e4 p1 : Spyros Makridakis

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Jonathon speaks with Spyros Makridakis on the podcast. Spyros is a Professor at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus, where he is also the director of its Institute for the Future. Spyros has written dozens of books and hundreds of articles and as of February, he has been cited in Google Scholar over 26,000 times. In part one, Spyros explains how an Olympian become a pioneer in the world of forecasting and explains why his book, Forecasting Methods for Management, has been translated into twelve languages and sold more than 100,000 copies.

About Spyros Makridakis: Spyros is a Professor at the University of Nicosia, where is a director of its Institute For the Future (IFF) and the founder of the Makridakis Open Forecasting Center (MOFC). He is also an Emeritus Professor at INSEAD he joined in 1970. He has authored, or co-authored, twenty-seven books and special issues and more than 360 articles. His book Forecasting Methods for Management, 5th ed. (Wiley) has been translated in twelve languages and sold more than 120,000 copies while his book Forecasting: Methods and Applications, 3rded. (Wiley) has received close to 6,400 citations. Professor Makridakis was the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Forecasting and the International Journal of Forecasting and is the organizer of the renown M (Makridakis) competitions that for the last 40 years have fundamentally influenced the theory and practice of forecasting. His numerous papers and citations can be found in his Google scholar profile: scholar.google.com/citations?user=hPpgXPMAAAAJ&hl=en