Surprise! Auto War Game You Can Attend

Surprise! How Business War Games Shock Strategists into Beating the Competition
An Automobile-Industry Business War Game You Can Attend

ACS is proud to facilitate a joint meeting of the Oregon and Seattle/Puget Sound chapters of SCIP (the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals). Open to anyone (see registration information below), this is an intensive half-day program where you participate in a business war game on the automobile industry.

Of course we don’t expect to solve all the industry’s problems in half a day. We do, however, expect to give you a hands-on taste of business war gaming and show how you can generate competition-beating surprises for your business.

Program Description
What would you do if you were the GM CEO? Or Alan Mulally of Ford, Akio Toyoda of Toyota, Tom Purves of BMW, Robert Cosmei of Hyundai, or another industry leader? And not only what would you do, but how well would your strategies work?  Here’s your chance to find out. What’s more, here’s your chance to learn how to stress-test your strategies and anticipate your competitors with business war gaming. You might even have some fun while you’re at it. Not to mention the cool Top Strategist bragging rights, complete with official certificate and web-wide recognition, you and your team will secure if you win the war.

War games and simulations almost always lead to surprises. Why? Not because they have more decimal points or curvier demand curves. Rather, because they help us think better. They help us take competitors into account realistically, not optimistically. They help us focus on cause and effect. They help us think things through and see the big picture. They help us learn to think strategically.

And while there are no sure things in life, business war games tilt the odds in your favor. That’s what happened for companies like British Airways, GlaxoSmithKline, Shell, Weyerhaeuser, and a couple dozen more around the world, when they worked with Advanced Competitive Strategies. You’ll get a taste of what they discovered in this special, hands-on, half-day session facilitated by Mark Chussil, ACS’ Founder and CEO, a veteran of 100 business war games and a frequent writer and speaker about business war-gaming.

Speaker: Mark Chussil
A highly rated, thought-provoking, and entertaining speaker, Mark lectures and consults around the world about strategic thinking, advanced business war games, and computer simulation. Mark has worked with ACS clients around the world, including Astra Merck, AT&T, British Airways, DuPont, GlaxoSmithKline, Intel, Kodak, Methanex, Nortel, Novartis, Petronas, Sanofi Pasteur, Shell, Sprint, Weyerhaeuser, and others.  Mark earned his MBA from Harvard University and his BA from Yale University.

Location, date, and time. Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 at the Governor Hotel in Portland, Oregon. Noon – 4:00 pm, followed by a no-host networking event 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Jake’s Grill. 611 SW 10th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205. Phone: 503.220.1850.

Registration. SCIP Members – $35.00. Non-Members – $45.00. Lunch is included. Groups of 3-7 people can participate in the business war game as a team.

You can register on-site or by clicking this link:

Please contact us (see below) if you plan to register on-site so we can make sure we have a large-enough room.

Registration via the web will close Monday, June 8, 2009.  Cancellations not received in writing by Tuesday, June 2, 2009, will not be refunded.

Contact information
Sean Campbell, Oregon Chapter, 503.631.7552.
Deborah Trainor, Puget Sound, Washington Chapter Chair:, 425-830-0565.
Robyn Reals, SCIP Education Manager:, 703.739.0696 x107.

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