We live in a world of uncertainty. Yet most organizations plan as if the world were
predictable, developing forecasts, budgets, and initiatives that will succeed as long as the external environment cooperates. John Austin, author, award-winning researcher and faculty at Georgetown University will introduce you to an outside-in view of planning that embraces external uncertainties as a source of superior opportunities and profit, and will present a step-by-step methodology for crafting an adaptive strategy under conditions of uncertainty.
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Time: 1:00pm Central
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John Austin, PhD
John Austin, an award-winning researcher and engaging teacher, has worked with leaders across industries. His client lists include Hewlett-Packard, General Electric, Merck, The US National Park Service, Nokia, HSBC, Pfizer, and The University of Pennsylvania.
John’s teaching and training experience spans a broad range, from MBA students to practicing managers to top executives. He is skilled at translating strategies and concepts into actionable, engaging programs. He has been a faculty member at Smeal College of Business at Penn State University and The University of Washington, and teaches at The Wharton School, Georgetown University, and Duke Corporate Education. He has also helped to found two companies based on his research.
John earned a B.A. in economics from The Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. in management from Boston College. His research has been published in leading management and applied psychology journals, as well as practice-oriented magazines like HR Magazine. He has been cited in numerous major media outlets, including CNN, Barron’s, and the Wall Street Journal.