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The Future of Strategy by Colin S. Gray

Title The Future of Strategy
Author Colin S. Gray
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release 2016-02-01
Category Political Science
Total Pages 188
ISBN 1509510567
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Strategy is not a modern invention. It is an essential andenduring feature of human history that is here to stay. Inthis original essay, Colin S. Gray, world-renowned scholar ofstrategic thought, discusses the meaning of strategy and itsimportance for politicians and the military as a means of achievingdesired outcomes in complex, uncertain conditions. Drawing on a wide range of examples from the Great PeloponnesianWar to the Second World War, Vietnam, and the ongoing conflicts inIraq and Afghanistan, Gray ably shows how great military thinkersof the past and present have acted strategically in their variousideological, political, geographical and cultural contexts. Lookingto the future, he argues that strategy will continue to provide avital tool-kit for survival and security, but that the globalthreat posed by nuclear weapons remains an on-going challengewithout obvious practical solutions. As Gray boldy asserts,there is no promised land ahead, only hard and dangerous times thatwill require us to master the theory and practice of strategy tosecure our own future.

Strategic Foresight by Patricia Lustig

Title Strategic Foresight
Author Patricia Lustig
Publisher Triarchy Press Limited
Release 2015-07
Category Business planning
Total Pages 186
ISBN 9781909470668
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This is a book is for leaders, to aid their practice in strategy, decision making and change - it's a very practical (field) guide to foresight and foresight tools. It's aimed at leaders in manufacturing, service, non-profit, government and fourth sector organisations. Strategic Foresight is a set of skills and tools used to explore potential futures exercising your 'futures muscles' so that you are able to plan for and take advantage of these possible futures. The book first explores how we think about the future, looking at ambiguity and uncertainty and how these play a role in our ability to think into the future. It introduces a simple model of preferred thinking styles and talks about the 'baggage' and values that form our perceptions. The next section covers models, tools and maps that people will find useful for developing their own Foresight and using this knowledge to make decisions, whilst uncovering innovation and creativity to turn this Foresight knowledge to competitive advantage. This is not a comprehensive list - just a selection of the most effective tools with their use and case studies that are easy and effective to use. The next two sections cover: How to identify emerging trends; what impact they may have on your business; the strategic importance of early recognition; and how to apply the knowledge in your business. Harnessing Foresight as a spring board for innovation and creativity to develop new paradigms and take advantage of what may come. Finally, the author pulls it all together by showing how to develop a practical method of exploring potential futures in the context of your existing business in order to take robust decisions and develop strategies that help you work towards your preferred future. Case studies are interspersed throughout the book to illustrate the points made along with exercises, where appropriate, to encourage people to 'think along' with the ideas and new ways of approaching Strategic Foresight. *** "Charting the future course of an organisation is increasingly problematic in a world where the normal, uncertainty and unthinkable change are synonymous. Tricia Lustig's advocacy of strategic foresight and her elegantly simple explanations of how to turn theory into practice, is the voice of a wise navigator who has deep experience and intimacy with the corporate soul." -- Michael McAllum, Founder, Global Foresight Network [Strategic Planning, Business Planning, Organizational Leadership]

The Future of Strategy by Michael Charles Williams

Title The Future of Strategy
Author Michael Charles Williams
Publisher
Release 1991
Category Deterrence (Strategy)
Total Pages 20
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title FUSE Foresight driven Understanding Strategy and Execution
Author Devadas Krishnadas
Publisher Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
Release 2015-07-15
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages
ISBN 981472145X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Most existing businesses plan for a world that is straightforward and static. Unfortunately, the world does not work that way. In an increasingly complex and uncertain world, FUSE provides a way to tackle problems whilst incorporating uncertainty into our analyses. This book: Shows how to make decisions in the present to better affect your future Explains why foresight is important even when struggling with day-to-day operations Describes how to best harvest the daily deluge of information from your internal and external environment Offers a process-driven way of thinking about strategy that places principles at its very core Highlights the importance of retaining flexibility and agility to adapt when things go wrong. Written by renowned strategist and thinker Devadas Krishnadas, FUSE is a valuable tool for any business leader, manager or strategist.

