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Awarded with the Silver Medal during the 2015 Axiom Business Book Awards¬†the first edition of Sweet Success received a great success. In this revised second edition the former CEO, Douglas Lapins chronicles the changes and challenges of a thirty-year career in the corporate world. High-fructose corn syrup, a changing sugar industry, and practical leadership methods weave an absorbing tale of business, family, and social responsibility. Through strength of character, hard work, and native intelligence, he embraced a life full of extraordinary experiences and growth. This is the engrossing story of that journey, the people who influenced its path, and lessons that were learned.¬†¬†It is a must-read for anyone on their own journey of self-improvement.
¬†Author: Doug Lapins
Valued at $25 billion following its IPO in 2014, JD.com (Jingdong) is China‚Äôs second largest e-commerce company (behind its rival Alibaba) and leads the way in sales of consumer electronics and books. Through unprecedented access to the inner-workings of JD.com and its founder, Richard Liu, and other main players, this book offers the most detailed examination of the success behind one of China‚Äôs most successful companies of recent times. Founded in 1998 as an online magneto-optical store, the company evolved into selling books, CDs, videos and consumer electronics online on an enormous scale. In 2014, Asia‚Äôs largest Internet company, Tencent, acquired a 20% stake in JD.com, which made the company the No.2 online retailer in China, and thus triggering a fierce battle with Alibaba for dominance in the China market. The story of JD.com‚Äôs growth, and the strategies and philosophy of its charismatic founder, is featured in this fascinating book.
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In 2012, the Chinese company Huawei Technologies overtook Ericsson to become the world‚Äôs 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‚Äôs success, the company‚Äôs amazing growth is also determined by its human resource strategy. This is based on a ‚Äúcustomer-first‚ÄĚ attitude, the belief that obtaining opportunities is through hard work and, above all, ‚Äúa dedication to do the best in anything we do‚ÄĚ. 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.
Author: Huang Weiwei
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We live in a world of constant change and disruption caused mainly by new technology. Yet, in business, there is widespread apathy, paralysis and confusion in many established companies in face of the obvious scope, scale, reach and pace of disruptive change. Why? Because Denial is the natural default response, given how executives‚Äô brains function and how they are trained.
This important book examines why companies seem paralysed in the headlights of onrushing digital and other disruption. In analysing and understanding this tendency towards denial in companies, the author is then able to guide executives to begin seeing a new perspective to coping with the transformation challenge that faces them. Full of insightful case studies and lessons gained from the author‚Äôs work with leading companies, this is a hugely timely book when virtually all companies and executives must deal with the threat of disruptive change.
In a quest to maintain market position and improve profits in today‚Äôs fast-paced, competitive market place, organizations need to become more and more customer driven. A customer-driven organization maintains a base of loyal customers by recognizing that customer service and product quality are fundamental to maintaining a competitive advantage. These organizations have incredibly strong, inspirational and charismatic leaders with strong culture and behavioural norms or even rules that guide everyone how to function within the organization. They think that their way is the only way!
This book explains how the environment and culture created in some of the world‚Äôs greatest customer-focused companies resembles the mindset created by a cult. It is by understanding the ‚Äúanatomy‚ÄĚ of such companies that we, too, can embark upon a journey of customer excellence within our companies.
Author: Oke Eleazu
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In fast-paced, turbulent business markets, company boards need greater agility and will find it necessary to be conscious of innovation and technological progress. They ought to encourage companies to explore and value creativity at all levels, to remove red tape from the company‚Äôs culture and stimulate the entrepreneurial spirit.
This book addresses the most pressing changes companies will undergo over the next five years. It illustrates the way directors should behave and how company boards should approach certain issues. The 2020 Board explains that the boards of directors are key to the leadership of a business and in making sure that everything is done ethically and legally in all markets where the company operates.
Author: Pedro Nueno
This book is about icons ‚Äď exceptional organizations (orchestras, restaurants, sports teams or companies) with an aspiration to make or do something special, and to go on doing so, year in, year out for decades. This is what gives these organizations their undeniably iconic status.
