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A new classic, cited by leaders and media around the globe as a highly recommended read for anyone interested in innovation. In The Innovator's DNA, authors Jeffrey Dyer, Hal Gregersen, and bestselling author Clayton Christensen (The Innovator's Dilemma, The Innovator's Solution, How Will You Measure Your Life?) build on what ...
The Innovator's DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators
A new classic, cited by leaders and media around the globe as a highly recommended read for anyone interested in innovation. In The Innovator's DNA, authors Jeffrey Dyer, Hal Gregersen, and bestselling author Clayton Christensen (The Innovator's Dilemma, The Innovator's Solution, How Will You Measure Your Life?) build on what we know about disruptive innovation to show how individuals can develop the skills necessary to move progressively from idea to impact. By identifying behaviors of the world's best innovators--from leaders at Amazon and Apple to those at Google, Skype, and Virgin Group--the authors outline five discovery skills that distinguish innovative entrepreneurs and executives from ordinary managers: Associating, Questioning, Observing, Networking, and Experimenting. Once you master these competencies (the authors provide a self-assessment for rating your own innovator's DNA), the authors explain how to generate ideas, collaborate to implement them, and build innovation skills throughout the organization to result in a competitive edge. This innovation advantage will translate into a premium in your company's stock price--an innovation premium--which is possible only by building the code for innovation right into your organization's people, processes, and guiding philosophies. Practical and provocative, The Innovator's DNA is an essential resource for individuals and teams who want to strengthen their innovative prowess.
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37.47 USD

The Innovator's DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators

by Clayton M. Christensen, Hal B. Gregersen, Jeff Dyer
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YOU WANT LESS. You want fewer distractions and less on your plate. The daily barrage of e-mails, texts, tweets, messages, and meetings distract you and stress you out. The simultaneous demands of work and family are taking a toll. And what's the cost? Second-rate work, missed deadlines, smaller pay cheques, ...
The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results: Achieve your goals with one of the world's bestselling success books
YOU WANT LESS. You want fewer distractions and less on your plate. The daily barrage of e-mails, texts, tweets, messages, and meetings distract you and stress you out. The simultaneous demands of work and family are taking a toll. And what's the cost? Second-rate work, missed deadlines, smaller pay cheques, fewer promotions-and lots of stress. AND YOU WANT MORE. You want more productivity from your work. More income for a better lifestyle. You want more satisfaction from life, and more time for yourself, your family, and your friends. NOW YOU CAN HAVE BOTH-LESS AND MORE. In The ONE Thing, you'll learn to cut through the clutter achieve better results in less time build momentum toward your goal dial down the stress overcome that overwhelmed feeling revive your energy stay on track master what matters to you The ONE Thing is the New York Times bestseller which delivers extraordinary results in every area of your life-work, personal, family, and spiritual. WHAT'S YOUR ONE THING?
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18.03 USD

The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results: Achieve your goals with one of the world's bestselling success books

by Gary Keller
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Whether we're buying a pair of jeans, ordering a cup of coffee, selecting a long-distance carrier, applying to college, choosing a doctor, or setting up a 401(k), everyday decisions-both big and small-have become increasingly complex due to the overwhelming abundance of choice with which we are presented. As Americans, we ...
The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less
Whether we're buying a pair of jeans, ordering a cup of coffee, selecting a long-distance carrier, applying to college, choosing a doctor, or setting up a 401(k), everyday decisions-both big and small-have become increasingly complex due to the overwhelming abundance of choice with which we are presented. As Americans, we assume that more choice means better options and greater satisfaction. But beware of excessive choice: choice overload can make you question the decisions you make before you even make them, it can set you up for unrealistically high expectations, and it can make you blame yourself for any and all failures. In the long run, this can lead to decision-making paralysis, anxiety, and perpetual stress. And, in a culture that tells us that there is no excuse for falling short of perfection when your options are limitless, too much choice can lead to clinical depression. In The Paradox of Choice, Barry Schwartz explains at what point choice-the hallmark of individual freedom and self-determination that we so cherish-becomes detrimental to our psychological and emotional well-being. In accessible, engaging, and anecdotal prose, Schwartz shows how the dramatic explosion in choice-from the mundane to the profound challenges of balancing career, family, and individual needs-has paradoxically become a problem instead of a solution. Schwartz also shows how our obsession with choice encourages us to seek that which makes us feel worse. By synthesizing current research in the social sciences, Schwartz makes the counter intuitive case that eliminating choices can greatly reduce the stress, anxiety, and busyness of our lives. He offers eleven practical steps on how to limit choices to a manageable number, have the discipline to focus on those that are important and ignore the rest, and ultimately derive greater satisfaction from the choices you have to make.
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16.790000 USD

