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Black Swans

From Black Swans to Grey Rhinos: Four Ways Academics Can Help Managers

Michael G. Jacobides | Posted 03.08.2015 | Business
Michael G. Jacobides

As academics, our job is to help managers tune into the rustling leaves or cracking twigs of an approaching challenge -- or opportunity -- before it's upon them. To do that, we must focus on the parts of the environment that matter most, and make sure the tools we carry are fit for purpose.

6 Ways to Avoid Black Swans

Damien Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Damien Hoffman

Here are six ways that Ken Posner, author of Stalking the Black Swan: Research and Decision-Making in a World of Extreme Volatility, asserts we can avoid black swans.

Planning for a World of Black Swans

Kenneth A. Posner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kenneth A. Posner

Volatility is the result of market economies, global capital flows, and ever more powerful information technology -- and thus a price we pay for innovation and growth. Better that we learn to live with it, than try to wish it away.