Bio: Steve is a scholar, educator, entrepreneur and organizational advisor with expertise in applied research survey methods and in crisis preparedness, resiliency and opportunity development. Steve has worked on consulting projects with Russell Ackoff at the University of Pennsylvania and at Interact Consulting, and with Peter Senge at the MIT Organizational Learning Center. Since 1993, Steve has been a principal at Applied Research, a consultancy that focuses on applying the world’s knowledge to organizational challenges. Applying tools of knowledge acquisition and by searching through multiple sources and databases he discovers fresh solutions which enable clients to build capabilities for themselves. Steve has held academic appointments as professor at INCAE Business School, and as visiting professor at the Universidad de San Andreas and at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Since 2002, he has been faculty/researcher/scholar at the University of Pennsylvania’s Organizational Dynamics program.