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KNOW / Dr. Petar Stojanov

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KNOW: HOW TO AVOID FAILURE IN A WORLD WE CANNOT PREDICT: THE SCIENCE OF INNOVATION

In a world of accelerating change, large companies are being disrupted by startups with no domain expertise, creating a business environment that is highly uncertain and a world that has simply become unpredictable.

Weaving his previous work as an experimental quantum physicist with complex innovation challenges faced by both the private and public government sectors, Petar reveals the "Smart Failure" methodology; an effective method of problem-solving based on evolutionary biology and modern economic theory, and grounded in the Scientific Method.

In the talk, Petar traces the Arabic root of the word 'rzq' (risk) and how it since lost its meaning in English, introducing case studies from 3000 years in the past, to today with case studies from Aldar and the Dubai 10X initiative, where employing the 'Smart Failure' approach compels us to rethink our fundamental approaches to risk, uncertainty, and decision-making in order to solve the complex challenges we face in the present and the future.

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