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Ken Robinson argues that organisations everywhere are trying to fix a problem that originates in schools and universities: It is often said that education and training are the keys to the future. They are, but a key can be turned in two directions. Turn it one way and you lock ...
Out of Our Minds: The Power of Being Creative
Ken Robinson argues that organisations everywhere are trying to fix a problem that originates in schools and universities: It is often said that education and training are the keys to the future. They are, but a key can be turned in two directions. Turn it one way and you lock resources away, even from those they belong to. Turn it the other way and you release resources and give people back to themselves. To realize our true creative potential-in our organizations, in our schools and in our communities we need to think differently about ourselves and to act differently towards each other. We must learn to be creative. Ken Robinson The updated 3rd edition features a new introduction, modernized case studies, updated demographics and revised sections around technological developments and recent changes to the education system.
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24.150000 USD

Out of Our Minds: The Power of Being Creative

by Ken Robinson
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The Innovation Manual provides a solution to the problems faced by those at the forefront of innovation. It takes you through the seven topics that have the highest impact on the success of value innovation, be this innovation a new product, a new service or a new business model. The ...
The Innovation Manual: Integrated Strategies and Practical Tools for Bringing Value Innovation to the Market
The Innovation Manual provides a solution to the problems faced by those at the forefront of innovation. It takes you through the seven topics that have the highest impact on the success of value innovation, be this innovation a new product, a new service or a new business model. The seven topics are: - Creating advantage in the minds of many - Chartering innovation within the organization - Preparing, developing and supporting the right team - Placing customers at the centre of innovation - Changing the organization to deliver the innovation - Motivating the right partners and sharing the returns - Building momentum in the market Each topic is linked to an organized toolkit that allows managers to apply this knowledge immediately. The tools sit within an overall framework to show how they build on and reinforce one another. Along with this, the book guides busy managers on applying the tools properly, detailing the relevance of each for specific industries, and how to customize them when necessary.
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52.500000 USD

The Innovation Manual: Integrated Strategies and Practical Tools for Bringing Value Innovation to the Market

by David Midgley
Hardback
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People tend to think of creativity and strategy as opposites. This book argues that they are far more similar than we might expect. More than this, actively aligning creative and strategic thinking in any enterprise can enable more effective innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership and organizing for the future. By considering strategy ...
Creative Strategy: Reconnecting Business and Innovation
People tend to think of creativity and strategy as opposites. This book argues that they are far more similar than we might expect. More than this, actively aligning creative and strategic thinking in any enterprise can enable more effective innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership and organizing for the future. By considering strategy as a creative process (and vice versa), the authors define 'creative strategy' as a mindset which switches between opposing processes and characteristics, and which drives every aspect of the business. The authors draw experiences and cases from across this false divide - from the music industry, sports, fashion, Shakespearean theatre companies, creative and media organizations and dance, as well as what we might regard as more mundane providers of mainstream products and services - to uncover the creative connections behind successful strategy. Creative Strategy is a talisman for those looking to take a new path -Matt Hardisty, Strategy Director, Mother Advertising It has been said that business is a hybrid of dancing and calculation - the former incorporating the creative within a firm, the latter the strategic. Bilton and Cummings show how these apparently contradictory processes can be integrated. Their insights about how firms can 'create to strategize' and 'strategize to create' are informative for managers and management scholars alike. -Jay Barney, Professor and Chase Chair of Strategic Management, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University In today's world, new thinking - creativity - is required to tackle long-standing problems or address new opportunities. The trouble is few organizations understand how to foster and apply creativity, at least in any consistent manner. This book provides new insights into just how that can be done. It moves creativity from being just the occasional, and fortuitous, flash of inspiration, to being an embedded feature of the way the organization is run. -Sir George Cox, Author of the Cox Review of Creativity in Business for HM Govt., Past Chair of the Design Council
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50.19 USD

Creative Strategy: Reconnecting Business and Innovation

by Stephen Cummings, Chris Bilton
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There is a bewildering array of choices facing all managers, whether newly appointed or experienced business hands. No matter how much experience you have, everyone can make mistakes. The Ultimate Book of Business Skills points the way for anyone in a business role. It puts the essential techniques for running ...
The Ultimate Book of Business Skills: The 100 Most Important Techniques for Being Successful in Business
There is a bewildering array of choices facing all managers, whether newly appointed or experienced business hands. No matter how much experience you have, everyone can make mistakes. The Ultimate Book of Business Skills points the way for anyone in a business role. It puts the essential techniques for running a business, managing a team and making informed choices about strategy straight into the hands of the people who need them. The Ultimate Book of Business Skills is a great addition to the Capstone Reference series. It features a user-friendly format with real-life examples designed to transform anyone into a rounded businessperson with an impressive range of skills-based knowledge at their fingertips.
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36.700000 USD

