Malcolm Smith is an alumnus of Alliance Manchester Business School and lectures on the school’s part-time Global MBA programme, focusing on Private Equity & Venture Capital, as well as negotiation. He is non-executive chairman of several companies operating in the internet space.
Beating the Black Swan: negotiating for mutual survival
The current coronavirus pandemic is a ‘Black Swan’ – a totally unforeseen event with totally unpredictable outcomes. None of us would have predicted this event at the start of 2020 and the dramatic speed of the virus’ spread and the subsequent lockdown across much of the world, as much of the global economy comes to a standstill.