October 12th 2016

Scanning the Periphery

The biggest dangers to a company are the ones you don't see coming. Understanding these threats - and anticipating opportunities - requires strong peripheral vision. In this article, Paul Schoemaker expands on the concepts covered in his third talk at CRF's 8th International Conference.

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