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Integrate Agile methodology into your business with this stunning guide to the latest management techniques Corporate Agility is the must-have guide on adopting Agile methodology for businesses of all shapes and sizes. This visually stunning book delivers seven key lessons that you must learn in order to effectively join the Agile world. You'll learn the ins and outs of the traditional approach, helping you answer the questions "Why Agile?" and "Why now?" You'll also discover new, more efficient Agile strategies that will help you lead your enterprise to increased collaboration, more flexibility, and better business results. Based on the latest practice and research, and drawing on years of experience at the author's own leading consultancy, Corporate Agility features a beautiful 4-color design that helps you visualize powerful strategic ideas, so you can understand and implement them right away. Unlike other books on the market, this title helps you reinterpret key Agile management concepts in a way that will work for your specific needs. Gain a clear understanding of traditional Agile methodology, the history of Agile, and the benefits to organizations of all shapes and sizes Discover cutting-edge Agile strategies that push Agile thinking forward and increase performance efficiency Learn the 7 "Agilessons" that underpin all successful Agile transformations Follow real-world case studies from leading businesses that have successfully made the leap into Agile operations Organizational leaders will love this digestible, forward-thinking guide written by one of America's fastest rising strategic execution gurus.
Peter Drucker's classic book on innovation and entrepreneurship
This is the first book to present innovation and entrepreneurship as a purposeful and systematic discipline that explains and analyzes the challenges and opportunities of America's new entrepreneurial economy. Superbly practical, "Innovation and Entrepreneurship" explains what established businesses, public service institutions, and new ventures need to know and do to succeed in today's economy.
"The book I wish I had when I was struggling to figure out how to take my business to the next level. Follow Susie's strategies and power up your success!" --JJ Virgin, founder of Mindshare Collaborative and New York Times bestselling author A comprehensive, bulletproof start-to-finish plan for taking your business from startup mode to the multi-million-dollar mark straight from the inventor of the Predictable Success Method(TM). In the United States, most people who own small businesses struggle daily to make ends meet. Two-thirds of businesses earn less than $25,000 a year. Thankfully, Susie Carder--entrepreneur and business coach to everyone from Steve Harvey to Paul Mitchell--has developed the ultimate formula for incredible success. But she didn't create it overnight. Susie Carder was at rock bottom financially during the Great Recession of 2008 when she was inspired to dig in and rebuild her fortune from the ground up. Today, she takes what she learned during that difficult time and shares her radical business strategies that have helped countless entrepreneurs and small business owners increase their revenues by more than 3,000%. As the creator of the Predictable Success Method(TM), Carder has a proven, twenty-year track record that includes building two $10 million companies herself, which she later sold. Filled with clear-eyed and practical advice, Power Your Profits teaches you how to run your daily operations, understand your finances, account for sales, and employ marketing systems that lead to predictable and substantial revenue and profit growth. And now, she's sharing her hard-won wisdom--worth $5,000 an hour in coaching fees--with you.
The revelatory saga of Pixar's rocky start and improbable success
After Steve Jobs was dismissed from Apple in the early 1990s, he turned his attention to a little-known graphics company he owned called Pixar. One day, out of the blue, Jobs called Lawrence Levy, a Harvard-trained lawyer and executive to whom he had never spoken before. He hoped to persuade Levy to help him pull Pixar back from the brink of failure.
This is the extraordinary story of what happened next: how Jobs and Levy concocted and pulled off a highly improbable plan that transformed Pixar into one of Hollywood's greatest success stories. Levy offers a masterful, firsthand account of how Pixar rose from humble beginnings, what it was like to work so closely with Jobs, and how Pixar's story offers profound lessons that can apply to many aspects of our lives.
