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The Upside Of Down - How Chaos and Uncertainty Breed Opportunity in South Africa (Paperback, Updated Edition) Price: R182
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The Upside Of Down - How Chaos and Uncertainty Breed Opportunity in South Africa (Paperback, Updated Edition)

Bruce Whitfield

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Next time you go to a conference or hire a consultant to be told, ‘We live in a VUCA [Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous] world,’ leave the room.

You are wasting your time.

Fear of the future breeds inaction and leads to strategic paralysis. We put off decisions until we can have certainty. We look for signals. We wait. And while we do that, the world moves on around us. Problem-solvers thrive in chaotic and uncertain times because they act to change their future. Winners recognise that in a world of growing uncertainty, you need to resort to actions on things you can control. And the only things over which you have absolute control are your attitude and your mindset. These, in turn, determine the actions you will take and that will define your future.

A robust mindset is the one common characteristic Bruce Whitfield has identified in two decades of interrogating how South Africa’s billionaires and start-up mavericks think differently. They are not naive Pollyannas. They don’t ignore risk or hope that problems will go away. They constantly measure, manage, consider and weigh up opportunities in a tumultuous sea of uncertainty and find ways around obstacles. If, as Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller suggests, the stories we tell affect economic outcomes, then we need to tell different stories amidst the noise and haste of a rapidly evolving world.


Imprint: Pan Macmillan South Africa
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: February 2021
Authors: Bruce Whitfield
Dimensions: 203 x 134 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 290
Edition: Updated Edition
ISBN-13: 978-1-77010-768-7
Categories: Books > Business & Economics > Economics > Development economics
Books > Local Author Showcase > Business
LSN: 1-77010-768-1
Barcode: 9781770107687

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