The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less

by Barry Schwartz
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`This enjoyable book could bring about profound change' Professor Steve Peters author of The Chimp Paradox ARE YOU WRESTLING WITH A PIG OF A PROBLEM? Pig Wrestling is a simple story with a powerful message. Read it in under an hour, and you'll be ready to tackle any type of ...
Pig Wrestling: The Brilliantly Simple Way to Solve Any Problem... and Create the Change You Need
`This enjoyable book could bring about profound change' Professor Steve Peters author of The Chimp Paradox ARE YOU WRESTLING WITH A PIG OF A PROBLEM? Pig Wrestling is a simple story with a powerful message. Read it in under an hour, and you'll be ready to tackle any type of sticky situation in work or life. Meet a stressed Young Manager, whose teams are at each other's throats. At his local coffee bar he shares his frustrations with his barista - who turns out to be more than he seems. It's the start of a journey into Pig Wrestling - a process that can be used to resolve any seemingly impossible problem. By reframing the issue we can all create change, whenever and wherever we need it most. Developed out of the authors' work in elite sports and business - including Manchester City, Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill and the England Cricket team - this instantly memorable story will help you thrive in complex and messy times.
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14.86 USD

Pig Wrestling: The Brilliantly Simple Way to Solve Any Problem... and Create the Change You Need

by Dr Mark Bawden, Pete Lindsay
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Have you ever come up with an idea for a new product or service but didn't take any action because you thought it would be too risky? Or at work, have you had what you thought could be a big idea for your company--perhaps changing the way you develop or ...
The Innovator's Method: Bringing the Lean Start-up into Your Organization
Have you ever come up with an idea for a new product or service but didn't take any action because you thought it would be too risky? Or at work, have you had what you thought could be a big idea for your company--perhaps changing the way you develop or distribute a product, provide customer service, or hire and train your employees? If you have, but you haven't known how to take the next step, you need to understand what the authors call the innovator's method--a set of tools emerging from lean start-up, design thinking, and agile software development that are revolutionizing how new ideas are created, refined, and brought to market. To date these tools have helped entrepreneurs, designers, and software developers manage uncertainty--through cheap and rapid experiments that systematically lower failure rates and risk. But many managers and leaders struggle to apply these powerful tools within their organizations, as they often run counter to traditional managerial thinking and practice. Authors Nathan Furr and Jeff Dyer wrote this book to address that very problem. Following the breakout success of The Innovator's DNA--which Dyer wrote with Hal Gregersen and bestselling author Clay Christensen to provide a framework for generating ideas--this book shows how to make those ideas actually happen, to commercialize them for success. Based on their research inside corporations and successful start-ups, Furr and Dyer developed the innovator's method, an end-to-end process for creating, refining, and bringing ideas to market. They show when and how to apply the tools of their method, how to adapt them to your business, and how to answer commonly asked questions about the method itself, including: How do we know if this idea is worth pursuing? Have we found the right solution? What is the best business model for this new offering? This book focuses on the how --how to test, how to validate, and how to commercialize ideas with the lean, design, and agile techniques successful start-ups use. Whether you're launching a start-up, leading an established one, or simply working to get a new product off the ground in an existing company, this book is for you.
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36.750000 USD

The Innovator's Method: Bringing the Lean Start-up into Your Organization

by Jeff Dyer, Nathan Furr
Hardback
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Dozens of books have been published recently on the errors and biases that affect our judgments and choices. Drawing on cognitive science, their lessons are excellent for many kinds of decisions - consumer choice and financial investments, for example - but stop short of addressing many of the most important ...
Left Brain, Right Stuff: How Leaders Make Winning Decisions
Dozens of books have been published recently on the errors and biases that affect our judgments and choices. Drawing on cognitive science, their lessons are excellent for many kinds of decisions - consumer choice and financial investments, for example - but stop short of addressing many of the most important decisions we face in management, where we can actively influence outcomes and where competitive forces mean we have to outperform rivals. As Phil Rosenzweig shows, drawing on examples from business, sports and politics, this sort of decision-making relies on mastering two very different abilities. First, the analytical problem-solving skills associated with the brain's left hemisphere; and second, what Tom Wolfe called 'the Right Stuff': the ability to take calculated risks. Bringing fresh and often surprising insights to topics including confidence and overconfidence, the uses and limits of decision models, leadership and authenticity, expert performance and deliberate practice, competitive bidding and new venture management, Left Brain, Right Stuff, the myth-busting follow-up to The Halo Effect, explains how to perform when making even the most difficult decisions.
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24.03 USD