The Future of Strategy by Colin S. Gray

Title The Future of Strategy
Author Colin S. Gray
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release 2015-10-20
Category Political Science
Total Pages 200
ISBN 0745687954
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Strategy is not a modern invention. It is an essential and enduring feature of human history that is here to stay. In this original essay, Colin S. Gray, world-renowned scholar of strategic thought, discusses the meaning of strategy and its importance for politicians and the military as a means of achieving desired outcomes in complex, uncertain conditions. Drawing on a wide range of examples from the Great Peloponnesian War to the Second World War, Vietnam, and the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, Gray ably shows how great military thinkers of the past and present have acted strategically in their various ideological, political, geographical and cultural contexts. Looking to the future, he argues that strategy will continue to provide a vital tool-kit for survival and security, but that the global threat posed by nuclear weapons remains an on-going challenge without obvious practical solutions. As Gray boldy asserts, there is no promised land ahead, only hard and dangerous times that will require us to master the theory and practice of strategy to secure our own future.

Future Proofing by David Birchall

Title Future Proofing
Author David Birchall
Publisher Capstone
Release 2002-04-03
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 170
ISBN 9781841123271
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Fast track route to understanding and managing the future. Covers all the key aspects of future proofing, from identifying alternative scenarios and tracking technology change to developing a blueprint for action and communicating it within the organization Examples and lessons from benchmark businesses, including ABB, Shell and Anglo American, and ideas from the smartest thinkers including Gary Hamel, Peter Senge and Chris Argyris Includes a glossary of key concepts and a comprehensive resources guide ExpressExec is a unique business resource of one hundred books. These books present the best current thinking and span the entire range of contemporary business practice. Each book gives you the key concepts behind the subject and the techniques to implement the ideas effectively, together with lessons from benchmark companies and ideas from the world's smartest thinkers. ExpressExec is organised into ten core subject areas making it easy to find the information you need: 01 Innovation 02 Enterprise 03 Strategy 04 Marketing 05 Finance 06 Operations and Technology 07 Organizations 08 Leading 09 People 10 Life and Work ExpressExec is a perfect learning solution for people who need to master the latest business thinking and practice quickly.

Title Sustainable Business Development
Author David L. Rainey
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release 2010-02-26
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 764
ISBN 9780521148436
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In a turbulent business environment, leaders must begin to think more broadly about what a corporation is and how it can create a richer future. With the globalisation of the world's economies, the intensification of competition, and quantum leaps in technological development, the insular and static strategic thinking of many global corporations has become inadequate for understanding the business environment and determining strategic direction. This 2006 book provides comprehensive and practical analysis of what sustainable business development (SBD) is and how companies can use it to make a significant difference. Case studies of companies in the US, Europe, the Pacific Rim and South America demonstrate that achieving innovation and integration depends on a comprehensive understanding of all of the forces which drive change and responding to them with fresh ways of strategic thinking. It is compulsory reading for MBA students and executives as well as professional readers.

Strategy for the Future of Health by Renata Glowacka Bushko

Title Strategy for the Future of Health
Author Renata Glowacka Bushko
Publisher Ios PressInc
Release 2009
Category Medical
Total Pages 411
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Examines the horizon of ideas and technologies which must be addressed by decision makers involved in health-related resource allocation. This book addresses the technological revolution in healthcare which is manifesting itself in the convergence of molecular biology, computer and medical science, mechanical, genetic and biomedical engineering.

Ensuring the Future A Strategy for Rural Development in Ireland by Irlande. Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development

Title Ensuring the Future A Strategy for Rural Development in Ireland
Author Irlande. Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
Publisher
Release 1999
Category
Total Pages 149
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Managing the Future by Haridimos Tsoukas

Title Managing the Future
Author Haridimos Tsoukas
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release 2009-02-09
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 240
ISBN 1405142391
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this book, leading authors explore ways in which organizationscan develop their ability to manage the future. An exploration of the ways in which organizations can developtheir ability to manage the future. Consists of ten papers written by authors from both sides ofthe Atlantic and from Asia, all of whom are distinguished scholarsin the fields of strategy or organizational learning. Addresses key questions about how organizational foresight canbe conceptualized and developed, and the extent to which it ispossible. The papers are prefaced by a foreword from Spyros Makridakisand an introduction from the editors. Helps to shape a new research agenda, and so will be ofinterest to academics, as well as to students andpractitioners.

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