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Surprise! Confronting Unknown Unknowns in Nature, Business and Everyday Life - Stevens Institute Series on Complex Systems and Enterprises (Paperback)
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Surprise! Confronting Unknown Unknowns in Nature, Business and Everyday Life - Stevens Institute Series on Complex Systems and Enterprises (Paperback)

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Paperback 300 Pages / Published: 13/10/2017
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Terapoint has eight major sections, each filled withexamples of resilience and transformation in action.
"Here in the Real World" describes the role of unknown events(called "X-events") in creating opportunity for evolution. Castishares accounts from the lives of Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and"Colonel" Harland Sanders, and explains how to ensure survival andprosperity in a volatile world.
"Mountaintops and Butterflies" delves more deeply into complexityand mass psychology as drivers of X-events.
"Up Close and Personal" hones in on personal crises (e.g. loss ofjob, home, health, partner) as X-events, and how to find the silverlining in X-events for the benefit of one's physical, mental, emotional, and financial health.
"Prosperity on the Edge of Crisis" describes the resilientcorporation, using examples from Nokia, Microsoft, Apple, andKFC.
"When It All Comes Crashing Down" explores previous X-events andmegatrends (e.g. fall of the Berlin Wall, WWII, the AmericanRevolution, the rise of China as an economic power) andpredicts low-likelihood, high-impact events (the end ofglobalization; the destabilization of the global financial system;the collapse of democracy).
"Cutting Things Down to Size" examines crises of natural resources, including escalating food prices, crayfish farms in Sweden, spruceforests in Canada, and beef cattle herds in New Zealand.
"Resilience is THE Word" provides readers with tools to assimilate, survive, adapt, and anticipate.
The author summarizes with a new paradigm for human socialprocesses.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN: 9781118960110
Number of pages: 300
Weight: 666 g

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