Dear friends & colleagues,
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I would like to share with you the last episode of the 4Sight Chat Series, a conversation with henry Mintzberg. Prof. Mintzberg is a management educator and writer. He is currently Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He authored 20 books and received 21 honorary doctorate degrees. He is one of the most influential management thinkers of all times.
Chat outline:[02:38] Henry's latest book "Understanding Organizations...Finally!"[07:06] The value of lumps (organizational archetypes) for the practitioners who do not see it[10:36] What has changed in Henry's ideas about strategy over the past few decades[13:08] Strategy & serendipity[15:29] Can scenarios help us to determine/improve strategy from the futures in the same way synthesis of experience helps us to determine/improve strategy from the past?[20:02] Isn't scenario planning a prediction of several possibilities?[22:58] Henry's ideas about the "obsession with theory" in management research and the detachment of PhD programs in management from management practice[30:00] Advice for business schools' deans on ways out of the problems in management education[34:43] Henry's work on rebalancing society: guidelines for policymakers[41:13] Canoeing and the view of the lake out of Henry's house
Available on YouTube: Henry Mintzberg: Understanding Organizations, Strategy, Scenarios, Canoeing - 4Sight Chats #20
Or in podcast format: Henry Mintzberg: Understanding Organizations, Strategy, Scenarios, Canoeing - 4Sight Chats #20 by 4Sight Chats
------------------------------Alex FergnaniAssociate Professor of Strategy, Rabat Business SchoolFetzer Scholar, Academy of Management------------------------------