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How to Think Strategically

How to Think Strategically Author Davide Sola
ISBN-10 9780273788836
Release 2013-10-31
Pages 280
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Discover how to become an effective strategic thinker Some people seem to achieve the best results, again and again. Is it luck? Or is it strategy? How to Think Strategically equips you with the skills you need to make the best decisions and develop a powerful strategic mindset. This hands-on guide tackles both the thinking and the doing, helping you develop a robust strategic plan. It offers a six-step framework that addresses key questions, including: Which core challenges do I need to overcome? How do I manage uncertainty and risk? How do I execute my business strategy? Visit www.howtothinkstrategically.org for the accompanying app and the ‘Strategic Thinking Manifesto’.



Learning to Think Strategically

Learning to Think Strategically Author Julia Sloan
ISBN-10 9781134853045
Release 2016-11-03
Pages 286
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Strategic thinking has become a core competency for business leaders globally. Overused and under-defined, the term is often used interchangeably with other strategic management terms. This textbook delineates and defines strategic thinking as a conceptual cognitive capability, focusing on the nonlinear, divergent, and informal nature of strategic thinking. In this third edition of a popular text, the author provides an unconventional definition and model for strategic thinking based on critical theory. This research-based book introduces the concept as the foundation of business strategy that is distinct from strategic planning and strategic implementation. New features, including executive summaries and key critical reflective questions, along with new and updated figures, make the book vital reading for MBA, leadership development, and executive education students. The practical nature of this book also makes it valuable for business and policy executives, managers, and emerging leaders.



Key Strategy Tools

Key Strategy Tools Author Vaughan Evans
ISBN-10 9780273779124
Release 2013-03-26
Pages 376
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The strategy tools you need for your business to succeed! Let Key Strategy Tools be your guide to developing a winning strategy for your firm. Cherry-pick the most useful approaches for your business and create a robust strategy that withstands investor scrutiny and becomes your roadmap to success. Covering 88 tools and framed within an innovative strategy development process, the Strategy Pyramid, this user-friendly manual takes you through each step of the process. Whether analysing your market, building competitive advantage or addressing risk and opportunity, you’ll find the strategic thinking tools you need at every stage in your strategy development. Following in the footsteps of the hugely successful Key Management Models and Key Performance Indicators, this book delivers professional-level information in the practical and accessible framework synonymous with the Key series.



FT Essential Guide to Developing a Business Strategy

FT Essential Guide to Developing a Business Strategy Author Vaughan Evans
ISBN-10 9781292002804
Release 2013-11-07
Pages 264
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Want to take your company to the next level? You need a roadmap, a strategy. Preferably one that is simple, workable and saleable. This book provides you with just that. It sets out a straightforward strategy development process, the ‘Strategy Pyramid’, and guides you through it. It uses a lively central case study throughout, as well as drawing on examples of how real businesses have developed winning strategies. Whether you are intent on growing your business, or setting out on your start-up, this book offers an uncomplicated, practical and readable guide on how to get the strategy you need for your business to succeed. It offers sound advice on the following areas: Setting goals and objectives Forecasting market demands Gauging industry competition Tracking competitive advantage Targeting the strategic gap Bridging the gap with business strategy Bridging the gap with corporate strategy Addressing risk and opportunity The FT Essential Guide to Developing a Business Strategy will help businesses of all sizes to chart and realise their growth ambitions.



Innovation Engine

Innovation Engine Author Jatin DeSai
ISBN-10 9781118416884
Release 2013-04-19
Pages 256
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How to implement an innovation engine in any organization Innovation is often sought and is in high demand today. At the same time it is often misunderstood and lacks committed sponsorship. Today, most teams at the top need an innovation capability in a manner that works in tandem with their performance/operations management. Packed with actionable ideas, references, links, and resources, Innovation Engine meets that need. Reveals how to develop strategy, road maps, and processes for innovation execution Provides high level implementation guidance on executing innovation, something companies are struggling with globally Explores how today's companies can create a long-term sustainable corporate culture by also using an innovation engine Explains how to use innovation to keep employees engaged and motivated Written for executives, business leaders, CFOs, and CIOs Showing readers how to create a business case for innovation and a supporting innovation linked to business vision and goals, Innovation Engine clearly reveals how to reduce time-to-market, while expanding the "idea landscape" and building a pipeline of corporate innovators.



