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!
A framework for making the right choices and decisions in an age of rapid technological development.
As technology evolves rapidly, making the right business decisions become more complicated and riskier – this book offers important guidance.
The author is an investor who has managed to identify some of the most successful emerging technologies today.
Books that offer advice about the future are hot currently – this one is engaging, relevant and originally designed.
Publisher: LID Publishing
Number of pages: 208
Nicklas Bergman, founder, funder and futurist, has spent 25 years working as an entrepreneur and technology investor. He is responsible for some epic failures and a couple of home runs. Today he divides his time between investing, speaking, writing and advising on the future of technology, society and business.
Dig deeply into this book and you will be well rewarded by Nicklas Bergman’s insights into emergent technologies likely to have the greatest impact. On a publication landscape littered with clichéd recommendations, Bergman offers a thoughtful, singular vision, and practical recommendations for corporate and government leaders seeking to thrive in an era complicated by rapid technological change and shape a profitable, sustainable future.
Amy Zalman, CEO and President of the World Future Society
We live in an age of hyperbole where “everything is about to change everything”, especially in the tech sector. Enter Nicklas Bergman, an extremely curious Swedish genius. Navigating the Techstormis an elegant synthesis of the current megatrends and a straight-talking manual to help you cut through the blah-blah and create something useful, even impactful, in this exciting age of technological marvels.
Magnus Lindkvist, Futurologist and Author of The Attack of the Unexpected and When the Future Begins
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
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.
Founded in 1987 by a former engineer in China's People's Liberation Army (Ren Zhengfei), Huawei Technologies is today the world's largest telecoms equipment manufacturer and second behind Apple in smartphones. Its emergence into a multinational with over 175,000 employees all around the world is nothing short of extraordinary. This book gets to the heart of the pioneers within Huawei - the individuals who blazed a trail through unexplored and undeveloped territories, that enabled Huawei to expand globally in such impressive terms. Their personal stories tell us about the extraordinary commitment, determination, and ability required for companies to establish new ground in some of the most difficult parts of the world. This unconventional form of heroism remains a central part of Huawei's culture and makes it stand out in today's business world.
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
‘You never step in the same river twice.’ Our intensely interconnected world never stops evolving. Amid the chaos of intended and unexpected consequences we’re expected to lead a change initiative. We have to learn fast, as its already started.
This highly practical, human and humorous book shows us how to makes complex change attainable – organizational, professional or personal
– whether you have years of experience or are facing your first major challenge. It helps us think about what change is and means, how we prepare for it and what we do to make it successful. It may just be the most readable book about change yet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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