Competing Against Luck

Autore: Clayton M. Christensen
Editore: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062435639
Grandezza: 68,35 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 3447

The foremost authority on innovation and growth presents a path-breaking book every company needs to transform innovation from a game of chance to one in which they develop products and services customers not only want to buy, but are willing to pay premium prices for. How do companies know how to grow? How can they create products that they are sure customers want to buy? Can innovation be more than a game of hit and miss? Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen has the answer. A generation ago, Christensen revolutionized business with his groundbreaking theory of disruptive innovation. Now, he goes further, offering powerful new insights. After years of research, Christensen has come to one critical conclusion: our long held maxim—that understanding the customer is the crux of innovation—is wrong. Customers don’t buy products or services; they "hire" them to do a job. Understanding customers does not drive innovation success, he argues. Understanding customer jobs does. The "Jobs to Be Done" approach can be seen in some of the world’s most respected companies and fast-growing startups, including Amazon, Intuit, Uber, Airbnb, and Chobani yogurt, to name just a few. But this book is not about celebrating these successes—it’s about predicting new ones. Christensen contends that by understanding what causes customers to "hire" a product or service, any business can improve its innovation track record, creating products that customers not only want to hire, but that they’ll pay premium prices to bring into their lives. Jobs theory offers new hope for growth to companies frustrated by their hit and miss efforts. This book carefully lays down Christensen’s provocative framework, providing a comprehensive explanation of the theory and why it is predictive, how to use it in the real world—and, most importantly, how not to squander the insights it provides.

Competing Against Luck The Story Of Innovation And Customer Choice

Grandezza: 33,18 MB
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Summary Analysis And Review Of Clayton M Christensen S And Et Al Competing Against Luck By Instaread

Autore: Instaread
Editore: Instaread
ISBN: 1683785533
Grandezza: 18,96 MB
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Vista: 7510

Summary, Analysis & Review of Clayton M. Christensen’s, Karen Dillon’s, Taddy Hall’s, & David S. Duncan’s Competing Against Luck by Instaread Preview: Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice is an instruction manual for how to create products and services that consumers are guaranteed to choose even in a crowded market. Innovation is highly prized by businesses and entrepreneurs. But time and again, companies waste capital and resources to churn out products that have only a gambler’s chance at attracting customer interest. Even the most high-concept, data-driven products can ultimately fail once they’re turned over to the marketplace. Businesses need not churn out innovations and simply hope for the best. Instead, employing the Jobs Theory can remove the risk involved in creating something new and give innovators a chance at success that does not rely on luck alone. The Jobs Theory maintains that successful products must answer an unsatisfied customer need and the producer must understand why the customer has this need. These needs are considered jobs, and each… PLEASE NOTE: This is a Summary, Analysis & Review of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Summary, Analysis & Review of Clayton M. Christensen’s, Karen Dillon’s, Taddy Hall’s, & David S. Duncan’s Competing Against Luck by Instaread · Overview of the Book · Important People · Key Takeaways · Analysis of Key Takeaways About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience. Visit our website at

Worktowners At Blackpool

Autore: Gary Cross
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1134953445
Grandezza: 62,65 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 6359

Gary Cross publishes the findings of this largely forgotten study by the Mass-Observers who followed the annual pilgrimage of labourers to Blackpool, hoping to discover what attracted workers to this centre of Victorian culture.

Thirty Essentials Strategy

Autore: Andrew Laurie
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1925384497
Grandezza: 48,20 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 1531

What makes Apple so valuable as a company? Why is Tesla worth so much? How did Dyson come up with such a great vacuum cleaner? The answer is, at the heart of these companies’ greatness (and, importantly, their enterprise value), is a very strong core asset – an element of strategy that any business, large or small, can create. Using a simple and effective thirty-step process, Thirty Essentials: Strategy will help you define and design the most valuable core asset possible to dramatically increase the value of your business. This successful framework is based on the extensive experience of Andrew Laurie, a top business coach and former-CEO of a multi-billion-dollar company. It is based on the same principles he implemented to grow that company from sales of $50 million to $2 billion in under two years. Where many existing books on strategy tend to be theoretical and complicated, Thirty Essentials: Strategy presents a straightforward process to define a great core asset that can be implemented by everyone from small business owners to senior executives at large corporations.