Left Brain, Right Stuff: How Leaders Make Winning Decisions

by Phil Rosenzweig
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Author and neuroscientist Daniel Levitin tackles the problems of twenty-first century information overload in his New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling book The Organized Mind. 'Thought-provoking and practical... Good advice based on sound neuroscientific principles' Sunday Times 'Impressively wide-ranging and thoughtful. There are fascinating facts and examples throughout' Wall ...
The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload
Author and neuroscientist Daniel Levitin tackles the problems of twenty-first century information overload in his New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling book The Organized Mind. 'Thought-provoking and practical... Good advice based on sound neuroscientific principles' Sunday Times 'Impressively wide-ranging and thoughtful. There are fascinating facts and examples throughout' Wall Street Journal 'Deservedly a bestseller... Levitin demonstrates how easily we are bamboozled by statistical tricks, making his points with pithy stories' Independent 'Levitin is about as knowledgeable a guide to neuroscience as one might hope for' New York Times Book Review 'More insights per page than any other neuroscientist I know... smart, important, exquisitely written.' Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness 'Sensible, practical advice... a comprehensive account of the way we think about organizing everything from our possessions to our friends' Financial Times Even the smartest mind can't beat the organized mind . . . In the digital age we are overwhelmed by information. Unable to make sense of it all, our creativity plummets, decision making suffers and we grow absent-minded. The twenty-first century sees us drowning under emails, forever juggling six tasks at once and trying to make complex decisions ever more quickly. This is information overload. In The Organized Mind, we learn how we got here and why smart organization improves our memories and attention - and makes us more imaginative and clear-sighted. Using a combination of academic research and examples from daily life, neuroscientist and bestselling author Daniel Levitin explains how to take back control of your life. You'll discover that: - Your brain has a daily processing limit - why waste it on cat photos? - Pressing Send or clicking Like gives a dopamine hit - it's addictive - Daydreaming is your brain at its most productive - Multitasking is a bad way to do nearly everything This book will take you through every aspect of modern life, from healthcare to online dating to raising kids, showing that the secret to success is always organization. Levitin's ideas are surprising, powerful and will change the way you see the world. By following the advice in The Organized Mind, you'll function better, go further and find more time to do the things you actually want to do.
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18.60 USD

The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload

by Daniel Levitin
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Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, offers essential advice on building and running a startup-practical wisdom for managing the toughest problems business school doesn't cover, based on his popular ben's blog. While many people talk about how great it is ...
The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers
Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, offers essential advice on building and running a startup-practical wisdom for managing the toughest problems business school doesn't cover, based on his popular ben's blog. While many people talk about how great it is to start a business, very few are honest about how difficult it is to run one. Ben Horowitz analyzes the problems that confront leaders every day, sharing the insights he's gained developing, managing, selling, buying, investing in, and supervising technology companies. A lifelong rap fanatic, he amplifies business lessons with lyrics from his favorite songs, telling it straight about everything from firing friends to poaching competitors, cultivating and sustaining a CEO mentality to knowing the right time to cash in. Filled with his trademark humor and straight talk, The Hard Thing About Hard Things is invaluable for veteran entrepreneurs as well as those aspiring to their own new ventures, drawing from Horowitz's personal and often humbling experiences.
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31.490000 USD

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

by Ben Horowitz
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Find out where great ideas come from. A businessman struggles with his luggage at an airport and pioneers the wheeled suitcase. An engineer watches people using walkie-talkies and dreams up the mobile phone. A printer is frustrated by his unpredictable inks and creates the Pantone colour system. Why were these ...
Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World
Find out where great ideas come from. A businessman struggles with his luggage at an airport and pioneers the wheeled suitcase. An engineer watches people using walkie-talkies and dreams up the mobile phone. A printer is frustrated by his unpredictable inks and creates the Pantone colour system. Why were these particular people able to identify a problem, and how did they discover the solutions that everyone else missed? Where exactly did their great ideas come from, and how did they go about making them a reality? In pursuit of answers, Pagan Kennedy has spent her career examining the creative process, interviewing inventors and engineers, scientists, psychologists and economists in a bid to understand how we create. In Inventology Kennedy collects their wisdom and explores a series of landmark inventions, taking us through the processes by which we have come to dream up new products and technologies, and conceived solutions to `impossible' problems. A must-read for anyone who is curious about imagination, design and innovation, Inventology will inspire and entertain, and will show you how to become more creative.
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24.16 USD

Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World

by Pagan Kennedy
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Why are group decisions so hard? Since the beginning of human history, people have made decisions in groups--first in families and villages, and now as part of companies, governments, school boards, religious organizations, or any one of countless other groups. And having more than one person to help decide is ...
Wiser: Getting Beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter
Why are group decisions so hard? Since the beginning of human history, people have made decisions in groups--first in families and villages, and now as part of companies, governments, school boards, religious organizations, or any one of countless other groups. And having more than one person to help decide is good because the group benefits from the collective knowledge of all of its members, and this results in better decisions. Right? Back to reality. We've all been involved in group decisions--and they're hard. And they often turn out badly. Why? Many blame bad decisions on groupthink without a clear idea of what that term really means. Now, Nudge coauthor Cass Sunstein and leading decision-making scholar Reid Hastie shed light on the specifics of why and how group decisions go wrong--and offer tactics and lessons to help leaders avoid the pitfalls and reach better outcomes. In the first part of the book, they explain in clear and fascinating detail the distinct problems groups run into: * They often amplify, rather than correct, individual errors in judgment * They fall victim to cascade effects, as members follow what others say or do * They become polarized, adopting more extreme positions than the ones they began with * They emphasize what everybody knows instead of focusing on critical information that only a few people know In the second part of the book, the authors turn to straightforward methods and advice for making groups smarter. These approaches include silencing the leader so that the views of other group members can surface, rethinking rewards and incentives to encourage people to reveal their own knowledge, thoughtfully assigning roles that are aligned with people's unique strengths, and more. With examples from a broad range of organizations--from Google to the CIA--and written in an engaging and witty style, Wiser will not only enlighten you; it will help your team and your organization make better decisions--decisions that lead to greater success.
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37.19 USD

