Bill is one of the world's foremost experts on constraints management. He merged Goldratt's Theory Of Constraints and John Boyd's Maneuver Conflict into a business strategy method without peer, Strategic Navigation.
Here is a tip: if you attend the course, buy Bill a beer and get him talking about the Crawford Slip brainstorming method. Consider what would happen if you used Crawford Slip to generate options for fighting the recession, even take advantage of it. (The Logical Thinking Process is the perfect tool for structuring the brainstorming output into a plan.)