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Seeing Around Corners by Rita McGrath

Title Seeing Around Corners
Author Rita McGrath
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date 2019-09-03
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780358018971
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The first prescriptive, innovative guide to seeing inflection points before they happen—and how to harness these disruptive influences to give your company a strategic advantage. Paradigmatic shifts in the business landscape, known as inflection points, can either create new, entrepreneurial opportunities (see Amazon and Netflix) or they can lead to devastating consequences (e.g., Blockbuster and Toys R Us). Only those leaders who can “see around corners”–that is, spot the disruptive inflection points developing before they hit–are poised to succeed in this market. Columbia Business School Professor and corporate consultant Rita McGrath contends that inflection points, though they may seem sudden, are not random. Every seemingly overnight shift is the final stage of a process that has been subtly building for some time. Armed with the right strategies and tools, smart businesses can see these inflection points coming and use them to gain a competitive advantage. Seeing Around Corners is the first hands-on guide to anticipating, understanding, and capitalizing on the inflection points shaping the marketplace.

Seeing Around Corners by Rita McGrath

Title Seeing Around Corners
Author Rita McGrath
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Release Date 2019
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780358022336
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The first prescriptive, innovative guide to seeing inflection points before they happen--and how to harness these disruptive influences to give your company a strategic advantage. Paradigmatic shifts in the business landscape, known as inflection points, can either create new, entrepreneurial opportunities (see Amazon and Netflix) or they can lead to devastating consequences (e.g., Blockbuster and Toys R Us). Only those leaders who can "see around corners"-that is, spot the disruptive inflection points developing before they hit-are poised to succeed in this market. Columbia Business School Professor and corporate consultant Rita McGrath contends that inflection points, though they may seem sudden, are not random. Every seemingly overnight shift is the final stage of a process that has been subtly building for some time. Armed with the right strategies and tools, smart businesses can see these inflection points coming and use them to gain a competitive advantage. Seeing Around Corners is the first hands-on guide to anticipating, understanding, and capitalizing on the inflection points shaping the marketplace.

Seeing Around Corners by Rita McGrath

Title Seeing Around Corners
Author Rita McGrath
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date 2021-09-07
Category
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780358646525
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The first prescriptive, innovative guide to seeing inflection points before they happen--and how to harness these disruptive influences to give your company a strategic advantage Featuring a foreword by Clayton Christensen Paradigmatic shifts in the business landscape, known as inflection points, can either create new, entrepreneurial opportunities (see Amazon and Netflix) or they can lead to devastating consequences (e.g., Blockbuster and Toys "R" Us). Only those leaders who can "see around corners"--that is, spot the disruptive inflection points developing before they hit--are poised to succeed in this market. Columbia Business School professor and corporate consultant Rita McGrath contends that inflection points, though they may seem sudden, are not random. Every seemingly overnight shift is the final stage of a process that has been subtly building for some time. Armed with the right strategies and tools, smart businesses can see these inflection points coming and use them to gain a competitive advantage. Seeing Around Corners is the first hands-on guide to anticipating, understanding, and capitalizing on the inflection points shaping the marketplace.

The End Of Competitive Advantage by Rita Gunther McGrath

Title The End of Competitive Advantage
Author Rita Gunther McGrath
Publisher Harvard Business Press
Release Date 2013-05-14
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781422191415
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Are you at risk of being trapped in an uncompetitive business? Chances are the strategies that worked well for you even a few years ago no longer deliver the results you need. Dramatic changes in business have unearthed a major gap between traditional approaches to strategy and the way the real world works now. In short, strategy is stuck. Most leaders are using frameworks that were designed for a different era of business and based on a single dominant idea—that the purpose of strategy is to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. Once the premise on which all strategies were built, this idea is increasingly irrelevant. Now, Columbia Business School professor and globally recognized strategy expert Rita Gunther McGrath argues that it’s time to go beyond the very concept of sustainable competitive advantage. Instead, organizations need to forge a new path to winning: capturing opportunities fast, exploiting them decisively, and moving on even before they are exhausted. She shows how to do this with a new set of practices based on the notion of transient competitive advantage. This book serves as a new playbook for strategy, one based on updated assumptions about how the world works, and shows how some of the world’s most successful companies use this method to compete and win today. Filled with compelling examples from “growth outlier” firms such as Fujifilm, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Infosys, Yahoo! Japan, and Atmos Energy, The End of Competitive Advantage is your guide to renewed success and profitable growth in an economy increasingly defined by transient advantage.

