Exponential Organizations

Author: Salim Ismail
Publisher: Diversion Books
ISBN: 9781626813588
Release Date: 2014-10-14
Genre: Business & Economics

Frost & Sullivan's 2014 Growth, Innovation, and Leadership Book of the Year "EXPONENTIAL ORGANIZATIONS should be required reading for anyone interested in the ways exponential technologies are reinventing best practices in business." —Ray Kurzweil, Director of Engineering at Google In business, performance is key. In performance, how you organize can be the key to growth. In the past five years, the business world has seen the birth of a new breed of company—the Exponential Organization—that has revolutionized how a company can accelerate its growth by using technology. An ExO can eliminate the incremental, linear way traditional companies get bigger, leveraging assets like community, big data, algorithms, and new technology into achieving performance benchmarks ten times better than its peers. Three luminaries of the business world—Salim Ismail, Yuri van Geest, and Mike Malone—have researched this phenomenon and documented ten characteristics of Exponential Organizations. Here, in EXPONENTIAL ORGANIZATIONS, they walk the reader through how any company, from a startup to a multi-national, can become an ExO, streamline its performance, and grow to the next level. "EXPONENTIAL ORGANIZATIONS is the most pivotal book in its class. Salim examines the future of organizations and offers readers his insights on the concept of Exponential Organizations, because he himself embodies the strategy, structure, culture, processes, and systems of this new breed of company." —John Hagel, The Center for the Edge Chosen by Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, to be one of Bloomberg's Best Books of 2015

New Venture Management

Author: Donald F. Kuratko
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781315458038
Release Date: 2017-07-06
Genre: Business & Economics

This book offers students a comprehensive, accessible guide to launching and managing a new venture. Beginning with the planning process and continuing to marketing, financing, and growth, it gives students the insights and practical skills they need to be successful entrepreneurs. This edition’s structure aligns more logically with the venture’s lifecycle, so the reader is equipped to develop a strong business model. The authors combine updated planning exercises, end-of-chapter consultation questions, and a sample business plan with new material, including: a new chapter on ideation, the Business Model Canvas, and lean start-up that covers the latest methodology in idea generation and opportunity recognition to provide a tool for developing a business concept; a new chapter on the various pathways for creating a new venture, including setting up an online venture as well as managing the day-to-day aspects of running a business; a revised chapter on start-up capital and crowdfunding that helps students raise capital through social media; a revised chapter on managing growth through HR planning, helping students to navigate growth on a global level successfully and ethically. Students in entrepreneurship and new venture management classes will find New Venture Management a valuable resource. A companion website features an instructor’s manual, test bank, PowerPoint slides, and further resources to aid instructors and students in applying their knowledge.

Creating Organizational Value through Dialogical Leadership

Author: Rens van Loon
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319588896
Release Date: 2017-07-27
Genre: Psychology

This book demonstrates Dialogical Leadership which is the workplace application of the Dialogical Self Theory, first developed by Dutch psychologist Hubert Hermans in the 1990s. It encourages scientists and science-practitioners interested in leadership issues to discuss the power of dialogue in solving workplace culture problems. Van Loon’s work extends the concept of Dialogical Self Theory to the leadership of organizations, drawing on social constructionism by the American psychologist Ken Gergen and the leadership framework of British academic Keith Grint. This book explicitly links the health of organizations to the psychological and emotional health of those who lead them, concluding with the factors of teamwork and motivation. Dialogical Leadership jettisons the idea that organizations are run by ‘superheroes’, presenting a more realistic picture of the workplace. This is the first book to isolate ‘generative dialogue’ as the key mechanism for successful change and transformation programs in organizations. It rejects the idea that successful organizations are ‘rational systems’ conforming to scripts laid down by leaders, and it places dialogue and co-creation – ‘reciprocal exchange’ – at the heart of successful change programs. It starts from the kinds of questions leaders ask themselves – their ‘interior dialogue’ – and the quality of their interactions with others – their external dialogues – which can as shown in this book, be the difference between success and failure.

Liquid Legal

Author: Kai Jacob
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319458687
Release Date: 2016-12-01
Genre: Business & Economics

This book compels the legal profession to question its current identity and to aspire to become a strategic partner for corporate executives, clients and stakeholders, transforming legal into a function that creates incremental value. It provides a uniquely broad range of forward-looking perspectives from several different key-players in the legal industry: in-house legal, law firms, LPO’s, legal tech, HR, associations and academia. This publication is a platform for leading legal professionals that offers a new perspective on the accelerating transformation in legal. Combining expert contributions with editorial insights, it argues that the new legal function will shift from a paradigm of security to one of opportunity; that future corporate lawyers will no longer primarily be negotiators, litigators and administrators, but that instead they will be coaches, arbiters and intrapreneurs; that legal knowledge and data-based services will become a commodity; and that analytics and measurement will be key drivers of the future of the profession. A must-read for all legal professionals, this book sets the course for revitalizing the profession.