Wiser: Getting Beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter

by Reid Hastie, Cass R. Sunstein
Hardback
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For decades, film and TV producer Brian Grazer has scheduled a weekly curiosity conversation with an accomplished stranger. From scientists to spies, and adventurers to business leaders, Grazer has met with anyonewilling to answer his questions for a few hours. These informal discussions sparked the creative inspiration behind many of ...
A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life
For decades, film and TV producer Brian Grazer has scheduled a weekly curiosity conversation with an accomplished stranger. From scientists to spies, and adventurers to business leaders, Grazer has met with anyonewilling to answer his questions for a few hours. These informal discussions sparked the creative inspiration behind many of Grazer's movies and TV shows, including Splash, 24, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Arrested Development, 8 Mile, J. Edgar, and many others. A Curious Mindis a brilliantly entertaining, fascinating, and inspiring homage to the power of inquisitiveness and the ways in which it deepens and improves us. Whether you're looking to improve your management style at work or you want to become a better romantic partner, this book-and its lessons on the power of curiosity-can change your life.
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31.59 USD

A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life

by Charles Fishman, Brian Grazer
Hardback
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We find risks everywhere-from genetically modified crops, medical malpractice, and stem-cell therapy to intimacy, online predators, identity theft, inflation, and robbery. They arise from our own acts and they are imposed on us. In this Very Short Introduction, Baruch Fischhoff and John Kadvany draw on the sciences and humanities to ...
Risk: A Very Short Introduction
We find risks everywhere-from genetically modified crops, medical malpractice, and stem-cell therapy to intimacy, online predators, identity theft, inflation, and robbery. They arise from our own acts and they are imposed on us. In this Very Short Introduction, Baruch Fischhoff and John Kadvany draw on the sciences and humanities to explore and explain the many kinds of risk. Using simple conceptual frameworks from decision theory and behavioural research, they examine the science and practice of creating measures of risk, showing how scientists address risks by combining historical records, scientific theories, probability, and expert judgment.Risk: A Very Short Introduction describes what has been learned by cognitive scientists about how people deal with risks, applying these lessons to diverse examples, and demonstrating how understanding risk can aid choices in everyday life and public policies for health, safety, environment, finance, and many other topics. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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14.86 USD

Risk: A Very Short Introduction

by John Kadvany, Baruch Fischhoff
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In The Discipline of Teams, Jon Katzenbach and Douglas Smith explore the often counter-intuitive features that make up high-performing teams--such as selecting team members for skill, not compatibility--and explain how managers can set specific goals to foster team development. The result is improved productivity and teams that can be counted ...
The Discipline of Teams
In The Discipline of Teams, Jon Katzenbach and Douglas Smith explore the often counter-intuitive features that make up high-performing teams--such as selecting team members for skill, not compatibility--and explain how managers can set specific goals to foster team development. The result is improved productivity and teams that can be counted on to deliver more than just the sum of their parts. Since 1922, Harvard Business Review has been a leading source of breakthrough ideas in management practice. The Harvard Business Review Classics series now offers you the opportunity to make these seminal pieces a part of your permanent management library. Each highly readable volume contains a groundbreaking idea that continues to shape best practices and inspire countless managers around the world.
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10.490000 USD

The Discipline of Teams

by Douglas K. Smith, Jon R. Katzenbach
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Go ahead, be skeptical about big data. The author was--at first. When the term big data first came on the scene, bestselling author Tom Davenport (Competing on Analytics, Analytics at Work) thought it was just another example of technology hype. But his research in the years that followed changed his ...
Big Data at Work: Dispelling the Myths, Uncovering the Opportunities
Go ahead, be skeptical about big data. The author was--at first. When the term big data first came on the scene, bestselling author Tom Davenport (Competing on Analytics, Analytics at Work) thought it was just another example of technology hype. But his research in the years that followed changed his mind. Now, in clear, conversational language, Davenport explains what big data means--and why everyone in business needs to know about it. Big Data at Work covers all the bases: what big data means from a technical, consumer, and management perspective; what its opportunities and costs are; where it can have real business impact; and which aspects of this hot topic have been oversold. This book will help you understand: * Why big data is important to you and your organization * What technology you need to manage it * How big data could change your job, your company, and your industry * How to hire, rent, or develop the kinds of people who make big data work * The key success factors in implementing any big data project * How big data is leading to a new approach to managing analytics With dozens of company examples, including UPS, GE, Amazon, United Healthcare, Citigroup, and many others, this book will help you seize all opportunities--from improving decisions, products, and services to strengthening customer relationships. It will show you how to put big data to work in your own organization so that you too can harness the power of this ever-evolving new resource.
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46.49 USD

