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4Sight Chat Ep. 9 - Paul Schoemaker: Vigilance, Foresight, and Business Schools

  • 1.  4Sight Chat Ep. 9 - Paul Schoemaker: Vigilance, Foresight, and Business Schools

    Posted 21 days ago
    Dear Colleagues,

    In the last episode of the 4Sight Chats Series, I had the privilege and honor to talk with Paul Schoemaker about organizational vigilance, foresight, and their role in business schools' pedagogy and research. Paul is an internationally renown expert, an entrepreneur, and an educator in the fields of strategy, innovation and decision-making. For many years, he has been affiliated with the Wharton school of the University of Pennsylvania. I hope that this conversation will be of interest to some of you.

    Chat outline:
    -What is organizational vigilance?
    -What is the difference between vigilance and foresight?
    -Why are organizations not vigilant?
    -Why is vigilance not taught in business schools?
    -Advice on how to research/teach vigilance in business schools
    -Paul's journey though scenarios at Shell and how to excel at scenarios

    The conversation is available in both video as well as audio-only podcast format:

    Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdtmJUPePNY&t=3s
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    The 4Sight Chats is a series of conversations with leading figures in the field of futures and foresight, as well as scholars and practitioners with a domain expertise that is relevant to those who study, create, design, and facilitate the futures.
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    Alessandro Fergnani
    NUS Business School