The Ultimate Book of Business Skills: The 100 Most Important Techniques for Being Successful in Business

by Laura Brown, Tony Grundy
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It is often said that education and training are the keys to the future. They are, but a key can be turned in two directions. Turn it one way andyou lock resources away, even from those they belong to. Turn it the otherway and you release resources and give people ...
Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative
It is often said that education and training are the keys to the future. They are, but a key can be turned in two directions. Turn it one way andyou lock resources away, even from those they belong to. Turn it the otherway and you release resources and give people back to themselves. To realizeour true creative potential in our organizations, in our schools and in our communities we need to think differently about ourselves and to actdifferently towards each other. We must learn to be creative. Ken Robinson

PRAISE FOR OUT OF OUR MINDS

Ken Robinson writes brilliantly about the different ways in which creativity is undervalued and ignored ...especially in our educational systems. John Cleese

Out of Our Minds explains why being creative in today'sworld is a vital necessity. This book is not to be missed. Ken Blanchard, co-author of The One-minute Manager and The Secret

If ever there was a time when creativity was necessary for the survival andgrowth of any organization, it is now. This book, more than any other I know, providesimportant insights on how leaders can evoke and sustain those creative juices. Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business, University of Southern California; Thomas S. Murphy Distinguished Rresearch Fellow, Harvard Business School; Best-selling Author, Geeks and Geezers

All corporate leaders should read this book. Richard Scase, Author and Business Forecaster

This really is a remarkable book. It does for human resources what Rachel Carson's Silent Spring did for the environment. Wally Olins, Founder, Wolff-olins

Books about creativity are not always creative. Ken Robinson's is a welcome exception Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, c.s. and d.j. Davidson Professor of Psychology, Claremont Graduate University; Director, Quality of Life Research Center; Best-selling Author, Flow

The best analysis I've seen of the disjunction between the kinds of intelligence that we have traditionally honored in schools and the kinds ofcreativity that we need today in our organizations and our society. Howard Gardner, a. hobbs professor in cognition and education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Best-selling Author, Frames of Mind

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33.45 USD

Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative

by Sir Ken Robinson
Hardback
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The Organization in Crisis brings together a team of leading international researchers and practitioners to study the implementation and impact of organizational changes such as downsizing, restructuring and privatization. The text provides a unique combination of research, theory and practice, and not only examines key issues associated with organizational change, ...
The Organization in Crisis: Downsizing, Restructuring, and Privatization
The Organization in Crisis brings together a team of leading international researchers and practitioners to study the implementation and impact of organizational changes such as downsizing, restructuring and privatization. The text provides a unique combination of research, theory and practice, and not only examines key issues associated with organizational change, but also suggests how such changes can be better managed in the future. Specific topics considered include the new employment relationship and its implications for careers, how organizational changes are affecting manager's views of their working lives, ethical issues in downsizing, and best practices for organizational renewal and revitalization. A range of case studies provides world-wide examples of initiatives being undertaken by leading-edge firms. Together, the contributors capture the global nature of the difficulties confronting organizational leaders and highlight the need for creative solutions.
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68.250000 USD

The Organization in Crisis: Downsizing, Restructuring, and Privatization

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Want to gain a trading edge with candlestick charts? Find them a little confusing? No worries! Candlestick Charting For Dummies sheds light on this time-tested method for finding the perfect moment to buy or sell. It demystifies technical and chart analysis and gives you the tools you need to identify ...
Candlestick Charting For Dummies
Want to gain a trading edge with candlestick charts? Find them a little confusing? No worries! Candlestick Charting For Dummies sheds light on this time-tested method for finding the perfect moment to buy or sell. It demystifies technical and chart analysis and gives you the tools you need to identify trading patterns - and pounce! This friendly, practical, guide explains candlestick charting and technical analysis in plain English. In no time, you'll be working with common candlestick patterns, analyzing trading patterns, predicting market behavior, and making your smartest trades ever. You'll discover the advantages candlestick has over other charting methods and learn the secrets of combining it with other technical indicators. You'll also get familiar with different ways to display and interpret price action, including trend lines, support levels, resistance levels, moving averages, and complex indicators. Discover how to:* Construct candlestick charts* Identify and interpret basic patterns* Trade in bull and bear markets* Work with complex patterns and indicators* Avoid False signals* Understand the components of market activity* Deal with bullish or bearish single-stick, two stick, and multistick patterns* Identify and interpret complex patterns* Use indicators to determine the market* Outperform the market in any conditions Don't know whether to grab the bull by the horns or just grin and bear it? Read Candlestick Charting For Dummies and get it right the first time.
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26.240000 USD