Discovery Driven Growth by Rita Gunther McGrath

Title Discovery driven Growth
Author Rita Gunther McGrath
Publisher Harvard Business Press
Release Date 2009-01-01
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 249
ISBN 9781591396857
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Based on extensive research and the authors' combined thirty years of experience, Discovery-Driven Growth provides a breakthrough system for managing strategic growth. You will learn how to identify and prioritize your company's full portfolio of opportunities - from new product lines to entirely new businesses. The authors then show how to best execute specific initiatives, test major project assumptions, and develop a culture that values disciplined experimentation and learning over meeting mindless and unrealistic goals. Tools for dealing with each challenge are backed by examples from companies, from small firms to global giants, that have successfully put these methods into practice.

Title The Little Black Book of Innovation With a New Preface
Author Scott D. Anthony
Publisher Harvard Business Review Press
Release Date 2017-03-28
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781633693418
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In The Little Black Book of Innovation, long-time innovation expert Scott D. Anthony draws on stories from his research and field work with companies like Procter & Gamble to demystify innovation. Anthony presents a simple definition of innovation and illuminates its vital role in organizational success and personal growth. Anthony also provides a powerful 28-day program for mastering innovation’s key steps: finding insight, generating ideas, building businesses, and strengthening capabilities. With its wealth of illustrative case studies from around the globe, this engaging and potent playbook is a must-read for anyone seeking to turn themselves or their companies into true innovation powerhouses.

Your Stand Is Your Brand by Patrick Gentempo

Title Your Stand Is Your Brand
Author Patrick Gentempo
Publisher Hay House, Inc
Release Date 2020-03-17
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9781401957872
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A go-to guide for entrepreneurs to succeed by taking a clear stand and aligning their business with their values. What do I need to do? It's almost always the wrong question that an entrepreneur or a business leader asks when creativity seems to have been lost. When you're stuck and the journals and books you've been reading and going to the masterminds and conventions and seminars you've been attending haven't led to any breakthroughs. When your notepads full of "proven best practices" should have brought you to the next level but haven't. In this paradigm-shifting work, serial entrepreneur Patrick Gentempo explains why the primary question you need to ask as a business leader is "Who should we be?" While it makes sense and may sound pretty easy, it's actually one of the hardest questions an entrepreneur can ask no matter the scale of business they are running. In Your Stand Is Your Brand, you'll learn about: • "Maximum Tension," the greatest barrier to entrepreneurial growth • The 5-P Expansion Sequence, a tried-and-true model tracking the steps from Philosophy to Prosperity • Digging into the soul of your business so it can find its transformative process for serious breakthroughs • How to face the fire and embrace creative destruction. • And much more This is not your typical business success book, it is a source of inspiration that will keep you reading and winning in transformative ways that aren't available to you right now. So, let's begin the process to revolutionize your business and your life.

Marketbusters by Rita Gunther McGrath

Title Marketbusters
Author Rita Gunther McGrath
Publisher Harvard Business Press
Release Date 2005
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 264
ISBN 9781591391234
Language English, Spanish, and French
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If all firms face similar obstacles to profitable growth, how do some companies successfully burst through these barriers, leaving their competitors in the dust? Rita Gunther McGrath and Ian C. MacMillan argue that an answer to this question lies in MarketBusters. Best of all, the authors say, opportunities for identifying and executing such moves can be unearthed throughout a company’s existing business platform—if managers know where and how to look for them. The authors practical tools and checklists to help leaders determine the best marketbusting move to use in a given situation. Vivid company examples illustrate the moves in practice, and clear guidelines aid managers in implementing their chosen moves effectively. Driving continuous growth is imperative for every leader in every industry. MarketBusters is the field guide that will help them succeed. MARKET BUSTERS OFFERS: * A Unique Perspective on Growth Opportunities: Big “breakthrough” moves are risky and often unsuccessful. Today’s executives are looking to drive growth off a platform of established markets, with existing customers, and with existing products and offerings. This book shows them how to do that. * A Highly Practical Approach: Actionable, tools-oriented focus of this book will appeal to executives under pressure to show results fast.

