Eric Best: The Future of the Soloist

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photo_eric_03Eric Best is a scenario strategist, sailor, author and motivational speaker. He is a former Nieman Fellow and journalist for The San Francisco Examiner. He has worked at Global Business Network (GBN) and also Morgan Stanley as a global scenario strategist. He has also been a guest commentator on Bloomberg News. Currently he is engaged by a range of clients (data systems, Swiss global holding company, US multinational investment bank) to consider uncertainties in Europe and the future of Chinese capital markets. Individuals and companies require a sense of their own narratives to animate their energies and clarify their purposes. These narratives extend from the past but require a multi-dimensional view of the future. Eric’s inquiry and engagement style can bring the best from very high level groups, mobilizing strategic thinking into action.

Outcomes he fosters include the following:

  • Core principles for navigating complexity and managing risk
  • Strengthened critical thinking
  • Effective questions igniting insight

Eric Best’s Thought Leadership Contribution:
“We can never know everything, in ourselves or others. And it yet it is all in us, the grief and the joy, the devils and the angels, if they can ever be discerned for what they are and put in their proper place, if the pieces will ever fit, if we only knew which ones to bring together to form the truth that matters.”

Most Significant Links:
Eric Best Online

Into My Father’s Wake – (a story that would make Hemingway shed a tear – JS)

Syzygeist: An Alignment of ideas with particular significance in time on which one may or may not act appropriately

A Favorite Quote from Another:
We would rather be ruined than changed; we would rather die in our dread than climb the cross of the moment and let our illusions die.” — W.H. Auden

Most Impactful Fiction Book That I Have Read:
The Deptford Trilogy by Robertson Davies

Most Impactful Non-fiction Book That I Have Read:
The Evolution of Cooperation by Robert Axelrod

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