The Great Remobilization: Strategies and Designs for a Smarter Global Future
How the turmoil of recent years gives leaders an unprecedented opportunity to redesign global strategies and systems and to remobilize toward a smarter, more resilient, and equitable future.
How can leaders faced with tremendous global upheaval create more resilient and trustworthy systems? In The Great Remobilization, Olaf Groth, Mark Esposito, and Terence Tse (along with research partner Dan Zehr) diagnose tectonic shifts in the global economy with an eye toward designing a smarter “operating system” for the world. Through their FLP-IT (forces, logic, phenomena, impact, and triage) framework for strategic leadership, the authors chart a path forward, providing guidance for a new breed of “design activist leader.” Focusing on key tectonic shifts they call the Five Cs—COVID and pandemic management, the cognitive economy and crypto, cybersecurity, climate change and carbon management, and China—they examine the implications that new forces and logics will have on countries, organizations, and individuals.
Drawing from one hundred interviews and conversations with top-level executives, entrepreneurs, policymakers, diplomats, generals, scholars, and other leading experts from around the world, the authors show how to create new inclusive visions with the aim of rebuilding the trust that will allow for both human and economic growth. Insightful and forward-thinking, The Great Remobilization powerfully illustrates the rare opportunity that we have in this historic moment to actively redesign our fragile, overpressurized global systems and develop new strategies and leadership approaches for the future. Authored by three scholar-practitioners, their synthetic perspectives and insights are at once rooted in deep research and focused on relevance for leaders and their organizations.
Praise for The Great Remobilization: Strategies and Designs for a Smarter Global Future
Shortlisted for the 2023 Thinkers50 Strategy Award
"Olaf Groth, F95, FG97, and co-authors Mark Esposito and Terence Tse offer a framework to identify and seize opportunities to create a better global 'operating system.' This new OS, they believe, will help the world cope with economic upheavals caused by what they call the Five Cs: COVID-19, the cognitive economy and crypto, cybersecurity, climate change and carbon management, and China’s increasing geopolitical power. Achieving the authors’ goal—to 'promote agency, equity, sustainability, resilience, and greater welfare'—starts with recognizing that traditional, top-down reform efforts have been futile. Leaders, societal institutions, and social movements, they write, 'need to become design activists who are willing to tear down what’s not working...and rebuild global systems for a better world. A tall order, but they make a strong case."
—Fletcher Forum of World Affairs
“Praised for its compelling and well-thought-out heuristic, ‘The Great Remobilization’ is seen as a vital tool for navigating the increasing complexity of the modern world. It is recognized for its ability to provide an accessible framework for analyzing massive global forces and identifying solutions. The book is acclaimed for addressing the full spectrum of challenges facing the world today, from the COVID-19 pandemic to climate change and geopolitical tensions, making it a significant read for leaders and decision-makers aiming to navigate and shape a smarter global future.”