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For anyone unfamiliar with the process of business wargaming, Daniel Oriesek’s series of slides provides a very helpful definition as well as a number of pointers to help you reflect on whether this is something of value for your organization. With an increasing focus on the using scenarios for future planning, helping with risk management and the development of new product and service offerings, I anticipate that the use of these techniques will spread significantly over the next five years. Daniel Oriesek is Principal with A.T. Kearney in Switzerland and co-author of Business Wargaming: Securing Corporate Value.
Martin Austin’s YouTube interview on EUX.TV on the future of industrial biotechnology offers some interesting insights into the opportunities and the constraints the industry faces going forward. On the one hand, the future looks bright, as biotech offers potential solutions to a number of critical economic and social challenges; the development of biomass and addressing the need to feed a ballooning world population; the development of new materials to replace the plastics and oil derivatives on which we have come to depend. But, one of the great challenges is that this industry is largely invisible to consumers; we don’t recognise the products for which it is responsible and don’t understand the benefits the industry offers. Martin Austin is Managing Director of TransformRX and author of Business Development for the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industry.
Resilience seems to be the watchward of the moment; understandable given the unprecedented periods of organizational change and economic turmoil all been businesses have been through recently … and what government austerity measures have in store for us. The succession management consultancy, AM Azure, offer a free three minute predictive survey to “highlight your organization’s likelihood of staying the distance or falling by the wayside”; scary stuff, but at least forewarned is forearmed. Andrew Munro is author of Practical Succession Management: How to Future-Proof Your Oganization.”