Who You Know

Autore: Julia Freeland Fisher
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119452937
Grandezza: 80,98 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 5415

Improve student outcomes with a new approach to relationships and networks Relationships matter. Who You Know explores this simple idea to give teachers and school administrators a fresh perspective on how to break the pattern of inequality in American classrooms. It reveals how schools can invest in the power of relationships to increase social mobility for their students. Discussions about inequality often focus on achievement gaps. But opportunity is about more than just test scores. Opportunity gaps are a function of not just what students know, but who they know. This book explores the central role that relationships play in young people’s lives, and provides guidance for a path forward. Schools can: Integrate student support models that increase access to caring adults in students’ lives Invest in learning models that strengthen teacher-student relationships Deploy emerging technologies that expand students’ networks to experts and mentors from around world Exploring the latest tools, data, and real-world examples, this book provides evidence-based guidance for educators looking to level the playing field and expert analysis on how policymakers and entrepreneurs can help. Networks need no longer be limited by geography or circumstance. By making room for relationships, K-12 schools can transform themselves into hubs of next-generation learning and connecting. Who You Know explains how.

Midnight S Grandchildren

Autore: Mark Hannant
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 0429852525
Grandezza: 25,70 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 781

While the west has experienced multiple post-war economic, social and political revolutions, India by contrast has had two distinct moments of transformation in the past century: Independence in 1947 and the economic liberalisation that began in 1991. Midnight’s Grandchildren are the offspring of India’s second social and economic revolution. India’s millennial generation, coming of age post-1991, have grown up in a world of opportunity and relative abundance. Many institutions – family, marriage, workplace, and brands – are being disrupted. Great tension exists as a new generation breaks barriers and seeks to find its place. This book captures an important, transformative moment in India’s development. It includes interviews with young Indians who articulate both their optimism and the struggle to find relevant new identities. Managers and recruiters speak about the changes in the workplace and the challenges and opportunities of harnessing India’s so-called demographic dividend. Entrepreneurs, brand owners and marketers discuss the role of brands in cementing identities in a world changing rapidly where loyalty has little meaning. Midnight’s Grandchildren explains for a business audience the significance of the arrival in the workforce of a generation of millennials as both disruptors of the old order and engine of India’s future economic potential. It is of use for professionals and educators wanting to engage this vitally important group of young people.

The Secret Lives Of Customers

Autore: David S Duncan
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1541774485
Grandezza: 10,93 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 7929

A "detective story" that delivers key insights for any businessperson asking the questions: who really are our customers, why do we lose them, how do we regain them? Mogul William Goldman's zinger about the movie business - "nobody knows nothing" - can easily be said today about companies and their customers. Despite big data and a mind-boggling array of analytical tools, companies still grasp at straws when trying to understand who their customers are; why they buy their products and services - or don't; why they lose them; and how to regain them. In an entertaining detective story, David Scott Duncan tells the tale of Tazza, a fictional regional chain of Boston-based cafes trying to go big time. The only problem: sales are declining at several key stores and they can't figure out why. The cast of characters include Cate Forrest, Tazza's CEO, Alex Baker, a "market detective," Jordan Sims, a young computer whiz at Tazza, and Ed Amato, the "Mayor" of Tazza-their most loyal customer-who has stopped visiting their stores. Eventually, Jordan discovers why the "Mayor" has fired Tazza, a revelation that leads to the "a-ha moment" that enables the company to get its ship in order. Through this parable, Duncan shows that until a company understands why customers "hire" and "fire" them, they literally know nothing. Ending with practical tools to help anyone learn craft of understanding customers, The Secret Life of Customers will help anyone get in tune with what customers want, today and in the future.