Big Data at Work: Dispelling the Myths, Uncovering the Opportunities

by Thomas H. Davenport
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What makes the difference between failure and success? Join David Ponder on his incredible journey to discover the Seven Decisions for Success that can turn any life around, no matter how hopeless a situation may seem. A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Publisher's Weekly bestseller, The ...
The Traveler's Gift: Seven Decisions that Determine Personal Success
What makes the difference between failure and success? Join David Ponder on his incredible journey to discover the Seven Decisions for Success that can turn any life around, no matter how hopeless a situation may seem. A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Publisher's Weekly bestseller, The Traveler's Gift is the continuation of David Ponder's story in The Traveler's Summit.
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17.840000 USD

The Traveler's Gift: Seven Decisions that Determine Personal Success

by Andy Andrews
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When Wilbur and Orville Wright executed the first successful manned flight on December 17th, 1903, they stunned the world. Man could fly! Where had these two brothers come from? The impact was astonishing. (Imagine if Neil Armstrong had landed on the moon in a craft he built himself and paid ...
Wright Way: 7 Problem-Solving Principles from the Wright Brothers That Can Make Your Business Soar
When Wilbur and Orville Wright executed the first successful manned flight on December 17th, 1903, they stunned the world. Man could fly! Where had these two brothers come from? The impact was astonishing. (Imagine if Neil Armstrong had landed on the moon in a craft he built himself and paid for with a part-time job!) In ushering in the age of flight, the Wright brothers got past numerous obstacles the world's other scientists hadn't even begun to tackle. The Wright Way defines seven essential problem-solving principles the brothers used in accomplishing this enormous feat, and shows readers how to apply them to common business problems. The book presents practical, inspirational principles for achievement, including: * Hammering out problems through constructive conflict * Addressing the toughest issues -- or worst things -- first * Achieving perfection through inveterate tinkering * Pursuing useful knowledge through forever learning The book gives business leaders and managers constructive tips they can use to tackle their most difficult -- and rewarding -- challenges and opportunities. A perfect combination of savvy management guidance and historical adventure story, The Wright Way shows readers how to make their business soar when others can't even get off the ground.
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20.950000 USD

Wright Way: 7 Problem-Solving Principles from the Wright Brothers That Can Make Your Business Soar

by Mark Eppler
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From tragic accidents to public relations fiascos, we live in an increasingly crisis-ridden society. In fact, half of the major industrial accidents of the past century occurred in the last 20 years. Incidents such as Bhopal and the Exxon Valdez have become embedded in our consciousness, cultural icons of the ...
Managing Crises Before They Happen: What Every Executive and Manager Needs to Know about Crisis Management
From tragic accidents to public relations fiascos, we live in an increasingly crisis-ridden society. In fact, half of the major industrial accidents of the past century occurred in the last 20 years. Incidents such as Bhopal and the Exxon Valdez have become embedded in our consciousness, cultural icons of the worst sort. Other crises, less devastating but with serious impact on their businesses, occur almost daily. Why is this--and what can be done to reverse this disturbing trend? According to Ian Mitroff, one of the world's leading experts on crisis management, the rise in the crisis rate is due to an ingrained it-can't happen-to-us mentality--which, in turn, leads to a total lack of preparedness for crises. His solution? Find out in Managing Crises Before They Happen. This fascinating book provides readers with a powerful framework that will help them: * Recognize the early warning signals that almost always precede a crisis * Focus on the big picture, not just the details * Avoid becoming either the victim or the villain in a crisis situation * Understand the importance of personal character, corporate culture, and thinking outside the box to effective crisis management * Learn from one crisis things that can prevent or ameliorate the next.
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20.950000 USD

