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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 10 Nov 20

Futurist Peter Schwartz distills the lessons learned from his work in scenario planning for organizations.Photo by Andrew Neel on UnsplashThe following transcript of Peter Schwartz’s Long Now talk on scenario planning has been edited for length and clarity.The Role of Mental MapsThis is a map of North America. It was made by a Dutch map maker by the name of Herman Moll, working in London in 01701.Âą I bought it on Portobello Road for about 60 pounds back in 01981. Which is to say, it’s not a particularly valuable map. But there is something unusual about it: California is depicted as an island.What’s interesting …

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Futurist Peter Schwartz distills the lessons learned from his work in scenario planning for organizations.Photo by Andrew Neel on UnsplashThe following transcript of Peter Schwartz’s Long Now talk on scenario planning has been edited for length and clarity.The Role of Mental MapsThis is a map of North America. It was made by a Dutch map maker by the name of Herman Moll, working …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 27 Mar 19

Where to Start?By Matthijs CollardSince Part 1 of this series a lot has happened. The biggest event was our adoption of the Holacracy constitution. My business partners and I signed the document the 7th of June with our colleagues as witness.Rick signs the adoption declarationIn this post I’d like to give you some insights about how we got started on this adventure. This is by no means a tutorial or a guide to self-management. Rather it is more of a timeline of my own explorations leading up to the decision to give Holacracy a serious try. If you are interested in self-management, then …

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Where to Start?By Matthijs CollardSince Part 1 of this series a lot has happened. The biggest event was our adoption of the Holacracy constitution. My business partners and I signed the document the 7th of June with our colleagues as witness.Rick signs the adoption declarationIn this post I’d like to give you some insights about how we got started on this adventure. This …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 21 Feb 18

This series began in 2015 with an effort to do a broad assessment of the various risks present in the total global environment. Last year (almost precisely 365 days ago), I focused specifically on the political situation in the United States and outlined what I considered to be the essential fronts of a new and important kind of war:In other words, while 2016 still formally looked like politics, what is really going on here is a revolutionary war. For now this is war using memes rather than bullets, but war is much more than a metaphor.This war is about much more …

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This series began in 2015 with an effort to do a broad assessment of the various risks present in the total global environment. Last year (almost precisely 365 days ago), I focused specifically on the political situation in the United States and outlined what I considered to be the essential fronts of a new and important kind of war:In other words, …

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