Competing Against Multinationals In Emerging Markets

Autore: D. Williams
Editore: Springer
ISBN: 1137500328
Grandezza: 70,45 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 9408

Competing against Multinationals in Emerging Markets provides a comprehensive set of lessons which successful small firms have adopted in order to survive and prosper in an increasingly hostile competitive manufacturing sector where large firms are mostly dominant.

Jeter Unfiltered

Autore: Derek Jeter
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476783683
Grandezza: 65,87 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 9422

The only authorized full-color book commemorating Derek Jeter’s iconic baseball career with the New York Yankees, featuring archival images and original photos of his final 2014 season from renowned photographer Christopher Anderson. Derek Jeter’s twentieth and final season in Major League Baseball truly marks the end of a sports era. The New York Yankees’ shortstop—a five-time World Series victor, team captain since 2003, and one of the greatest ballplayers of all time—is a beloved and inspiring role model who displays the indefinable qualities of a champion, on and off the field. Jeter Unfiltered is a powerful collection of never-before-published images taken over the course of Derek’s final season. Fans will have unprecedented access to “The Captain,” as the famously private baseball legend takes us behind the scenes—inside his home, the stadium, the gym, at his Turn 2 Foundation events, fortieth birthday party, and more—as he looks back with candor and gratitude on his baseball career. The result is an intimate portrait bursting with personality, professionalism, and pride. Jeter Unfiltered is Jeter as you have never seen him before: unguarded, unapologetic…unfiltered.

Heart Smarts Guts And Luck

Autore: Anthony K. Tjan
Editore: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422142310
Grandezza: 76,77 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 705

What’s your entrepreneurial profile? Do you have what it takes to build a great business? In this book, three prominent business leaders and entrepreneurs—now venture capitalists and CEO advisers—share the qualities that surface again and again in those who successfully achieve their goals. The common traits? Heart, smarts, guts, and luck. After interviewing and researching hundreds of business-builders across the globe, the authors found that every one of them—from young founder to seasoned CEO—holds a combination of these four attributes. Indeed each of us tends to be biased toward one of these traits in our decision-making, and figuring out which trait drives you will lead to greater self-awareness and likelihood of success in starting and growing a business. So are you: • Heart-dominant, like renowned chef Alice Waters or Starbucks’s Howard Schultz? • Smarts-dominant, like Jeff Bezos of Amazon or legendary investor Warren Buffett? • Guts-dominant, like Nelson Mandela or Virgin’s Richard Branson? • Or are you most defined by the luck trait, like Tony Hsieh of Zappos (and a surprisingly high proportion of other successful entrepreneurs)? Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck includes the first Entrepreneurial Aptitude Test (E.A.T), a simple tool to help determine your specific profile. Though no single archetype for entrepreneurial success exists, this book will help you understand which traits to “dial up” or “dial down” to realize your full potential, and when these traits are most and least helpful (or even detrimental) during critical points of a company lifecycle. Not only will you know how to build a better business faster, you’ll also take your natural leadership style to the next level.

Aussie Angels 14 Duck For Luck

Autore: Margaret Clark
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0734413181
Grandezza: 33,87 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 7420

When a flock of wild ducks move into the swampy area near Animal Haven, everyone is excited. But among them is one pure white duck. The mysterious white duck seems quite out of place amongst the wild flock and Eddy the cheeky, sulphur-crested cockatoo decides that the Green family should adopt it. But Elsie the emu is feeling quite miffed and has other ideas! DUCK FOR LUCK is the fourteenth instalment in a series loved by children all over Australia.