Candlestick Charting For Dummies

by Russell Rhoads
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A practical, easy-to-understand guide to Balanced Scorecard for busy business leaders The Balanced Scorecard method is an analysis technique designed to translate an organization's mission and vision statement and overall business strategies into specific, quantifiable goals, and to monitor the organization's performance in achieving these goals. Much less technology driven ...
Balanced Scorecard Strategy For Dummies
A practical, easy-to-understand guide to Balanced Scorecard for busy business leaders The Balanced Scorecard method is an analysis technique designed to translate an organization's mission and vision statement and overall business strategies into specific, quantifiable goals, and to monitor the organization's performance in achieving these goals. Much less technology driven then other analysis approaches, it analyzes an organization's overall performance in four regards: financial analysis, customer service, productivity and internal analysis, and employee growth and satisfaction. Balanced Scorecard Strategy For Dummies breaks down the basics of Balanced Scorecard in simple language with practical, Dummies-style guidance on getting it done. This book covers all the basics of Balanced Scorecard for busy executives and managers-and does it without the high price tag of most professional level Balanced Scorecard guides.
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23.090000 USD

Balanced Scorecard Strategy For Dummies

by Peter Economy, Frederick Buchman, Charles Hannabarger
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World-class guidance for delivering the right decision support to the right people at the right time A vital blueprint for organizations that want to thrive in the competitive fray, Business Analytics for Managers presents a sustainable business analytics (BA) model focusing on the interaction of IT technology, strategy, business processes, ...
Business Analytics for Managers: Taking Business Intelligence Beyond Reporting
World-class guidance for delivering the right decision support to the right people at the right time A vital blueprint for organizations that want to thrive in the competitive fray, Business Analytics for Managers presents a sustainable business analytics (BA) model focusing on the interaction of IT technology, strategy, business processes, and a broad spectrum of human competencies and organizational circumstances. * Proven guidance on developing an information strategy * Tips for supporting your company's ability to innovate in the future by using analytics * An understanding of BA as a holistic information discipline with links to your business's strategy * Practical insights for planning and implementing BA * How to use information as a strategic asset * Why BA is the next stepping-stone for companies in the information age today * Discussion on BA's ever-increasing role Filled with examples and forward-thinking guidance from renowned BA leaders Gert Laursen and Jesper Thorlund, Business Analytics for Managers offers powerful techniques for making increasingly advanced use of information in order to survive any market conditions.
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63.21 USD

Business Analytics for Managers: Taking Business Intelligence Beyond Reporting

by Jesper Thorlund, Gert H. N. Laursen
Hardback
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What people are saying about Discount Business Strategy: Michael Andersen and Flemming Poulfelt provide a provocative discussion of the rapidly growing role of discounters across numerous industries: how they operate; how they create uniqueness; and how they can destroy value for incumbents. Understanding the specific moves and tools that the ...
Discount Business Strategy: How the New Market Leaders are Redefining Business Strategy
What people are saying about Discount Business Strategy: Michael Andersen and Flemming Poulfelt provide a provocative discussion of the rapidly growing role of discounters across numerous industries: how they operate; how they create uniqueness; and how they can destroy value for incumbents. Understanding the specific moves and tools that the authors analyze will be valuable for attackers and incumbents alike. -Adrian J. Slywotzky, Director, Mercer Management Consulting USA This book is very timely, dealing with today's most critical strategic issue: how to provide more value to the consumer through aggressive discounting. Those players in manufacturing and distribution who master this will be the winners; many established firms will fall by the wayside. A similar set of issues are facing many nations today - Europe vs. Asia! -Peter Lorange, President, IMD, Switzerland Andersen and Poulfelt have researched one of the most important themes in today's business world - how fundamentally new business models have wiped out establishments not with new products or technologies, but by creating new rules for conventional industries. Read this book and learn how to recognize the disruption of your industry before it is too late! -Sigurd Liljenfeldt, Senior Partner, Monitor Group, France This book asks if a firm can have its cake and eat it too - that is, maintain high quality at low prices. My favourite example and shopping place is big box Costco. Ikea is another. A must read for a broad audience concerned about corporate survival! -Professor Larry E. Greiner, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, USA The aspiration to adopt the right strategy still prevails over the business world. But is there a single 'best' strategy for a company? Can an organization create sustainable competitive advantage from an 'off-the-peg' strategy? And are most companies likely to craft a strategy that genuinely creates uncontested market space and makes the competition irrelevant? The answer to all these questions is probably 'No'. And the rising tide of companies like Dell, CostCo, Skype and Linux means that asking them at all may soon be futile. While strategists have foundered in old paradigms, a new breed of competitors has emerged. Value destroyers. Old-style thinking understood value destruction when it was confined to an industry and driven by a new product or technology. But what are the implications when the destruction stems from a new way of thinking - from a strategy that simultaneously creates value? The implications are enormous. Every company in every industry is potentially at risk. This risk - or opportunity - is precisely the reason for this book and its focus on exploring why and how some companies have bridged the gap between differentiator and cost leader strategies to emerge as winners in hypercompetitive markets, and what this entails in terms of value destruction and creation. Discounting organizations are here to stay - are you?
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78.750000 USD