The Future Workplace Experience 10 Rules For Mastering Disruption in Recruiting and Engaging Employees

Author: Jeanne Meister
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9781259589393
Release Date: 2016-11-04
Genre: Business & Economics

DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES. THE GIG ECONOMY. BREADWINNER MOMS. DATA-DRIVEN RECRUITING. PERSONALIZED LEARNING. In a business landscape rocked by constant change and turmoil, companies like Airbnb, Cisco, GE Digital, Google, IBM, and Microsoft are reinventing the future of work. What is it that makes these companies so different? They’re strategic, they’re agile, and they’re customer-focused. But, most important, they’re game changers. And their workplace practices reflect this. The Future Workplace Experience presents an actionable framework for meeting today’s toughest business disruptions head-on. It guides you step-by-step through the process of recruiting top employees and building an engaged culture—one that will drive your company to long-term success. Two of today’s leading voices on the future of work, provide 10 rules for rethinking, reimagining, and reinventing your organization, including: • MAKE THE WORKPLACE AN EXPERIENCE • BE AN AGILE LEADER • CONSIDER TECHNOLOGY AN ENABLER AND DISTRUPTOR • EMBRACE ON-DEMAND LEARNING • TAP THE POWER OF MULTIPLE GENERATIONS • PLAN FOR MORE GIG ECONOMY WORKERS Everything we took for granted in the past— from what we expect from our jobs to whom we work with and how—is changing before our eyes. The strongest organizations today are “learning machines.” New challenges require new solutions—and these organizations are finding them. If you want to compete in the years to come, you have to meet the future now. The Future Workplace Experience is your playbook for taking your organization to the top of your industry.

Power Your Tribe Create Resilient Teams in Turbulent Times

Author: Christine Comaford
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9781260108781
Release Date: 2018-01-16
Genre: Business & Economics

WALL STREET JOURNAL AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER Is your team thriving in a world of relentless and rapid change? From the New York Times bestselling author of SmartTribes and Rules for Renegades comes a potent set of neuroscience-based tools to empower your team in uncertain times. Whether it’s diminished sales, increased competition, or corporate restructuring, change is a natural part of doing business in today’s high-speed, information-overload, instant-response environment. But inherent in human nature is resistance to change—a basic emotional response that is well-documented by neuroscience. In this groundbreaking guide, top leadership consultant and employee engagement expert Christine Comaford shows you how to bring your tribe together to tackle any challenge head-on. Using her simple, proven strategies, you’ll be able to: * Meet the demands of changing markets, customers, and competitors * Adapt to new management, restructuring, and other corporate shakeups * Spark innovation and teamwork in the workplace—and keep it burning * Empower your people to embrace change as a new opportunity for growth Filled with case studies and all-too-familiar examples, this book will enable you to release resistance to change, build more emotionally agile teams, and mobilize the entire organization quickly and efficiently toward a clear and common goal. By training and empowering your team members to shift their emotional states—and see the positive potential of change—you can lead your tribe through any challenge and ensure success for years to come.

Whiplash

Author: Joi Ito
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781455544585
Release Date: 2016-12-06
Genre: Business & Economics

"The future," as the author William Gibson once noted, "is already here. It's just unevenly distributed." WHIPLASH is a postcard from that future. The world is more complex and volatile today than at any other time in our history. The tools of our modern existence are getting faster, cheaper, and smaller at an exponential rate, just as billions of strangers around the world are suddenly just one click or tweet or post away from each other. When these two revolutions joined, an explosive force was unleashed that is transforming every aspect of society, from business to culture and from the public sphere to our most private moments. Such periods of dramatic change have always produced winners and losers. The future will run on an entirely new operating system. It's a major upgrade, but it comes with a steep learning curve. The logic of a faster future oversets the received wisdom of the past, and the people who succeed will be the ones who learn to think differently. In WHIPLASH, Joi Ito and Jeff Howe distill that logic into nine organizing principles for navigating and surviving this tumultuous period. From strategically embracing risks rather than mitigating them (or preferring "risk over safety") to drawing inspiration and innovative ideas from your existing networks (or supporting "pull over push"), this dynamic blueprint can help you rethink your approach to all facets of your organization. Filled with incredible case studies and leading-edge research and philosophies from the MIT Media Lab and beyond, WHIPLASH will help you adapt and succeed in this unpredictable world.

Medici Effect

Author: Frans Johansson
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781422148037
Release Date: 2006-10-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Why do so many world-changing insights come from people with little or no related experience? Charles Darwin was a geologist when he proposed the theory of evolution. And it was an astronomer who finally explained what happened to the dinosaurs. Frans Johansson’s The Medici Effect shows how breakthrough ideas most often occur when we bring concepts from one field into a new, unfamiliar territory, and offers examples how we can turn the ideas we discover into path-breaking innovations.

The Innovator s Hypothesis

Author: Michael Schrage
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262028363
Release Date: 2014-09-12
Genre: Business & Economics

What is the best way for a company to innovate? That's exactly the wrong question.The better question: How can organizations get the maximum possible value from their innovationinvestments? Advice recommending "innovation vacations" and the luxury of failure may bewonderful for organizations with time to spend and money to waste. But this book addresses theinnovation priorities of companies that live in the real world of limits. They want fast, frugal,and high impact innovations. They don't just seek superior innovation, they want superiorinnovators. In The Innovator's Hypothesis, innovation expertMichael Schrage advocates a cultural and strategic shift: small teams, collaboratively--andcompetitively -- crafting business experiments that make top management sit up and take notice.Creativity within constraints -- clear deadlines and clear deliverables -- is what seriousinnovation cultures do. Schrage introduces the 5X5 framework: giving diverse teams of five people upto five days to come up with portfolios of five business experiments costing no more than $5,000each and taking no longer than five weeks to run. The book describes multiple portfolios of 5X5experiments drawn from Schrage's advisory work and innovation workshops worldwide. These includefinancial service approaches for improving customer service and addressing security challenges; apharmaceutical company's hypotheses for boosting regulatory compliance; and a diaper divisions'efforts to give babies and parents alike better "diapering experiences" withglow-in-the-dark adhesives, diagnostic capability, and bundled wipes. Schrage's5X5 is enterprise innovation gone viral: Successful 5X5s make people more effective innovators, andmore effective innovators mean more effective innovations.

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