Title The CEO Who Sees Around Corners
Author Jay Abraham
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2013-09-30
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 296
ISBN 0989597628
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Creative Construction by Gary P. Pisano

Title Creative Construction
Author Gary P. Pisano
Publisher PublicAffairs
Release Date 2019-01-15
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781610398763
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This myth-busting book shows large companies can construct a strategy, system, and culture of innovation that creates sustained growth. Every company wants to grow, and the most proven way is through innovation. The conventional wisdom is that only disruptive, nimble startups can innovate; once a business gets bigger and more complex corporate arteriosclerosis sets in. Gary Pisano's remarkable research conducted over three decades, and his extraordinary on-the ground experience with big companies and fast-growing ones that have moved beyond the start-up stage, provides new thinking about how the scale of bigger companies can be leveraged for advantage in innovation. He begins with the simply reality that bigger companies are, well, different. Demanding that they "be like Uber" is no more realistic than commanding your dog to speak French. Bigger companies are complex. They need to sustain revenue streams from existing businesses, and deal with Wall Street's demands. These organizations require a different set of management practices and approaches--a discipline focused on the strategies, systems and culture for taking their companies to the next level. Big can be beautiful, but it requires creative construction by leaders to avoid the creative destruction that is all-too-often the fate of too many.

The Formula by Albert-László Barabási

Title The Formula
Author Albert-László Barabási
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2018
Category BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Total Pages 167
ISBN 0316505463
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"This is not just an important but an imperative project: to approach the problem of randomness and success using the state of the art scientific arsenal we have. Barabasi is the person."-Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of the New York Times bestselling The Black Swan and Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at NYU An international bestseller In the bestselling tradition of Malcom Gladwell, James Gleick, and Nate Silver, prominent professor LAszlO BarabAsi gives us a trailblazing book that promises to transform the very foundations of how our success-obsessed society approaches their professional careers, life pursuits and long-term goals. Too often, accomplishment does not equal success. We did the work but didn't get the promotion; we played hard but weren't recognized; we had the idea but didn't get the credit. We convince ourselves that talent combined with a strong work ethic is the key to getting ahead, but also realize that combination often fails to yield results, without any deeper understanding as to why. Recognizing this striking disconnect, the author, along with a team of renowned researchers and some of the most advanced data-crunching systems on the planet, dedicated themselves to one goal: uncovering that ever-elusive link between performance and success. Now, based on years of academic research, The Formula finally unveils the groundbreaking discoveries of their pioneering study, not only highlighting the scientific and mathematic principles that underpin success, but also revolutionizing our understanding of: -Why performance is necessary but not adequate -Why "Experts" are often wrong -How to assemble a creative team primed for success -How to most effectively engage our networks -And much more.

Seeing Around Corners by Harry M. Bobonich

Title Seeing Around Corners
Author Harry M. Bobonich
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2002
Category Social Science
Total Pages 238
ISBN STANFORD:36105112606624
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Around the Corner to Around the World
Author Robert Rosenberg
Publisher HarperCollins Leadership
Release Date 2020-10-13
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781400220496
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Learn twelve key lessons from Dunkin’ Donuts former CEO Robert Rosenberg that offer critical insights and a unique, 360-degree perspective to business leaders and managers on building one of the world’s most recognized brands. For entrepreneurs fighting for survival and leaders in growing businesses facing critical strategic decisions, competition is always fierce, and the future is never certain. Throughout all the chaos and the noise, you need a mentor that has seen a business through the ins and outs and can offer guidance that will exponentially tip the odds in your favor to succeed. Robert Rosenberg took over as CEO of Dunkin’ Donuts in 1963, 13 years after the first restaurant was founded by his father, William. In his remarkable 35-year run, he grew the company from $10 million in sales to over $2 billion, with more than 3,000 outlets. Through his tenure, Robert learned important lessons on running and scaling a family business. In Around the Corner to Around the World, Rosenberg shares his insider perspective on all the dramatic highs and lows that are part of the Dunkin’ Donuts story to guide you to your own success story. Around the Corner to Around the World: Distills the characteristics of a successful company through all phases of growth. Provides a new perspective on the dramatic story behind the rise of one of the world’s most iconic brands. Tells the first-hand account (including essential lessons learned) from the tenure of one of the most successful CEO runs in modern business history. Reveals some of the dramatic and surprising plot turns in the story of Dunkin’s rise to global prominence.

