9The Inner Game of Social Transformation

WE OFTEN TELL OURSELVES that we can succeed in transforming the future through forceful action. Increasingly often, however, we cannot. As the world becomes more complex, with more interdependency and more unpredictability and more actors with power and voice, it becomes more difficult to effect transformation unilaterally. We need new stories.

The story of transformative scenario planning is one of collaboration instead of unilateralism. Most of the projects described in this book were motivated by a need for collaboration. Many of these projects produced hopeful scenarios of increasing collaboration, including “In Unity Lies Strength” in Colombia, “Flight of the Fireflies” in Guatemala, “Portage” in ...

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