Tenth Man Advisory
WHO IS THE TENTH MAN? WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT?
Intelligence failures in the 1973 Yom Kippur War underlined the value of a contrarian point of view. The Tenth Man now provides that view, challenges assumptions, identifies biases, spotlights inconsistencies.
The 1973 Yom Kippur War exposed critical Israeli intelligence failures when the nation was caught by surprise attack. The post-war enquiry led to the position of the Tenth Man.
The use of a ‘Devil’s Advocate’ may not have prevented the surprise attack, but the use of a Tenth Man would have better prepared Israel’s political leaders for the conflict.
A TENTH MAN ON YOUR CHINA AND INDIA TEAM WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE
The world is entering a new era of globalization. Geopolitics and economic nationalism are creating new challenges investors and executives cannot ignore.
The Tenth Man Advisory provides a counter-consensus perspective and critical thinking on complex geopolitical and macro economic topics.
Clients gain insight from an analysis taken by the opposing side, which exposes key assumptions and highlights internal analytical biases in a series of briefings or collaborative seminars.
Common examples of cognitive biases
Illusion of validity
DON’T MAKE STRATEGIC DECISIONS WITHOUT A TENTH MAN
Exposing internal assumptions and biases leads to better planning which leads to better decision making to realize marketplace opportunities and mitigate losses.
A constructive opposing opinion improves internal planning with strategies to manage uncertainty.
Investors and business leaders gain confidence executing their investment thesis and plans.
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