The upside of turbulence
The upside of turbulence
The upside of turbulence

Donald Sull

The upside of turbulence

What we all saw as an endless row of crises was in fact a new normality of an increasingly globalised and turbulent world.

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Donald Sull

With his book 'The Upside of Turbulence' from 2009, Donald Sull, Professor at The London Business School, was one of the first management thinkers to articulate the fact that what we all were seeing as an endless row of crisis was in fact a new normality of an increasingly globalised and turbulent world.

Financial Times and Fortune have pointed Donald Sull out as one of 10 new management thinkers worth following and on Implement Thought Leaders 2010 he was talking about the concepts of strategic agility and absorption as means to take advantage of the increasing uncertainty and turbulence.

Some of the specific questions he answered at the conference were:

  • What characterises the companies that win in turbulence?
  • Why are some organisations constantly capable of taking advantage of opportunities that others miss?
  • What drives agility in an organisation – and what are the toxics?
  • How should we manage differently when change is permanent?
  • How do you build or rebuild agility into an organisation?

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