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The 2000 Percent Solution: Free Your Organization from "Stalled" Thinking to Achieve Exponential Success
Donald Mitchell, Carol Coles, ...

AMACOM, 1999

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 ...


Make Waves: Be the One to Start Change at Work and in Life
Patti Johnson

Bibliomotion, 2014

Make Waves encourages readers to step up and be the one to initiate change in their work and lives. Author Patti Johnson walks readers through the tools and techniques that they can use to create change in their own situations. Johnson elaborates on these tools even further to give readers a sense of how to encourage and instill these “wave-making” behaviors in others within their organization. Using several diverse case studies as ...


ReLaunch: How to Stage an Organizational Comeback
Mark Rutland

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 Innovator's Method: Bringing the Lean Start-up into Your Organization

Harvard Business Review Press, 2014

Have you ever come up with an idea for a new product or service but didn’t take any action because you thought it would be too risky? Or at work, have you had what you thought could be a big idea for your company—perhaps changing the way you develop or distribute a product, provide customer service, or hire and train your employees? If you have, but you haven’t known how to take the next step, you need to understand what the authors call ...


The Momentum Effect: The secrets of efficient growth (Financial Times Series)
Jean Claude Larreche

Pearson Education Canada, 2008

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 ...


Mighty Midsized Companies: How Leaders Overcome 7 Silent Growth Killers

Bibliomotion, Inc., 2014

Most midsized company leaders want their businesses to become mighty growth machines. Unfortunately, sometimes that growth slows, stops, or goes the other way, and their leaders don’t know why. Is it the market? Is it the product? Is it the leadership team? Is it something he or she has done wrong–an ill-conceived deal; an unrealistic strategy? Because business consultants focus on big companies that can afford big consulting fees, and ...


Lean Acres: A Tale of Strategic Innovation and Improvement in a Farm-iliar Setting
Jim Bowie

Quality Press, 2011

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

Joseph Jenkins, Inc., 1997

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 ...


Value-Driven Business Process Management: The Value-Switch for Lasting Competitive Advantage
Peter Franz, Mathias Kirchmer

McGraw-Hill, 2013

Praise for Value-Driven Business Process Management “The book goes well beyond a traditional methods-and-tools perspective to present the most current, broadly informed view of BPM as a management discipline. . . .” —Paul O’Flaherty, Finance Director, Eskom “Franz and Kirchmer go directly to the heart of the role of BPM in business by focusing on value as the driver, management discipline as the requirement, and translating ...


The Art and Science of Digital Compositing (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Graphics)

Morgan Kaufmann, 1999

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 ...


Fascial Release for Structural Balance
James Earls, Thomas Myers

Lotus Publishing, 2010

"Fascial Release for Structural Balance" combines manual therapy skills with the exciting new field of structural therapy, which employs the unique and newly discovered properties of fascial tissues. Fascia, our biological fabric, plays a vital role in support, posture, and stability. Through informed assessment and manipulation of fascial patterns, you can help eradicate many of your clients' chronic strain patterns-for good. The book is ...


Secrets of Screenplay Structure
Linda J. Cowgill

Lone Eagle, 1999

This guide helps writers understand how and why great films work as well as how great form and function can combine to bring a story alive.


Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators: From Idea to Execution
Vijay Govindarajan, Chris Trimble

Harvard Business Review Press, 2005

Even world-class companies, with powerful and proven business models, eventually discover limits to growth. That's what makes emerging high-growth industries so attractive. With no proven formula for making a profit, these industries represent huge opportunities for the companies that are fast enough and smart enough to capture them first. But building tomorrow's businesses while simultaneously sustaining excellence in today's demands a delicate ...


When Growth Stalls: How It Happens, Why You're Stuck, and What to Do About It
Steve McKee

Jossey-Bass, 2009

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 ...


Guastavino Vaulting: The Art of Structural Tile
John Ochsendorf

Princeton Architectural Press, 2013

The first monograph to celebrate the architectural legacy of the Guastavino family is now available in paperback. First-generation Spanish immigrants Rafael Guastavino and his son Rafael Jr. oversaw the construction of thousands of spectacular tile vaults across the United States between the 1880s and the 1950s. These versatile, strong, and fireproof vaults were built by Guastavino in more than two hundred major buildings in Manhattan and in ...


The Reinventors: How Extraordinary Companies Pursue Radical Continuous Change
Jason Jennings

Portfolio Hardcover, 2012

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 ...


A Visual Dictionary of Architecture
Francis D. K. Ching

Wiley, 1995

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 Partnership Charter: How To Start Out Right With Your New Business Partnership (or Fix The One You're In)
David Gage

Basic Books, 2004

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 ...


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 ...


Looptail: How One Company Changed the World by Reinventing Business
Bruce Poon Tip

Business Plus, 2013

Much in the same vein as DELIVERING HAPPINESS, LOOPTAIL combines both Bruce Poon Tip's extraordinary first-person account of his entrepreneurial instincts to start and develop G Adventures, a highly-successful international travel adventure company, and along the way, he reveals his unusual management secrets that not only keep his employees fully engaged but also keep his customers extremely happy.



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