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Organizations are succeeding by being open to innovation. Amazon went from being an online bookseller to a powerhouse when it started offering a wide variety of web-based services. Google and Apple have added a host of online services to their core competencies. And Toyota has enjoyed a decade-spanning, market-dominating run owing
OutThink

Organizations are succeeding by being open to innovation. Amazon went from being an online bookseller to a powerhouse when it started offering a wide variety of web-based services. Google and Apple have added a host of online services to their core competencies. And Toyota has enjoyed a decade-spanning, market-dominating run owing

The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of
The Tipping Point

The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of

Moscow-born Sergey Brin and Midwest-born Larry Page dropped out of graduate school at Stanford University to, in their own words,  change the world  through a powerful search engine that would organize every bit of information on the Web for free. The Google Story takes you deep inside the company's wild ride from an
The Google Story

Moscow-born Sergey Brin and Midwest-born Larry Page dropped out of graduate school at Stanford University to, in their own words, change the world through a powerful search engine that would organize every bit of information on the Web for free. The Google Story takes you deep inside the company's wild ride from an

Volumes of research were conducted on innovation, and as many or more on leadership, but almost nothing was done on the connection between the two. Why is this so? Perhaps practicing leaders and management thinkers have simply assumed a  good  leader in all other respects would be an effective leader of
Collective Genius

Volumes of research were conducted on innovation, and as many or more on leadership, but almost nothing was done on the connection between the two. Why is this so? Perhaps practicing leaders and management thinkers have simply assumed a good leader in all other respects would be an effective leader of

The story of Singapore’s transformation is told here by Singapore's charismatic, controversial founding father, Lee Kuan Yew. Rising from a legacy of divisive colonialism, the devastation of the Second World War, and general poverty and disorder following the withdrawal of foreign forces, Singapore now is hailed as a city of the
From Third World to First

The story of Singapore’s transformation is told here by Singapore's charismatic, controversial founding father, Lee Kuan Yew. Rising from a legacy of divisive colonialism, the devastation of the Second World War, and general poverty and disorder following the withdrawal of foreign forces, Singapore now is hailed as a city of the

The dominant thinking of strategy work over the past 25 years has only focused on competition-based red ocean strategies. The result has been a fairly good understanding of how to compete skillfully in red oceans, with tools such as downsizing, differentiation, focus and benchmarking the competition. We rarely find any tools that
Blue Ocean Strategy

The dominant thinking of strategy work over the past 25 years has only focused on competition-based red ocean strategies. The result has been a fairly good understanding of how to compete skillfully in red oceans, with tools such as downsizing, differentiation, focus and benchmarking the competition. We rarely find any tools that

China today is visible everywhere—in the news, in the economic pressures battering the globe, in our workplaces, and in every trip to the store. Provocative, timely, and essential—and updated with new statistics and information—this dramatic account of China's growing dominance as an industrial superpower by journalist Ted C. Fishman explains how
China, Inc.

China today is visible everywhere—in the news, in the economic pressures battering the globe, in our workplaces, and in every trip to the store. Provocative, timely, and essential—and updated with new statistics and information—this dramatic account of China's growing dominance as an industrial superpower by journalist Ted C. Fishman explains how

Having a mixed culture with a mixed education, Carlos Ghosn was able to lead Nissan to the next success. Traveling from Lebanon to Brazil, then Paris and America curved his methodology and his way of thinking in a way that enables him to turn a losing company to be one of
Shift

Having a mixed culture with a mixed education, Carlos Ghosn was able to lead Nissan to the next success. Traveling from Lebanon to Brazil, then Paris and America curved his methodology and his way of thinking in a way that enables him to turn a losing company to be one of

India is everywhere - Indian studios produce animated features and special effects for Hollywood movies; Indian software manages our health records; and Indian customer service centres answer our calls. A country of English speakers and a free-market democracy, with the youngest population on Earth, India is not only the fastest growing
Planet India

India is everywhere - Indian studios produce animated features and special effects for Hollywood movies; Indian software manages our health records; and Indian customer service centres answer our calls. A country of English speakers and a free-market democracy, with the youngest population on Earth, India is not only the fastest growing

The Malcolm Baldrige Award is given annually to companies that have extremely high quality. In 1990, the Wallace Company, a family-run distributor of pipes and valves in Houston won in the small business category. Unfortunately, glowing reviews about the company didn’t transfer into results. Quality alone wasn’t the recipe for success.
Strategy Bites Back

The Malcolm Baldrige Award is given annually to companies that have extremely high quality. In 1990, the Wallace Company, a family-run distributor of pipes and valves in Houston won in the small business category. Unfortunately, glowing reviews about the company didn’t transfer into results. Quality alone wasn’t the recipe for success.

Too often, innovation is reduced to a series of brainstorming sessions. Here’s the problem; evidence shows that such techniques do not actually lead to better outcomes. A number of years ago, we researched innovation efforts in industries such as manufacturing and services. A full 95% of these efforts failed. A glance around
Ten Types of Innovation

Too often, innovation is reduced to a series of brainstorming sessions. Here’s the problem; evidence shows that such techniques do not actually lead to better outcomes. A number of years ago, we researched innovation efforts in industries such as manufacturing and services. A full 95% of these efforts failed. A glance around

The Wal-Mart story is full of simple, but important truths. It's a story that has mystified some, frustrated others, and been admired by many. It's a story about principled, focused leadership that has been able to effectively and consistently balance values and the bottom line in a way that has seldom
The Wal-Mart Way

The Wal-Mart story is full of simple, but important truths. It's a story that has mystified some, frustrated others, and been admired by many. It's a story about principled, focused leadership that has been able to effectively and consistently balance values and the bottom line in a way that has seldom