The Innovation Manager S Handbook Volume 2

Autore: Steve Glaveski
ISBN: 9781544197302
Grandezza: 44,87 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 4116

Serial entrepreneur Steve Glaveski has drawn on insights derived from working on the corporate innovation initiatives of large companies and interviewing thought leaders as host of the iTunes chart ranking Future Squared podcast to pen The Innovation Manager's Handbook: Volume 2 - Float like a Corporate, Sting like a Startup. With more than 50% of today's large companies facing extinction in the next 10 years at current rates of churn due to executive mindsets that are geared towards delivering the old (eg. Blockbuster) instead of discovering the new (eg. Netflix), Glaveski has distilled key insights into a roadmap for corporate innovation. Pattern recognition underpins great ideas and Glaveski has recognised many, having interviewed thought leaders such as Tim Harford (author of The Undercover Economist), Alec Ross (Barack Obama's advisor on innovation), Steve Blank (considered the Godfather of Silicon Valley), Ash Maurya (author of Running Lean), Jamie Wheal (co-author of Stealing Fire), Parag Khanna (author of Connectography), Susan David (author of Emotional Agility), Ryan Blair (author of Rock Bottom to Rock Star), Justin Lokitz (co-author of Design a Better Business), Jenny Blake (author of Pivot), Ben Yoskovitz (author of Lean Analytics), Robert Kegan (co-author of Building an Everyone Culture) and Karen Dillon (co-author of Clayton Christensen's Competing Against Luck).If your organisation needs help coming up with ideas, testing and turning ideas into reality, building a culture of innovation and creativity or connecting and partnering with startups to move the needle on innovation then this book is for you. Glaveski outlines the mindsets, methods and tools required to successfully explore new business models and disruptive innovation in an era of rapid change, including:- Ideation techniques- Design thinking- Lean Startup- Corporate Startup accelerators- KPIs and success metrics- Hackathons- Startup accelerators- Culture changeGo a step further and discover the rituals and routines that underpin the successes of thought leaders, extending to time and productivity management hacks, flow hacking, mindfulness and meditation routines and nutrition and fitness tips.Learn how to drive corporate innovation initiatives successfully and avoid the pitfalls that most organisations fall into when engaging in what Glaveski calls 'innovation theatre'. Testimonials:"I connect strongly with Steve Glaveski regarding the avoidance of innovation theatre, grand displays drawing hype and attention with little substance or return. I think you will find the needle on your organisation's culture, idea generation and return on innovation investment shifts positively as you apply the ideas and tactics he describes...Dive in. Learn how to maximise your investment in innovation. Enjoy the read"Leslie Barry - Head of Innovation at Sportsbet"In this book, Steve Glaveski takes the reader on an innovation journey like no other. Like an experienced innovation safari guide, he points out the most important lesson along your path and tells and tells them in an insightful and entertaining way like no other. An essential addition to anyone wanting to improve their innovation success."Evan Shellshear - Author of Amazon Bestseller 'Innovation Tools'

Blackjack Essays

Autore: Mason Malmuth
Editore: Two Plus Two Publishing LLC
ISBN: 9781880685051
Grandezza: 72,89 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 9051

Designed to aid the serious player beat the games in today's modern casino environment. The days when you could simply master a count and expect to be a winner are gone forever. As a result, winning at blackjack requires not only numerous skills, but also a lot of thinking about the game. Unlike most blackjack books, this text assumes that you already know how to count cards, and it introduces techniques that should be useful to the successful player. The topics covered are card domination (more commonly known as shuffle tracking), theoretical concepts, blackjack biases, current blackjack, mistaken ideas, supplemental strategies, playing in a casino, obsolete techniques, and front loading. In addition, advice is offered on gambler's ruin, the one-deck game, back counting, betting strategies, heads-up play, becoming a professional, casino preparation, first basing, and much more.

Seeing What S Next

Autore: Clayton M. Christensen
Editore: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422154645
Grandezza: 29,84 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 5162

Every day, individuals take action based on how they believe innovation will change industries. Yet these beliefs are largely based on guesswork and incomplete data and lead to costly errors in judgment. Now, internationally renowned innovation expert Clayton M. Christensen and his research partners Scott D. Anthony and Erik A. Roth present a groundbreaking framework for predicting outcomes in the evolution of any industry. Based on proven theories outlined in Christensen's landmark books The Innovator's Dilemma and The Innovator's Solution, Seeing What's Next offers a practical, three-part model that helps decision-makers spot the signals of industry change, determine the outcome of competitive battles, and assess whether a firm's actions will ensure or threaten future success. Through in-depth case studies of industries from aviation to health care, the authors illustrate the predictive power of innovation theory in action.

