Olivier Sibony Keynote Speaker

  • Professor and writer specialising in behavioural economics
  • Associate Fellow of Saïd Business School at Oxford University
  • Co-author of Noise with Cass R. Sunstein and Daniel Kahneman
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Olivier Sibony's Biography

Olivier Sibony is a professor, writer and adviser specialising in the quality of strategic thinking and the design of decision processes. Olivier teaches Strategy, Decision Making and Problem Solving at HEC Paris. He is also an Associate Fellow of Saïd Business School at Oxford University.

Prior to this, Olivier spent 25 years with McKinsey & Company in France and in the U.S., where he was a Senior Partner. Olivier was a leader of the Global Strategy Practice and of the Consumer Goods & Retail Sector.

Olivier’s latest book, Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment, co-authored with Daniel Kahneman and Cass R. Sunstein, has appeared on multiple bestseller lists worldwide, including the New York Times list. His previous book, You’re About to Make a Terrible Mistake!, was awarded the 2019 Manpower Foundation Grand Prize for best management book of the year, and is translated into multiple languages. He is also the co-author of Cracked It! How To Solve Big Problems and Sell Solutions Like Top Strategy Consultants (with B. Garrette et C. Phelps), and a contributor to the 2019 edition of Strategor, the best-selling French-language strategy textbook. In addition, he is the author or co-author of numerous scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals (Strategy ScienceLong Range PlanningResearch in Economics) and in practitioner-oriented publications (Harvard Business Review, McKinsey Quarterly, MIT Sloan Management Review, California Management Review).

Olivier’s research interests focus on improving the quality of decision-making by reducing the impact of behavioural biases. He is the author of articles in various publications including “Before You Make That Big Decision”, co-authored with Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman, which was selected as the cover feature of Harvard Business Review’s book selection of “10 Must-Reads on Making Smart Decisions”. In French, he also authored a book, “Réapprendre à Décider”.

Olivier builds on this research and his experience to advise senior leaders on strategic and operational decision-making. He is a frequent keynote speaker and facilitator of senior management and supervisory board meetings. He also serves as a member of corporate, advisory and investment boards. Olivier Sibony is a graduate of HEC Paris and holds a Ph.D. from Université Paris-Dauphine. He is a knight in the French Ordre de la Légion d’Honneur.

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Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment

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