Chapter 8. BE A WINDOW TO TOMORROW: Understand the Power of Patterns

Chapter Outline

Study the Patterns That Past Scenarios Yield

The Strategic Value of Pattern-Related Thinking

Pattern Examples

Corporate succession

Corporate restructuring

Mergers and acquisitions

The plant shutdown

Exposure Management and Surveillance

Phase I: Identify corporate exposure sources, issues, and threats

Phase II: Compute response priorities

Phase III: Issue confi dential exposure reports

Phase IV: Meet quarterly for exposure review

War Stories

The Lessons of Pattern and Scenario Awareness

Lesson 1: Patterns are the foundation of strategy and are what make the strategist an intelligent forecaster

Lesson 2: War story fi les are one tool advisors can use to help the ...

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