0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Browse All departments
  • All departments
Price
Status
Brand

Showing 1 - 25 of 61 matches in All departments

Turning The Flywheel - A Monograph To Accompany Good to Great (Paperback): Jim Collins Turning The Flywheel - A Monograph To Accompany Good to Great (Paperback)
Jim Collins 1
R195 R156 Discovery Miles 1 560 Save R39 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A companion guidebook to the number-one bestselling Good to Great, focused on implementation of the flywheel concept, one of Jim Collins’ most memorable ideas that has been used across industries and the social sectors, and with startups.

The key to business success is not a single innovation or one plan. It is the act of turning the flywheel, slowly gaining momentum and eventually reaching a breakthrough. Building upon the flywheel concept introduced in his groundbreaking classic Good to Great, Jim Collins teaches readers how to create their own flywheel, how to accelerate the flywheel’s momentum, and how to stay on the flywheel in shifting markets and during times of turbulence.

Combining research from his Good to Great labs and case studies from organisations like Amazon, Vanguard, and the Cleveland Clinic which have turned their flywheels with outstanding results, Collins demonstrates that successful organisations can disrupt the world around them – and reach unprecedented success – by employing the flywheel concept.

Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0 (Hardcover): Jim Collins Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0 (Hardcover)
Jim Collins
R490 R391 Discovery Miles 3 910 Save R99 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

______________________________ From Jim Collins, the most influential business thinker of our era, comes an ambitious upgrade of his classic, Beyond Entrepreneurship, that includes all-new findings and world-changing insights. What's the roadmap to create a company that not only survives its infancy but thrives, changing the world for decades to come? Nine years before the publication of his epochal bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins and his mentor, Bill Lazier, answered this question in their bestselling book, Beyond Entrepreneurship. Beyond Entrepreneurship left a definitive mark on the business community, influencing the young pioneers who were, at that time, creating the technology revolution that was birthing in Silicon Valley. Decades later, successive generations of entrepreneurs still turn to the strategies outlined in Beyond Entrepreneurship to answer the most pressing business questions. Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0 is a new and improved version of the book that Jim Collins and Bill Lazier wrote years ago. In this upgraded edition, Jim Collins honours his mentor, Bill Lazier, who passed away in 2004, and reexamines the original text of Beyond Entrepreneurship with his 2020 perspective. The book includes the original text of Beyond Entrepreneurship, as well as four new chapters and fifteen new essays. Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0 pulls together the key concepts across Collins' thirty years of research into one integrated framework called The Map. The result is a singular reading experience, which presents a unified vision of company creation that will fascinate not only Jim's millions of dedicated readers worldwide, but also introduce a new generation to his remarkable work.

Be 2.0 (Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0) - Turning Your Business Into an Enduring Great Company (Hardcover): Jim Collins, William... Be 2.0 (Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0) - Turning Your Business Into an Enduring Great Company (Hardcover)
Jim Collins, William Lazier
R572 R458 Discovery Miles 4 580 Save R114 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People (Paperback, 30th Anniversary Edition): Stephen R. Covey The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People (Paperback, 30th Anniversary Edition)
Stephen R. Covey; Contributions by Sean Covey; Foreword by Jim Collins
R390 R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Save R72 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for nearly three decades. It has transformed the lives of presidents and CEOs, educators and parents--millions of people of all ages and occupations. Now, this 30th anniversary edition of the timeless classic commemorates the wisdom of the 7 Habits with modern additions from Sean Covey.

The 7 Habits have become famous and are integrated into everyday thinking by millions and millions of people. Why? Because they work!

With Sean Covey's added takeaways on how the habits can be used in our modern age, the wisdom of the 7 Habits will be refreshed for a new generation of leaders.

They include:
Habit 1: Be Proactive
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
Habit 3: Put First Things First
Habit 4: Think Win/Win
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
Habit 6: Synergize
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

This beloved classic presents a principle-centered approach for solving both personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and practical anecdotes, Stephen R. Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity--principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.