Discount Business Strategy: How the New Market Leaders are Redefining Business Strategy

by Flemming Poulfelt, Michael Moesgaard Andersen
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Smart Questions offers an entirely new framework for creating solutions. Drawn from the authors' many years of research and field experience, the Smart Questions Approach reveals how the leading creators of solutions in almost every profession and walk of life including business, government, education, and even in families think and ...
Smart Questions: Learn to Ask the Right Questions for Powerful Results
Smart Questions offers an entirely new framework for creating solutions. Drawn from the authors' many years of research and field experience, the Smart Questions Approach reveals how the leading creators of solutions in almost every profession and walk of life including business, government, education, and even in families think and approach their assignments. The author s holistic thinking approach shows how to use three foundation questions focusing on uniqueness, purposeful information, and systems which must be explored for every problem. These three questions, an essential starting point for exploring problems, in turn lead to other key questions that will ultimately create effective solutions.
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39.900000 USD

Smart Questions: Learn to Ask the Right Questions for Powerful Results

by William J Chandon, Gerald Nadler
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Causal mapping is a tool that enables you to make sense of challenging situations so that you can get more out of them. A causal map is a word and arrow diagram in which ideas and actions are causally linked with one another through the use of arrows. Typically, only ...
Visible Thinking: Unlocking Causal Mapping for Practical Business Results
Causal mapping is a tool that enables you to make sense of challenging situations so that you can get more out of them. A causal map is a word and arrow diagram in which ideas and actions are causally linked with one another through the use of arrows. Typically, only specialists such as physical or social scientists and operations researchers know about causal mapping and the tool is therefore not widely known or its broad applicability understood. Until now there has been no guidance available on how to make use of the tool for more general purposes. This book lets managers understand the theory and practice of causal mapping in layman's terms for use in both individual and group settings. It shows managers how to develop and use action-oriented strategy maps and logic models in business decision making. The authors show how causal mapping can be used as a tool to make sense of challenging situations and develop effective business responses.
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73.500000 USD

