselves assured, And peace proclaims olives of endless age. Now with the drops of this most balmy time, My love looks fresh, and Death to me subscribes, Since, spite of him, I’ll live in this poor rhyme, While he insults o’er dull and speechless tribes: And thou in.

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Disneyland Tomorrowland Abandons The Future: And What They Should Do About It

Disneyland Tomorrowland (Photo credit: Daniel W. Rasmus) Disneyland Tomorrowland Abandons the Future in: What Should Disney Do? Walt Disney was a major advocate for the future. He designed Disneyland’s Tomorrowland to showcase emerging ideas and technologies, to intrigue and inspire. Disney has all but abandoned science in favor of fantasy. While some might point to.

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Scenario Planning for Human Resources: Key to Agility and Anticipation up at People Matters

Scenario Planning for Human Resources Proud to have an article on scenario planning published in India’s premier HR publication. If we all knew exactly how the future would turn out, there would be no need to negotiate plans. We would simply accept the future and decide how best to provide for the needs of our.

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Can A Global Gig Economy Save Refugees Through Distributed Work?

Can A Global Gig Economy Save Refugees Through Distributed Work? I was talking with my friend Karine Allouche Salanon, GM at GlobalEnglish, about the global refugee crisis and the seemingly under thought issue of location assimilation [read her post here], and the role of the global gig economy might play. Historically, refugees would integrate locally:.

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Brexit Uncertainties: Emerging Factors & a Need for New Scenarios

Brexit Uncertainties The vote by the UK to part ways with the European Union (EU) has created a potential for disruptive uncertainties that will invalidate any long-range scenarios based that are exploring futures related to business and government. Need for New Scenarios There are likely many scenarios that looked at the implications of an UK.

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Scenarios and the Future: Thirty-Five 2016 Uncertainties that will Shape the Future

2016 Uncertainties In April of 2015, the McKinsey Global Institute published a report titled: ‘The four global forces breaking all the trends.’ I would argue that what McKinsey defined were not forces or disruptions, but new trends — which simultaneously, with related causation or not, the other “long-established patterns” ceased to remain as important or.

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Scenarios and Climate Change: It’s Time to Explore Possibilities

BBC World Service Story on ocean acidification fails to bring scenarios and climate change together so we can explore the potential upside, or survival approaches, to alternative futures that are currently perceived as being universally negative. Scenarios and Climate Change I was listening to BBC World Service via my local NPR station (KUOW). They were running.

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Scenarios Go Back to the Future: 5 Reasons it is Hard to Predict the Future

Scenarios Go Back to the Future: 5 Reasons it is Hard to Predict the Future Scenarios Go Back to the Future: 5 Reasons it is Hard to Predict the Future was written on Oct 21, 2015. Many posts today are focusing on what the Back to the Future II team got right and wrong about.

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