Written by a team of business and finance experts, Starting & Running a Business All-In-One For Dummies is a complete guide to every aspect of setting up and growing a successful business. Featuring straight-talking advice on everything from business planning and marketing, managing staff and dealing with legal issues, to bookkeeping and taking care of tax obligations, this book is your one-stop guide to turning your business plans into profit. This amazing all-in-one guide brings together specialists in finance, bookkeeping,planning, marketing and sales, staffing, taxation and more, all of them eager to share their hard-won expertise with you. * Discusses ways to identify new business opportunities and how to put together a business plan * Get the scoop on securing the financing you need to get started * Includes tips on finding, managing, and retaining excellent staff * Offers information on marketing and selling your products or services
Entrepreneurship - a South African perspective is a guide to becoming a successful entrepreneur. It describes and illustrates new venture creation within a South African context: the start-up process, the growth stages and the challenges in the maturity phase of the business. It provides exercises, activities and numerous case studies based on the latest research in South Africa. In this edition of Entrepreneurship all data has been updated, and a new chapter on corporate entrepreneurship and current information about broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) have been introduced. To provide a more practical context, profiles of typical entrepreneurs have been presented.
A clear and lively account of the machinery, innovation and personalities that have shaped the industry that provides the all-essential daily bread. Indispensible for anyone with an interest in industrial history. There is a wealth of literature on the traditional flour milling industry, much of it concerned with the charms of rural settings and ancient crafts, whereas the history of the dramatic changes in milling methods from the 1870s onwards has been somewhat neglected. Written by Glyn Jones, engineer and lecturer in technology, `The Millers' sets out to redress the balance and tells the story of the transformation of the flour milling industry by men of vision with enterprise and engineering skill, from the first experiments with roller mills before 1880 to the sleek, automated flour mills operating at the end of the twentieth century. It is a story of technological endeavour and industrial success. The innovations were revolutionary, with roller mills, purifiers and a variety of sifting and sorting machines replacing millstones and crude sieving equipment. Change was propelled by an increasing demand for white bread, and whiter flour could be produced by roller milling of hard foreign wheats, whereas traditional millstone methods were not suitable for the production of large quantities of branless flour. Henry Simon, who became the pioneering leader of the new field of milling engineering, installed his first roller plant in Manchester in 1878; by 1887 mills on the Simon system could produce enough flour to meet the requirements of 11 million people. The mass production of flour for our daily bread began in earnest. From 1904, the most forceful innovator among British millers was Joseph Rank, who commissioned Henry Simon Ltd to supply new plants at the main ports of Hull, London, Cardiff and Liverpool. The roles played by the other leading millers, many of which are still household names, are also included in this account. Despite the hugely impressive and far-reaching technological advances made by British millers and milling engineers, they have not received the credit they deserve. In truth, they replaced the traditional, basic form of the industry rapidly and effectively, and their inventions transformed milling in Britain and further afield. `The Millers' describes, in a clear and lively way, not only the changes in machinery and processing and the effects on the traditional industry, but the personalities who shaped the trade and the companies they ran, and the myths and legends which have surrounded them. Modern mills, rooted in British innovation and enterprise, are impressive in appearance and striking inside, with machinery that looks smart and is automatically controlled, processing wheat for a range of attractive foods and for the still essential daily bread.
Andrew Carnegie is the only American entrepreneur who could have won distinction as an author, even if he had never seen a steel mill," writes Joseph Frazier Wall. A skillful and prolific writer, Andrew Carnegie published sixty three articles in major magazines of his time, such as The North American Review, and eight books. Although he is best remembered today for the radical philosophy expressed in the title essay of his book The Gospel of Wealth, his other writings are readable and provocative. The Andrew Carnegie Reader is the first anthology to bring together in a single volume a representative selection of Carnegie's writings which show him as a shrewd businessman, celebrated philanthropist, champion of democracy, and eternal optimist. Carnegie's first letter to the editor at the age of seventeen was the beginning of a lifelong attempt to satisfy an insatiable journalistic desire. Always voluble and candid, Carnegie was as active with his pen as with his tongue. This intriguing collection covers sixty years of the industrial giant's life, from his letters to his cousin George Lauder, written in 1853, to the final chapter od his autobiography, completed in 1914. In his own simple, abrupt style, colored with fierce optimism, Carnegie captivated his audience. Although most of the selections were penned for an audience now long gone, today's reader will be intrigued by the pertinence and timelessness of Carnegie's hopes for world peace, his views on labor, and his concern for better race relations in America and their continuing applicability to humankind. A brief essay by the editor introduces each selection.
