This second book in the FightBack collection responds to the question: what could the ‘new normal’ look like? Felix Staeritz and Sven Jungmann believe that business leaders and organizations have formidable tools at their disposal – not just to cope with this situation, but to recreate the world so they come out of this stronger and more inventive.
As entrepreneurs, Staeritz and Jungmann are passionate about solving challenges through continuous experimentation, in search of the solutions that will define and shape the new normal. At its core, this book is about the shared experiences of many business leaders, academics and entrepreneurs around how corporations can most effectively build new digital models to make the most of their existing assets. FightBack NOW is a timely and necessary book, challenging leaders and organizations to consider the new realities and the urgent problems which ultimately impact the future of every person and business.
The original edition of FightBack (published January 2020) was very successful, and this new edition is building on that premise.
Written in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, will be one of the first business books on the market about the crisis and practical solutions for the ‘new normal’.
Foreword written by a leading member of the World Economic Forum.
Publisher: LID Publishing
FORMAT: 138 x 216mm
Number of pages: 296
Felix Staeritz is co-founder of FoundersLane, co-author of FightBack a board member of Economic Forum’s Digital Leaders community and a member of the Forbes Technology Council.
Previously a doctor, Sven Jungmann launched an e-commerce company and a lending firm and studied healthcare entrepreneurship at Cambridge.
There is no prescriptive process for starting new businesses; however, there are approaches and guiding principles which, for us, have repeatedly led to success. A number of these are summarized in FightBack Now and should be helpful for leaders who want to create transformative new businesses.
Jonathan Larsen, Chief Innovation Officer, Ping An Group
Digital transformation too often fails. FightBack Now offers strategies for how to get your people to work differently and reap the benefits of your digital investments.
Linda Hill, Professor, Harvard Business School
As we move forward, we have to actively redesign industries, build new innovative structures and develop new value chains in support of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. FightBack Now shows how to take action for this renewed inventive leadership.
Brigitte Mohn, Board Member, Bertelsmann Foundation, and entrepreneur
The internet is shrinking the world; local brick and mortar businesses are finding more competition than ever before, primarily from ‘out of towners’ who conduct their business online. Consumers are thrilled with this change and empowered with information; no longer requiring a salesperson to start the buying process. So how does a local business compete in a world that has gone digital?
The Business of Getting Business will educate and lead business owners to a different way of generating and converting business opportunities using digital marketing concepts and processes. It provides need-to-know information about digital marketing in easy-to-understand terms, so any business owner will walk away with a true understanding of what they need to do online to make their business succeed. Furthermore, it provides an implementation guide that runs through the specific technologies and the steps required to be productive with a digital marketing solution to build a better future.
This is an authoritative and practical guide to collecting, analysing and managing data, to enable managers and companies to develop successful business strategies. Data has become a dominant factor in today's business environment. This book, written by a leading practitioner, explains the underpinning nature of data for a company's business strategy. The book begins with data collection: getting data is no big deal; getting the right data to win in the market is. It moves on to data analysis: turning data into actionable intelligence is what drives and determines competitive advantage. And, finally, managing data: how to organise your data collection and analysis to create winning strategies. This is a definitive book about one of the most important topics in today's digital and data-driven economy.
Author: Erik Elgersma
In 1962, Masahiro Shima founded Shima Seiki, with the aim of developing a fully automated seamless glove-knitting machine. Following this success, the company expanded into flat knitting machines. However, the age of the computer brought a whole new era for Shima Seiki. By committing to computerization in its mainstream products, Shima Seiki gradually began to stand apart from its competitors. Shima Seiki's focus on computer-aided knit design and programming, in fact led to a revolution in the fashion industry.
Written by the inventor himself, this book looks at how Masahiro Shima developed both the technology and philosophy to enable his company to be market leaders in industrial knitting machines - and fundamentally change the fashion industry. This culminated in the launch of the company's Wholegarment knitting machine in 1995, which altered forever the way knitted garments are produced, and which today is used by fashion manufacturers across the world
Japan, the world's third largest economy and its largest creditor nation, has been in crisis for more than two decades. Its economy has been depressed or in recession in much of that period, its banking sector in a critical state, and its public sector burdened by recurring fiscal deficits and mounting debt. Today, the hegemonic role in global trade and financial markets has been assumed by the USA and China. Yet, this book argues that a possible future Pax Japonica - one in which Japan will overcome its paralyzing debt and once again play a leading role in global finance - can become a reality. Leading international strategist Takeo Harada provides new and astounding insight into Japan's hidden role as designated controller of large - often secret - funds kept for the purpose of rescuing humankind from ultimate disasters. For this reason, Japan's role in the global economy can never be under-estimated and remains critical to its progress.