Visible Thinking: Unlocking Causal Mapping for Practical Business Results

by Charles B. Finn, Colin Eden, Fran Ackermann, John M. Bryson
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The best thinking and actions in the fast-moving arena of collaboration and knowledge management The New Edge in Knowledge captures the most practical and innovative practices to ensure organizations have the knowledge they need in the future and, more importantly, the ability to connect the dots and use knowledge to ...
The New Edge in Knowledge: How Knowledge Management Is Changing the Way We Do Business
The best thinking and actions in the fast-moving arena of collaboration and knowledge management The New Edge in Knowledge captures the most practical and innovative practices to ensure organizations have the knowledge they need in the future and, more importantly, the ability to connect the dots and use knowledge to succeed today. * Build or retrofit your organization for new ways of working and collaboration by using knowledge management * Adapt to today's most popular ways to collaborate such as social networking * Overcome organization silos, knowledge hoarding and not invented here resistance * Take advantage of emerging technologies and mobile devices to build networks and share knowledge * Identify what can be learned from Facebook, Twitter, Google and Amazon to make firms and people smarter, stronger and faster Straightforward and easy-to-follow, this is the resource you'll turn to again and again to get-and stay-in the know. Plus, the book is filled with real-world examples the case studies and snapshots of how best practice companies are achieving success with knowledge management. Praise for The New Edge in Knowledge: How Knowledge Management is Changing the Way We Do Business You may think you know knowledge management, but this is new how knowledge initiatives can incorporate social media, mobile technologies, and learning, for example. This book integrates the new knowledge management with the best of the old, such as communities of practice and measurement. KM still matters, and this book tells you why. Thomas H. Davenport, President s Distinguished Professor of IT and Management, Babson College Over the last decade, knowledge management has emerged as a key success factor for the modern corporation, driven by tremendous advances in business analytics. This book studies the best practices in knowledge management and how leadership companies are applying them today. Virginia M. Rometty, Senior Vice President and Group Executive Sales, Marketing and Strategy, IBM APQC has been on the leading edge of knowledge management for almost two decades. O Dell and Hubert have captured those best practices and created a road map to transform the way people work. Reap the benefits of their experience. C. Jackson Grayson, Chairman and Founder, APQC and co-author of If Only We Knew What We Know The New Edge in Knowledge is a useful how-to manual that takes best practice sharing and organizational capability building to the next level: Web 2.0, social networking, mobility, and communities of practice. National and international examples show how companies can create strategic alignment and systematic management to transfer knowledge rapidly and effectively. Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School professor and author of SuperCorp: How Vanguard Companies Create Innovation, Profits, Growth, and Social Good What has made our KM program strong is sticking to the fundamentals-- that's exactly what this book outlines. It provides trusted advisor guidance on how any company or organization can take the concrete steps to create and implement a world class KM strategy. Dan Ranta, Director of Knowledge Sharing, ConocoPhillips Carla O'Dell and Cindy Hubert have written an amazingly down to earth, useful and practical book on knowledge management and its importance to modern business. Starting with the distinction between information and knowledge, they provide a viewpoint that leaves IT in the dust. Read it to prepare for tomorrow's world! A. Gary Shilling, President, A. Gary Shilling & Co., Inc. A practical business approach to knowledge management, this book covers KM's value proposition for any organization, provides proven strategies and approaches to make it work, shares how to measure KM's impact, and illustrates high level knowledge sharing with wonderful case studies. Well done! Jane Dysart, Conference Chair, KMWorld & Partner, Dysart & Jones Associates This book is a tour de force in the field of knowledge management. Read every single page and learn about best practices from the leading firms around the world. All of this and more from the company that leads the way in the field: APQC. I highly recommend it for your bookshelf. Dr. Nick Bontis, Director, Institute for Intellectual Capital Research Food for thought from two of the pioneers. Carla O Dell and Cindy Hubert have been in the trenches with many of the organizations that have succeeded in leveraging KM for business benefit. They recognized early the symbiotic relationship between knowledge flow and work flow and have guided practitioners in the quest to optimize and streamline both. Reid Smith, Enterprise Content Management Director, Marathon Oil Company Carla O Dell and Cindy Hubert take knowledge management from vague idea to strategic enabler. In so doing, they clear up the not only the whats, but the whys and the hows. This book establishes knowledge management as an organizational discipline. The authors offer a straightforward set of execution steps, coaching readers on how to launch their own knowledge management programs in a deliberate and rigorous way. Jill Dyche, Partner and Co-Founder, Baseline Consulting; Author of Customer Data Integration: Reaching a Single Version of the Truth The authors and APQC have put together an excellent how to manual for Knowledge Management (KM) that can benefit any organization, from those experienced in KM to those just starting. The authors have taken their years of experience and excellence in this field and written a masterful introduction and design manual that incorporates industry best-practices and alerts readers to the pitfalls they are likely to encounter. This book needs to be in the hands of every KM professional and corporate senior leader. Ralph Soule, a member of the US Navy
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21.57 USD
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Behavioural Theory of the Firm has become a classic work in organizational theory, and is one of the most significant contributions to improving the theory of the firm. This second edition includes new material which puts the original text in a contemporary context.
Behavioral Theory of the Firm
Behavioural Theory of the Firm has become a classic work in organizational theory, and is one of the most significant contributions to improving the theory of the firm. This second edition includes new material which puts the original text in a contemporary context.
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87.100000 USD

Behavioral Theory of the Firm

by James G March, Richard M. Cyert
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The Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Strategic Management provides clear, concise up to the minute and highly informative definitions and explanations of the key concepts covering the whole of the fast changing field of contemporary strategy.
The Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Strategic Management
The Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Strategic Management provides clear, concise up to the minute and highly informative definitions and explanations of the key concepts covering the whole of the fast changing field of contemporary strategy.
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68.250000 USD

The Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Strategic Management

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Celebrities have always captured the imagination of the public. In todaya s age of consumerism, their ability to influence our behaviour can be seen worldwide. Harnessing this power can reap huge rewards for business -- the Jamie Oliver campaign helped turn around Sainsbury's fortunes, with the return on investment estimated ...
Celebrity Sells
Celebrities have always captured the imagination of the public. In todaya s age of consumerism, their ability to influence our behaviour can be seen worldwide. Harnessing this power can reap huge rewards for business -- the Jamie Oliver campaign helped turn around Sainsbury's fortunes, with the return on investment estimated at GBP27.95 for every advertising pound spent; sales of Walker's Crisps increased by 105% thanks to Gary Lineker; One to One re--launched its brand with stars including Kate Moss and Elvis Presley. Celebrity Sells demonstrates the awesome power of famous names, when skilfully used, to sell brands and offers practical advice on how to develop and advertise a brand using celebrities, including:* How to choose the right celebrity for your brand* How to build your brand using a celebrity* How to manage relationships with celebrities* How to protect celebrity and brand reputation
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48.300000 USD