Competing For The Future

Autore: Gary Hamel
Editore: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422131807
Grandezza: 12,53 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 828

New competitive realities have ruptured industry boundaries, overthrown much of standard management practice, and rendered conventional models of strategy and growth obsolete. In their stead have come the powerful ideas and methodologies of Gary Hamel and C.K. Prahalad, whose much-revered thinking has already engendered a new language of strategy. In this book, they develop a coherent model for how today's executives can identify and accomplish no less than heroic goals in tomorrow's marketplace. Their masterful blueprint addresses how executives can ease the tension between competing today and clearing a path toward leadership in the future.

Human Motivation

Autore: B. Weiner
Editore: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461250927
Grandezza: 65,62 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 9996

This book represents a major revision of my earlier work, Theories of Motivation: From Mechanism to Cognition. A number of shortcomings in the p,revious book became increasingly evident to me. First of all, there were serious omissions. Second, there has been much new knowl edge since the inception of the prior book, so that it was becoming out dated. And finally, I was dissatisfied with some of the writing, feeling that parts of the book were needlessly complex and that certain topics did not deserve the space that they were allotted. A revision, therefore, was initiated. I attempted to fill some of the gaps by including chapters on psychoanalytic, social learning, and humanistic theory. Furthermore, other topics that could have been dis cussed within the outline of Theories of Motivation but were neglected are incorporated into the present volume. These topics include, for ex ample, social facilitation, arousal, emotions, personal responsibility, and the irrationality of attributions. In addition to this new material, I up dated the ideas examined in Theories of Motivation. Little could be altered in-the sections on H ullian and Lewinian theory, for these con ceptions are no longer undergoing modification. The discussion of these theories was merely shortened and simplified, bringing them more in line with their current influence in psychology. But achievement and attribution theories have changed in the past years - or at least our understanding in these areas has changed - and discussion of these topics was greatly altered.

Touch A Chinaman For Luck

Autore: Bing Chen Ren Ching
Editore: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1483649628
Grandezza: 56,49 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 1693

This book is a reflection on what is was like to grow up in a traditional Chinese family in Malaya and Singapore in the l930's and 1940's and the cultural differences between that environment and life in Australia after moving there in 1954 for further education and employment, especially as Australia had then the White Australia policy, and was not the multicultural society it is today. It also comments on life and experiences working as an Australian Trade Commissioner in China in the 1980's and early 1990's when the People Republic of China began to open up to the West . His knowledge of the Chinese language and of the differences between Chinese and Australian cultures allowed him to have a more intimate insight into the so-called inscrutable Chinese thinking.

Summary Wise Investing Made Simple

Autore: BusinessNews Publishing
Editore: Primento
ISBN: 2511017067
Grandezza: 52,30 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 3477

The must-read summary of Larry Swedroe's book: "Wise Investing Made Simple: Larry Swedroe's Tales to Enrich Your Future". This complete summary of the ideas from Larry Swedroe's book "Wise Investing Made Simple" shows how investing is chock full of myths and incorrect perceptions, wrapped up in an awful lot of hype. In his book, the author advises the reader to ignore all of that and claims that if you genuinely want to make money, you should become a passive investor. He advises investors to put their investment capital into index or mutual funds which reflect the value of the entire stock market. This summary demonstrates the true key to investing success. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Expand your knowledge To learn more, read "Wise Investing Made Simple" and find out how you can use this simple strategy to successfully invest on Wall Street.

Casino Gambling

Autore: Dennis R. Harrison
Editore: Frederick Fell Publishers
ISBN: 9780883910139
Grandezza: 16,38 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 5863

A professional gambler offers his secrets for winning at all major casino games, with tips on betting strategies, successful money management, and self-control under pressure. 64 illustrations.