By selecting 14 iconic organizations (including ElBulli, McKinsey, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Procter & Gamble, the All Blacks) and researching what characteristics make them different from others, the authors discovered a ‚Äúcompetency spiral‚ÄĚ which these organizations exhibit in their success. Attracting and retaining the right people; forging individuals into a team; and achieving outstanding results, time after time, through continuous improvement and adjustment ‚Äď these are the key competencies required to achieve iconic status.
Author:¬†Xavier Bekaert, Gillis Jonk, Jan Raes & Phebo Wibbens
Everybody has a book in them. The question is: how do you tease that great idea or story out of yourself, and begin the journey of writing and creativity. My Next Book provides you with the inspiration, direction and structure to write your dream book. Highly interactive and full of brainstorming activities, this guide/workbook encourages the aspiring writer to consider the kind of book they want to write, the title of the book, the contents, chapter outline and even what should be written for the cover. Whether you want to be the author of a novel, biography, self-help book, history book or even business book, My Next Book will get you started on your creative journey.
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This book melds together the two most critical elements to organizational viability: change and creativity. More than simply a how-to book or a technical tome, +Change provides the working knowledge, strategies and tactics necessary to not only be more creative and more innovative, but also to implement change more effectively. +Change introduces the ICI Formula (Ideas + Change = Innovation). This critical formula for sustainable innovation within an organization allows for systemized ideation, unbiased idea selection, better change management methods and finally, sustainable innovation. This is a book for managers and executives in an era where innovation and change have become key competitive advantages to any company.
Author: Moe Glenner
At one point, the Dalai Lama was asked what surprised him the most about humanity. He answered: ‚ÄúMankind‚Ä¶because they lose their health to make money, then they lose money to recover their health. And since they are so anxious about the future, they do not enjoy the present, which means that they live neither in the present nor the future. They live as if they will never die‚Ä¶and they die as if they had never lived.‚ÄĚ What must be done to give context, purpose and meaning to life and to achieve fulfilment? This is the answer that everyone is searching for, but few find. In this bestselling book (originally released in Latin America), the author argues that we are all capable of mastering our own life and giving it a full meaning - especially if we were to do so with the same strength and perseverance we apply in our companies and jobs! Establishing a life plan and managing it with the same determination as you do in work, and treating your life as your main business, is the key to ensuring ‚Äúhappiness is a journey, not a destination‚ÄĚ.
Author: Salvador Alva
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As we are all aware, collaboration is ‚Äúthe name of the game‚ÄĚ in business and all kinds of organizations today. The world has become a complex web of interdependent actors‚ÄĒsome are competing, while others are learning to collaborate in new and innovative ways by establishing, strategic partnerships and establishing networks of ecosystem partners to create new opportunities, bring innovative products and services to market, continuously re-invent themselves and help solve some of the world‚Äôs most difficult problems. Those that collaborate in this way are entering new stages of formation and complexity through digital reinvention, ecosystem design, multi-stakeholder programs and social innovation. Because of the complexity of the collaboration, the number of actors involved and opportunities missed if no time is spent to innovate and co-create. More importantly, collaboration requires groups to get to know each other from a psychosocial perspective to build the collective muscle to communicate clearly and authentically, learn together and cut away what is not relevant for success. Once they have developed the collaboration structure, operating principles and values, social contracts and culture, they will have also built the collaboration capability to tackle the more difficult final negotiations pieces, not to mention the fact they know what is left to negotiate. It only makes sense that all businesses combinations that require collaboration have a concordant process and method to guide their success. Enabling Collaboration ‚Äď Achieving Success through Strategic Alliances and Partnerships provides practitioners interested in forming all kinds of collaborations a practical roadmap and methodology to do just that. Help create the structures, processes and opportunities that arise from collaborative approaches to organizational and societal success. Author:¬†Martin Echavarria¬†