New book, Fly Africa by Eric Kacou

The CEDEP Team is delighted to announce the new book Fly Africa by Eric Kacou and Hassa El-Houry.

We all know that Africa is brimming with potential and enthusiasm. With foresight and commitment from industry leaders and support from governments, aviation could become one of the continent’s great strengths. Yet today, Africa’s aviation industry lags behind much of the world, the disparity visible in its run-down airports and its airlines. But this discrepancy is not inevitable…

In Fly Africa, Kakou, CEDEP Speaker, and El-Houry, Group CEO of National Aviation Services (NAS), the fastest growing aviation services provider in emerging markets, explain how the continent reached its current state and they examine the huge disparities between Africa’s handful of hubs as well as its many underserved cities and countries.

They collectively map a route to transform the continent’s aviation, highlighting its existing champions and illustrating the effects aviation can have on other sectors.

The content of Fly Africa is based on solid research and combined with personal knowledge and experience.

This makes this book an honest picture of the aviation industry in Africa and its great potential. Aviation can revitalize African economies and contribute to development. Fly Africa is a must-read for anyone who believes in aviation in Africa!


Dean’s Dragon Slaying Quest – Please support Dean in his worthy cause

Dean’s Dragon Slaying Quest

Dean van Leeuwen, CEDEP speaker, author and entrepreneur, is taking on a remarkable venture.

Please help CEDEP support Dean in his 3-day 353km Dragon Tour of Wales to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Dean was recently diagnosed with Lymphoma and in memory and support of family and friends battling cancer, he has bravely signed up to ride across the Black Mountains in Wales.

We are supporting you Dean and wish you every success in your mission!

To sponsor Dean, please click here

New book by Philippe Silberzahn : Welcome to Incertitude!

CEDEP is proud to announce the new book of Philippe Silberzahn, CEDEP Faculty and Programme Director.

Bienvenue en Incertitude!

The bankruptcy of Lehmann Brothers, the 2008 crisis, Arab Spring, Greek crisis, emergence of Daesch, Fukushima accident, disappearance of Nokia, the surprise of Brexit, the election of Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron – this list of unforeseeable events is endless, despite the number of concrete means and measures we have to prepare and anticipate the future.

In a world of wonders, radically changing and ever more uncertain, it is not possible to predict the future. Those who try will sooner or later expose themselves to a catastrophe. Yet the decision tools we use are all based on a predictive paradigm. They remain anchored in the civilization of the industrial revolution born 150 years ago. It is high time to reinvent them entirely for the new world. But in order to propose new tools, we must first rethink how we comprehend the environment.

Replete with anecdotes and based on numerous concrete cases in various fields, Philippe’s book redefines three fundamental dimensions of decision-making in uncertainty: the ontological dimension – What is the nature of our environment and how does it evolve? – the epistemological dimension – What information can we use to decide? – and the sociological dimension – How to integrate the interplay of the various actors involved in decision-making?

With these new conceptual bases, the book develops concrete principles of action to understand uncertainty and unprecedented events, to protect one’s organisation from such events and most importantly to benefit from them.

The book will prove indispensable to those who must make strategic decisions in uncertainty and those who advise them: managers, entrepreneurs, investors, insurers but also analysts, consultants and management students.

A quoi ressembleront les conseils d’administration de demain ? New article by Liri Andersson & Ludo Van der Heyden

Professor Niall Lothian OBE elected as Chairman of the Board, Edinburgh International Festival

The Board of Trustees of the Edinburgh International Festival has elected Professor Niall Lothian as its next Chairman.

Professor Lothian first joined the Board in 2011 and was elected as Deputy Chairman in 2014. He will serve as Chairman for a term of four years.

In welcoming the appointment Festival Director Fergus Linehan said “We are delighted that the Board has elected Niall Lothian as Chairman. He brings to the role a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing the International Festival and a passion for our work which stretches back for more than 40 years as an audience member and supporter.”

Professor Niall Lothian said “I am honoured to have been elected as the Chairman of the Trustee Board in the International Festival’s 70th year and look forward to working with my fellow Trustees and the executive team at the Festival to help set its course into the future.”.

Professor Niall Lothian has been involved with executive education for most of his career. He holds visiting appointments at INSEAD & CEDEP in Fontainebleau and ESMT Berlin and is a past President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Formerly a governor of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Niall is currently chairman of Inspiring Scotland, a venture philanthropy trust.

Giving sense to Digital

CEDEP Digital Expert, Liri Andersson and CEDEP Academic Committee Member, Ludo Van Der Heyden featured in today’s Les Echos (12/06/17) on the topic of Giving sense to Digital today by defining one’s mission.

HSE Excellence Europe 2017

11th HSE Excellence Europe

Outstanding CEDEP Faculty Reaction

Congratulations to CEDEP faculty, Sam Abadir and Andrew Sharman who both made the recent HSE Excellence Europe event in Amsterdam such a success. Both Sam and Andrew stood out in the top three speakers who helped increase the knowledge of the audience and were commended on their contribution to the event. Well done to you both!

Power is Everywhere Series with Luk Van Wassenhove

Two New Commandments of Customer Engagement

Please find CEDEP Fellow, Luk Van Wassenhove’s most recent piece in the Power is Everywhere Series, written with Mark Lee Hunter, INSEAD Adjunct Professor and Maria Besiou, Professor of Humanitarian Logistics at Kühne Logistics University


Achieve Remarkable Things – Dean van Leeuwen

Achieve Remarkable Things – This century should be rather remarkable but it will not just happen, you have to create it

This paper explores the three areas which need to be addressed in order to truly ignite the most remarkable and revolutionary century humankind has ever known. They are: Perspective; Problem-Potential Paradox and the third is you, the Protagonist. It decodes and exposes how vanguard companies are doing remarkable things and shares three powerful leadership qualities that deliver remarkable achievements. Finally, we suggest seven steps to achieving your own personal and professional remarkable things. Click here to read