`A gripping but utterly heartrending read' - The Sunday Times `A must-read for beauty fans and budding entrepreneurs alike' - Glamour `Honest and inspiring' - Good Housekeeping `Inspirational' - Prima `A fantastic read... Honest and inspirational... Jo's couragous story is not just for those who are fans of famous scents and fancy bags, but also for budding entrepreneurs' - The Sun `Inspiring and insightful' - Woman & Home `You won't fail to be inspired by this scented story' - YOU Jo Malone is the inspirational British businesswoman responsible for creating her globally renowned beauty business and, more recently, her new brand 'Jo Loves'. This, her first autobiography, tells in full her incredible journey from modest beginnings as a teenager, struggling with dyslexia and leaving school with no qualifications, to becoming an international brand name and one of the world's most successful entrepreneurs. Jo's lively story explores how her fascination with smell teamed with her natural ability to create world-famous blends such as 'Lime, Basil & Mandarin', revolutionised the way we think about fragrance. Her unique talent for pioneering innovation and originality within her field is unrivalled. Yet, despite her success, she has faced huge challenges with courage and determination, including being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 37 and told she only had nine months to live, and her decision to go it alone after selling the original Jo Malone brand to the Estee Lauder Corporation and walking away in 2006. Jo's commitment and down-to-earth approach to life, work and family makes her one of the most likeable and well respected personalities in British retail and her honesty, hard work and entrepreneurial grit are an inspiration to all.
Unleash your full potential. Take control of your financial future. At twenty years of age, Samuel Leach was studying at university. He appeared to be a typical student, but there was something different about him. Whilst his classmates were engrossed in their studies, as well as their burgeoning social lives, Samuel was adding another facet to his education. He was teaching himself the science and art of trading. With nothing more than a boxer's heart and drive, Samuel turned GBP2k into GBP178k in his first year, and a few short years later, he rose to global renown by building his new enterprise to become a multi-million-pound trading business. From delivering an acclaimed TedTalk to running webinars, events, conferences, and training over 2,000 people from over 90 countries, Samuel's list of achievements continues to grow. The obvious question is how did he accomplish so much in such a short period of time? Samuel Leach's secret to success is understanding the patterns and algorithms of the financial system. These same principles can be applied to life skills and general business skills alike. The Formula for Success will show you how. This insightful book will show you how analysing patterns, mapping behaviours and seeing the potential in your unique talents can lead to success. Learning practical lessons drawn from Samuel's first-hand experiences, you will discover how to apply his formula to your life. This inspiring, valuable book will help you: Apply the principles of algorithms and pattern-recognition to any and all areas of your personal and financial life Join the scores of teachers, postal workers, firefighters and many other hard-working members of society who have found prosperity and success with Samuel's help Understand the fundamental principles of algorithms without complex maths and confusing theory Learn how to identify and strengthen the attributes that are vital for success The Formula for Success: How to Win at Life Using Your Own Personal Algorithm is the first step toward personal, professional and financial achievement.
What's your Plan B? will teach you why everyone should have a home-based business today. In this book are publicly available insights to help you position yourself for massive tax deductions and allow you to be on the fastest path to wealth. We will share with you specific knowledge as to which deductions are crucial to your business that your accountant or tax preparer are missing. We will dive into details about how you can make your business more profitable without needing to increase sales. We want you to look at your business through a consultants lens and see why most self-employed people are giving away an extra $10,000 to $20,000 annually to the IRS in taxes that you should be keeping in your business. Did you know you are responsible to understand the tax game? When it comes to your business, you are legally entitled to every single tax deduction available to you. Are you taking advantage of those deductions? We will help you determine if you are, by hiring your kids and legally paying for their birthdays and college through your business. We even go into how to get money out of your company tax-free through fringe benefits.
