"Risks and Surprises in the VUCA world" interview with Dr. Karlheinz Steinmüller


Professor Emerita Sirkka Heinonen had an interview with Dr. Karlheinz Steinmüller on Risks and Surprises in the VUCA world, including reflections on corona virus.

In recent times, companies, governments and organizations are forced to pay increasing attention to risks and vulnerabilities. For good reasons, disruption and discontinuities have become some of the key terms in discussions about innovation, economic and societal change. We seem to live in a world of permanent and profound change – and what’s more in a VUCA world of volatility, uncertainties, complexity and ambiguity.

Dr. Karheinz Steinmüller is Scientific Director of z_Punkt, Chair of the German Node of the Millennium Project, futures researcher with expertise in risks and wild cards, and a sci-fi reader and writer. We had a chance to have a similar discussion three years ago within the Neo-Carbon Energy Project when he visited Finland and attended one of our Futures Cliniques (Heinonen et al. 2017b). It is nice to have now some time perspective on those topics we addressed (e.g. energy security, discontinuities…).

Welcome to follow this discussion, which took place on Futures Day 6 March 2020 at Helsinki Office of the Finland Futures Research Centre (FFRC), University of Turku.

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Created 25.03.2020 | Updated 26.03.2020