e4 p2 : Spyros Makridakis

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In the conclusion of Jonathon’s talk with Spyros Makridakis, a forecasting pioneer and Professor at the University of Nicosia, Spyros shares his thoughts on uncertainty in forecasting and the inspiration for writing about ‘Illusion of Control’ in his bestseller, Dance with Chance.

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