In 2012, the Chinese company Huawei Technologies overtook Ericsson to become the world’s largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer, firmly establishing itself on the world business map. Today, it has over 170,000 employees worldwide and in 2014 the company generated a remarkable profit of $5.5 billion.
Whilst research and development and the technology that results from it are core drivers of Huawei’s success, the company’s amazing growth is also determined by its human resource strategy. This is based on a “customer-first” attitude, the belief that obtaining opportunities is through hard work and, above all, “a dedication to do the best in anything we do”. How Huawei promotes this dedication amongst its workforce is the subject of this important book. Through original incentive systems, employee ownership and the mentality to act like a boss, Huawei has managed to create a culture of dedication that has become the bedrock of its growth today.
Education must adapt to the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The most advanced countries in the world are all facing the challenge of retraining several generations of workers who are becoming obsolete. The education system has failed them because it hasn’t evolved to respond to the advent of the Digital Revolution. It has prepared workers to meet yesterday’s challenges, not tomorrow’s demands.
In Learning to Unlearn, Founder and CEO of Global Alumni, Pablo Rivas, an industry leader in digital education, shows us how the Digital Revolution is tearing down the traditional educational system and transforming the economy, building a brave new world for the 21st century. We already enjoy the best standards of living in human history, with better health, longer life expectancy, and access to the best tools and digital technologies. With freer societies and more global interaction, now is the time to rethink the way we learn how to solve the pressing problems we still face, re-engage those who have been left behind and build the world of tomorrow, not yesterday.
China's economic rise and influence have been one of the most significant developments in the global economy of recent times. A driving force behind this expansion has been the private entrepreneurs and companies of China, some of which have literally redefined the economic and business landscape, both inside and outside of China. Dong Mingzhu is one such entrepreneur. Gree Electric is one of the powerhouses of the air-conditioning industry, and owes its success to the entrepreneurial and management tenacity of Dong. As a young widow, aged 36, she travelled south and began work at Gree as an ordinary salesperson. Four years later, in 1994, she became head of sales. By 1996, she was deputy president, and by 2001, president of Gree. During this time, Dong challenged and transformed industry norms through her innovations in sales, service and employee policies. This is the story of one of China's most inspiring and innovative business leaders.
Huawei Technologies is today the world's largest telecoms equipment manufacturer and second behind Apple in smartphones. Its emergence into a multinational today is based on the company's research & development prowess. Of its 175,000 employees around the world, 75,000 are engaged in R&D. This book provides extraordinary insight into Huawei's research, development, and innovation. It contains the stories of the individuals who made the breakthroughs that enabled Huawei to ultimately become a world-class technology company. Their personal stories tell us about the extraordinary perseverance, focus, and thinking required for companies to take innovation to the highest level. One of the cornerstones of Huawei's global success is its embrace of innovation - this book provides an original perspective on that.
Analytics has become a key driver of competitive advantage for organizations, underpinning new waves of productivity, growth, innovation and customer insights. As the availability of data increases, it becomes ever more important that decision makers across companies can fully exploit the potential of analytics to provide effective insights. By expertly linking data and decision making, the author presents a new paradigm which will forge the way into helping develop products and services that cam positively contribute to society. Graham draws on his unique background in military intelligence, strategy consulting and analytics. Presenting research, personal experiences and case studies, in an engaging and practical format.
How do you build a brand in a time of information overload where the media are so fragmented that you can barely get the attention of your audience? And how do you ensure that everyone tells the same story on all those channels? Carlijn Postma takes you to the place where content is the product and where people know how to attract and retain an audience: Hollywood.
Binge Marketing is not another stuffy marketing book, but a refreshing look at modern marketing so you can be sure that people will want to listen to your story. Not just one episode, but as a loyal and committed reader, viewer or listener. Compare your brand with the scenario of a very good television series and consider every single statement and marketing activity you put out there as an episode of that series. As a true showrunner you can build on your own loyal and involved audience.
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