Growth IQ

Author: Tiffani Bova
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525534415
Format: PDF
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A WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER Do you know the best way to drive your company's growth? If not, it's time to boost your Growth IQ. Trying to find the one right move that will improve your business's performance can feel overwhelming. But, as you'll discover in Growth IQ, there are just ten simple--but easily misunderstood--paths to growth, and every successful growth strategy can be boiled down to picking the right combination and sequence of these paths for your current context. Tiffani Bova travels around the world helping companies solve their most vexing problem: how to keep growing in the face of stiff competition and a fast-changing business environment. Whether she's presenting to a Fortune 500 board of directors or brainstorming over coffee with a startup founder, Bova cuts through the clutter and confusion that surround growth. Now, she draws on her decades of experience and more than thirty fascinating, in-depth business stories to demonstrate the opportunities--and pitfalls--of each of the ten growth paths, how they work together, and how they apply to business today. You'll see how, for instance: * Red Bull broke Coca-Cola and PepsiCo's stranglehold on the soft drink market by taking the Customer Base Penetration path to establish a foothold with adventure sports junkies and expand into the mainstream. * Marvel transformed itself from a struggling comic book publisher into a global entertainment behemoth by using a Customer and Product Diversification strategy and shifting their focus from comic books to comic book characters in movies. * Starbucks suffered a brand crisis when they overwhelmed their customers with a Product Expansion strategy, and brought back CEO Howard Schultz to course-correct by returning to the Customer Experience path. Through Bova's insightful analyses of these and many other case studies, you'll see why it can be a mistake to imitate strategies that worked for your competitors, or rely on strategies that worked for you in the past. To grow your company with confidence, you first need to grow your Growth IQ.

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Growth IQ

Author: TIFFANI. BOVA
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529011852
Format: PDF
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Tiffani Bova, the Growth and Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce, draws on her expertise as a consultant and practitioner to devise a new framework for business leaders looking to pursue growth. We're witnessing an age of endless customization, and growth strategy is no exception. There's no one size fits all strategy; a winning strategy for one business may spell doom for another.In Growth IQ, Bova determines that there are ten simple - but easily misunderstood - growth paths, and explains how companies can get a handle on their particular business context, and use it to determine the right combination and sequence of growth paths to take them into the future. Bova breaks down the strategies deployed by a wide range of companies to show you how: * GE and John Deere have lasted over a century and continue to thrive by combining their strategy of innovative product development with a renewed focus on R&D and customer experience. * Marvel transformed from a struggling comic book publisher to a global entertainment behemoth by realigning their market penetration strategy to focus on comic book characters, instead of just comic books. * Gateway's attempt at market expansion into brick-and-mortar retail led to its failure, while the same move by Apple has accelerated its growth.Whether your company is on a growth spurt, in a worrying stall, or showing signs of decline, Growth IQ is your map to charting the course of your company's future.

IQ and the Wealth of Nations

Author: Richard Lynn
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275975104
Format: PDF, ePub
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Lynn and Vanhanen argue that a significant part of the gap between rich and poor countries is due to differences in national intelligence (national IQs). Based on an extensive survey of national IQ tests, the results of their study challenge the previous theories of economic development and provide a new basis to evaluate the prospects of economic development throughout the world.

Growth IQ

Author: Tiffani Bova
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529004670
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Tiffani Bova, the Growth and Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce, draws on her expertise as a consultant and practitioner to devise a new framework for business leaders looking to pursue growth. We're witnessing an age of endless customisation, and growth strategy is no exception. There's no one size fits all strategy; a winning strategy for one business may spell doom for another.Bova breaks down the strategies deployed by a wide range of companies to show you how: * GE and John Deere have lasted over a century and continue to thrive by combining their strategy of innovative product development with a renewed focus on R&D and customer experience. * Marvel transformed from a struggling comic book publisher to a global entertainment behemoth by realigning their market penetration strategy to focus on comic book characters, instead of just comic books. * Gateway's attempt at market expansion into brick-and-mortar retail led to its failure, while the same move by Apple has accelerated its growth.

