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Strategy And The Fat Smoker

Author : David Maister
ISBN : 0979845718
Genre : Business & Economics
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We often (or even usually) know what we should be doing in both our personal and professional life. We also know why we should be doing it and (often) how to do it. Real strategy lies not in figuring out what to do, but in devising ways to ensure that, compared to others, we actually do more of what everybody knows they should do. In 18 chapters, Maister explores the fat smoker syndrome and how individuals, managers, and organisations can overcome the temptations of the short-term and actually do what they already know is good for them.


Author : Matthew Tice
ISBN : 9781000025996
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 65. 15 MB
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Insurgence is designed to help business leaders apply new methods to the most important business problem they face in the world today: namely, how to overcome their incumbent mentality to maintain relevance and discover new sources of growth. At the convergence of lean, business model innovation, agile, and design thinking, insurgence is a methodology and business philosophy that will help leaders in incumbent businesses rediscover how to operate like small and nimble insurgents whilst maintaining many of their incumbent advantages. Incumbent businesses, often having enjoyed a long period of relative historical market stability, are increasingly unprepared for nimble insurgents coming on to the field of play and applying different assumptions and business models at speed and scale. These incumbent businesses find that the business models that fuelled their success are no longer robust to the change surrounding their business, and they are becoming increasingly obsolete, weighed down by a high degree of internal focus, inflexible internal controls, and an inability to innovate. Meanwhile, nimble insurgents strike at the heart of these weaknesses by formulating alternative core assumptions, building adaptive business models, and innovating in close proximity to customers and market needs. This book enables business leaders to characterise the difference between incumbents and insurgents, develop new ways of thinking about how to compete in this age of accelerating change, and provide a new framework for strategy and innovation that helps leaders to discover the essence of insurgence for their businesses. It uses rich case studies that illustrate both successful and unsuccessful efforts to help leaders move from theory to action at speed and at scale.

Strategy For Law Firms

Author : Nick Jarrett-Kerr
ISBN : 9781853288647
Genre : Law
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The Legal Services Act 2007 has fundamentally altered the legal market, transforming the regulatory framework and economic landscape. In an increasingly competitive market place, law firms must make strategic choices that will affect their long-term prospects. This book guides firms through the strategic options available to them and suggests how they might position themselves to succeed in the market.

Beyond The Days Of The Giants

Author : Paul D. Fisher
ISBN : 9781482203578
Genre : Business & Economics
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During the next 10 years, an estimated 40-50 percent of the partners in public accounting firms will retire. This exodus will place an enormous intellectual and financial strain on firms as they scramble to train and promote new partners, retire the existing ones in an orderly manner, and find the profitability to do so in extraordinarily lean economic times. Beyond the Days of the Giants: Solving the Crisis of Growth and Succession in Today’s CPA Firms is a practical, readable implementation guide for your firm to use during this next critical decade. It gives step-by-step guidance on how to: Create a growth culture founded in practitioner-led value creation, Build a no-new-cost practice system to operate within it , and Renew practitioner accountability, not to disappearing Giant-centered value creation systems, but to evidence-based value management practice—led by our New Giants.

Optimizing Your Capacity To Care

Author : Pierce Story, MPHM
ISBN : 9781315356488
Genre : Business & Economics
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Our nation's capacity to care is becoming increasingly stressed as an aging and increasingly unhealthy population collides with a relative reduction in the numbers of clinicians and ever-tightening financial resources. If even the mildest of future-state predictions are to be believed, we need a significant restructuring of our entire healthcare system and its total Capacity to Care, such that we can simultaneously improve care capacity, cost, quality, accessibility, and resource gratification. Optimizing Your Capacity to Care: A Systems Approach to Hospital and Population Health Management provides comprehensive guidance to a new way to optimize and manage community-wide Care Capacity via a unique, holistic approach to healthcare operations. Through clear examples and actual project results, the book demonstrates the outcomes of a systems-level way of thinking about a community's Capacity to Care that incorporates and integrates the full spectrum of available clinical and communal resources into the care of patients, including hospitals, physicians, emergency departments, surgical services, local churches, civic organizations, pharmacies, and volunteers. The book details operational models for each major department of the hospital and a fully integrated communal resource pool to demonstrate how the optimization of capacity, resource utilization, cost, and clinical outcomes can be attained. And by providing healthcare leaders with a deeper understanding of key elements missing from the most common process improvement methodologies and approaches, this book offers fresh perspectives and bold alternatives for hospitals, health systems, and entire communities.