Strategic Innovation by Allan Afuah

Title Strategic Innovation
Author Allan Afuah
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2009-04-01
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 484
ISBN 9781135840501
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In today’s fast-changing business environment, those firms that want to remain competitive must also be innovative. Innovation is not simply about developing new technologies into new products or services, but in many cases, finding new models for doing business in the face of change. It often entails changing the rules of the game. Strategic Innovation demonstrates to students how to create and appropriate value using new game strategies to gain competitive advantage. The book begins with a summary of the major strategic frameworks and showing the origins of strategic innovation. Next, Afuah gives a thorough examination of contemporary strategy from an innovation standpoint, including: how to develop strategy in the face of change a detailed framework for assessing the profitability potential of a strategy or product consideration of how both for-profit and non-profit organizations can benefit from new game strategies. With a wealth of quantitative examples of successful strategies, as well as descriptive cases, Strategic Innovation will complement courses in strategy, and technology and innovation.

Pirates In The Navy by Tendayi Viki

Title Pirates In The Navy
Author Tendayi Viki
Publisher Unbound Publishing
Release Date 2020-05-14
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781783528950
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Faced with the choice of starting a company or joining a large corporation, Steve Jobs believed that it was 'more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy'. But for innovators inside established companies, making a distinction between being a pirate and joining the navy is a fallacy. We have to figure out a way to become pirates in the navy! There is nothing harder in business than trying to innovate within large corporations. Innovators in big companies often face internal opposition as well as their external competitors. It is the management of the core business that tends to get in the way of innovation. Most intrapreneurs recognise that innovation can’t be carried out as a series of one-off projects that always have to jump through political hurdles. They realise that there is a need for innovation to happen as a repeatable process. But how can they achieve this? This is a step-by-step guide to getting continuous innovation done in companies and reshaping them in the process. It is for anyone involved in corporate innovation and driving company change.

Rule Makers Rule Breakers by Michele Gelfand

Title Rule Makers Rule Breakers
Author Michele Gelfand
Publisher Scribner
Release Date 2019-08-20
Category Social Science
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9781501152948
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A celebrated social psychologist offers a radical new perspective on cultural differences that reveals why some countries, cultures, and individuals take rules more seriously and how following the rules influences the way we think and act. In Rule Makers, Rule Breakers, Michele Gelfand, “an engaging writer with intellectual range” (The New York Times Book Review), takes us on an epic journey through human cultures, offering a startling new view of the world and ourselves. With a mix of brilliantly conceived studies and surprising on-the-ground discoveries, she shows that much of the diversity in the way we think and act derives from a key difference—how tightly or loosely we adhere to social norms. Just as DNA affects everything from eye color to height, our tight-loose social coding influences much of what we do. Why are clocks in Germany so accurate while those in Brazil are frequently wrong? Why do New Zealand’s women have the highest number of sexual partners? Why are red and blue states really so divided? Why was the Daimler-Chrysler merger ill-fated from the start? Why is the driver of a Jaguar more likely to run a red light than the driver of a plumber’s van? Why does one spouse prize running a tight ship while the other refuses to sweat the small stuff? In search of a common answer, Gelfand spent two decades conducting research in more than fifty countries. Across all age groups, family variations, social classes, businesses, states, and nationalities, she has identified a primal pattern that can trigger cooperation or conflict. Her fascinating conclusion: behavior is highly influenced by the perception of threat. “A useful and engaging take on human behavior” (Kirkus Reviews) with an approach that is consistently riveting, Rule Makers, Ruler Breakers thrusts many of the puzzling attitudes and actions we observe into sudden and surprising clarity.