Managing Crises Before They Happen: What Every Executive and Manager Needs to Know about Crisis Management

by Gus Anagnos, Ian I. Mitroff
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The Wiley New Economy Excellence series has a simple aim - to help managers create and sustain competitive advantage in the new economy. Written by series editor Jeremy Kourdi, New Economy Edge is an inspiring look at how to create and develop profitable online activities by grasping the impact of ...
New Economy Edge: Strategies and Techniques for Boosting Online Profitability
The Wiley New Economy Excellence series has a simple aim - to help managers create and sustain competitive advantage in the new economy. Written by series editor Jeremy Kourdi, New Economy Edge is an inspiring look at how to create and develop profitable online activities by grasping the impact of the Internet on employees, markets, customers and business partners. Features include a review of products and services suitable for new channels, a guide to integrating 'clicks' into 'bricks', and an exploration of the skills required to take a business forward once a new direction has been set. Other titles in the New Economy Excellence series include: New Economy Energy: Unleashing Knowledge for Competitive Advantage Sultan Kermally - 0471499633 New Economy Expression: Redefining Marketing in the Multi-Channel Age David Mercer - 0471500089 New Economy Emotion: Engaging Customer Passion with e-CRM Alfredo Zingale and Matthias Arndt - 0470841354
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63.000000 USD

New Economy Edge: Strategies and Techniques for Boosting Online Profitability

by Jeremy Kourdi
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An art expert instantly spots a fake. A cop decides whether to shoot. A psychologist accurately predicts a couple's future in minutes. This book is about those moments when we 'know' something without knowing why. It shows that honing your instincts could change the way you think about thinking forever. ...
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
An art expert instantly spots a fake. A cop decides whether to shoot. A psychologist accurately predicts a couple's future in minutes. This book is about those moments when we 'know' something without knowing why. It shows that honing your instincts could change the way you think about thinking forever. 'Trust my snap judgement, buy this book: you'll be delighted' David Brooks, The New York Times 'Fiendishly clever' Evening Standard 'Superb ... this wonderful book should be compulsory reading' New Statesman 'Provocative, fascinating, radical' Fergal Byrne, Financial Times
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18.03 USD

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

by Malcolm Gladwell
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A compilation of HBR magazine articles, digital articles, interviews, and original content about how to craft a unique strategy for your company. Topics will include clarifying your company's mission and purpose, identifying your capabilities (and what you're lacking), surveying your competition, and strategic planning. Provides practical advice on how to ...
HBR Guide to Setting Your Strategy
A compilation of HBR magazine articles, digital articles, interviews, and original content about how to craft a unique strategy for your company. Topics will include clarifying your company's mission and purpose, identifying your capabilities (and what you're lacking), surveying your competition, and strategic planning. Provides practical advice on how to create a new strategy for your company--from understanding your competitors and your own unique capabilities to outlining your values, purpose, and vision, to planning your strategy's execution. Provides practical advice from a variety of trusted experts, so readers can take into account multiple perspectives as they create a strategy that works for their specific organization. Applicable to both those starting a company from scratch and those in existing companies looking to change their strategy. Audience: Leaders in established companies or start-ups, looking to define a new strategy for their organization. A secondary audience would be aspiring leaders and managers, who are looking to better understand strategic processes as they develop and move up in their organizations.
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20.950000 USD

HBR Guide to Setting Your Strategy

by Harvard Business Review
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Four simple rules for using reflection to find clarity despite the turbulence of work and life. We all wish we had more time to pause and reflect about small decisions and big goals--and everything in between. But since we live and work in a vortex of tasks, meetings, decisions, and ...
Step Back: Bringing the Art of Reflection into Your Busy Life
Four simple rules for using reflection to find clarity despite the turbulence of work and life. We all wish we had more time to pause and reflect about small decisions and big goals--and everything in between. But since we live and work in a vortex of tasks, meetings, decisions, and serious responsibilities, we rarely get the chance to step back. In this practical guide, best-selling author and Harvard Business School professor Joseph Badaracco argues that you don't need long periods of solitude and tranquility to reflect well. In fact, reflection can take place in the cracks and crevices of your very busy life, and these moments can help you understand your feelings, look at problems from different perspectives, focus on what really matters, and, ultimately, lead a better life. Building on candid interviews with over a hundred executives and professionals, as well as classic works by Marcus Aurelius, Michel de Montaigne, and Ignatius Loyola, Badaracco offers four rules for reflection that you can customize to the demands of your work and your goals for your life. Concise, smart, and pragmatic, Step Back is the guide you need to make reflection a positive force in your work and life.
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29.400000 USD

Step Back: Bringing the Art of Reflection into Your Busy Life

by Joseph L. Badaracco
Hardback
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A curated collection of 10 HBR magazine articles on design thinking, product design, experimentation, and how you can use design thinking to create new offerings, solve big problems, and transform your organization. This book curates the best and most useful HBR articles on design thinking. Authors such as Tim Brown, ...
HBR's 10 Must Reads on Design Thinking (with featured article Design Thinking By Tim Brown)
A curated collection of 10 HBR magazine articles on design thinking, product design, experimentation, and how you can use design thinking to create new offerings, solve big problems, and transform your organization. This book curates the best and most useful HBR articles on design thinking. Authors such as Tim Brown, Indra Nooyi, and Roger Martin provide the advice and inspiration and you need to: Understand the transformative potential of design thinking. Proceed from idea to product at lightning speed. Iterate with rapid customer feedback. Fail small and win big. Create new products people love. Learn to be a better design thinker. Lead design thinking teams more effectively. Open new paths to innovation at your company. Audience: Leaders, managers who work or with design thinking teams. Product managers. Anyone who works on a design thinking or product development teams. Executives who want to bring the spirit and principles of design thinking to their organization to innovate and gain advantage.
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31.59 USD

