Insider secrets to competing-and winning-in the tech-savvy marketplace The new generation of technology savvy workers is changing the way we look at productivity. Agility uniquely describes how technology agility impacts your business's performance and can become a critical success factor. A must-read for leaders defining business strategy and technology implementation, the methodology it describes will show how to measure and drive technology adoption and the derived impact on business results. Includes international cases of various industries, from industry leaders Incorporates the ideas of flexibility, balance, adaptability, and coordination under one umbrella Uniquely describes how technology agility impacts business performance What differentiates Audi, BMW and Mercedes or GM? Understanding it can make or break the future of an organization. Agility makes it clear: the digital divide will be seen in those who take full advantage of the technology versus those merely have it.
Published by John Wiley & Sons on 06/29/2010
Book details: 240 pages.
Technology-driven change is accelerating at an exponential rate, but moving fast in the wrong direction will only get you into trouble faster! Reacting to problems and digital disruptions, no matter how agile you and your organization are, is no longer good enough. The Anticipatory Organization teaches you how to separate the Hard Trends that will happen, from the Soft Trends that might happen, allowing you to jump ahead with low risk and the confidence certainty can provide. Accelerate innovation and actively shape the future—before someone else does it for you! Digital transformation has divided us all into two camps: the disruptor and the disrupted. The Anticipatory Organization gives you the tools you need to see disruption before it happens, allowing you to turn change into advantage. In The Anticipatory Organization, Burrus shows us that the future is far more certain than we realize, and finding certainty in an uncertain world provides a big advantage for those who know how and where to look for it. Inspired by the dramatic results that organizations are experiencing from his award-winning learning system, The Anticipatory Organization offers a comprehensive way to identify game-changing opportunities. Using the principles of this proven model, you will learn how to elevate planning, accelerate innovation, and transform results by pinpointing and acting upon enormous opportunities waiting to be discovered. Readers will learn how to: • Separate the Hard Trends that will happen from the Soft Trends that might happen • Anticipate disruptions, problems, and game-changing opportunities • Identify and pre-solve predictable problems • Accelerate innovation (both everyday innovation and exponential innovation) • Pinpoint and act upon enormous untapped opportunities • Skip problems and barriers to succeed faster
Published by Greenleaf Book Group on 10/10/2017
Book details: 216 pages.
Champions do extra. They sweep the sheds. They follow the spearhead. They keep a blue head. They are good ancestors. In Legacy, best-selling author James Kerr goes deep into the heart of the world's most successful sporting team, the legendary All Blacks of New Zealand, to reveal 15 powerful and practical lessons for leadership and business. Legacy is a unique, inspiring handbook for leaders in all fields, and asks: What are the secrets of success - sustained success? How do you achieve world-class standards, day after day, week after week, year after year? How do you handle pressure? How do you train to win at the highest level? What do you leave behind you after you're gone? What will be your legacy?
Published by Constable on 11/07/2013
Book details: 160 pages.
A different way of discovering and developing the best business ideas Jack Welch once said, "Someone, somewhere has a better idea." In this myth-busting book, the authors reveal that great business ideas do not spring from innate creativity, or necessarily from the brilliant minds of people. Rather, great ideas come to those who are in the habit of looking for great ideas all around them, all the time. Too often, people fall into the trap of thinking that the only worthwhile idea is a thoroughly original one. Idea Hunters know better. They understand that valuable ideas are already out there, waiting to be found - and not just in the usual places. Shows how to expand your capacity to find and develop winning business ideas Explains why ideas are a critical asset for every manager and professional, not just for those who do "creative" Reveals how to seek out and select the ideas that best serve your purposes and goals and define who you are, as a professional Offers practical tips on how to master the everyday habits of an Idea Hunter, which include cultivating great conversations The book is filled with illustrative accounts of successful Idea Hunters and stories from thriving "idea" companies. Warren Buffet, Walt Disney, Thomas Edison, Mary Kay Ash, Twitter, and Pixar Animation Studios are among the many profiled.
Published by John Wiley & Sons on 04/04/2011
Book details: 192 pages.
An activity book about danger, safety, and the incredible world around us. In a time when children are too often coddled, 50 Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do) reminds readers that climbing trees is good for the soul, and that a pocket knife is not a weapon. Full of exciting ways children can explore the world around them, this book explains how to "Play with Fire" and "Taste Electricity" while learning about safety. With easy-to-follow instructions, it includes: • Activities, like walking a tightrope • Skills, like throwing a spear • Projects, like melting glass • Experiences, like sleeping in the wild Watch a Video
Published by Penguin on 05/03/2011
Book details: 144 pages.
