Scenario Planning The Link Between Future and Strategy

ISBN-10: 0230579191

ISBN-13: 9780230579194

Edition: 2009 (Revised)

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List price: $38.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 3/31/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 204
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100

MATS LINDGREN is founding partner and CEO of Kairos Future Group, the leading future strategist in Northern Europe, where he heads is research division. He is a frequent international speaker on various topics and has spoken in more than 15 countries in Europe, North America and Asia, including US, UK, Spain, France, China, Japan and India. He is author or co-author of more than a dozen books, includingThe MeWe Generation(Bookhouse Publishing 2005) andBeyond Mobile(Palgrave Macmillan, 2002). He holds a doctoral degree in business administration and specializes in strategic management in turbulent business environments. nbsp; HANS BANDHOLD is a senior partner at Kairos Future and head of its strategy division. He has a broad experience of helping public and private organizations with future analysis and strategic orientation. Hans is the architect behind TAIDA-Lab, a unique setting where executives together with future strategists identify and evaluate strategies that meet future demands. He is also a frequent speaker and teacher within the area of scenario planning.

List of figures
List of tables
Foreword
Introduction
Why is Scenario Planning Needed? Some Reasons from the Field of Strategy Research
The search for strategic flexibility: a strategic dynamic take-off
Dogfights, speed-learning...
...and strategic response capability
Putting the strategic response theory into perspective
So how much does strategic flexibility mean?
It means more than we think!
What makes companies strategically flexible?
So: are companies emphasizing the essentials?
There is need and there are opportunities!
Scenario Planning: An Introductory Overview
What are scenarios and scenario planning?
Developing scenarios
A brief history of scenario planning
TAIDATM: a framework for thinking of the future
Scenario planning and leadership
Paradoxes in scenario planning
When can scenario techniques be used?
Scenario Planning in Practice
TAIDATM: the method for scenario planning
Preparations
Task and prerequisites
Tracking
Analysing
Imaging
Deciding
Acting
How to organize continuous futuristic work
Scenario planning for crises
Twenty-four pitfalls
The Principles of Scenario Thinking
The seven principles of scenario thinking
Get yourself a toolbox
Handle your brain with care
Think in dramas
Think in futures
Think in uncertainty
Think in systems
Think in actors and moves
The Principles of Strategic Thinking
Think in paradoxes
Think in visions
Think in jamming
Think in time
Think in resources
Think in life cycles
Think in experiments and bets
Methods
Media-based methods
Interview-based methods
Timeline-based methods
Intuitive, generative methods
Actor-oriented methods
Consequence-focused methods
Systems methods
Glossary
Notes
Kairos Future
Bibliography
Further reading
Index
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