entire MOOC is based on one of my strongest beliefs: philosophy is the
best tool to help managers in areas where no numbers are available.
After all a strategic vision is an "idea", it is translated into a "concept", a business model is a … "model" etc. And we need to better
understand what is an idea, what is a concept, what is a model etc. In
other words we need to better understand how do we think. In the first
six lectures we made a surprising journey from the ancient Greek
philosophers to the corporate world of today. You probably crossed a set
of "new territories" but honestly, it was the same for me !
this experience has no end in sight! The first six lectures are
broadcasted for a second time during this fall and I had the chance to
record three additional lectures last September. Not a surprise:
philosophy is like a country you want to visit, there are always new
roads to discover and even new paths to create. It is highly recommended
to have attended lectures 1-6 to take the most out of this part 2.
lecture 7, I examine the deep nature of the changes the world is
currently facing and the associated challenges for us. Lecture 8 focus
on one of them: the impact of technology on the way we think. In the
last lecture I suggest some tips that might help you to become a better
manager, in other words to become a corporate philosopher.
will be similar to the ones you had so far: open questions that request
some research. At the end of lecture 9, I will again ask you to submit a short paper about a famous quote of a great philosopher.
Moreover, we will organize a Google Hangout during lecture 8.
Lecture 7: The Essence of Change 7.1 The end of... 7.2 You need a fixed point 7.3 Philosophy as a fixed point 7.4 Two first challenges 7.5 Another center of gravity 7.6 The four causes of Aristotle 7.7 'A thus B' or 'A and B'
Lecture 8: Is technology making us stupid? 8.1 Four types of tools 8.2 The disappointing equation 8.3 A third example: Big Data 8.4 The end of Science? 8.5 Question what is in front of you 8.6 Who is the tool of who?
Lecture 9: Become a corporate philosopher! 9.1 Use the right words 9.2 Use criteria 9.3 Beware the question 9.4 Use creativity techniques 9.5 Think visual 9.6 Never stop thinking 9.7 Embrace humor