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.
"'Making it happen' is Obeng’s constant refrain and his books are an antidote to the dryness of much managerial theorizing. They come complete with their lessons in fictional form. Old world they are not."Financial Times
“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.”