About Brennan Jacoby
Dr. Brennan Jacoby is a philosopher and the founder of Philosophy at Work, an organisation helping businesses think their best. He delivers learning and development training sessions that teach sharp thinking skills, facilitates team sessions and delivers talks that spark curiosity. Originally from Detroit Michigan, Brennan studied in Australia and is now based in Oxfordshire and London.
It is said that we are living in a “VUCA” [BJ1] world – one characterised by volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. This somewhat unpleasant sounding acronym originated at the U.S. Army War College. Originally used to articulate life after the Cold War, VUCA hits the nail on the head for many, if not all, sectors, industries, companies and colleagues today. Perhaps, though, it’s nothing new: uncertainty and complexity have always featured in the human condition. We are simply not omniscient nor omnipotent – a reality that persists despite the advent of the fourth industrial revolution[BJ2] with the access to the powerful Big Data it affords.
Article by 23 July 2019