Growth IQ

Author: Tiffani Bova
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525534415
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

China s Rising IQ Innovation Quotient and Growth

Author: Hui He
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1475567995
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This paper examines whether the rapid growing firm patenting activity in China is associated with real economic outcome by building a unique dataset uniting detailed firm balance sheet information with firm patent data for the period of 1998-2007. We find strong evidence that within-firm increases in patent stock are associated with increases in firm size, exports, and more interestingly, total factor productivity and new product revenue share. Event studies using first-time patentees as the treatment group and non-patenting firms selected based on Propensity-Score Matching method as the control group also demonstrate similar effects following initial patent application. We also find that although state-owned enterprises (SOEs) on average have lower level of productivity and are less innovative compared to their non-state-owned peers, increases in patent stock tend to be associated with higher productivity growth among SOEs, especially for patents with lower innovative content. The latter could reflect the preferential government policies enjoyed by SOEs.

Scaling Up

Author: Verne Harnish
Publisher: Masterhouse GmbH
ISBN: 3981801709
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Es ist über ein Jahrzehnt her, dass Verne Harnish Bestseller Mastering the Rockefeller Habits in der ersten Auflage erschien. Scaling Up ist die erste große Neubearbeitung dieses Business-Klassikers, in dem praktische Tools und Techniken für das Wachstum zum branchenführenden Unternehmen vorgestellt werden. Dieses Buch wurde geschrieben, damit jeder – vom einfachen bis zum leitenden Angestellten – gleichermaßen zum Wachstum seines Business beträgt. Scaling Up konzentriert sich auf die vier Haupt-Entscheidungsbereiche, die jedes Unternehmen angehen muss: People, Strategy, Execution und Cash. Das Buch beinhaltet eine Reihe von neuen ganzseitigen Arbeits-Tools, darunter der aktualisierte One-Page Strategic Plan und die Rockefeller Habits Checklist™, die bereits von mehr als 40.000 Firmen in aller Welt für ein erfolgreiches Scaling Up verwendet wurden. Viele von ihnen schafften ein Wachstum auf $10 Millionen, $100 Millionen oder gar $1 Milliarde und mehr – und konnten den Aufstieg sogar genießen! Verne Harnish hat bereits in viele Scaleups investiert.

Human Body Size and the Laws of Scaling

Author: Thomas T. Samaras
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781600214080
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Several books have been published on scaling in biology and its ramifications in the animal kingdom. However, none has specifically examined the multifaceted effects of how changes in human height create disproportionately larger changes in weight, surface area, strength and other physiological parameters. Yet, the impact of these non-linear effects on individual humans as well as our world's environment is enormous. Since increasing human body size has widespread ramifications, this book presents findings on the human species and its ecological niche. In biology, an ecological niche' refers to the role played by a species in its community and how the species interacts with its environment. Thus, a few chapters provide an ecological overview of how increasing human body size relates to human evolution, fitness, health, survival and the environment. This book provides a unique purview of the laws of scaling on human performance, health, longevity and the environment. Numerous examples from various research disciplines are used to illustrate the impact of increasing body size on many aspects of human enterprises, including work output, athletics and intellectual performance.

Comprehending Behavioral Statistics

Author: Russell T. Hurlburt
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534601027
Format: PDF
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Hurlburt's text offers an innovative approach to teaching and understanding statistics. Many students consider statistics their most intimidating subject, but Hurlburt uses a variety of learner-friendly approaches to help students to think clearly and confidently about statistical concepts. Students find his writing style inviting and clear; faculty find it exceptionally accurate and up to date. He provides a complete set of interactive audio/visual lectures (called "lectlets") to engage students who find that hearing enhances their comprehension. Hurlburt deftly employs repetition and a progressive, cumulative integration of concepts, so students build upon what they learn as they progress through the course. Hurlburt's unique "eyeball-estimation techniques," which garnered high praise in previous editions, helps students gain experience in making educated guesses! New to this edition, COMPREHENDING BEHAVIORAL STATISTICS, THIRD EDTION, includes a FREE Personal Trainer CD--This hands-on CD contains 43 interactive audio/visual lectures (called "lectlets") covering all the concepts in the text. Students use the lectlets to prepare for class, to clarify concepts they didn't understand in class, to substitute for a missed class, and to review for exams. The FREE Personal Trainer also includes ESTAT, Hurlburt's unique eyeball-estimation software, which enables students to make an educated guess about the magnitude of a statistic without the use of a calculator or statistical tables. ESTAT includes datagen, the easiest-to-use statistical computational software. The Personal Trainer CD also includes interactive electronic review and multiple choice quizzes. The Personal Trainer CD is a dynamic and useful "after-class tutor" for any student struggling with statistics.

Your Spiritual IQ

Author: John S. Savage
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426702191
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Deafness Deprivation and IQ

Author: Jeffery P. Braden
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1475749171
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Deafness is a "low incidence" disability and, therefore not studied or understood in the same way as other disabilities. Historically, research in deafness has been conducted by a small group of individuals who communicated mainly with each other. That is not to say that we did not sometimes publish in the mainstream or attempt to communicate outside our small circle. Nonetheless, most research appeared in deafness-related publications where it was not likely to be seen or valued by psychologists. Those researchers did not understand what they could leam from the study of deaf people or how their knowledge of individual differ ences and abilites applied to that population. In Deafness, Deprivation, ami /Q, Jeffrey Braden pulls together two often unrelated fields: studies of intelligence and deafness. The book includes the largest single compilation of data describing deaf people's intelligence that exists. Here is a careful, well-documented, and very thorough analysis of virtually ali the research available. Those who have studied human intelligence have long noted that deafness provides a "natural experiment." This book makes evident two contrary results: on the one hand, some research points to the impact deafness has on intelligence; on the other hand, the research supports the fact that deafness has very little, if any, impact on nonverbal measures of intelligence.

Black Americans

Author: E. Earl Baughman
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 1483267431
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Black Americans: A Psychological Analysis describes the psychological processes of black Americans, emphasizing how prejudice and discrimination affect their various behavior patterns. This book discusses the concept of race, intelligence, scholastic performance, self-esteem, rage and aggression, psychopathology, socialization and family, leadership and education of an average black American. Other topics include the social versus biological definitions of race; black-white differences in IQ; channeling black aggression; and incidence of behavioral disturbances among blacks. This text also covers the black-white comparison using the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) and origins of black families. This publication is addressed to students in a variety of introductory psychology courses—general psychology, personality, and child psychology.

A First Person History of Pediatric Psychoendocrinology

Author: John Money
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780306473692
Format: PDF, ePub
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John Money's career constitutes the foundation of pediatric psychoendocrinology. In this book he takes a second look at his publications on many different psychoendocrine syndromes, intersexual or hermaphroditic, with respect to sex, gender, amative orientation, and the "lovemap", (his own designation from an individual's experience of sexuality). His ultimate conclusion is that, from prenatal life onward, demasculization of development is not synonymous with feminization, nor is defeminization synonymous with masculinization. This volume will serve to illuminate the evolution of Dr. Money's work and point the way to future investigations in this field.