Your Spiritual IQ

Author: John Savage
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426719825
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Guidance, inspiration, and practical tools to deepen your relationship with God. To increase your faith, love, and commitment to God, you must: know your own story, pray deeply, simplify your desires, face your challenges, and expand your understanding through learning and service to others. Practicing these five steps, as described by John Savage, will help you face difficult times and find meaning in your life journey. In this book, Dr. John Savage also provides reproducible pages to help you develop your personal spiritual development plan.

Are We Getting Smarter

Author: James R. Flynn
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107028094
Format: PDF, ePub
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Seeks to explain the 'Flynn effect' (massive IQ gains over time) and its consequences for gender, race and social equality.

Hive Mind

Author: Garett Jones
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804785961
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In "Hive Mind," Garett Jones draws on an array of research from psychology, economics, management, and political science to make the case that IQ scores are a strong predictor of national prosperity.

Brain Builders

Author: Frank M.D. Minirth
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1493413856
Format: PDF
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Brain Builders helps readers tap into more of their brain's potential through the mental exercise of vocabulary building and memorization. With the exercises in this book, readers can improve test scores, increase IQ, memorize more information, communicate more effectively, and excel in work and interactions with other people. The book also reveals eight time-proven memory techniques, encourages Scripture memorization, and offers insights into language that will open new doors for any reader.

The Business Mentor

Author: Ira Bernard Teich
Publisher: IRA Teich
ISBN: 9780995944220
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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THE BUSINESS MENTOR: ELEVATE YOUR MANAGEMENT IQ reflects my experiences with hundreds of clients over many years. The genius of business lies in the understanding of the principles and mostly in their implementation, so I focus on how to approach, apply, and benefit from business and market growth principles. These are simple concepts that will reinforce well-imbedded principles for many seasoned executives. For others, they should deliver a philosophy and practical insights. For all, I expect that it will provide a bridge between creative concepts and their execution and a sense for prioritization. Businesses today over-complicate things, often confusing themselves and more importantly, their customers and strategic partners. This is not necessary or desirable. Brilliant simplicity isn't simple to incorporate into an organization but it's do-able. You will read about appreciating the needs of customers and consumers and how you can solve their problems and deliver ideas and suggestions that they will value. I explain how creativity can be nourished in the workplace; that creativity and intuition complement the rigor of a disciplined planning methodology. Both are essential. I demonstrate how great long-term planning can be flexible and generate returns from the very beginning. Strategy is explained and demonstrated as a continuous program paving a path forward; and always beginning with an insightful understanding of your current situation as well as your crisp future vision. I explain how to develop core values and unambiguous unique visions and missions that are valuable to your markets and are an essential tool for the organization to screen decisions. I write about branding a lot, and how a well-managed brand will deliver the necessary bond between your customers and your company - resulting in loyalty, equity, and earnings. I often use the retail and manufacturing models as effective ways to explain brands and the relationships that they build between the creator of the brand and the consumers of the brand. In the section on organization effectiveness, you will find advice on harnessing the collective intelligence of groups, harvesting their creative powers, generating high motivation, and earning their trust, confidence and loyalty. I write about turning perceived disadvantages into advantages and the learnings and positive actions that can emerge from our understanding of failures, both our own, and those of others. My passion is the seeking of simplicity. I am convinced that there are only a few things you need to get right to be successful. The noise in the business world and the proverbial large number of moving parts - are illusions. I try to de-mystify business and relieve some of the intimidation. The book concludes with chapters that address the value and techniques around selling and presenting ideas, products, and services, consultatively, with authority. Mostly, I deal with effective communications, honesty, and simplicity in getting the right messages to the right audiences at the right time, using the low-cost and profound effectiveness of current communications technologies. The book also covers the risks and rewards of partnerships and alliances. My last chapter deals with the future. Everything will continue to change dramatically and with ever-increasing velocity, but some things will never change. Integrate these principles and styles and techniques into your workplace to create a happy, productive, cohesive team, working in a smart, creative organization that is connected with its customers, defined by them, driven by them, and valued by them. Financial prosperity follows automatically.