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The Reinventors: How Extraordinary Companies Pursue Radical Continuous Change
How the world’s most successful companies stay relevant through constant transformation For most businesses, success is fleeting. There are only two real choices: stick with the status quo until things inevitably decline, or continuously change to stay vital. But how? Bestselling leadership and management guru Jason Jennings and his researchers screened 22,000 companies around the world that had been cited as great examples of ...
The Art and Science of Digital Compositing (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Graphics)
Computer-generated visual effects are now used extensively in feature films, commercials, music videos, and multimedia. The backbone of this process, the final and most important step, is known as digital compositing. The Art and Science of Digital Compositing is a comprehensive reference that provides a complete overview of the technical and the artistic nature of this process. This book covers a wide range of topics from basic image ...
ReLaunch: How to Stage an Organizational Comeback
David C. Cook, 2013
A church in deep debt with attendance down by the thousands. A college that had lapsed into a coma, its buildings in shambles, its faculty demoralized, its enrollment at rock bottom. A university facing lawsuits, scandal, and near-bankruptcy. Each situation involved different financial needs, different lost dreams, different personal wounds. But they each had one thing in common: each needed a leader who could restore hope, vision, and ...
The Partnership Charter: How To Start Out Right With Your New Business Partnership (or Fix The One You're In)
In The Partnership Charter , psychologist and business mediation expert David Gage offers a comprehensive guide to the art of establishing and maintaining a business partnership. The centerpiece of his approach is the Partnership Charter, a document that clearly outlines the goals, expectations, responsibilities, and relationships of the principals. The charter identifies potential sources of conflict and how they will be resolved, while ...
Lean Acres: A Tale of Strategic Innovation and Improvement in a Farm-iliar Setting
Change can be hard. It is often difficult to conceive performing tasks in a different order, in a different place, at a different time, or in a different manner altogether. And this is only for the individual. When we talk about organizational change the difficulty increases exponentially with each individual that is added to the equation. Regardless of organizational improvement methodology (Lean, Six Sigma, ISO, Balanced Scorecard) as programs ...
The Slate Roof Bible
Joseph Jenkins, Inc.
Published September 1, 1997, The Slate Roof Bible is the first comprehensive book on the topic of slate roofs since 1926. It contains 200 photos, some in color, and an additional 175 black and white drawings. This two-part book tells you why older slate roofs should be preserved, if they can (and how to determine that), and how to identify the various types of roof slate. It details the history of the slate roofing industry in the United ...
Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution
In the ever-changing world of business, we've arrived at a point where process has trumped culture, where the race toward efficiency has made us complacent and unable to reach our potential. Stuck in the land of status quo, we've forgotten how to think. And the very structures put in place to help businesses grow are now holding them back. It's time to Kill the Company. What this book suggests is simple: to SIMPLIFY by getting rid of things ...
The Momentum Effect: The secrets of efficient growth (Financial Times Series)
Jean Claude Larreche
Pearson Education Canada
One of the most frequent challenges that managers and executives face today is: ‘How do I keep on growing and at the same time, make a profit?’ Based on the author’s extensive research on over 350 Fortune 1000 Firms, The Momentum Effect proves that the old method of spending big on marketing and slashing the manufacturing costs doesn’t work anymore. Instead, it provides new evidence to show that in order to achieve profitable growth ...
The 2000 Percent Solution: Free Your Organization from "Stalled" Thinking to Achieve Exponential Success
Organizations, like people, are creatures of habit. They tend to approach problems and practices in predictable ways. This revolutionary book argues that such ingrained habits, which often masquerade as efficient procedures, actually obstruct growth. The 2,000 Percent Solution introduces "stall-busting, " a process that shows you how to recognize typical stalls and overcome them. The book also helps you understand why companies habitually "think ...
Tree of Knowledge
Humberto R. Maturana
"Knowing how we know" is the subject of this book. Its authors present a new view of cognition that has important social and ethical implications, for, they assert, the only world we humans can have is the one we create together through the actions of our coexistence. Written for a general audience as well as for students, scholars, and scientists and abundantly illustrated with examples from biology, linguistics, and new social and cultural ...
Seizing the White Space: Business Model Innovation for Growth and Renewal
Harvard Business Review Press, 2010
Business model innovation is the key to unlocking transformational growth—but few executives know how to apply it to their businesses. In Seizing the White Space, Mark Johnson gives them the playbook. Leaving the rhetoric to others, Johnson lays out an eminently practical framework that identifies the four fundamental building blocks that make business models work. In a series of in-depth case studies, he goes on to vividly illustrate how ...
Fascial Release for Structural Balance
North Atlantic Books
"Fascial release for structural balance is a fully illustrated introductory guide to structural anatomy and fascial release therapy"--Provided by publisher.
Reinventing Professional Services: Building Your Business in the Digital Marketplace
How engaging technology and relationships can help you stand out, attract business and achieve a more dynamic professional life The technological landscape has reshaped the way white collar workers cultivate and promote their businesses. Reinventing Professional Services is an engaging look at how licensed experts are adapting to today's dynamic economic environment. From Ari Kaplan--a recognized advisor on business and career development ...
A Visual Dictionary of Architecture
Francis D. K. Ching
This book defines over 5,000 terms relating to architectural design, history, and technology. It is the only dictionary that provides concise, accurate definitions illustrated with finely detailed, hand-rendered drawings, each executed in Mr. Ching's signature style.
The Haunted Self: Structural Dissociation and the Treatment of Chronic Traumatization (Norton Series on ...
Onno van der Hart
Ellert R. S. Nijenhuis
W. W. Norton & Company
Life is an ongoing struggle for patients who have been chronically traumatized. They typically have a wide array of symptoms, often classified under different combinations of comorbidity, which can make assessment and treatment complicated and confusing for the therapist. Many patients have substantial problems with daily living and relationships, including serious intrapsychic conflicts and maladaptive coping strategies. Their suffering ...
Everything Connects: How to Transform and Lead in the Age of Creativity, Innovation, and Sustainability
Leadership. Creativity. Innovation. When you put it all together, EVERYTHING CONNECTS. The constant cascade of new technologies and social changes is creating a more empowered population. Workforces are increasingly dispersed, demanding of self-expression, and quite possibly disengaged. Within this topsy-turvy context, leaders must spark creativity, drive innovation, and ensure sustainability. What are the remedies? The newest problems of ...
Terms of Engagement: Changing the Way We Change Organizations
Richard H Axelrod
Terms of Engagement introduces a new method for changing organizations based on four essential principles: Widening the Circle of Involvement, Connecting People to Each Other and Ideas, Creating Communities for Action, and Embracing Democratic Principles. This method enables leaders to create the energetic, flexible, responsive organizations necessary to thrive and prosper in the contemporary business world.
The Jackhammer Elegies
Stefan Jaeger, 2014
When Scott Carter, a savvy civil and structural engineer, finds himself in an elevator at the top of one of his own high-rise building designs, a powerful blast in the basement rocks Carter from his everyday life into a media limelight—and ultimately into the crosshairs of a technically cunning terrorist, alias Jackhammer. Carter becomes a consultant to the FBI as it investigates the engineering angles to the case, teaming up with Special ...
When Growth Stalls: How It Happens, Why You're Stuck, and What to Do About It
One of the toughest lessons every business leader learns is how hard it is to generate sustained growth. Stalled growth is the rule, not the exception--even for the best-managed companies. That's especially true in unpredictable economic environments such as the one we're experiencing today. McKee has a unique understanding of what happens when growth stalls. His firm commissioned a study of 700 companies that had at one time been among the ...
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