globalization


Strategy, Disruption, Innovation and Resilience

There is no data about the future … just theories I was fortunate enough to attend a lecture at Cass Business School, London given by Prof Clayton Christensen of disruptive innovation fame. Christensen’s opening words were ‘There is no data about the future’, a statement that immediately resonated with me. […]

Disruptive innovation in a low growth world

Strategy: The Known Unknowns You Really Need to Know

Download pdf version Overview: The world is changing rapidly, but many of the assumptions that we use to think about the future have not. In reality we are now confronted with a range of ‘unknowns’ that could fundamentally confront and over-turn these common and widely-held assumptions. This briefing suggests that […]

STRATEGY THE KNOWN UNKNOWNS

Looking at the Future: the critical mistakes to avoid

This paper and the associated scenarios were originally presented at The Emerging Markets HR Summit 12th November 2015 London, organised by BOC Global Events and Training Group You can download a pdf version here   Organizations and foresight It is a sad fact that many organizations might not be very […]


Globalization and Strategy: Have we got it right?

In this LinkedIn Pulse article I question the robustness of many of the popular assumptions that under-pin globalization and business strategy – from the ongoing rise of social media through to the stability of a connected world. I also provide ideas that you can work through with your management team to […]

Globalization and megatrends have we got it wrong

UK and Europe: two scenarios for business

  Text of presentation given by Dr Robert Davies at the City University British election roundtable event 30 April 2015 Overview: This talk introduces the ‘toxic 5‘ – factors that could destabilise western democracies. Many of these factors my be in position now. Business leaders seeking resilience should consider preparing […]


A World of Regions

Globalization: Understanding the weak signals

Download a pdf version Overview: Research tells us that one of the secrets to building a resilient organisation  is to understand and interpret weak signals better than the competition. Weak signals can help us prepare for future shocks. If we look at recent developments, particularly in the Ukraine and the Middle East, there […]