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DSI is known across the world as an innovator in strategic decision-making, managing uncertainty and leadership that grapple with the ever-changing rules of the market. Our thoughts and perspectives can be seen in a number of world class publications and provide more insight into our thinking, frameworks, and experience.


Sharpening Your Competitive Anticipation

by Dr. Roch Parayre, Convenience Store News, August 13, 2014.

To truly anticipate change and be prepared for what happens next, leaders must look beyond their own industry to scan wider for both emerging and unconventional competitors as industry boundaries and geographic limitations continue to erode. Read on for two ways to build your competitive strength in uncertain times. Read more »

Nelson Mandela as a Strategic Leader

by Paul J. H. Schoemaker, The European Business Review,January/February 2014. Read more »

How to Control Your Emotions After You Fail

by Paul J. H. Schoemaker, Inc. Magazine, August 2012.
Everyone makes mistakes, and, typically, emotional turmoil follows. Here’s how you can channel those negative feelings into an opportunity to learn. Read more »

Why Failure Is the Foundation of Innovation

by Paul J. H. Schoemaker, Inc. Magazine, August 2012.

Read why you should celebrate your mistakes and foster a culture that dissects mistakes for learning purposes. Read more »

7 Ways to Apply Scenario Planning

by Paul J. H. Schoemaker and Arjen van den Berg, Inc. Magazine, July 2012.
How do you expect the unexpected? Check out how you can benefit from a little preparation. Read more »

How to Prepare for the Unexpected

by Paul J. H. Schoemaker, Inc. Magazine, July 2012.
Strategic thinkers see big changes coming before everyone else in their industry. Fortunately, it’s an acquired skill. Read more »

How to Create a Positive Learning Culture

by Paul J. H. Schoemaker and Franck Schuurmans, Inc. Magazine, June 2012.
No one has all the answers–and that’s actually a good thing. Here’s how you should approach creating a better learning environment. Read more »

How to Rally Your Team Around a New Strategy

by Paul J. H. Schoemaker and Steve Krupp, Inc. Magazine, June 2012.
Before you can execute a new strategy, you have to align your team around this new direction. Here are a few ways to get everyone onboard. Read more »

Make Better Decisions: 3 Easy Steps

by Paul J. H. Schoemaker and Samantha Howland, Inc. Magazine, May 2012.
Want to feel more confident that you’re making the right decisions? Check out how a few simple steps can dramatically improve your decision process. Read more »

A Hedge or Bet? A Matter of Perspective

by Paul J. H. Schoemaker, Inc. Magazine, May 2012.
JP Morgan’s recent multi-billion trading loss reminds us that matters of risk entail a healthy dose of consideration. Here’s what you need to know. Read more »

Contributors meet the authors »

Roch Parayre

Roch Parayre

Senior Partner

Paul Schoemaker

Paul Schoemaker

Founder and Executive Chair

Samantha Howland

Samantha Howland

Senior Managing Partner

John Austin

John Austin

Principal

Jim Austin

Jim Austin

Principal

Franck Schuurmans

Franck Schuurmans

Principal