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Design Thinking (with featured article Design Thinking By Tim Brown)

by Harvard Business Review
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Leading Meaningful Change is an essential guide for executives, leaders, managers, consultants, and other professionals who need to go beyond applying tactics in a change plan to truly capture the hearts, minds, and souls of the people they lead. Based on 30 years of research and experience helping people lead ...
Leading Meaningful Change: Capturing the Hearts, Minds, and Souls of the People You Lead, Work With, and Serve
Leading Meaningful Change is an essential guide for executives, leaders, managers, consultants, and other professionals who need to go beyond applying tactics in a change plan to truly capture the hearts, minds, and souls of the people they lead. Based on 30 years of research and experience helping people lead and manage meaningful change, Beverley Patwell offers a new framework to guide and enhance the journey.
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19.940000 USD

Leading Meaningful Change: Capturing the Hearts, Minds, and Souls of the People You Lead, Work With, and Serve

by Patwell
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Through curious mindsets and surprising features players, designer, learners, and innovators are moved to new types of perspectives, approaches, beliefs, and routines. This is considered to be a vital ingredient in the 21st century and in the coming decade because of rapid changes in school sectors and industry markets. Framing ...
Framing Play Design: A hands-on guide for designers, learners and innovators
Through curious mindsets and surprising features players, designer, learners, and innovators are moved to new types of perspectives, approaches, beliefs, and routines. This is considered to be a vital ingredient in the 21st century and in the coming decade because of rapid changes in school sectors and industry markets. Framing Play Design provides operational design guidelines on how to find strong balances in the making of specific play-based designs as well as how to involve users and stakeholders in the process of play design making.
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47.250000 USD

Framing Play Design: A hands-on guide for designers, learners and innovators

by Helle Marie Skovbjerg, Sune Gudiksen
Paperback / softback
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Do you have the right strategy to lead your company into the future? More of the ideas you want, from the authors you trust. We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you combat new competitors and ensure that you can ...
HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategy, Vol. 2 (with bonus article Creating Shared Value By Michael E. Porter and Mark R. Kramer)
Do you have the right strategy to lead your company into the future? More of the ideas you want, from the authors you trust. We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you combat new competitors and ensure that you can define--and execute--the best strategy for your company. With insights from leading experts, this book will inspire you to: Choose a strategy that best meets the demands of your competitive environment Generate economic value for your company, while also producing value for society Create and capture new markets--and break free of old ones See the growing relevance of data analytics in your organization Transform your products and services into platforms Identify the signals of future disruption and take steps to avoid it HBR's 10 Must Reads paperback series is the definitive collection of books for new and experienced leaders alike. Leaders looking for the inspiration that big ideas provide, both to accelerate their own growth and that of their companies, should look no further. HBR's 10 Must Reads series focuses on the core topics that every ambitious manager needs to know: leadership, strategy, change, managing people, and managing yourself. Harvard Business Review has sorted through hundreds of articles and selected only the most essential reading on each topic. Each title includes timeless advice that will be relevant regardless of an ever-changing business environment.
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26.200000 USD

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategy, Vol. 2 (with bonus article Creating Shared Value By Michael E. Porter and Mark R. Kramer)

by Harvard Business Review
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A collection of 10 of the best, most influential articles on how leaders and managers can manage their employees effectively that published since the original HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing People came out. This book collects and 10 of HBR's best, and most essential articles on a topic they ...
HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing People, Vol. 2 (with bonus article The Feedback Fallacy by Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall)
A collection of 10 of the best, most influential articles on how leaders and managers can manage their employees effectively that published since the original HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing People came out. This book collects and 10 of HBR's best, and most essential articles on a topic they come to HBR for again and again: managing people effectively. Authors will includee Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall, Francesca Gino, Mark Mortensen, Heidi K. Gardner, Roger L. Martin, Robert D. Austin. It curates a mix of HBR's most foundational and influential pieces with future classics. Topics include: Adjust your management style to fit your people and organizational goals. Give feedback the right way. Support first-time managers. Manage emotional culture on your team. Push your people to collaborate and break silos. Overcome organizational obstactles to effective management. Manage up and across. Audience: Leaders and managers at all levels who want to manage their people more effectively. This book will be equally engaging and relevant for first-time readers of the series and any of the 200,000 readers who bought HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing People.
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31.59 USD

