Join SCIP UK for
Cyborg War Games: How Humans, Technology, and Imagination Upgrade Competitive Strategy
Presented by Mark Chussil
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 11:00 AM Eastern
I’ve run business war games around the world for thirty years. I can attest that they are cool. Better still: they are surprising. Those surprises mean war games add value. They tell us things we didn’t already know. War-game technology promises to upgrade that value. It’s not about big data and replacing people. It’s about big thinking and creating synergy with humans, technology, and imagination. In this presentation I draw on MacArthur genius award-winning political scientist Robert Axelrod, chess champion Garry Kasparov, business war games, game theory, cyborgs, research on the Top Pricer Tournament™, and the models in our heads.
Attendees will learn:
- Fresh perspectives on strategy and decision-making from nine billion simulations on 1800+ Tournament’s entries
- Pitfalls from conflating bad outcomes with bad decisions, and a simple framework to steer clear of the pits
- Provocative questions for CI professionals to answer (“what will our competitors do?” is not the right question)
Underlying it all is a cyborg — human + computer — approach to strategy decision-making that offers a disruptive look at competitive strategy itself. I know it’s disruptive because it rocked my own thinking. Attendees can enter the Top Pricer Tournament* before the webinar. Will you be crowned the webinar’s Top Pricer? Entries are free, confidential, and noncommercial, of course.
* Instructions for entering the Top Pricer Tournament will be emailed directly upon registration for this program.
About our Presenter:
Mark Chussil is the founder of Advanced Competitive Strategies, Inc., an adjunct instructor at the University of Portland, and a SCIP Fellow. A four-decade, six-continent veteran in competitive strategy, he conducts business war games, writes strategy simulators, and teaches strategic thinking. His latest book (co-authored with Benjamin Gilad) is The NEW Employee Manual: A No-Holds-Barred Look at Corporate Life. He has an MBA from Harvard and a BA from Yale.