Get Back in the Box

Author: Douglas Rushkoff
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062004522
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Douglas Rushkoff was one of the first social commentators to identify the new culture around the internet. He has spent nearly a decade advising companies on the ways they can re-orient their businesses to the transformations the internet has caused. Through his speaking and consulting, Rushkoff has discovered an important and unrecognized shift in American business. Too many companies are panicked and operating in survival mode when the worst of the crisis has already passed. Likening the internet transformation to the intellectual and technological ferment of the Enlightment, Rushkoff suggests we have a remarkable opportunity to re-integrate our new perspective with the work we actually do. Instead of running around trying to "think out of the box," Rushkoff demonstrates, now is the time to "get back in the box" and improve the way we do our jobs, run our operations and drive innovation from the ground up. Combining stories gleaned from his consulting with a thrilling tour of history's dramatic moments and clever readings of cultural shift we've just experienced, Rushkoff offers a compelling vision of the simple and effective ways businesses can re-invigorate themselves.

You Are a Badass

Author: Jen Sincero
Publisher: Running Press Adult
ISBN: 0762448318
Format: PDF, Kindle
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YOU ARE A BADASS IS THE SELF-HELP BOOK FOR PEOPLE WHO DESPERATELY WANT TO IMPROVE THEIR LIVES BUT DON'T WANT TO GET BUSTED DOING IT. In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, bestselling author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bitesized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to: Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, Create a life you totally love. And create it NOW, Make some damn money already. The kind you've never made before. By the end of You Are a Badass®, you'll understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can't change, how to change what you don't love, and how to use The Force to kick some serious ass.

Vending Business in a Box

Author: Bryon Krug
Publisher: Krug Industries, Inc.
ISBN: 0976024004
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Do you want your money working for you? If so, consider starting a vending business. You can create an incredibly profitable vending business that doesn't take much of your time. But, it is critical to be able to recognize the scams and find the real opportunities. Vending Business-In-A-Box will guide you through the entire process of starting a vending company. From finding the best locations to getting the right equipment, this book walks you through it all. Its easy-to-use worksheets and checklists will have you on track for success in no time.

Good to Great

Author: Jim Collins
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0066620996
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Challenge Built to Last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the verybeginning. But what about the company that is not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness? The Study For years, this question preyed on the mind of Jim Collins. Are there companies that defy gravity and convert long-term mediocrity or worse into long-term superiority? And if so, what are the universal distinguishing characteristics that cause a company to go from good to great? The Standards Using tough benchmarks, Collins and his research team identified a set of elite companies that made the leap to great results and sustained those results for at least fifteen years. How great? After the leap, the good-to-great companies generated cumulative stock returns that beat the general stock market by an average of seven times in fifteen years, better than twice the results delivered by a composite index of the world's greatest companies, including Coca-Cola, Intel, General Electric, and Merck. The Comparisons The research team contrasted the good-to-great companies with a carefully selected set of comparison companies that failed to make the leap from good to great. What was different? Why did one set of companies become truly great performers while the other set remained only good? Over five years, the team analyzed the histories of all twenty-eight companies in the study. After sifting through mountains of data and thousands of pages of interviews, Collins and his crew discovered the key determinants of greatness -- why some companies make the leap and others don't. The Findings The findings of the Good to Great study will surprise many readers and shed light on virtually every area of management strategy and practice. The findings include: Level 5 Leaders: The research team was shocked to discover the type of leadership required to achieve greatness. The Hedgehog Concept (Simplicity within the Three Circles): To go from good to great requires transcending the curse of competence. A Culture of Discipline: When you combine a culture of discipline with an ethic of entrepreneurship, you get the magical alchemy of great results. Technology Accelerators: Good-to-great companies think differently about the role of technology. The Flywheel and the Doom Loop: Those who launch radical change programs and wrenching restructurings will almost certainly fail to make the leap. “Some of the key concepts discerned in the study,” comments Jim Collins, "fly in the face of our modern business culture and will, quite frankly, upset some people.” Perhaps, but who can afford to ignore these findings?

Management Stripped Bare

Author: Jo Owen
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 9780814407769
Format: PDF, Docs
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Have you ever noticed how all the buzzwords, trends, and "latest thinking" on management have very little to do with how things work in the real world? Seemingly every year, the management gurus dress their wisdom in the latest jargon, but it's been awhile since somebody shouted, "The emperor has no clothes!" Today, that somebody is Jo Owen, who has seen it all in his more than twenty years working with organizations of all types and sizes, including some of the world's most respected corporations. Management Stripped Bare is Owen's A-to-Z recounting of what he has learned (and now teaches) about how businesses actually operate. With dry and occasionally piercing humor, Owen examines the good, the bad, and the ugly of more than 150 universal management issues from leadership to accounting practices, performance appraisal to harassment policy, mergers & acquisitions to project management, and much more. Among his less traditional subjects are herd instincts, "-ists," blame, Mars Bars, the death of the Tea Lady (read the book!), and why attrition and stress are good. For novice and veteran managers disillusioned by blind faith in sacred cows, Jo Owen serves up the juiciest burgers in town. And while it's amazing that someone with tongue so firmly planted in cheek can speak so clearly, more impressive is the wealth of real solutions you'll be able to apply in your own work environment. Book jacket.