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing People, Vol. 2 (with bonus article The Feedback Fallacy by Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall)

by Harvard Business Review
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SECRETS OF SUCCESS: Rethink is a very successful advertising agency based in Vancouver and Montreal. Here they share the key lessons that they have learned that can be applied across any creative profession or industry. This beautifully designed book (lots of colour and illustrations) will be a great handbook for ...
Rethink the Business of Creativity
SECRETS OF SUCCESS: Rethink is a very successful advertising agency based in Vancouver and Montreal. Here they share the key lessons that they have learned that can be applied across any creative profession or industry. This beautifully designed book (lots of colour and illustrations) will be a great handbook for people in any creative field -- designers, production managers, marketers, architects, software developers, film-makers and any person who works with or for such people. PEOPLE FIRST: Rethink's ethic is to treat people with respect, both staff and customers -- they are what makes any business great -- hence the first chapter of the book, No Assholes. That applies to clients too. The book is divided into three large sections: People, Product, Profit -- and the order of those three categories is key to their process. BUSINESS BOOK WITH A DIFFERENCE: This book will be a grafically beautiful handbook in keeping with Rethink's superb reputation for campaigns of striking visual impact. It will be designed with their target audience in mind -- creators who appreciate and demand something different.
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30.440000 USD

Rethink the Business of Creativity

by Tom Shepansky, Ian Grais
Hardback
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Managers solve problems. But for any given challenge, how do they know they're addressing the right problem? Here's a simple new approach to problem diagnosis, called reframing, that can be applied quickly, deliver radical improvements, and even spark solutions to problems that seem intractable. Shows that it's not only problem-solving, ...
What's Your Problem?: To Solve Your Toughest Problems, Change the Problems You Solve
Managers solve problems. But for any given challenge, how do they know they're addressing the right problem? Here's a simple new approach to problem diagnosis, called reframing, that can be applied quickly, deliver radical improvements, and even spark solutions to problems that seem intractable. Shows that it's not only problem-solving, but problem diagnosis, that has become an essential leadership skill--and one that organizations need and want more of. Offers a new approach to problem diagnosis that can be applied quickly and in just about any context--from a weekly staff meeting to a daily check-in with the team to a hallway encounter with a colleague--to trigger new thinking and creative solutions. Presents a three step process that comprises seven techniques for effective reframing and shows how to implement each technique with cases and examples, step-by-step advice, skill-builders and brain teasers to test and build ability, and exercises to apply the tools and techniques to problems right away. Uses the reframing process to show readers new and different ways of solving two near-ubiquitous leadership challenges--managing time pressure and influencing others. Doesn't require an offsite or a training program or a lot of time to master--the reframing techniques in this book can be practiced in as little as 5 minutes. Audience: Leaders and managers at all levels of the organization. HR, training & development professionals. Consultants. Entrepreneurs.
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36.750000 USD

What's Your Problem?: To Solve Your Toughest Problems, Change the Problems You Solve

by Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg
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The Delft Design Guide presents an overview of product design approaches and methods used in the Bachelor and Master curriculum at the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering in Delft. Product design at Industrial Design Engineering in Delft is regarded as a systematic and structured activity, purposeful and goal-oriented. Due to ...
Delft Design Guide (revised edition): Design Strategies and Methods
The Delft Design Guide presents an overview of product design approaches and methods used in the Bachelor and Master curriculum at the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering in Delft. Product design at Industrial Design Engineering in Delft is regarded as a systematic and structured activity, purposeful and goal-oriented. Due to its complexity, designing requires a structured and systematic approach, as well as moments of heightened creativity. In this guide you will find strategies, techniques and methods that are taught in Delft. Some are unique to Delft, but many are more commonly known and widely used. The methods and techniques are each described in a practical one-page text, illustrated for further clarification and enriched with further reading suggestions.
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47.250000 USD

Delft Design Guide (revised edition): Design Strategies and Methods

by Jaap Daalhuizen, Annemiek van Boeijen
Paperback / softback
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Learn how to make better, faster decisions. As a manager you have to make decisions--from daily choices about team priorities to deciding which long-term innovation projects to pursue. But most decisions don't have a clear-cut answer, and assessing the alternatives and the risks involved can be overwhelming. You need a ...
HBR Guide to Making Better Decisions
Learn how to make better, faster decisions. As a manager you have to make decisions--from daily choices about team priorities to deciding which long-term innovation projects to pursue. But most decisions don't have a clear-cut answer, and assessing the alternatives and the risks involved can be overwhelming. You need a smarter approach to making the best choice possible. The HBR Guide to Making Better Decisions provides practical tips and advice to help you identify the problem, evaluate your alternatives, select the right path forward, and follow through successfully. You'll learn to: Look at the problem from different angles Overcome cognitive biases that can skew your choices Use data to inform your thinking Work through uncertainty and analysis paralysis Communicate your choice and spur your team into action Respond to and fix a bad decision
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24.16 USD

HBR Guide to Making Better Decisions

by Harvard Business Review
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