The art of the long view is a good book for anyone who has just started a study of the various methods people use to look into the future this book gives a great intro to scenario planning that is used by big corporations with rich resources of information and time the big boys can afford to use such a process unfortunately for a small business scenario planning is a time consuming . The art of the long view by peter schwartz is mainly a training guide for scenario planning it does not give step by step instructions without the reader having to go through the whole book the book is an easy read but starts out in the first chapter or two seeming like an info commercial trying to set the foundation of the product right before the viewer or reader changes the channel . His first book the art of the long view1991 is considered a seminal publication on scenario planning and was recently voted the no 1 futures book by the association of professional futurists he also co authored the long boom peter is the author of inevitable surprises 2003 a provocative look at the dynamic forces at play in the world today and their implications for business and society. Inproceedingsschwartz1996theao titlethe art of the long view planning for the future in an uncertain world authorp schwartz year1996 p schwartz published 1996 engineering introduction to the paperback edition the strategic conversation broadening the long view the pathfinders . The art of the long view planning for the future in an uncertain world best sellers rank 4
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