Paul J.H. Schoemaker

Research director at the Mack Institute for Innovation Management, Wharton

Biography

Paul J.H. Schoemaker is a pioneer in the field of decision sciences, among the first to combine the practical ideas of decision theory, behavioral economics, scenario planning, and risk management into a set of strategic decision-making tools for managers. He is co-author of a landmark book on the subject, Winning Decisions: Getting It Right the First Time. Paul is also an entrepreneur: he is founder and served as CEO as well as Chairman of Decision Strategies International, Inc. and was co-founder of Strategic Radar, Inc. Finally, Paul is a dedicated educator: he served for a decade as research director of the Mack Center for Technological Innovation at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and for five years as a Board Member of the Decision Education Foundation; he conducted hundreds of lectures and executive seminars around the world. A native of the Netherlands, Paul lives on the East Coast with his wife; they have two children.Dr. Paul J.H. Schoemaker is a pioneer in the field of decision sciences, among the first to combine the practical ideas of decision theory, behavioral economics, scenario planning, and risk management into a set of strategic decision-making tools for managers. He is co-author of a landmark book on the subject, Winning Decisions: Getting It Right the First Time. Paul is also an entrepreneur: he is founder and served as CEO as well as Chairman of Decision Strategies International, Inc. and was co-founder of Strategic Radar, Inc. Finally, Paul is a dedicated educator: he served for a decade as research director of the Mack Center for Technological Innovation at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and for five years as a director of the Decision Education Foundation, conducting hundreds of lectures and executive seminars around the world. A native of the Netherlands, Paul lives on the East Coast with his wife; they have two children.

As expert, entrepreneur, and educator in the field of strategic decision-making for managers, Paul J.H. Schoemaker not only conducted much research, while serving on the faculties of the University of Chicago and the Wharton School, he also did much applied work.  While working full-time in Royal Dutch/Shell planning group on London for two years, he helped further develop its famed scenario methodology. More recently, Paul founded his third company, Q2 Technologies, to develop digital tools that blend qualitative and quantitative approaches to support busy executives in the fields of strategy, innovation and decision making.  This new company is developing a strategic partnership with CorpU in order to enrich on-line learning with state-of-the art self-teaching tools.  This will give team leaders on-line playbooks and video coaching to help better implement new methods and team approaches.

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