Celebrity Sells

by Hamish Pringle
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...I thoroughly endorse the book...Fairtlough is an excellent thinker. Napier Collyns Takes Arie de Geusa s thinking forward . . I have no hesitation in recommending it for publication. Gill Ringland The most important aspect is the potential to legitimise the use of storytelling in a business environment . . ...
The Power of the Tale: Using Narratives for Organisational Success
...I thoroughly endorse the book...Fairtlough is an excellent thinker. Napier Collyns Takes Arie de Geusa s thinking forward . . I have no hesitation in recommending it for publication. Gill Ringland The most important aspect is the potential to legitimise the use of storytelling in a business environment . . and help management think outside the box. Arie de Geus Story--telling is one of the best ways for individuals, groups, organizations and societies to learn. Skill in story--telling and in other narrative activities allows us to understand complexity, live with uncertainty, communicate well and increase personal and organizational effectiveness. As organizations move away from old--fashioned command and control, they will increasingly need the bonds of shared stories, which create shared language, shared visions and shared values.
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89.250000 USD

The Power of the Tale: Using Narratives for Organisational Success

by Barbara Heinzen, Gerard Fairtlough, Julie Allan
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Discover the proven process for maximizing the potential value of any project. Showing readers how to apply value optimization techniques to project and performance management, dramatically increasing results and efficiency, Value Optimization for Project and Performance Management is written to compliment the Project Management Body of Knowledge, the guidance published ...
Value Optimization for Project and Performance Management
Discover the proven process for maximizing the potential value of any project. Showing readers how to apply value optimization techniques to project and performance management, dramatically increasing results and efficiency, Value Optimization for Project and Performance Management is written to compliment the Project Management Body of Knowledge, the guidance published by the Project Management Institute (PMI), making it readily applicable for any project manager. * Presents methodology applied with hundreds of clients across a range of industries * Filled with practical facilitation and implementation tips * Presents a cohesive theory, structured framework, and diverse toolset * Walks you through the value optimization process, showing you how to transform the way a product or process is perceived Brimming with examples, Value Optimization for Project and Performance Management provides a link to a free software demo for you to get started in applying value optimization in your own organization.
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68.250000 USD

Value Optimization for Project and Performance Management

by Robert B. Stewart
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This highly topical book provides a multi-disciplinary perspective, ranging from finance to psychology, on the subject of mergers and acquisitions. Each chapter introduces key frameworks that relate to a particular perspective and incorporates case studies where these frameworks can be used for interpretive and diagnostic purposes Invites readers to apply ...
Mergers and Acquisitions
This highly topical book provides a multi-disciplinary perspective, ranging from finance to psychology, on the subject of mergers and acquisitions. Each chapter introduces key frameworks that relate to a particular perspective and incorporates case studies where these frameworks can be used for interpretive and diagnostic purposes Invites readers to apply the frameworks as maps or tools for analyzing their own organizational experiences via a series of general discussion questions. Seeks to develop its perspective by offering analytical insights into actual experiences of mergers and acquisitions in different global contexts, successful and unsuccessful, presenting new empirically based evidence to support the arguments Drawn from around the world, each author is a leading exponent in his or her perspective on mergers and acquisitions Part of the Images of Business Strategy Seri es which interrogates conventional categories in today's fast-changing business world. By applying new perspectives, books in the series redefine established territories and extend our view of important business phenomena. Select international contributions to each volume are integrated by the Editor to provide a richer insight into the business landscape and open up new conceptual horizons.
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63.000000 USD

Mergers and Acquisitions

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With the demise of WorldCom amidst a flurry of accounting scandals dominating the front pages, and following hotly in the footsteps of the equally spectacular downfall of other telecoms giants including Global Crossing and Lucent Technologies in recent months, The Great Telecoms Swindle investigates the reasons behind a roller coaster ...
The Great Telecoms Swindle: How the collapse of WorldCom finally exposed the technology myth
With the demise of WorldCom amidst a flurry of accounting scandals dominating the front pages, and following hotly in the footsteps of the equally spectacular downfall of other telecoms giants including Global Crossing and Lucent Technologies in recent months, The Great Telecoms Swindle investigates the reasons behind a roller coaster ride that is set to continue for some time yet. Vivendi, France Telecom, Vodaphone and numerous other corporate behemoths all face testing and possibly life - threatening times that will demand radical solutions in the coming months. The telecoms story is set to run and run and investors are set to continue to feel the heat. For a market that, as little as eighteen months ago amounted to a license to print money, the question a what went wrong? a must urgently be asked. How could companies like Cisco Systems go from being paragons of virtue in the new corporate age to near pariahs embroiled in a welter of financial difficulties in such a short space of time? Is a next generation telecoms' nothing more than a myth, a triumph of hype over reality? Tracking the rise and fall of the telecoms market from deregulation in the eighties through the advent of the mobile world, and on to broadband, 3G, and the mobile internet the authors uncover what fuelled the boom, where the mistakes were made (by industry players and investors alike), and what if anything the future holds. Taking the lid off the headlines, The Great Telecoms Swindle reveals and examines the real problems in the telecoms market today, and exposes an industry that is entirely unsure of its own future value proposition.
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47.250000 USD