Reinventing Management by Julian Birkinshaw

Title Reinventing Management
Author Julian Birkinshaw
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2012-04-25
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 312
ISBN 9781118389676
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The economic crisis was not just caused by a failure of regulation or economic policy; it was a story of the failure of management in a fundamental sense—a deeply flawed approach to management that encouraged bankers to pursue opportunities without regard for their long-term consequences, and to put their own interests ahead of those of their employers and their shareholders. The revised edition of this best-selling book shows convincingly that many of today’s major economic problems in the west can be traced to a failure of management. In this updated edition the author draws our attention to new examples of failed management, from Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, and the disaster at BP, to the ongoing problems in financial services companies such as UBS and RBS. Throughout the book the references and statistics have been updated, to make this a current, highly relevant analysis of the problems besetting modern business and how managers need to tackle them.

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Title The Road
Author Cormac McCarthy
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2007-03-20
Category Fiction
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780307267450
Language English, Spanish, and French
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post

The Entrepreneurial Mindset by Rita Gunther McGrath

Title The Entrepreneurial Mindset
Author Rita Gunther McGrath
Publisher Harvard Business Press
Release Date 2000
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 380
ISBN 0875848346
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A Blueprint for Building Entrepreneurial Organizations Nobody needs to tell you that in the new economy, managers using conventional strategies are losing out to smart, fast, entrepreneurial competitors who move on ideas others overlook and who confidently act while others dither. Are the managers of leading companies simply doomed to let this happen? Not at all, argue Rita Gunther McGrath and Ian MacMillan. The fundamental problem is that the tools, training, and conceptual frameworks that work for business-as-usual can't, and don't, work when your main challenge is to bury old business models and aggressively create completely new ones. To succeed, today's strategists need the thought process and discipline that are second nature to successful entrepreneurs. The Entrepreneurial Mindset offers a refreshingly practical blueprint for thinking and acting in environments that are fast-paced, rapidly changing, and highly uncertain. It provides both a guide to energizing the organization to find tomorrow's opportunities and a set of entrepreneurial principles you can use personally to transform the arenas in which you compete. Using lessons drawn from leading entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial companies, The Entrepreneurial Mindset presents a set of practices for capitalizing on uncertainty and rapid change. Like McGrath and MacMillan's bestselling Harvard Business Review articles, such as "Discovery-Driven Planning," the book provides simple but powerful ways to stop acting by the old rules and start thinking with the discipline of habitual entrepreneurs. The Entrepreneurial Mindset will show you how to: * Eliminate paralyzing uncertainty by creating an entrepreneurial frame that shapes a shared understanding of what is to be accomplished and what would be worthwhile * Create a richly stocked opportunity register in which you mobilize great ideas for redesigning existing products, finding new sources of differentiation, resegmenting existing markets, reconfiguring market spaces, and seizing the huge upside potential of breakthroughs * Build a dynamic portfolio of businesses and options that continuously move your organization toward the future * Execute dynamically your ideas so that you can move fast, with confidence and without undue risk * Develop your own way of leading with an entrepreneurial mindset to create a vibrant entrepreneurial climate within your organization The Entrepreneurial Mindset is about succeeding in an unpredictable world. It will help everyone from independent entrepreneurs to managers of large corporations develop insights that others overlook and act on them to build the truly entrepreneurial organizations of the future.

A Corner Of The Universe by Ann M. Martin

Title A Corner of the Universe
Author Ann M. Martin
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
Release Date 2013-03-01
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780545368735
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Ann Martin's phenomenal Newbery Honor book, now in paperback The summer Hattie turns 12, her predictable smalltown life is turned on end when her uncle Adam returns home for the first time in over ten years. Hattie has never met him, never known about him. He's been institutionalized; his condition invovles schizophrenia and autism. Hattie, a shy girl who prefers the company of adults, takes immediately to her excitable uncle, even when the rest of the family -- her parents and grandparents -- have trouble dealing with his intense way of seeing the world. And Adam, too, sees that Hattie is special, that her quiet, shy ways are not a disability,