"In this amazing book Chris Tipler has pulled apart the business planning process, thrown out all the noise and - with great clarity - come up with a unique and very effective framework to generate successful strategic thinking. Applied properly, this framework offers corporate leaders the ability to realise the full potential of their people and organisations. Corpus RIOS is a ground-breaking, must-read book - written by one of Australia's most experienced management advisors."
Chairman — Greenhill Caliburn
“I got great pleasure from reading what I think is a fantastic strategic model. I enjoyed it all the more because I knew it was homegrown thinking - thinking from someone who has enjoyed great success both here and internationally…”
“What particularly appeals to me is the language that is used in Corpus RIOS and the notion of the realistic imagination of success is smart. It forces businesses to determine what they need to excel in, visualize what winning looks like - these are very practical things, that drive real outcomes…”
“There is a great depth of thought in the Corpus RIOS model; the process that you go through creates a depth of analysis but the conclusions are very actionable. You can literally get it down to Annabelle will do X by June 30th. It creates a real sense of purpose and a new energy...”
CEO- Y&R Brands and Gruen Transfer panellist
"Corpus RIOS is totally based on clear common sense, something the business world has been lacking for some time. We are all still hanging on to what we learnt at business school - the SWOT analysis and the very conventional approach to strategic planning is heavily engrained. This revolutionary book does a fantastic job of arguing why the traditional approach doesn't work particularly well and the Corpus RIOS model gives businesses a game changing alternative"
“I won’t be surprised if Corpus RIOS becomes one of the seminal texts on strategic planning for the whole industry. Many aspects of Corpus RIOS will almost certainly be “adopted” over time by the major strategy firms globally”
"Corpus RIOS is absolutely revolutionary. Strategic planning has evolved into an 'unthinking' process. What Chris does for the business leader is provide a path of clear thinking that will drive their strategic planning as a process and ultimately outcomes"
“The simplicity of what has been created here is incredibly elegant and astonishingly obvious, the clarity Corpus RIOS provides is long overdue in the strategy world”
“Corpus RIOS cuts out a lot of the peripheral noise and it focuses people’s attention on the future and their contribution to it - incredibly powerful”
Business Strategist- Y&R Brands
“Chris Tipler is formidable as a change catalyst, as a strategist, and as an intellectual leader and challenger. The RIOS model expresses these qualities…”
“Chris Tipler is an authentic thinker, an enlightened thinker, and a value-driven thinker who has built an inspiring model that will lead businesses forward”
“The Corpus RIOS strategy model does not to allow managers or executives to hide or to say it cannot be done”
“I’ve grown up with this model and I have used it mercilessly; I have learnt from a master”
Director- Bank of Queensland
“Corpus RIOS reveals Chris’s absolute mastery in eliminating the noise and doing it with confidence”
“It is not possible to use the Corpus RIOS model and implement it without examining your own principles and values. I love that combination”
“Corpus RIOS is about peeling away and isolating the unique characteristics of your business and what you need to do to win, it helps people focus on the how and what as opposed to just being busy”
“This model stops you dreaming, it forces you to be realistic. Other models just distract you; this is just minimalistic and effective. Discovering Corpus RIOS is a relief”
“When we used the Corpus RIOS model with a large Australian company, it actually gave people energy rather than draining them; it nourished them along the way. They were excited, committed and raring to go”
“Its one of the best business diagrams; it’s the simplest little thing in the western world” (Figure 10 in Corpus RIOS – Matching Ambition with Capability)
Director Diapason- Pty Ltd
"Interface has adopted the Corpus RIOS process in its Australian and Asian businesses to great effect. It has helped to create a more action–oriented agenda and has served to remove the mist around interpretations of our purpose and the definition of success. We came through the process having experienced a number of 'Ahh’ moments and as we approach the five year anniversary of the first engagement with it, Corpus RIOS remains fresh and continues to be the backbone of our strategic planning."
Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific – InterfaceFLOR
"The great thing about this book is not only does it analyse the situation in an elegant way, but it also elaborates on how to turn analyses into concrete guidelines for the concrete business situation. For those readers who have an intuitive feeling that there is something fishy with CSR, and who are perhaps a bit fed up with CSR self-righteousness that doesn’t walk the talk, this is the book. Enjoy."
Dr Karl-Henrik Robert, PhD, MD,
Founder — The Natural Step