Disrupt

Disrupt Author Luke Williams
ISBN-10 9780134008110
Release 2015-09-22
Pages 224
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&>Master a complete five-step program for identifying and executing on disruptive business opportunities! Now updated and even more effective, Luke Williams' Disrupt, Second Edition combines the design industry's most powerful "disruptive thinking" techniques with real business implementation discipline. Drawing on his pioneering experience innovating at the legendary frog design (and teaching innovation at NYU), Williams shows exactly how to generate and execute on a steady stream of disruptive strategies. Using updated examples and a book-length case study, Williams shows how the more unexpected an idea, the smaller the number of competitors, and the more successful the company that brings it to market. You'll walk through generating your disruptive hypothesis, defining your disruptive market opportunity, creating multiple disruptive ideas, shaping them into an actionable solution, and persuading key stakeholders to adopt or invest in your solution. Disrupt, Second Edition is for all entrepreneurs, product and marketing managers, R and D specialists, strategists, and senior executives seeking to create disruptive products, services, and customer experiences. It offers you a systematic and proven way to redefine your company's future, stun your industry, and leave your competitors scrambling to catch up.



Playing to Win

Playing to Win Author Alan G. Lafley
ISBN-10 9781422187395
Release 2013
Pages 260
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Explains how companies must pinpoint business strategies to a few critically important choices, identifying common blunders while outlining simple exercises and questions that can guide day-to-day and long-term decisions.



Out Think

Out Think Author G. Shawn Hunter
ISBN-10 9781118505298
Release 2013-06-14
Pages 256
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We’ve entered a new era. Call it the age of imagination, ideation, conceptualization, creativity, innovation—take your pick. Creativity, mental flexibility, and collaboration have displaced one-dimensional intelligence and isolated determination as core ingredients of competitive advantage. But these 21st century methods and mindsets needed to drive innovation are only found by tapping into the discretionary levels of passion and initiative within us. This is where Out Think leadership comes in. Out Think presents big ideas along with actionable advice to drive unique value and innovation in today’s chaotic marketplace. In each chapter a key idea, behavior, or mindset shift is discussed. The shift is illustrated through proprietary interviews with business leaders conducted by the author. Techniques are described to show how the shift or idea can be implemented, with real-world examples. Assessments, exercises, and actionable messaging are highlighted throughout the book. While some books address the changing economic landscape and the challenges of the creative age, Out Think is unique in the author’s unparalleled access, spanning more than a decade, to executives and thought-leaders who are, in fact, making a measurable difference. Through interviews and collaboration with these individuals, Hunter has assembled insights, stories, and actionable take-aways, with an emphasis on results that can drive the change that leaders want and need in their organizations.



The Innovation Book

The Innovation Book Author Max Mckeown
ISBN-10 9781292011936
Release 2014-08-06
Pages 296
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INNOVATION IN ACTION The Innovation Book is your roadmap to creating powerful innovations that deliver success in a competitive world. It answers the following questions: · How do you become a more innovative thinker? · How do you lead and manage creative people? · How can you use innovation tools to get the best results? · How can you engage people with innovation? · How do you avoid pitfalls, problems and screw-ups? With a practical bite-size format, The Innovation Book will help you tackle the really important challenges and seize the most valuable opportunities. "Inspired, ambitious and complete – a must-read for anyone interested in innovation, creativity and invention." Tom McMail, Ex-Microsoft Strategic Collaborations Director & Academic Innovations Manager “Strips big ideas down to their essence, making the complicated understandable and turning the theoretical into real-world practical. Recommended.” Broc Edwards, SVP, Director of Learning & Leadership



Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire

Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire Author Braden Kelley
ISBN-10 0470906421
Release 2010-09-03
Pages 208
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Essential strategies to transform your organization and boost your profits Want to recapture your organization's original innovative spirit? Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire helps you remove the obstacles that have crippled the innovation superpowers that made your organization successful in the first place. Helps you identify the blockages hindering innovation within your organization Reveals the fundamental changes that will help your business rebuild its hidden or lost innovation capabilities Explores leading innovation theories you can apply right away-without expensive consultants Get the strategies you need to remove innovation barriers, increase profits-and change the way you do business.



The Strategy Workout

The Strategy Workout Author Bernard Ross
ISBN-10 9781292084657
Release 2015-12-18
Pages 256
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The Strategy Workout has been specially developed to be clear, simple, very easy to follow and highly effective. Our unique pre-workout test will help you identify your weak and strong points and the straightforward 10-step improvement plan will show you how you can quickly boost your skills.



