Topic: Scenario Planning

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Guidelines for Drawing Causal Loop Diagrams

The old adage, “if the only tool you have is a hammer, everything begins to look like a nail” can also apply to language.

The Economy: Where is it Headed?

Excess manufacturing capacity in most industries is suppressing new capital construction. Home equity second and third mortgages are vulnerable to deflation in home values and …

No More Band-Aids for Healthcare Reform

In 1992, Americans will spend $817 billion on healthcare — twice as much per capita than the average of the 24 industrialized nations of the …

Growth and Underinvestment: Is Your Company Playing with a Wooden Racket?

Do you recall the first time you picked up a tennis racket? Perhaps it was an old wooden racket you found in your garage, or …

Rebuilding the Commons: Envisioning a Sustainable Economy

Who is going to search for ways to solve these environmental problems? Not the academics. They are people of ideas and data, not usually thought …

The Rich Get Richer and the Poor…

As a child of the 1960s, I, like so many of my peers, felt antagonistic toward the world of business. Then in 1979 I became …

Would More Market Data Have Saved Some Developers?

The pendulum that is the Boston real estate market is on the downswing. Suburban developers have been particularly stung by the recent downturn since most …

Managing Hospital Emergency Capacity

It’s 11:30 on a Friday night at San Jose Medical Center. In the operating room are the victims of an auto accident — a woman, …

New England Fishing Industry: Who’s Minding the Fish?

New England fishermen are in trouble, victims of a “get-it-while-you-can mentality” that could exhaust fish stocks beyond recovery and threaten the existence of one of …

Lean Production: From the Machine Age to the Systems Age

“Twice in the last century, automobile manufacturing has changed our most fundamental ideas of how we make things. And how we make things dictates not …