A powerful argument for how to succeed in any field: develop broad interests and skills while everyone around you is rushing to specialize.
From the ‘10,000 hours rule’ to the power of Tiger parenting, we have been taught that success in any field requires early specialization and many hours of deliberate practice. And, worse, that if you dabble or delay, you'll never catch up with those who got a head start.
This is completely wrong.
In this landmark book, David Epstein shows you that the way to succeed is by sampling widely, gaining a breadth of experiences, taking detours, experimenting relentlessly, juggling many interests - in other words, by developing range.
Studying the world's most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors and scientists, Epstein demonstrates why in most fields - especially those that are complex and unpredictable - generalists, not specialists are primed to excel. No matter what you do, where you are in life, whether you are a teacher, student, scientist, business analyst, parent, job hunter, retiree, you will see the world differently after you've read Range. You'll understand better how we solve problems, how we learn and how we succeed. You'll see why failing a test is the best way to learn and why frequent quitters end up with the most fulfilling careers.
As experts silo themselves further while computers master more of the skills once reserved for highly focused humans, Range shows how people who think broadly and embrace diverse experiences and perspectives will increasingly thrive and why spreading your knowledge across multiple domains is the key to your success, and how to achieve it.
Entrepreneurship education has experienced remarkable growth in the last three decades, and need for a major work on the subject soon became apparent. The title is divided into six parts: Entrepreurship development and what is required to become an entrepreneur. The entrepreneurial process, starting with creativity and innovation, opportunities, the business plan, resource and legal requirements, financing as well as how to get started. Alternative routes to starting a business, namely entering the family business, franchising and buying a business. Post-start-up challenge such as managing growth, growth strategies, business failure and turnaround.
An inspirational success story that shows how anyone can be a champion, overcome challenges and create a better world for yourself and others 65 Roses and a Trunki: Defying the Odds in Life and Business, is the extraordinary success story of entrepreneur Rob Law, designer and inventor of Trunki, the award-winning children's ride-on suitcase that's sold millions of units worldwide. Born with cystic fibrosis, Rob watched his twin sister die from the same illness at sixteen. Told he could not expect to live into his twenties, he made a promise that he was going to defy the odds and live a long and successful life. Despite being humiliated in Dragons Den where his business was described as "worthless", Rob went on to create a new category of consumer product, build a global business brand, become an accomplished athlete, get an MBE from the Queen, bring joy to millions of children all over the world and become a father to three children after being told he would die childless. After beating overwhelming odds on the road to success in his personal and professional life, Rob wrote this memoir to help anyone facing difficult challenges in life and business. From brand-building and harnessing your creativity to managing a chronic health condition and facing your demons, you'll learn how to defy the odds, follow your passion, keep fighting when experts are telling you to quit and overcome every challenge you face. 65 Roses and a Trunki is a life-affirming book. Drawing on key insights from personal and business psychology, it tells an inspirational story that can be your story too.
New Jersey has a long history of adapting to a changing economic climate. From its colonial origins to the present day, New Jersey's economy has continuously and successfully confronted the challenges and uncertainties of technological and demographic change, placing the state at the forefront of each national and global economic era. Based on James W. Hughes and Joseph J. Seneca's nearly three-decade-long Rutgers Regional Report series, New Jersey's Postsuburban Economy presents the issues confronting the state and brings to the forefront ideas for meeting these challenges. From the rural agricultural and natural resource based economy and lifestyle of the seventeenth century to today's postindustrial, suburban-dominated, automobile-dependent economy, the economic drivers which were considered to be an asset are now viewed by many to be the state's greatest disadvantage. On the brink of yet another transformation, this one driven by a new technology and an internet based global economy, New Jersey will have to adapt itself yet again - this time to a postsuburban digital economy. Hughes and Seneca describe the forces that are now propelling the state into yet another economic era. They do this in the context of historical economic transformations of New Jersey, setting out the technological, demographic, and transportation shifts that defined and drove them.
