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December 30, 2001

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Peter Schwartz is cofounder and chairman of . He is an internationally renowned futurist and business strategist. A specialist in scenario planning, PeterÕs current research and scenario work encompasses energy resources and the environment, technology, financial services, telecommunications, media and entertainment, aerospace, national security, and the Asia-Pacific region.

From 1982 to 1986, Peter headed scenario planning for the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies in London. Before joining Royal Dutch/Shell, he directed the Strategic Environment Center at SRI International.Ê

Peter is the author of The Art of the Long ViewÊand ÒThe Long BoomÓ and he writes the for Red Herring. He served as a script consultant on the films Deep Impact, War Games, and Sneakers.

John Petersen is the founder of the Arlington Institute, a non-profit, future-oriented research organization. The Òthink tankÓ serves as a global agent for change by developing new concepts, processes and tools for anticipating the future and translating that knowledge into better present-day decisions.Ê

An award-winning writer, JohnÕs first book, The Road to 2015: Profiles of the Future was awarded Outstanding Academic Book of 1995 by CHOICE Academic Review, and remained on The World Future Society's best-seller list for more than a year. His latest book, , was also a WFS best-seller.

His clients at the Arlington Institute include the Pentagon, IBM, Boeing and Honda.Ê When he is not building new images of the future, he is busy building his own airplane.

Peter Schwartz and John Petersen will talk about the future and how you can make your own predictions this week on "Smart City."Ê Listen Sunday, December 30, 9 a.m. Central on the WKNO-FM Stations or live online.




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