Our environment changes faster than we can learn about it, Eddie Obeng says. How do we keep up?
What will business look like in 5 years? (Er, what does it look like now?) Eddie Obeng helps executives keep up with a business and social environment that's changing faster than we can know. Through Pentacle, his online business school, Obeng teaches a theory of management that focuses on adaptation to change. Called "New World Management," it's all about forming and re-forming workgroups, constantly re-evaluating metrics, and being open to all kinds of learning, from hands-on group exercises to a virtual lecture hall/meeting room called the QUBE.
“In the 21st century, somebody or something has changed the rules about how our world works.”
“We spend our time responding rationally to a world which we understand and recognize, but which no longer exists.”
“In a market where people believe in cycles … you have to wait all the way for the cycle to fail before you [say] there's something wrong.”