Today's dynamic and increasingly competitive global marketplace heightens the importance of business acumen. This program details the major market forces affecting global business in the digital era and demonstrates specific ways that participants can elevate their insight and understanding of the most critical current and emerging issues.
Participants specifically explore and analyze how Digital era opportunities and dangers challenge traditional approaches to risk management.
Dr. Noah Barsky is an award-winning professor in Graduate and Executive business programs at the Villanova University School of Business. He develops and delivers executive education programs for various Fortune 100 companies, professional services firms and industry associations. His seminars challenge audiences to think differently and are well remembered for their lasting value.
He has also authored five books and over 100 articles in various academic and professional forums, including Forbes, The Economist, ReWorked, The Cutter Business Technology Journal and Advances in Business Education and Training.
Being strategically competitive in today's chaotic and complex global environment requires a different way of looking at how we approach strategic thinking.
This highly experiential program uses a leading-edge methodology and unconventional, research-based content to practice the core elements of strategic thinking. Attention is focused on providing a comprehensive grounding in what strategic thinking is, a compelling grasp of why it is relevant, and original ways to improve.
Dr. Julia Sloan, author of the definitive book, Learning to Think Strategically, 4th ed., 2020 (Best Business Book of the Year, Financial Times), is widely recognized for her pioneering work on the application of complex cognitive theory to everyday global strategic thinking practice.
Her work draws upon more than two decades of her own corporate experience in Asia, Africa, Middle East, Europe and North America. Julia teaches at Columbia University and has lectured at some of the premier academic institutions including: MIT, Harvard University, Princeton University (US); Bejing University (China); Tokyo University, Keio University (Japan); and India Institute of Management (India).
New technologies continue to emerge at an ever-more rapid pace and globalization brings with it new markets, new customers, nontraditional competitors, and new challenges. As a result of these forces, companies find that their strategies need almost constant redefinition.
This describes the framework for managing a business's responsibility to take action in three time horizons at once: executing the present core business at peak efficiency (Box 1); taking steps to avoid the inhibiting traps of past success (Box 2); and inventing a future built on breakthrough ideas (Box 3).
Dr. Vijay Govindarajan (VG) is the Coxe Distinguished Professor at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He is widely regarded as one of the world's leading experts on strategy and innovation. He is also a New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author. His most recent best-seller is Three Box Solution.
VG was named by Thinkers 50 as a Top 3 Management Thinker in the world and received the Breakthrough Innovation Award in 2011. VG was inducted into Thinkers 50 Management Thinkers Hall of Fame and was given the Distinguished Achievement Award for most contributions to the understanding of innovation in 2019. VG has worked with CEOs and top management teams in over 40% of the Fortune 500 companies to discuss, challenge, and escalate their thinking about strategy.