Praise for Mastering the Complex Sale "Jeff Thull's process plays a key role in helping companies and their customers cross the chasm with disruptive innovations and succeed with game-changing initiatives." —Geoffrey A. Moore, author of Crossing the Chasm and Dealing with Darwin "This is the first book that lays out a solid method for selling cross-company, cross-border, even cross-culturally where you have multiple decision makers with multiple agendas. This is far more than a 'selling process'—it is a survival guide—a truly outstanding approach to bringing all the pieces of the puzzle together." —Ed Daniels, EVP, Shell Global Solutions Downstream, President, CRI/Criterion, Inc. "Mastering the Complex Sale brilliantly sets up value from the customer's perspective. A must-read for all those who are managing multinational business teams in a complex and highly competitive environment." —Samik Mukherjee, Vice President, Onshore Business, Technip "Customers need to know the value they will receive and how they will receive it. Thull's insights into the complex sale and how to clarify and quantify this value are remarkable—Mastering the Complex Sale will be required reading for years to come!" —Lee Tschanz, Vice President, North American Sales, Rockwell Automation "Jeff Thull is winning the war against commoditization. In his world, value trumps price and commoditization isn't a given, it's a choice. This is a proven alternative to the price-driven sale. We've spoken to his clients. This stuff really works, folks." —Dave Stein, CEO and Founder, ES Research Group, Inc. "Our business depends on delivering breakthrough thinking to our executive clients. Jeff Thull has significantly redefined sales and marketing strategies that clearly connect to our global audience. Read it, act on it, and take your results to exceptional levels." —Sven Kroneberg, President, Seminarium Internacional "Jeff's main thesis—that professional customer guidance is the key to success—rings true in every global market today. Mastering the Complex Sale is the essential read for any organization looking to transform their business for long-term, value-driven growth." —Jon T. Lindekugel, President, 3M Health Information Systems, Inc. "Jeff Thull has re-engineered the conventional sales process to create predictable and profitable growth in today's competitive marketplace. It's no longer about selling; it's about guiding quality decisions and creating collaborative value. This is one of those rare books that will make a difference." —Carol Pudnos, Executive director, Healthcare Industry, Dow Corning Corporation
Published by John Wiley and Sons on 03/10/2010
Book details: 304 pages.
A compelling profile of an emerging Chinese competitor Chinese firms are reinventing their business models, theircorporate cultures, and themselves, becoming global competitors whoincreasingly offer knowledge rather than cheap labour in theirquest to join the ranks of the "world's best" companies. This bookoffers a compelling profile of the most ambitious of these emergingChinese competitors, the Haier Corporation (the world's largestmanufacturer of home appliances), and shares insights on how oneorganization has repeatedly reinvented its business model andcorporate culture in an effort to sustain its success. Reinventing Giants provides an exclusive look within theHaier Corporation and shows how managerial accountability andresponsibility have been repositioned at every level of theorganization, with the core value of market-centricity, whilealigning strategy on each level of management. It includes actualwork reports that show this process in detail from the ground up.The authors emphasize how a belief in the liberation of employeetalent has consistently been the driving force underlying Haier'ssuccess. Includes the remarkable story of Haier's turnaround and howthese lessons can be applied to other organizations Contains information for any company grappling with competitionin the global marketplace Shows how to liberate employees' talent to drive businesssuccess Written by Bill Fischer, Professor of Innovation Management atIMD in Switzerland, Umberto Lago, Professor of Management atBologna University, Italy, and Fang Liu, Research Associate ofIMD Reinventing Giants helps global managers rethink theirown business models and accompanying corporate cultures in order tobe able to apply Haier's lessons directly to their ownorganizations.
Published by John Wiley & Sons on 03/07/2013
Book details: 304 pages.
An effective framework for strengthening competitiveness bylearning from past deals and applying insights derived fromthem. Every sales opportunity, whether won or lost, has useful nuggetsof information that can be harvested and used to improveperformance. When those pieces of information are aggregated,analyzed and made available for all to use, theorganization’s competitive position is greatly enhanced. Reveals how to turn field sales teams, a mostly underutilizedresource, into net producers of competitive intelligence Exposes new and unconventional approaches for gathering anddemocratizing sales insights for a broad stakeholder audience Presents a proven knowledge sharing model that is being adoptedby major companies worldwide Win/Loss Reviews shows how every company can improve top andbottom line performance by systematically capturing the keyinsights from deals that have been won, lost or delayed. While the book talks to decision makers and businessstrategists, the principles and disciplines explored are aimed atbridging the flow of competitive intelligence between sales andmarketing, simultaneously providing insights and line-of-site tothe dynamics affecting business performance.
Published by John Wiley & Sons on 07/12/2011
Book details: 202 pages.
Handbook of the Management of Creativity and Innovation: Theory and Practice is a collection of theories and practices for the effective management of creativity and innovation, contributed by a group of European experts from the fields of psychology, education, business, engineering, and law. Adopting an interdisciplinary and intercultural approach, this book offers rich perspectives — both theoretical and practical — on how to manage creativity and innovation effectively in different domains and across cultures. This book appeals to students, teachers, researchers, and managers who are interested in creative and innovative behavior, and its management. Although the authors are from the fields of psychology education, business, engineering, and law, readers from all disciplines will find the coverage of this book beneficial in deepening their understanding of creativity and innovation, and helping them to identify the right approaches for managing creativity and innovation in an intercultural context.
Published by World Scientific Publishing Company on 03/20/2017
Book details: 420 pages.
Intellectual Property (IP) is one of the most vital assets for any business organization. It is a domain not restricted to lawyers alone; it is a crucial area of concern for business organizations, managers, and corporate leaders. Intellectual Property and Business demonstrates how companies can deploy their IP not just as legal instruments but also as dominant and powerful financial assets, and as useful arsenal that can boost their business. The book aims to provide a basic understanding of various forms of IP that business organizations need to protect, and to analyze and understand IP management and strategy through case studies. It highlights these aspects of IP management through the lens of both a lawyer and a business manager.
Published by SAGE Publications India on 08/12/2014
Book details: 320 pages.