Chapter 1: Transformative Scenario Planning
Chapter 2: The Invention of This Methodology
Chapter 3: When Things Aren't Working
Chapter 4: Convening a Team That Can Shift a System
Chapter 5: Making Sense of What Is Happening
Chapter 6: Constructing Stories about What Could Happen
Chapter 7: Finding Ways to Move Forward
Chapter 8: Planting Seeds of Better Futures
Chapter 9: The Paradox, Dilemma and Mystery of Co-Creating
Adam Kahane had pioneered the development and use of transformative scenario planning throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Australia. He is a partner in the Cambridge, Massachusetts, office of Reos Partners and an associate fellow at the Said Business School of the University of Oxford.
"I highly commend this book. Adam has taken scenario planning to a
new level, beyond the confines of business strategy, to deal with
wider social and economic issues."
--Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, United Kingdom
"All of our toughest problems, from climate change to inequality, have complexity at their heart. Adam Kahane, with his track record of work for social and environmental justice, has written a powerful and practical guide to using scenario planning to transform such problems. This is a book for those hungry for new ideas about how to achieve change."
--Phil Bloomer, Director, Campaigns and Policy, Oxfam
"We all face challenges and opportunities that can only be addressed with fresh understandings and innovative forms of collaboration. At Shell we have learned the value of combining scenario thinking with strategic choices. Building on his extensive practical experience, Kahane extends the boundaries of this practice."
--Jeremy Bentham, Vice President, Global Business Environment, Royal Dutch Shell
"This deeply human book offers tangible means for tackling the intractable problems that confront us at every level of life, from domestic and local to national and beyond. It offers realistic, grounded hope of genuine transformation, and its insights and lessons should be part of the toolbox of everyone in leadership roles."
--Thabo Makgoba, Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town