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Socrates and the Fox
Author: Clem Sunter
By Clem Sunter
Take the analytical method of the father of Western
philosophy (Socrates) and the wily habits of nature's
cleverest animal (the fox). Add a hint of Eastern mysticism
from one of the finest minds ever to grace the field of
scenario thinking (Pierre Wack). Blend all three of these
elements - with a sprinkling of originality and plenty of
experimentation - into a strategic conversation model and
what have you got?
Chantell Ilbury and Clem Sunter have constructed an agenda
of ten questions which, if answered fearlessly and honestly
by the management of any organisation, will provide them
with a clear idea of their future in the 'game'. Numerous
examples from the sessions that the authors have facilitated
around the world are given by way of illustration.
Read 'Socrates & the Fox' - you will never see strategy and
tactics in quite the same light again.
Book by Clem Sunter Description:
By its very nature Socratic dialogue transforms the
strategic conversation from the normal, dreary type of
superficial analysis that companies go through nowadays to a
full-blooded, back-to-basics debate.
The authors have developed a unique and independently
crafted methodology which integrates scenario planning into
the mainstream process of strategic planning and
Their version of the Socratic method has come about through
rigorous application, re-evaluation and fine-tuning in the
course of facilitating countless sessions with a diverse
portfolio of companies throughout the world – from giant
multinationals to family-run businesses.
By Clem Sunter