Predicting Consumer Demand in an Unpredictable World

Predicting consumer demand for goods and services during the Covid-19 pandemic is more complicated than ever. To improve prediction, managers must abandon their biases and seek out new data sets for forecast models, tap local-market knowledge, combine the outputs of many different models, and continually test and refine them.

About George Veth

George Veth is a consultant in the areas of strategy execution and initiative management. Most recently, he has been leading a cross-boundary collaboration program with teams from cities across North America and Europe. He lives in Cambridge, MA, and runs a nonprofit SME Impact Fund in East Africa. His subject matter interests are organizational culture, management [system] innovation, and public value management.