Newsletter   Secure Checkout   Shopping Cart (0 Items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

Profiting from Uncertainty: Strategies for Succeeding No Matter What the Future Brings [Hardcover]

Our Price $ 21.00  
Retail Value $ 30.00  
You Save $ 9.00  (30%)  
Item Number 150196  
Buy New $21.00
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock
Currently unavailable...

Item description for Profiting from Uncertainty: Strategies for Succeeding No Matter What the Future Brings by Paul J. H. Schoemaker & Robert E. Gunther...

Argues that managers can find unexpected rewards by actively addressing professional uncertainties, demonstrating how the unpredictability of the future can enable opportunities.

Publishers Description
What manager is not anxious about the future? We live in a white-knuckled age of rapid technological change and global instability. But uncertainty is not the enemy, says management expert Paul J. H. Schoemaker. It is where the greatest opportunities are. To unlock these opportunities, however, requires a very different approach to strategy and implementation. In this pioneering book, Dr. Schoemaker presents a systematic approach that combines concepts such as scenario planning, options thinking, and dynamic monitoring to create novel strategies for profiting from ambiguity.
Building on his experience with more than one hundred consulting projects in fields ranging from health care to manufacturing, from utilities to financial services, Schoemaker shows how major corporations throughout the world have used his pathbreaking methodology to prepare for an uncertain future and profit from it. In this first comprehensive approach to the subject, Schoemaker shows the reader (1) how to develop and analyze multiple industry scenarios, (2) craft nimble strategies with just the right amount of flexibility, (3) implement them using an options approach, and (4) make real-time adjustments through dynamic monitoring. As a leading academic thinker and practitioner, the author draws on the frontiers of decision science, organization theory, strategy, and cognitive psychology to integrate the most practical contributions these various fields have made to navigating uncertainty.
More than any other capability, skill in seizing initiatives in shifting, unpredictable circumstances is the key to success. "Profiting from Uncertainty" provides a road map to do just that. This book was first published in 2002, well ahead of the mega turmoil that befell the world in 2008 and beyond. The methods and tools described here have been used by many companies and are even more relevant today than when originally published. You can t do without them.

Citations And Professional Reviews
Profiting from Uncertainty: Strategies for Succeeding No Matter What the Future Brings by Paul J. H. Schoemaker & Robert E. Gunther has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Harvard Business Review - 07/01/2002 page 26
  • Publishers Weekly - 06/03/2002 page 77

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Studio: Free Press
Pages   267
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.55" Width: 6.32" Height: 1"
Weight:   1.15 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jul 11, 2002
Publisher   Free Press
ISBN  0743223284  
ISBN13  9780743223287  

Availability  0 units.

More About Paul J. H. Schoemaker & Robert E. Gunther

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Schoemaker is Research Director of the Emerging Technologies Management Research Program and Chairman of Decision Strategies International.

Paul J. H. Schoemaker currently resides in Philadelphia, in the state of Pennsylvania.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Business & Investing > Biographies & Primers > Strategy & Competition
2Books > Subjects > Business & Investing > Economics > General
3Books > Subjects > Business & Investing > General
4Books > Subjects > Business & Investing > Management & Leadership > Decision-Making & Problem Solving
5Books > Subjects > Business & Investing > Management & Leadership > Management
6Books > Subjects > Business & Investing > Management & Leadership > Planning & Forecasting
7Books > Subjects > Business & Investing > Management & Leadership > Systems & Planning
8Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Accounting & Finance > Finance > General
9Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Accounting & Finance > Finance

Reviews - What do customers think about Profiting from Uncertainty: Strategies for Succeeding No Matter What the Future Brings?

Helpful review  Oct 8, 2002
The best thing going for this book is that it is in fact well-written not like most of the dreck in business books. The ideas here are not revolutionary and you're not likely to find anything you hadn't at least heard before. It does however organize all of these disparate thoughts and bring them together in a way to help motivate action.
Along the way I'd also recommend Tony Murphy's Achieving Business Value from IT as a book that effectively does the same thing -- organizes information well to help you move toward positive action and improving process and performance (as oppossed to strategy which is this books forte).

Write your own review about Profiting from Uncertainty: Strategies for Succeeding No Matter What the Future Brings

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding Profiting from Uncertainty: Strategies for Succeeding No Matter What the Future Brings

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy