Leapfrogging September 12, 2012Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Business, Management & Organization.
Authors: Soren Kaplan
©2012 | 1st Edition | 208 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: AUG-12
Price: US$ 27.95
How did Gatorade revitalise itself in the wake of Red Bull and Starbucks? How did OpenTable come to be? What makes one company thrive while others languish in mediocrity? There’s no doubt hard work is involved, but Soren Kaplan shows how you can’t do it by simply creating a big vision and implementing a set plan. In his trailblazing debut, Kaplan gives business leaders the tools to do exactly what they’re taught to avoid: embrace surprise – the new key to business breakthroughs.
Instead of fighting against uncertainty, Kaplan reveals how to use it to break down limiting mindsets and barriers to change the game. By highlighting specific ways to transform both good and bad surprises into unique opportunities, Kaplan encourages leaders to complete by embracing counterintuitive ideas, managing paradoxes, and even welcoming failure. This is the key to “leapfrogging” – creating or doing something radically new or different that produces a significant leap forward.
Leapfrogging connects new research, unconventional strategies, and practical tools for navigating the “messy” and elusive process of achieving business breakthroughs. Filled with real-world examples from innovators such as Gatorade, Intuit, Philips, Kimberley-Clark, Colgate-Palmolive, OpenTable, and Etsy, Kaplan shows that any organisation or business function can leapfrog. Using his LEAPS process (Listen, Explore, Act, Persist, and Seize), leaders learn to seek out, recognise, and respond to surprising experiences and events as a way to create solutions that leap beyond the current expectations of customers, partners, employees, the market, and the competition. Kaplan’s Leapfrogging is the new handbook for the modern leader.
- Breakthrough Concept: Businesses often fight surprises and try to avoid them. Yet the power of surprise is the very thing that will drive innovation internally and create delight in the mind of the customer
- Universal Topic: The book provides the recipe for creating something every business wants and needs: breakthrough ideas and execution, not just incremental improvements
- Tested Model: The author’s LEAP model provides a tested method for finding surprising breakthroughs and carrying them through the organization to successful implementation
About the Author
Soren Kaplan is managing principal at InnovationPoint, where he works with organizations including Disney, Visa, Colgate-Palmolive, Kimberley-Clark, Medtronic, Cisco, Philips, and numerous other global firms. He previously led the internal strategy and innovation group at Hewlett-Packard during the roaring 1990s in Silicon Valley and was a co-founder of iCohere, one of the first web collaboration platforms for online learning and communities of practice. He is an adjunct professor within the Imagineering Academy at NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. He resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two daughters, and hypoallergenic cat.
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Foreword by Marshall Goldsmith
Self-Leadership September 6, 2012Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Leadership, Management & Organization.
Tags: book, coach, conversation, difficult employee, Employee, employee engagement, engage, Engagement, evaluate, evaluation, executive, fire, Firing, goals, Guide, Hiring, How-to, innovate, Innovation, inspiration, inspire, inspiring, lead, manage, management, managing, mentor, motivate, Motivation, Organization, performance, shareholder, staff, stakeholder, Strategy, team, team building, teams, workforce
Authors: Andrew Bryant, Ana Kazan
©2013 | 1st Edition | 224 pages | Paperback
Pub Date: AUG-12
Price: US$ 25.00
An effective new approach for leading yourself and others to ultimate business success
With the flattening of hierarchies and global teams and the need for empowered and engaged employees, a new style of leadership is required. Self-Leadership gives managers and other business leaders the tools for greater self-observation, self-confidence, self-management, and decision-making.
Lead yourself to success—and others are sure to follow
“For leaders looking for a plan of ‘Why, What, and How’ to become a better leader, the answer is between the covers of this book.”
—Chester Elton, New York Times bestselling author of The Carrot Principle, The Orange Revolution, and All In
“Ever wish you could be more confident, more engaged, or more productive in your life? Look no further. All the concepts and tools are right here.”
—Ryan M. Niemiec, Psy.D., Psychologist and Education Director, VIA Institute on Character
“Self-reliance, courage, confidence, emotional self-awareness, and perseverance encompassed into one leadership concept.”
—Garee W. Earnest, Ph.D., Professor, The Ohio State University
“Bryant and Kazan’s groundbreaking work challenges us to take the first small steps of what will be for many a lifelong journey of self-discovery from the inside out.”
—R. Dale Safrit, Ed.D., Professor, North Carolina State University
“Andrew and Ana’s . . . research, insights, and experience provide a practical tool-kit on how you can choose to live your life and your work and influence others to do the same.”
—Philip Beck, Chairman, Dubeta
“It is generally accepted in the business literature that the heart of leadership is leading self. I believe that leading self is also the path to being a ‘responsible’ leader. The important contribution made by Self Leadershipis that it tells you what to do if you want to get better at leading self. Read this book if you desire to be more effective as a leader and remember, “You don’t have to be bad at leadership to get better.”
—Stephen C. Lundin Ph.D., author of the bestseller, Fish!
About the Author
Andrew Bryant, CSP, PCC is an international thought leader specializing in Self-leadership, the power of influence and developing leaders for the future with an emphasis on Asia specifically. He is the founder of Self Leadership International as well as an executive coach and leadership consultant.
Ana Kazan, PhD is a university professor and a researcher in Brazil and Research and Data Analysis Director of Kazan & Associates Consultants. She teaches Organizational Communication, Organizational Psychology and Leadership, Research Methods, and Self-Leadership courses in the state of Sao Paulo.
Strategic Capitalism July 2, 2012Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Management & Organization.
Tags: bear, billion, BRIC, bull, Bush, Capitalism, commodities, commodity, competition, Congress, consumer, credit crisis, crisis, deflation, downturn, Economic, economic growth, economy, failure, financial instrument, financial system, fiscal, free market, global financial crisis, globalization, government, growth, inflation, Innovation, investment bank, job loss, Keynes, Keynsian, laissez faire, main street, meltdown, Minsky, mortgage, Obama, oil, productivity, real estate, recession, rescue package, Schumpeter, stabilization act, stagflation, stimulus, subprime, TARP, taxes, trillion, troubled assets relief program, unemployment, volatility, wall street
Authors: Richard D’Aveni
©2013 | 1st Edition | 304 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: AUG-12
Price: US$ 30.00
The Capitalist Cold War Has Begun
Capitalism is the dominant idea of our century. While the twentieth century saw a battle between the ideologies of communism and capitalism, the twenty first century sees capitalism in its eye catching, wealth-creating ascendancy. From Wuhan to Washington, capitalism drives how we live and work. At the last count there were 196 countries in the world; only a handful of them now embraces systems other than capitalism.
Through his work as Professor of Strategy at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, Richard A. D’Aveni has spent more than 30 years researching capitalism in one form or another. As he studied companies and industries around the world, D’Aveni observed that the environment in which they operate varies hugely. Capitalism takes many different forms around the globe. And he noticed something else.
D’Aveni’s big insight is that it isn’t just companies and industries that compete: capitalism itself is in a constant state of flux. American capitalism is not the same as Chinese capitalism, and both are different to that in India or Russia. And these different varieties of capitalism are now in competition with each other. In fact the competition among these different forms of capitalism is increasing in speed and intensity. What took a century to evolve is now happening in a decade. D’Aveni calls this phenomenon the Capitalist Cold War.
Today, he says, we are witnessing a global struggle between four main types of capitalism: laissez-faire capitalism; social market capitalism; philanthropic capitalism; and managed capitalism. This ongoing and escalating contest between capitalist systems is already having a profound impact on the balance of power among nations.
And he believes that this is where America has been going wrong over recent decades. Instead of making informed choices about the direction of America’s version of capitalism, US policy makers and politicians have assumed it is beyond strategic choices. They have simply accepted that it evolves through the unpredictable, unfettered evolution of international trade and domestic competitive markets. Regulation is seen by some as abhorrent because it interferes with the efficiency of markets. Meanwhile, other parts of the world are taking a more proactive approach, planning and implementing national strategies. As a result, America’s competitive position has been eroded. The world is not as simple as the theory of laissez-faire capitalism suggests. The nation’s thinking needs to change if the US is to continue its role as the world’s economic leader.
In this hard-hitting book, D’Aveni explains why we need to embrace what he calls Strategic Capitalism – intentional strategic interference in national economies to achieve the mission of the nation and outperform other capitalist systems.
Today, the US is under threat from a pack of emerging economies. Chief among them is China — probably the most strategic capitalist in history. How should the US respond? What is our vision to win the struggle between different forms of capitalism so that America maintains its supremacy and American democracy flourishes for another two centuries? That’s D’Aveni’s theme, one which will shape the political debate in the next US Presidential election and beyond.
About the Author
Richard A. D’Aveni has been named among the top 25 business thinkers in the world by CNN, Forbes, the (London) Times, Harvard Business Review, and The Times of India based on the rating of the Thinkers50. Author of the bestselling book Hypercompetition, he is the Bakala Professor of Strategy at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a winner of the prestigious A. T. Kearney Award for his research.
Investing in the Second Lost Decade May 1, 2012Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights, Management & Organization.
Tags: Bollinger Bands, channels, Confirmation, consolidation, Divergence, eversal, formula gap, Inde, moving average, open interest, Oscillators, relative strength, resistance, signal, Stochastics, support, Technical Analysis for the Trading Professional, Trading Bands, trendlines, true value, volume
Authors: Martin J. Pring, Joe D. Turner, Tom J. Kopas
©2012 | 1st Edition | 224 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: JUN-12
Price: US$ 30.00
How to survive 10 more years of down markets
As bestselling finance author Martin J. Pring, Joe D. Turner, and Tom J. Kopas argue in Investing in the Second Lost Decade, based on previous market cycles, it is not difficult to conclude that the current secular bear market has further to run in duration and valuation. In fact, they believe that the current bear market is only halfway over in terms of years and recessions, and price-to-earnings ratios will have to return to bargain levels before the secular bear market bottom is within reach. But while the authors certainly have a pessimistic market outlook for the upcoming six to ten years–a time period they have dubbed the “Second Lost Decade,” thanks to its similarities to Japan’s Lost Decade–Pring, Turner, and Kopas emphasize that if investors are willing to discard the buy-and-hold, indexing, and passive asset allocation strategies that have bolstered them in past secular bull markets and instead start following the proven investing strategies outlined in Investing in the Second Lost Decade, they will be able to build their wealth–even as the market is contracting.
Why should investors step away from the investing strategies they trust the most as they try to navigate their way through the Second Lost Decade. As the authors explain in Investing in the Second Lost Decade, while buy-and-hold investors will be hobbled by their tendency to clutch onto their assets, cross their fingers, and hope that the economy improves, those who follow the authors’ flexible, market-tested investment strategy will be able to actively adjust their portfolio asset allocation to take advantage of emerging profit opportunities as new economic developments unfold. Readers of Investing in the Second Lost Decade will learn:
- The rationale behind the authors’ pessimistic economic forecast, including why concurrent secular bull markets in interest rates and commodities in combination with a secular bear market in equities spells out six to ten more years of contracted markets;
- Simple techniques for pinpointing and profiting from key economic events through the use of moving averages and leading economic indicators;
- All about the various sectors within individual industry groups, including how these sectors are represented by ETF families, what stage of the economic cycle each sector should be owned or avoided, and how to successfully rotate specific sectors into and out of a portfolio;
- And how the Dow Jones Pring Turner Tactical Asset Index can contribute to overall investment success during the Second Lost Decade.
About the Author
Martin J. Pring entered the financial markets in 1969 and has grown to become a leader in the global investment community. In 1981 he founded Pring Research and began providing research for financial institutions and individual investors around the world. Since 1984, he has published the “Intermarket Review”, a monthly market review offering a long-term synopsis of the world’s major financial markets. Martin pioneered the introduction of videos as an educational tool for technical analysis in 1987, and was the first to introduce educational, interactive CDs in this field.
Demanded as a speaker worldwide, he is the author of several outstanding books including, Introduction to Technical Analysis, Martin Pring on Market Momentum, and Technical Analysis Explained, now in its fourth edition. In 2002, McGraw-Hill released six new Pring titles, including Technician’s Guide to Day and Swing Trading, Breaking the Black Box, Introduction on Candlestick Charting, How to Select Stocks, and the two-volume set, Momentum Explained.
Joe D. Turner is principal of Pring Turner Capital Group and has been serving investors since 1968. He has been providing fee-only investment management since 1977. Joe is known for his economic and business cycle research and has lectured extensively around the country on these subjects.
Tom J. Kopas began his career in the investment industry in 1981 and spent more than twenty years as a financial consultant with major Wall Street brokerage firms, and joined the Pring Turner team in 2002.
The Transformative CEO May 1, 2012Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights, Management & Organization.
Tags: best practices, Cats, ceo radio, ceoshow.com, Collaborative Organization, Drucker’s Lost Art of Management, Find Your Next, Fortune 500, Hayzlett, Ikea Edge, Inside China Investment Corp, Jacob Morgan, Jeffrey Fox, leadership qualities, Liker, Relentless Innovation, Rising Above Turbulence, Rob Reiss, Robert Reiss, Running the Gauntlet, secrets of top CEOs, Strategic Forecasting, Strategy from the Outside In, the ceo show, Toyota Kata, Toyota Under Fire, transformative ceo, transformative leadership, what makes a good CEO, What Would Drucker Do, Winning Under Inflation
Authors: Jeffrey J. Fox, Robert Reiss
©2012 | 1st Edition | 196 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: JUN-12
Price: US$ 22.00
Best Leadership Practices from the Best Leaders in Business
Bestselling author Jeffrey Fox literally wrote the book on “How to Become a CEO,” and radio talk show host Robert Reiss has interviewed several of the world’s top CEOs. In The Successful CEO Mind, they have boiled down the characteristics it takes to become a transformative CEO—the kind that takes problems and transforms them into opportunities for growth and profit. With research based on first-hand interviews with superstar CEOs, this book provides valuable strategies that any manager, business owner, or executive can use.
About the Author
Jeffrey Fox is the bestselling business author of numerous books, including New York Times bestseller HOW TO BECOME A CEO and Audie Award winner RAIN. Founder of Fox and Company, Fox works with Fortune 500 companies such as General Electric, IBM, and Office Depot, among others.
Robert Reiss is the host of The CEO Show, syndicated to more than 600,000 listeners. In addition to publishing The CEO Forum, a quarterly magazine whose subscription base is exclusively 10,000 top CEOs, Reiss writes a monthly column for Forbes and is a popular keynote speaker.
The Apple Experience March 12, 2012Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights, Management & Organization.
Tags: Apple, apple store, Bill Gates, carmine gallo, CRM, cupertino, customer service, Disney, Employee, Innovation, iPad, ipad2, ipad3, iPhone, iphone2, iphone3, iphone4, iPod, iTunes, Jobs, Leadership, mac, macintosh, management, marc, Pixar, silicon valley, staff, Steve, Steve Jobs, Strategy, team, workforce, Zuckerberg
Apple’s 5 Core Principles—Now in the Palm of Your Hand!
Steve Jobs and Apple re-imagined retail. The Apple Experience reveals the secrets to the iconic brand’s unparalleled success during one of the most difficult retail environments in decades.
A global expert on the business methods of Steve Jobs, Carmine Gallo uncovers the five steps of service that Apple’s customer-facing employees follow to engage customers in a retail setting:
End with a fond farewell
Learn how to serve both internal and external companies, create “fearless” employees, and develop a “feedback loop” that benefits everyone at every level.
Praise for THE APPLE EXPERIENCE
“There are three pillars of enchantment: likability, trustworthiness, and quality. The Apple experience is the best modern-day example of all three pillars. Carmine’s book will help you understand and implement the same kind of world-class experience.”
–Guy Kawasaki, author of Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions and former chief evangelist of Apple
“Carmine Gallo explains beautifully and simply just what makes the Apple retail experience so successful. No matter what kind of business you are in, there are insanely valuable lessons in this book!”
–Garr Reynolds, best-selling author of Presentation Zen and The Naked Presenter
“The Apple Experience isn’t just for retailers. It applies to any business that involves people. At its core, this book is not about Apple. It’s about delivering the best experience possible.” –Tony Hsieh, New York Times bestselling author of Delivering Happiness and CEO of Zappos.com, Inc.
“An exciting resource for any business owner in any country who wants to reimagine the customer experience.”
–Loic Le Meur, CEO, LeWeb
“Why can’t other retail experiences be as great as an Apple store’s? Not only does Carmine Gallo answer that question brilliantly, but he shows precisely how to make sure your customers never ask it about your business.”
–Matthew E. May, author of In Pursuit of Elegance and The Laws of Subtraction
“Carmine Gallo gets to the magic of Steve Jobs: Touching people’s lives. This simple, yet delightful vision should be at the heart of every retail interaction in the world today.”
–Peter Steinlauf, Chairman, Edmunds.com
“This magnificent collection of insights illuminates the way for anyone who wants to create a truly great experience, whether in retail, service, or software. “
–Dan Roam, author of The Back of the Napkin and Blah Blah Blah
Articles by Carmine Gallo
Forbes, March 08, 2012: 7 Ways Tim Cook Gave a Steve Jobs-Like Presentation
- Forbes, May 20, 2011 – How The Four Seasons Helped Apple Store Rewrite the Rules
- InformationWeek, August 26, 2011 – 5 Succession Planning Lessons From Steve Jobs
About the Author
Carmine Gallo is the communications coach for the world’s most admired global brands. A former anchor and correspondent for CNN and CBS, Gallo is a popular keynote speaker and has worked with executives at Intel, Cisco, Chevron, Hewlett-Packard, Coca-Cola, Pfizer, and many others. Gallo writes “My Communications Coach,” a regular column for Forbes.com. He has written several internationally bestselling and award–winning books, including The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs, The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs, and The Power of foursquare. Gallo has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and Success magazine and on CNBC. He lives in Pleasanton, California, with his wife and two daughters.
Other books by Carmine Gallo:
- 9780071636087 The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs
- 9780071748759 The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs
- 9780071773171 The Power of foursquare
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