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CHAPTER 10 Personal Growth, Quantum Thinking and Planning

ONE OF THE THINGS I ENJOYED MOST about working with my colleagues at GBN was the opportunity to exchange war stories from consulting engagements. One story that I remember vividly was told by Peter Schwartz, chairman of GBN, with absolute amazement in his voice. He was leading a senior group of managers at a high-tech firm in a scenario planning and strategy development process. It was an all-day meeting with lots of preparation and well-focused material to help analyze some big decisions. The meeting had been under way for a couple of hours when one senior manager decided that he would no longer participate because he did not agree with the others. He then proceeded to turn his ...

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