## Tools Of ThoughtDrawing on general systems theory, operations research, cybernetics, futures research, and catastrophe theory, a distinguished geneticist provides the general reader with tools for perceiving and solving today's complex economic, social, and ecological pr |

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... Non-Zero-Sum Games; Real Games Time Budgeting Meeting Conflicting

Requirements Theory; Democratic Practice Dealing With an Unpredictable

Future Operational Research : I I II Technological Forecasting A

... Non-Zero-Sum Games; Real Games Time Budgeting Meeting Conflicting

Requirements Theory; Democratic Practice Dealing With an Unpredictable

Future Operational Research : I I II Technological Forecasting A

**Exploratory****Forecasting**...Page 7

II Technological Forecasting A

Technique; Cross-Impact Matrices; Scenario Writing; Models – Operational,

Mathematical, Physical; Gaming-Simulation; Trend Extrapolation B Normative ...

II Technological Forecasting A

**Exploratory Forecasting**Brainstorming; DelphiTechnique; Cross-Impact Matrices; Scenario Writing; Models – Operational,

Mathematical, Physical; Gaming-Simulation; Trend Extrapolation B Normative ...

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indicate their use. (Note: the italicized techniques may also be used in normative

forecasting.) (a) Techniques for improving intuitive forecasts of possible futures: ...

**Exploratory forecasting**techniques may be divided into three classes whichindicate their use. (Note: the italicized techniques may also be used in normative

forecasting.) (a) Techniques for improving intuitive forecasts of possible futures: ...

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