Author : Kevin Freiberg
ISBN : 9781595554437
Genre : Business & Economics
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Do you have the eyes, the ears, and the hands to be a Nanovator? You're about to find out. In India, entire families?too poor to afford a car?crowd onto a single motor scooter every day to brave the tangled traffic lurching through the streets. One evening Tata Motor's venerable chairman Ratan Tata witnessed something on those rain-soaked streets that both horrified him and birthed a dream: an overloaded scooter lost traction in a busy intersection and sent several members of the family tumbling across the pavement. In that moment Nanovation took root in Tata's imagination. The very idea was supposed to be impossible. A safe and appealing family car for the price of a motor scooter? The experts dismissed it. But Ratan Tata was undeterred. When budget constraints, design restrictions, the rising costs of materials, and political agitation threatened to derail the project, Team Nano pressed on. This is the story of how, in the face of insurmountable odds, Tata Motors created one of the greatest innovations in the auto industry since Model-T. Nanovation has disrupted an entire industry and changed the game for India forever. Imagine what it can do for your business. Is your company changing the way society functions? What's your Nanovative idea? It's time to get moving! Warning! Don't read this book unless you are ready to challenge management dogma, taken-for-granted assumptions, and outdated systems by asking "what if?" and "why not?" to some of your industry's toughest questions. But, if you're ready to revolutionize the products you make, the processes you use, and the companies you build, pull up a seat at the drafting table with the creators of the Nano, the most important car to roll off the assembly line in decades. Discover the thinking that bred their ingenuity and the leadership that encouraged them to overcome adversity, to take risks despite their fear of failure, and to innovate beyond their customer's wildest expectations. Endorsements: "If you're interested in stoking the fires of innovation and making a profit while making a difference, Nanovation is a must read." ?Indra K. Nooyi, chairman and CEO, PepsiCo "The Freiberg's deep dive into a company that transformed an entire industry is loaded with hands-on-advice- and a warning not to downsize your dreams!"- Gary Kelly, chairman, president and CEO, Southwest Airlines "Nanovation is for leaders who want to leave a lasting legacy in the world." ?Chris Connor, chairman and CEO, Shermin-Williams Company "Read Nanovation and learn what you can do to create an innovative culture in your organization." ?Ken Blanchard, co-author One Minute Manager, Full Steam Ahead, and Lead with LUV "Nanovation is a must read for any leader." ?Eric Danziger, CEO, Wyndham Hotel Group "Nanovation is for leaders who want to shake it up." ?Bruce Bochy, manager, 2010 World Champion San Francisco Giants "Vibrant and energetic, the passion of the authors reflects that of the innovators it chronicles...A practical guide for creating a radical culture of innovation." ?N.R. Narayana Murthy, founder-chairman and chief mentor, Infosys Ltd.

The Art Of Managing Professional Services

Author : Maureen Broderick
ISBN : 0132101815
Genre : Business & Economics
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Today, millions of people work at over one million professional service firms generating over $2 trillion in revenue annually. These firms face unique issues that are not fully understood by management thinkers and consultants. Making matters more complex is that many of these firms stand at a crossroads, searching for new strategies and practices to succeed in a radically new economy. In The Art of Managing Professional Services, Maureen Broderick offers the solution. Broderick has brought together modern best practices for these and other crucial areas of professional services management: · Building, communicating, and maintaining shared vision, values, and culture · Recruiting, training, and evaluating people · Crafting the right strategies, portfolio, and mix of clients · Innovating and sharing knowledge · Financial planning, metrics, and reporting · Positioning: brand, marketing, and sales · Defining effective partnerships: equity, selection, and compensation · Ensuring responsibility and accountability · Organizational design, structure, governance, and systems · Leading effectively, and growing the next generation of leaders This book reflects Broderick & Co.'s unparalleled research into professional services management, including 200+ executive interviews with leaders and innovators in organizations of all sizes and types.

Who Stole My Customer

Author : Harvey Thompson
ISBN : 9780133990430
Genre : Business & Economics
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Rebuild customer loyalty, strengthen customer relationships, and leverage the immense power of customer co-innovation! Harvey Thompson's Who Stole My Customer?? is the world's definitive guide to rebuilding customer loyalty: must-reading in C-Suites and top business schools worldwide. That's no surprise: for decades, Thompson has been the go-to expert for CxOs seeking to optimize their customer growth and retention strategies. Now, in this extensively updated Second Edition, Thompson sharpens his focus on two of the most crucial strategic challenges identified by 1,300+ current CEOs: strengthening customer relationships and promoting innovation. Drawing on his immense enterprise experience, Thompson helps you overcome fundamental corporate culture issues that impede both relationship-building and innovation. Next, he demonstrates how to construct customer-driven business models and management systems that improve retention by systematically involving customers in co-innovation around goals and visions they help define. Who Stole My Customer?? Second Edition helps you identify up-to-the-minute answers to the classic "tough questions" surrounding loyalty: Who's stealing my customers? Why is it happening? How can I stop it? How can I win back lost customers? You'll discover new ways to view business processes through customer's eyes… identify today's real drivers of loyalty… tightly focus relationship investments for maximum value… rebuild touch points around customers' current and future needs. Throughout, updated questions help you apply Thompson's techniques in your competitive environment. Thompson's questions have also been updated to serve MBA or Executive MBA level students more effectively as they seek to add more value in future work assignments.

Management Des Strat Gies D Couvrir

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ISBN : IND:30000119641730
Genre : Accounting
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The Conference Board Review

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ISBN : PSU:000061840706
Genre : Business
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