Strategic Thinking

Strategic Thinking Author Simon Wootton
ISBN-10 9780749461102
Release 2010-07-03
Pages 160
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Strategic Thinking: A Step-by-Step Approach to Strategy and Leadership, now in it's third edition, takes you step by step through sound strategic thinking by setting out the questions to ask. In the process of answering these questions and thinking through the important issues that they raise, you will learn how to formulate strategies and write clear and concise strategic plans. With new online material to support each step and help strengthen your ability to predict future changes, as well as a new section covering key aspects of leadership and neuroscience, this practical book will enable you to: gain a deeper understanding of your market; forecast where your organization is heading; think critically about proposals; write an effective strategic plan Also including prompt sheets, objectives, action plans and useful summaries, this fully updated third edition is a must-have for all practicing managers and business students.



The Art of Opportunity

The Art of Opportunity Author Marc Sniukas
ISBN-10 9781119151593
Release 2016-05-02
Pages 288
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Innovate your way toward growth using practical, research-backed frameworks The Art of Opportunity offers a path toward new growth, providing the perspective and methods you need to make innovation happen. Written by a team of experts with both academic and industry experience—and a client roster composed of some of the world’s leading companies—this book provides you with the necessary tools to help you capture growth instead of chasing it. The visual frameworks and research-based methodology presented in The Art of Opportunity merge business design thinking and strategic innovation to help you change your growth paradigm. You’ll learn creative and practical methods for exploring growth opportunities and employ a new approach for identifying what “opportunity” looks like in the first place. Put aside the old school way of focusing on new products and new markets, to instead applying value creation to find your new opportunity, craft your offering, design your strategy and build new growth ventures. The changing business ecosystem is increasingly pushing traditional thinking out to pasture. New consumers and the new marketplace are demanding a profound adjustment to the way companies plan and execute growth strategies. This book gives you the tools to create your roadmap toward the new state of growth, and gain invaluable insight into a new way of thinking. The Art of Opportunity will help you to: Start looking at business growth from a new perspective Create value for the customers, company and ecosystem Innovate strategically and design new business models Develop a new active business design thinking approach to innovation Your company’s goal is to grow, and to turn non-customers into customers. The old ways are becoming less tenable and less cost-effective. The Art of Opportunity outlines the new growth paradigm and gives you a solid framework for putting new ideas into practice.



Business Innovation in the 21st Century

Business Innovation in the 21st Century Author Praveen Gupta
ISBN-10 1419646648
Release 2007
Pages 372
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The Business Innovation book is for anyone who is interested in mastering the innovation process, and creating value through commercialization. A reading roadmap guides business and technical readers.



The Strategic Leader s Roadmap

The Strategic Leader s Roadmap Author Harbir Singh
ISBN-10 9781613630761
Release 2016-10-11
Pages 130
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"We can all become strategic leaders if we stay on the right path." —Harbir Singh & Michael Useem Even a strong leader can flounder without an effective strategy, and the most powerful strategy can fail without the right leader. Only those who master and integrate both skills can effectively navigate the challenges that lay ahead for today's organizations. The Strategic Leader's Roadmap, by Wharton management professors Harbir Singh and Michael Useem, offers a 6-point checklist for leading strategically that will help managers strengthen their capacity to develop strategy and to lead its execution. Drawing on one-on-one interviews with CEOs, in-depth research, and their experience teaching today's executives and tomorrow's leaders, Singh and Useem take readers into the offices—and mindsets—of some of today's foremost strategic leaders, including: Carlos Ghosn, chief executive officer of Nissan Indra Nooyi, chief executive of PepsiCo Jack Ma, founder and chief executive of Alibaba Group John Chambers, executive chairman of Cisco Systems Fast-reading and inspiring, The Strategic Leader's Roadmap will enable leaders at all levels to master today's most vital capability.



FT Guide to Lean

FT Guide to Lean Author Andy Brophy
ISBN-10 9780273772316
Release 2013-02-14
Pages 320
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Learn how to make your company more efficient, increase customer value with less work and make better use of your organisation’s resources by implementing a Lean management strategy. The Financial Times Guide to Lean is a guide to the tools that are used to implement Lean, showing you how to apply Lean practices fully into your organisation or company. This book offers a comprehensive and objective look at lean strategy and how it can be tailored for different companies.



Thinkers 50 Innovation Breakthrough Thinking to Take Your Business to the Next Level

Thinkers 50 Innovation  Breakthrough Thinking to Take Your Business to the Next Level Author Stuart Crainer
ISBN-10 9780071827812
Release 2013-11-19
Pages 175
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Offers ideas and insights from several prominent business thinkers on diverse aspects of business innovation.