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.
An original insight into the technology breakthroughs of Huawei – one of the world’s leading tech companies.
Engaging personal stories of individuals (the ‘explorers’) who made the technology breakthroughs for Huawei.
A rare glimpse into the realities of research and development, and how that leads to the creation of a world-class company.
How commitment and focus on innovation have enabled a company like Huawei to become a giant multinational.
Publisher: LID Publishing
FORMAT: 216×138 mm
Bookbinding: Paperback w/flaps
Number of pages: 288pp
Tian Tao Is a member of the Huawei International Advisory Board, Co-Director of the Ruihua Institute of Innovation Management (Zhejiang University) and Visiting Fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School.
We are dizzy trying to keep up with the constant flood of newness across every aspect of our lives. And it's clear that some of our biggest companies are facing similar challenges. Each week another big brand name fails. Why is this?
Change is like a wave: it has both amplitude and frequency. The last century was about change of great amplitude, big waves washing over the whole society. But this century is about high frequency change: rapid, smaller waves, each powerful enough to disrupt an industry. This book explains how we can understand high frequency change, what drives it, and how we must respond by changing the way we run our organisations - and our lives.
All organizations are on a trajectory to a future: their default future. This is where they will end up if they take no action other than that currently planned. Leaders are accountable for confronting this default future and taking the actions needed to set a trajectory to an improved future. Sounds easy, but the challenge lies in understanding the forces both internal and external that determine the current trajectory. Only then can strategic opportunities be explored, a trajectory of strategic intent defined and the conditions for turning strategic intent into operational reality put in place. This book won t tell you what your strategy should be, nor does it present a multi-step approach to developing strategy. What it will do is help you understand why developing and executing strategy remains such a challenge. It will also help readers understand the role they need to play at a personal level if they are passionate about leading their organization beyond its default future.
In 2017, cryptocurrencies took the world by storm as the currency of the future, with the most popular (Bitcoin) trading at $7,000 and worth a total market cap of nearly $120 billion. But what is cryptocurrency and why is it important to today's investor?
This book provides investors of all levels with an up-to-date insider's view of the world of cryptocurrency and how it enacted the largest redistribution of wealth in history. It explains blockchain, the technology behind cryptocurrency and hailed as the greatest advancement since the invention of the Internet. It provides guidance on investing and trading in cryptocurrency, including ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings). And it examines the future: where cryptocurrencies are likely to be in five years and beyond, and what is really on offer to investors.
The realm of the “personal” is now increasingly touched by technology – especially the Internet. For example, sleep is now something we do in between checking our smartphones. Our relationship to food and eating has changed too. Home delivery, restaurant search, table bookings – these have all been elevated to a high level skill-set which is part-entertainment, part-electronic processing. And travel is now a finger-clicking exercise with precision timing.
This readjustment of our daily routine has had one significant effect: it has taught individuals a range of skills that would normally be in the domain of businesses. Ordinary people now behave as businesses do by using buying strategies to get costs down. We now have expectations of quality and delivery. In fact, we have become so business-like as individuals that marketers need to get rid of the processes of “Business-to-Consumer” communication, and begin to adopt the rules of “Business-to-Business” when talking to consumers. Such change of our lives is an explosion of the new – new thinking, new business, new relationships, new selling, new buying, new leisure, new humans.
China’s economic rise and influence has 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.
Wang Jianlin is one such entrepreneur. From small beginnings as an unknown soldier, Wang ventured into business and led a residential development company that was in imminent danger of going bankrupt. He turned the business around, and today, the Dalian Wanda Group is a transnational enterprise that has become a major player in real estate, football and the entertainment industry. This is the inside story of Asia’s richest man, his rise from humble origins, who became one of China’s great entrepreneur heroes, and whose presence today is pursued by the world’s most important political and business leaders.
Digitization is the biggest disruption for business as usual at any major corporation. Trusted mindsets and existing business models are collapsing, corporations are struggling to react to the Fourth Industrial Revolution by risking too little transformation too slowly – and your industry is up next! It’s time to wake up, act and really shape digital change. We need to take up responsibility for digitization and Europe might well be the center stage for this change.
Fightback delivers a stunning and convincing blueprint that will enable business leaders to use the digital economy to their advantage by leveraging three powerful, but little understood, strategic tools – platform business models, digital ventures and the special skills of tech entrepreneurs. Based on a sophisticated analysis, the book is a hands-on playbook for corporate renewal in an age of digitization and makes a convincing case for Europe leading the way in changing minds and business around the world.
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.
Author: Felix Staeritz and Sven Jungmann
This ground-breaking and highly visual book presents a framework on how to relate to these times of technological uncertainties. The author, a serial entrepreneur, technology investor and futurist, argues that by combining curiosity, a bit of skepticism and understanding of current trends we can gain insight into and take advantage of the opportunities that come from new technologies.
This handbook will give you a clear view of technology's impact beyond the hype and a complete toolbox on how to handle the upcoming revolution from a strategic perspective. You will delve into a step-by-step approach on how to analyze technologies, assess business implications and adapt to a new reality. Digitization is only the warmup, and ignorance is not a viable business strategy!
Author: Nicklas Bergman
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
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.
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