Part I What Happened?
Chapter 1: A Short History of the Crisis.
The roots of the financial crisis.
The role of the financial sector.
Personal, corporate and government debt.
Chapter 2: The New Operating Environment.
Economic development and social interactions.
Communications, science and technology.
Resource and other systemic challenges.
Chapter 3: What Lies Ahead?
The short term.
The medium term.
Part II What Organisations Can Do.
Chapter 4: Organisational Design.
Aligned to the previous environment.
Dealing with the next decades.
Successful organisations in very challenging environments.
Chapter 5: Renewal.
Firms' self-perceived weaknesses.
Hurdles to innovation.
Foxes and Hedgehogs: their roles in renewal.
The double-cone: a framework for Foxes and Hedgehogs.
Chapter 6: The Importance of Purpose.
Clarity of purpose.
Senior management and the Board.
Setting a purpose.
Chapter 7: Five Qualities for Renewal.
The journey and destination.
Chapter 8: The Structure of Renewal.
The Three Ring Circus.
Linking the Three Ring Circus.
Chapter 9: Managing Renewal.
Evolution of a PS-RO.
Managing a PS-RO system.
What about the workers?
The diagnostic tool.
Part III A Toolkit for Purposeful Renewal.
Chapter 10: Values.
The origins of Values.
Aligning your Values with a PS-RO.
Unlocking extraordinary competence.
Chapter 11: Insight.
Scenarios as a source of Insight.
Relationship of Insight to the other PS-RO qualities.
Methods for developing Insight.
Forecasting as part of Insight.
The scenario process.
Describing the organisation.
Audit of exposure to risks.
Practical aspects of gathering Insight.
Insight and the Three Ring Circus.
Chapter 12: Generating Options.
The Options journey.
Changing the portfolio.
Chapter 13: Narrative.
What is a Narrative?
The individual Narrative.
The organisational Narrative.
Developing organisational Narrative.
Chapter 14: Machinery.
The formal planning system: the role of the Three Ring Circus.
Five interlocking parts in the Machinery.
Conclusion: A Purposeful Self-Renewing Organisation.