Build a world class business with a clear blueprint to success Entrepreneur: Building Your Business From Start to Success is your guidebook to achieving entrepreneurial success. Whether you're an existing business owner seeking to increase your reach, or a budding entrepreneur ready to take the next step, this book provides invaluable guidance from experts who have made it happen time and time again. A simple step-by-step process will help you translate your ideas into effective business plans, raise the capital needed to start and grow your business, build a winning team and leave the competition behind. Drawing upon their experience founding more than 30 companies, the authors share their entrepreneurial wisdom and reveal the real-world techniques that lead to success. With a pragmatic and personal approach, the authors explore the personal characteristics that are vital to achievement; managing stress, withstanding heavy workloads and coping with potential health concerns are subjects often overlooked in the pursuit of business achievement. Addressing the link between business concerns and personal welfare, the authors offer suggestions on how to most effectively reconcile entrepreneurial drive with personal well-being. Build or revitalise a business with proven methods from two globally-recognized experts in the field Develop an effective business plan to maximise your probability of success Understand funding markets and raise capital necessary to start or grow your business Grow your business by beating the competition and dominating your market Providing invaluable insight into real-world entrepreneurial methods that work, this book arms current and future business leaders with the skills, knowledge and motivation to create the organization of their dreams.
Help take your startup to the next step with the new and revised edition of the popular book on the VC deal process--from the co-founders of the Foundry Group How do venture capital deals come together? This is one of the most frequent questions asked by each generation of new entrepreneurs. Surprisingly, there is little reliable information on the subject. No one understands this better than Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson. The founders and driving force behind the Foundry Group--a venture capital firm focused on investing in early-stage information technology companies--Brad and Jason have been involved in hundreds of venture capital financings. Their investments range from small startups to large Series A venture financing rounds. The new edition of Venture Deals continues to show fledgling entrepreneurs the inner-workings of the VC process, from the venture capital term sheet and effective negotiating strategies to the initial seed and the later stages of development. Fully updated to reflect the intricacies of startups and entrepreneurship in today's dynamic economic environment, this new edition includes revisions and updates to coverage on negotiating, gender issues, ICO's, and economic terms. New chapters examine legal and procedural considerations relevant to fundraising, bank debt, equity and convertible debt, how to hire an investment banker to sell a company, and more. Provides valuable, real-world insights into venture capital structure and strategy Explains and clarifies the VC term sheet and other misunderstood aspects of capital funding Helps to build collaborative and supportive relationships between entrepreneurs and investors Draws from the author's years of practical experience in the VC arena Includes extensively revised and updated content throughout to increase readability and currency Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist is a must-have resource for Any aspiring entrepreneur, venture capitalist, or lawyer involved in VC deals as well as students and instructors in related areas of study.
Entrepreneurship and New Venture Management covers the key concepts of entrepreneurship and provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects, including marketing, financial, HR and operations management. The book discusses the various theoretical aspects to be considered when starting a new business venture and offers practical examples to demonstrate the real-life application of the theory. The new edition includes additional discussion questions and experiential exercises, and updates to information and technology. Entrepreneurship and New Venture Management is written for undergraduate students studying business management at universities and universities of technology. New to this edition: Updated material on information and technology, and its impact on all of the different aspects of a business; Discussion on ethical business practices such as anti-corruption, compliance, due diligence, bribery and whistle-blowing; Added information on social entrepreneurship; Additional discussion questions and experiential exercises
For courses in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management. At the heart of a successful business is a sound business plan. Capturing this reality, Entrepreneurship, 4th Edition focuses on basic entrepreneurial concepts and demonstrates how to develop an effective and thorough business plan. Organized in two-parts, it discusses ways to start, manage and grow a business, all within the context of a sound business plan. Unique in emphasis, it blends theory and practice, current entrepreneurial research and concerns, and step-by-step guidelines for developing a business plan. Case examples and sample business plans keep readers motivated and help them learn how to transform their own ideas into their own entrepreneurial success.
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