The Great Telecoms Swindle: How the collapse of WorldCom finally exposed the technology myth

by Sancha Dunstan, Keith Brody
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In this major reference work, top scholars in the field of strategic management present major ideas and theories in the field drawing on their own research and special expertise. It offers complete coverage of the field of strategic management. It incorporates new ideas on strategy topics from leading scholars in ...
The Blackwell Handbook of Strategic Management
In this major reference work, top scholars in the field of strategic management present major ideas and theories in the field drawing on their own research and special expertise. It offers complete coverage of the field of strategic management. It incorporates new ideas on strategy topics from leading scholars in the field. It is edited by three of the World's leading management academics.
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68.250000 USD

The Blackwell Handbook of Strategic Management

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This highly topical book provides a multi-disciplinary perspective, ranging from finance to psychology, on the subject of mergers and acquisitions. * Each chapter introduces key frameworks that relate to a particular perspective and incorporates case studies where these frameworks can be used for interpretive and diagnostic purposes * Invites readers ...
Mergers and Acquisitions
This highly topical book provides a multi-disciplinary perspective, ranging from finance to psychology, on the subject of mergers and acquisitions. * Each chapter introduces key frameworks that relate to a particular perspective and incorporates case studies where these frameworks can be used for interpretive and diagnostic purposes * Invites readers to apply the frameworks as maps or tools for analyzing their own organizational experiences via a series of general discussion questions. * Seeks to develop its perspective by offering analytical insights into actual experiences of mergers and acquisitions in different global contexts, successful and unsuccessful, presenting new empirically based evidence to support the arguments * Drawn from around the world, each author is a leading exponent in his or her perspective on mergers and acquisitions Part of the Images of Business Strategy Series which interrogates conventional categories in today's fast-changing business world. By applying new perspectives, books in the series redefine established territories and extend our view of important business phenomena. Select international contributions to each volume are integrated by the Editor to provide a richer insight into the business landscape and open up new conceptual horizons.
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115.500000 USD

Mergers and Acquisitions

Hardback
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This book argues persuasively that a behavioral perspective offers the best foundation for strategic management scholarship. * This book presents a focused approach to strategic management theory. * Outlines the basics of a behavioral approach to strategic management. * Examines assumptions of rationality and equilibrium and the problems they create. ...
The Behavioral Foundations of Strategic Management
This book argues persuasively that a behavioral perspective offers the best foundation for strategic management scholarship. * This book presents a focused approach to strategic management theory. * Outlines the basics of a behavioral approach to strategic management. * Examines assumptions of rationality and equilibrium and the problems they create. * Considers how a behavioral approach relates to a number of conventional approaches.
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63.000000 USD

The Behavioral Foundations of Strategic Management

by Philip Bromiley
Paperback / softback
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In this major reference work, top scholars in the field of strategic management present major ideas and theories in the field drawing on their own research and special expertise. * Offers complete coverage of the field of strategic management. * Incorporates new ideas on strategy topics from leading scholars in ...
The Blackwell Handbook of Strategic Management
In this major reference work, top scholars in the field of strategic management present major ideas and theories in the field drawing on their own research and special expertise. * Offers complete coverage of the field of strategic management. * Incorporates new ideas on strategy topics from leading scholars in the field. * Edited by three of the World's leading management academics.
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199.500000 USD

The Blackwell Handbook of Strategic Management

Hardback
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This Handbook looks at how the resources and capabilities of organizations emerge and develop over time. * Written by leading figures in the field. * Presents original new theory. * Features ground-breaking empirical studies. * Draws on a broad range of empirical methods - case studies, statistical analysis, and simulations. ...
The SMS Blackwell Handbook of Organizational Capabilities: Emergence, Development, and Change
This Handbook looks at how the resources and capabilities of organizations emerge and develop over time. * Written by leading figures in the field. * Presents original new theory. * Features ground-breaking empirical studies. * Draws on a broad range of empirical methods - case studies, statistical analysis, and simulations. * Offers thought-provoking commentary on streams of research. * Provides a basis for future research and practice.
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157.500000 USD

The SMS Blackwell Handbook of Organizational Capabilities: Emergence, Development, and Change

