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Some of Patrick’s writing which you might find useful.

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Welcome to the VUCA Century

This is a paper which introduces the VUCA concept and the Comfort Paradox (the paradox being that much of the discomfort experienced is derived from technology designed to make our lives more comfortable) and the Explorer’s Mindset (which consists of curiosity, drive and adaptability). The paper looks at issues of low employee engagement and how they are related to VUCA. It introduces 9 steps to guide you through the VUCA Century, the first of which is your approach (with one approach being Light and Fast). The paper is a bit dated, to is a good introduction to Patrick’s ideas.

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Managing Danger and Risk in the VUCA Century

This is a paper which was primarily written to address issues many heavy industries are experiencing with regard to plateauing safety improvements. It looks at the role VUCA plays in heavy industry, identifies the differences between danger and risk, and proposes a solution known as ‘Full Spectrum Decision Making’ to help heavy industries break through the plateau. The solution consists of individual and team-member awareness of the basics components of human psychology in the decision making process.

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Why agility and innovation is about more than just technology

This is a paper which Patrick wrote out of frustration with mainstream commentary in late 2015 which was implying that technology is the only solution to the problems cased by disruption (ironically enough, enabled by technology). In this paper Patrick suggests that viewing innovation and agility through only a lens of technology is myopic and puts all organisations at risk. We need to be smarter than that. Because it’s also about our organisational mindsets which we must develop to encourage curiosity for new ways if doing things (and quicker response times).

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The Introduction and Chapter 4 of the Light and Fast Organisation

Not quite sure if Patrick’s book is going to be to your liking? Not a problem. Just download the sample chapter which will give you a feel for the book. Chapter 4 is all about how we got so organised (metaphorically speaking), and it’s a bit of damning critique of the way that our traditional linear organizational structures have evolved over time.

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Why a guidebook?

In the mountains, we use guidebooks to help us understand the strange new world that we’re about to enter.

Guidebooks contain written and visual descriptions about the mountain’s features and potential routes to the summit. But they don’t give all of the information away—that would take the fun and excitement out of it! Rather, they give us clues to help us move with confidence through the doubt and uncertainty that we all experience every time we venture into the unknown.

This guidebook is intended to do the same for you—to give you a feel of what we can offer and how we might be able to collaborate (it also includes our fee breakdown).

This is your event and it’s your money on the line—so you’ll want to make sure it’s the best it can possibly be!

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An Everest Diary

The Everest Diary gives you a peek of Patrick’s Mount Everest journey.  Created using stunning imagery taken from the summit guided by words from Patrick’s personal accounts, get ready to experience a feel of Everest.

Relive the journey and enjoy the scenery.

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