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Art of the Long View

Peter Schwartz

One of the world's leading futurists--who has served as a consultant to clients as diverse as Volvo and the White House--presents a revolutionary guide to planning for the future. A powerful tool for developing strategic vision, this book reveals how to navigate the future by applying the intuitive skills used by artists and musicians.

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Book Information

Publisher: Crown Business
Publish Date: 04/15/1996
Pages: 288
ISBN-13: 9780385267328
ISBN-10: 0385267320
Language: English

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August 04, 2009

Wired Magazine has a great feature in the August 2009 issue they put together with Peter Schwartz, cofounder of the Global Business Network. Schwartz has written some classics on looking ahead like The Art of The Long View, The Long Boom and Inevitable Surprises. The magazine's designers deliver a great set of graphic layouts to help people understanding scenario planning in five simple steps. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

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What increasingly affects all of us, whether professional planners or individuals preparing for a better future, is not the tangibles of life--bottom-line numbers, for instance--but the intangibles: our hopes and fears, our beliefs and dreams. Only stories--scenarios--and our ability to visualize different kinds of futures adequately capture these intangibles. In The Art of the Long View, now for the first time in paperback and with the addition of an all-new User's Guide, Peter Schwartz outlines the "scenaric" approach, giving you the tools for developing a strategic vision within your business. Schwartz describes the new techniques, originally developed within Royal/Dutch Shell, based on many of his firsthand scenario exercises with the world's leading institutions and companies, including the White House, EPA, BellSouth, PG&E, and the International Stock Exchange.

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