On October 11th 2010, IMD Professor Tom Malnight visited Denmark and shared the latest findings from his Global Trends research, trying to answer the question above.
Not only did he facilitate a high-level round table discussion over lunch – the first IMD Update session with a select group of decision-makers, graciously hosted by Per Falholt at Novozymes - but he also delivered a presentation in front of 150 IMD Alumni later that same afternoon.
Tom talked about how there often is a large gap between what we know and have traditionally is relied on for success, and what is new and will shape the environment in which we live and operate in.
He addressed the challenges executives face in terms of finding the time to look beyond the short term strategy and actually think about the long term. About the importance of asking ourselves questions about which mega trends will influence our company’s reality for the future and what it will take for the company to be successful. He also presented the audience with a set of interesting questions that could be valuable in this process, in a very fruitful and interactive two-way session.
To access a copy of the presentation please click on the link to the right.
Per Falholt, EVP and CSO at Novozymes and Sandeep Sander, Founder and Managing Director of ChangeWIN were instrumental in organizing the IMD update session over lunch. Steen Ernland, Chairman of the IMD Alumni Club in Denmark and Per Hjuler, SVP at Lego and PriceWaterhouseCoopers have organized the IMD Business Forum.
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