On the heels of the Enron trial, there are many lessons to be learned from the barrage of fraud hammering corporate America -- including how to spot signs of future impropriety. In a gripping and intriguing read, BUSINESS FAIRY TALES uses real-world scandals to illustrate the top twenty most common methods
Business Fairy Tales

On the heels of the Enron trial, there are many lessons to be learned from the barrage of fraud hammering corporate America -- including how to spot signs of future impropriety. In a gripping and intriguing read, BUSINESS FAIRY TALES uses real-world scandals to illustrate the top twenty most common methods

The idea that the path from good to great in the social sectors is to become “more like a business” is dead wrong. Great companies make a prosperous society, but not a great society for economic growth and power are the means, not the end, of a great nation. Few businesses
Good to Great and the Social Sectors

The idea that the path from good to great in the social sectors is to become “more like a business” is dead wrong. Great companies make a prosperous society, but not a great society for economic growth and power are the means, not the end, of a great nation. Few businesses

Although personal traits are important in making successful leaders, it is the know-how that separates those who build long-term values from those who hit short-term targets. Personal characteristics do not guarantee sound judgment or realistic vision, and their values are greatly diminished without the know-hows that could be learned and developed
Know-how

Although personal traits are important in making successful leaders, it is the know-how that separates those who build long-term values from those who hit short-term targets. Personal characteristics do not guarantee sound judgment or realistic vision, and their values are greatly diminished without the know-hows that could be learned and developed

If you put the words  history of business ethics  into a search engine on the Internet, you can come up with more than 34,000,000 hits in 0.18 of a second. Most of those hits would focus on the scandals that occurred in the last 30 years only. That’s when the idea
The Ethical Enterprise

If you put the words history of business ethics into a search engine on the Internet, you can come up with more than 34,000,000 hits in 0.18 of a second. Most of those hits would focus on the scandals that occurred in the last 30 years only. That’s when the idea

Like neuroscientists searching for the grandma cell, when we look at the world outside of our brain, we naturally seek order. We look for hierarchy all around us. Whether we’re looking at a Fortune 500 company, an army or a community, our natural reaction is to ask, “Who’s in charge?” We
The Starfish and the Spider

Like neuroscientists searching for the grandma cell, when we look at the world outside of our brain, we naturally seek order. We look for hierarchy all around us. Whether we’re looking at a Fortune 500 company, an army or a community, our natural reaction is to ask, “Who’s in charge?” We

Family businesses are the backbone of the economy of just about every country on earth, and the wealth of nations depends on them. Many, even most of the major corporations on the planet had family business origins. Understanding family business can unlock one of the greatest and most illusive challenges in
Family Wars

Family businesses are the backbone of the economy of just about every country on earth, and the wealth of nations depends on them. Many, even most of the major corporations on the planet had family business origins. Understanding family business can unlock one of the greatest and most illusive challenges in

Every society needs a public sector to perform services that are critical to its interest that neither the private nor the nonprofit sectors want to handle.  Since such operations are carried on at a great cost to its citizens, they request them to be conducted efficiently and effectively.  Accordingly, the public
Marketing in the Public Sector

Every society needs a public sector to perform services that are critical to its interest that neither the private nor the nonprofit sectors want to handle.  Since such operations are carried on at a great cost to its citizens, they request them to be conducted efficiently and effectively.  Accordingly, the public

This book is not about gloating over the demise of once-mighty enterprises that fell, but about seeing what we can learn and apply to our own situation. By understanding the five stages of decline, leaders can substantially reduce the chances of falling all the way to the bottom, tumbling from iconic
How the Mighty Fall

This book is not about gloating over the demise of once-mighty enterprises that fell, but about seeing what we can learn and apply to our own situation. By understanding the five stages of decline, leaders can substantially reduce the chances of falling all the way to the bottom, tumbling from iconic

In Pricing with Confidence, pricing gurus Reed Holden and Mark Burton offer a radically different solution—one that actually builds revenues and profits without lowering prices. The key? Linking prices to the value delivered. The real trick is to bring people from marketing, product development, sales, and senior management into the process
Pricing with Confidence

In Pricing with Confidence, pricing gurus Reed Holden and Mark Burton offer a radically different solution—one that actually builds revenues and profits without lowering prices. The key? Linking prices to the value delivered. The real trick is to bring people from marketing, product development, sales, and senior management into the process

Organizations of high integrity achieve superior performance because they attract and retain high-quality employees, customers, suppliers and investors. Creating organizations of high integrity takes time and effort. This does not happen automatically, because human beings are not morally perfect. Unethical employees, customers, suppliers and investors can prevent organizations from achieving high
Essentials of Business Ethics

Organizations of high integrity achieve superior performance because they attract and retain high-quality employees, customers, suppliers and investors. Creating organizations of high integrity takes time and effort. This does not happen automatically, because human beings are not morally perfect. Unethical employees, customers, suppliers and investors can prevent organizations from achieving high

The new question: Ten years after the worldwide bestseller  Good to Great,  Jim Collins returns to ask: Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? In  Great by Choice,  Collins and his colleague, Morten T. Hansen, enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in
Great by Choice

The new question: Ten years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns to ask: Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? In Great by Choice, Collins and his colleague, Morten T. Hansen, enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in

In his 20-plus years at General Electric, Welch transformed a mature manufacturing company into an outstanding products-and-services juggernaut. He increased the value of the company more than 30 times over. He achieved all of this by defying some of GE's most venerated traditions (for example, by making hundreds of acquisitions), by
Jack Welch and the 4 E's of Leadership

In his 20-plus years at General Electric, Welch transformed a mature manufacturing company into an outstanding products-and-services juggernaut. He increased the value of the company more than 30 times over. He achieved all of this by defying some of GE's most venerated traditions (for example, by making hundreds of acquisitions), by

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