Michele Wucker Spoke on “Learning to Navigate an Uncertain World” at Experiencia IDEA Management

Michele Wucker

Michele Wucker, author of best selling Gray Rhino, spoke on “Learning to Navigate an Uncertain World” at Experiencia IDEA Management and got excellent feedback.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life as we once knew it. The virus has intensified economic inequalities and imbalances, sped up digital disruption, and put a premium on flexibility and smart decision making under uncertainty. It also has shown that businesses and policy makers can no longer afford to ignore obvious, high-impact “gray rhino” social and economic threats. What must businesses do now not just to get to the other side of the pandemic but to thrive? This talk by the best-selling author of THE GRAY RHINO focuses on the skills and mindset shift that businesses must cultivate in order to create long term value by navigating the turbulent present. “

Michele Wucker

Michele Wucker

Michele Wucker

Michele Wucker is an award-wining global thought leader who draws on three decades of experience in media and non-profit management and policy development.

Michele is the author of several books, the third of which is the highly praised “THE GRAY RHINO: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore”, which grew out of a presentation at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland in which she coined the term “gray rhino” for highly probable, high impact crisis events.

Michele founded Gray Rhino & Company in 2015 to help leaders and organizations to identify and strategize responses to gray rhino risks that are neglected despite -and all too often because of- their size.

Michele has been recognized as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and a Guggenheim Fellow, among other honors. Her previous leadership positions include Vice President for Studies at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs; President of the World Policy Institute, which she re-launched in 2007 in a dramatic turnaround; and Latin America Bureau Chief at International Financing Review. She also has taught master’s students at the School for International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, of which she is an alumna. An engaging keynote speaker, moderator, panelist, and facilitator, she has delivered presentations in 16 countries on five continents. She lives in Chicago.

Michele’s speaking topics include:

  • Gray Rhino-Proofing Your Future: A New Way to Think about Risk and Response
  • Gray Rhinos, not Black Swans: A New Way to Think about Risk and Response
  • Demographic Gray Rhinos: Robots Meet Aging and Migration
  • Beyond Kicking the Can: How to Stop Muddling and Innovate

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