Hardback
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A must have for all practising and aspiring consultants and strategists, this book covers a wide range of consultancy tools and techniques that are well displayed, well described and well referenced. The tools and techniques are helpfully divided in to twenty recognisable skills sectors within management consultancy fields and specialisms. ...
The Essential Management Toolbox: Tools, Models and Notes for Managers and Consultants
A must have for all practising and aspiring consultants and strategists, this book covers a wide range of consultancy tools and techniques that are well displayed, well described and well referenced. The tools and techniques are helpfully divided in to twenty recognisable skills sectors within management consultancy fields and specialisms. The depiction of the content with diagrams aids the process of quick reference and ease of understanding. The tools and techniques can be utilised across the whole range of organisational sectors, both private and public. The purpose is not to short cut formal learning, but to provide easy access to a 'toolbox' of tried and tested management approaches through a collection of models, tools and occasional brief notes which consultants, managers and scholars can use in a practical way.
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57.750000 USD

The Essential Management Toolbox: Tools, Models and Notes for Managers and Consultants

by Simon Burtonshaw Gunn
Hardback
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Corporate Responsibility (CR) has never been more prominent on the corporate agenda. More companies are coming to understand that it is in their economic interest to address social and environmental impacts in a manner that is integrated with their operations. CR encompasses issues such as sustainability (meeting the needs of ...
Mainstreaming Corporate Responsibility
Corporate Responsibility (CR) has never been more prominent on the corporate agenda. More companies are coming to understand that it is in their economic interest to address social and environmental impacts in a manner that is integrated with their operations. CR encompasses issues such as sustainability (meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs), stakeholder management, and corporate governance, as well as corporate philanthropy. Mainstreaming Corporate Responsibility takes an innovative approach to CSR. Based around case studies commissioned by EABIS, the book is structured around major subject areas in the business school curriculum. It provides a chapter on the relevance of CR to each subject area and identify CR issues to be addressed.
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89.25 USD

Mainstreaming Corporate Responsibility

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Focusing on the future challenges companies face in being continously innovative, this book is based on a combination of world class talks given at the Innovation Exchange (IE) conference in November 2001. Through interviews with various companies, the book identifies the best and worst practices in innovation strategy. Three main ...
The Innovation Wave: Meeting the Corporate Challenge
Focusing on the future challenges companies face in being continously innovative, this book is based on a combination of world class talks given at the Innovation Exchange (IE) conference in November 2001. Through interviews with various companies, the book identifies the best and worst practices in innovation strategy. Three main topics are discussed in detail: trends, challenges, and paradoxes. Utilizing practical and academic knowledge, with a strong reliance on real--world applicability, the book will help readers build innovation performance into their companies.
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78.750000 USD

The Innovation Wave: Meeting the Corporate Challenge

by Bettina von Stamm
Hardback
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Award-winning strategies to drive game changing meaningful results during the most challenging economy in decades Drawing from executive and thought leader Bob Paladino's research and advisory experiences and collaboration with award-winning and high-performing organizations, this sequel his global best seller Innovative Corporate Performance Management: Five Key Principles to Accelerate Results ...
Innovative Corporate Performance Management: Five Key Principles to Accelerate Results
Award-winning strategies to drive game changing meaningful results during the most challenging economy in decades Drawing from executive and thought leader Bob Paladino's research and advisory experiences and collaboration with award-winning and high-performing organizations, this sequel his global best seller Innovative Corporate Performance Management: Five Key Principles to Accelerate Results provides a clear road map for executing enterprise strategy. * Reveals a proven implementation model that has accelerated breakthrough results * Shares over 40 new, innovative best practices common to Malcolm Baldrige, Balanced Scorecard Hall of Fame, Sterling quality, Fortune 100 Best, APQC, and Forbes award winners * Provides a CPM Process Blueprint and diagnostic to score your organization and establish a plan for your award winning performance * Offers a fresh approach to integrating proven methodologies proven by case companies that have been awarded over 100 awards * Includes key process maps, strategic planning frameworks, strategy maps, customer and competitor intelligence methods, balanced scorecards, comparative tables, project plans, testimonials, charts, graphs, and screen shots of CPM, CRM, BSC and KM systems All-new case studies and best practice research are included from world-renowned enterprises as well as insights from executives who have won the most globally recognized awards in business.
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52.450000 USD

Innovative Corporate Performance Management: Five Key Principles to Accelerate Results

by Bob Paladino
Hardback
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This book collects together for the first time over 20 of James Marcha s key essays, including those co--authorised with R.M. Cyert and J.P. Olsen and others. The coverage ranges from his early work on the behavioural theory of the firm, through conflict and adaptive rules in organizations, to decision--making ...
Decisions and Organizations
This book collects together for the first time over 20 of James Marcha s key essays, including those co--authorised with R.M. Cyert and J.P. Olsen and others. The coverage ranges from his early work on the behavioural theory of the firm, through conflict and adaptive rules in organizations, to decision--making under ambiguity (including the famed a garbage cana model).
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31.450000 USD

Decisions and Organizations

by James G March
Paperback / softback
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