Fellow, Templeton College–Said Business School, Oxford
for strategic and operational advantage.
Jeffrey L. Sampler is a genius at helping companies prepare strategically for the future—when the future is inherently too uncertain to plan for. He’s an expert on
- the role of technology in designing organizations and business models,
- how business models endure through innovations and market changes, and
- managing information as a strategic resource for growth and innovation.
Educated in the U.S., Jeff has very strong international credentials. His knowledge of Europe, the UK and India is especially deep. He has special expertise in outsourcing, especially in India.
Jeffrey Sampler is Fellow in Management of Strategy and Technology, Templeton College–Said Business School, University of Oxford, England. He is the author of Sand to Silicon: Achieving Rapid Growth–Lessons from Dubai and is currently working on a book on extreme competition.
Jeff is a fine presenter with a great sense of humor and a highly effective interactive teaching style. He’s articulate, enthusiastic and facilitative. He has a probing, even challenging style that makes links between trends across disciplines and sectors. He has described his blend of humor and substantive content as "business Seinfeld."
Whereas most strategic thinkers try to anticipate a likely future, Jeff recognizes that crystal balls don’t work very often. Instead, he helps companies develop business models that can respond flexibly to whatever direction the future takes. Likewise, unexpected developments in technology often make strategies based on a firm’s core competencies irrelevant.
Thus Jeff helps organizations develop their strategic core incompetencies, as well—things they don’t do well but will likely need in the future.
His offers 10 commandments for competing in turbulent times. (E.g., "pack as though you were traveling in all climates"—develop assets that work in any situation.)
10 Commandments for Competing in Turbulent Times
Core Incompetencies—Creating Strategies for Tomorrow
Creating Strategic Assumptions—The pathway to adaptive, not reactive, strategies
Extreme Strategies for Emerging Markets
- Fellow in Management of Strategy and Technology, Templeton College–Said Business School, University of Oxford, England
- Author, Sand to Silicon and IT Concepts for Business Leaders
- Former director, Executive Education Programme on Strategic Planning for Senior Management, Daimler Benz
- Executive Education programs for 3M, British Aerospace, Barclay’s Bank, ABN Amro and others
- Former Research Scientist, Center for Information Systems Research, MIT