Advanced notice for 2010
Several people have called about workshop dates and locations for 2010. When we firm up details , we will let you know. Here is information on one series that we are planning for 2010.
Starting and Managing a Business in Challenging Economic Times by Walter Derzko for 2010
The following five day-long sessions are based on over 20 years of research from the Opportunity Clinic © and the soon-to-be-released book –Opportunity -45 scenarios to drive your business in challenging times by Walter Derzko and published by J Wiley and Sons in 2010
Session 1-Dealing with Unknowns & Risks in your Business
Participants will explore and learn how to deal with the seven common types of unknowns facing every business (uncertainty, ambiguity, equivocality, complexity, dichotomy, anomaly/paradox and infoglut) and explore strategies and tactics with coping and dealing with each. Each participant will also map the 6 types of changes that exist in the external business environment and the likely effect on their business success.
Session 2-Opportunity Recognition and spotting, discovering or designing emerging Opportunity Windows
Challenging economic time and turbulence present both challenges/threats and unique once-in-a-life time opportunities for each business. This session will explore common opportunity scenarios that we can expect to see in the next one to three year and how the seize the resulting “opportunity windows” and lessen the possible threats of each
Session 3-Business Model makeover
Business owners will learn how to evaluate their existing business models and fine tune and adapt them to changing threats and opportunities discovered in session one and two
Session 4-Anticipatory Management
Participants will explore 8 remote but possible wild card scenarios that could either wreck or rocket their business forward, depending on your mindset, anticipatory management prowess and preparatory skill
Session 5 Creating a Business Playbook for challenging economic times
Business owners will create their own flexible and customized Playbook of strategic decisions, resulting business strategies and tactics based on the output of the first four sessions-risks and uncertainties, changes and business drivers, threats and opportunities, and wildcard mitigation tactics