The Allegory of Think Beyond

The Allegory of Think Beyond
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Think Beyond is an award-winning management consultancy that works with boards and senior leaders to enable accelerated time to value with our research, plan and change services.

With our value-add solutions, we help businesses to find new opportunities for revenue growth and to accelerate business performance. From strategic business planning to transformation, from market profiling to reporting and lead generation to assurance, we offer best in class options for boards and senior leaders. Inspired by founder Mercè Cozens’ love of the philosophical and, in particular, Plato. Read Wikipedia’s description of the Allegory of the Cave to find out more.

At the centre of Think Beyond’s narrative is a commitment to question, illuminate and generate change – a Platonic passion brought forward and applied to today’s business world. Check out our PSR model to see how we work.

Getting Greek – Plato’s Allegory of the Cave

Plato’s Allegory of the Cave is born of a simple premise. Firstly, prisoners trapped within a cave from birth have no knowledge of the outside world or the form of things. Shadows on the prison wall form their reality.

Suddenly, a prisoner escapes and is able to see the world itself, realising that he shadows he saw previously were but mere illusions. He vows to return to the cave to free his fellow men. However upon his return to the cave he is blinded by sunlight. Plato surmises that his fellow prisoners would infer the man’s blindness as proof that harm lies outside of the cave and remain trapped within the cave’s confines.

Think Beyond – Passion thought out

Today’s business world is Plato’s cave.

The shadows are existing business strategies. These are the commonplace, accepted realities of the business environment. Not all businesses have a strategy and not all businesses know if they are on the right path or how to get there.

Escaping these confines is to think anew and see your business from a new angle; to embrace change and the benefits it can bring. In conclusion, this is precisely what can be achieved by working with Think Beyond.

With 49% of FTSE350 board members hailing from an accountancy or a finance background and a declining proportion of sales and marketing representation undermining board diversity and efficacy, we believe that Think Beyond is an ideal partner. Led by a former Finance Director and a Marketing Director, our strategies, solutions and support enable sustainable business growth. Furthermore, Think Beyond’s strategies are designed to accelerate your business performance and take you further, to take you beyond. It’s not Greek, it’s business consultancy for today’s challenging conditions.

Is your business ready to Think Beyond?

If you want to see beyond the shadows and illuminate your business with Think Beyond’s proven insights, break the chains by getting in touch with one of our consultants today. Our friendly team get to know your business and show you alternative approaches.

In summary, Think Beyond has the key to discover new opportunities and to unlock your business performance.