Good to Great (Hardcover): Jim Collins Good to Great (Hardcover)
Jim Collins 1
R510 R405 Discovery Miles 4 050 Save R105 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Can a good company become a great one and, if so, how?

After a five-year research project, Collins concludes that good to great can and does happen. In this book, he uncovers the underlying variables that enable any type of organization to make the leap from good to great while other organizations remain only good. Rigorously supported by evidence, his findings are surprising - at times even shocking - to the modern mind.

Good to Great achieves a rare distinction: a management book full of vital ideas that reads as well as a fast-paced novel.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - 30th Anniversary Edition (Hardcover, 30th Anniversary ed.): Stephen R. Covey The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - 30th Anniversary Edition (Hardcover, 30th Anniversary ed.)
Stephen R. Covey; Contributions by Sean Covey; Foreword by Jim Collins
R628 R503 Discovery Miles 5 030 Save R125 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Halftime - Moving from Success to Significance (Paperback, Special edition): Bob P. Buford Halftime - Moving from Success to Significance (Paperback, Special edition)
Bob P. Buford; Foreword by Jim Collins
R200 R165 Discovery Miles 1 650 Save R35 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Are you ready to move into the second half of your life? Bob Buford believes the second half of your life can be better than the first. Much better. But first, you need time to figure out what you want to do with the rest of your life. In Halftime, Buford focuses on this important time of transition-the time when, as he says, a person moves beyond the first half of the game of life. It's halftime, a time of revitalization and for catching a new vision for living the second half, the half where life can be lived at its most rewarding. As Buford explains, "My passion is to multiply all that God has given me, and in the process, give it back." Features of this newly updated and expanded 20th Anniversary edition include a foreword by Jim Collins, the bestselling author of Good to Great; new questions for reflection or discussion at the end of each chapter; brand new "halftime" stories of men and women enjoying a second half of significance; specific halftime assignments to guide readers into their second-half mission; an essay by Bob on "The Wisdom of Peter Drucker"; a special update from the author on how the halftime movement is growing nationally, and links to outstanding resources.

Uncommon Cultures - Popular Culture and Post-Modernism (Paperback): Jim Collins Uncommon Cultures - Popular Culture and Post-Modernism (Paperback)
Jim Collins
R881 Discovery Miles 8 810 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


Uncommon Cultures explains the relationship between the popular and the postmodern by examining a wide range of cultural forms from detective novels to architecture.

Halftime - Moving from Success to Significance (Paperback, ITPE Edition): Bob P. Buford Halftime - Moving from Success to Significance (Paperback, ITPE Edition)
Bob P. Buford; Foreword by "An Invigorating Challenge," Jim Collins, Author of Good To Great
R284 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R69 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Midlife is no longer a crisis, but a growing awareness. The achievements that energized your success no longer seem as rewarding. You find yourself thinking, there's got to be more. You're ready to move from success to significance. Welcome to halftime: your personal timeout in the game of life. Time to pause and take inventory of what really matters to you in order to chart an even more meaningful and satisfying second half. 'My passion is to inspire business and professional leaders to embrace God's calling and move from success to significance, ' writes Bob Buford. Proven in the lives of thousands of men and women worldwide, the values, wisdom, and hands-on applications in Halftime are timeless. Features of this newly updated edition include a foreword by the bestselling author of Good to Great, Jim Collins; new questions for reflection or discussion; brand new 'halftime' stories of men and women enjoying a second half of significance; specific halftime assignments to guide readers into their second-half mission; and a special update from the author on how the halftime movement is growing nationally.

Turning the Flywheel - A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great (Paperback): Jim Collins Turning the Flywheel - A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great (Paperback)
Jim Collins
R354 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R125 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Great by Choice - Uncertainty, Chaos and Luck - Why Some Thrive Despite Them All (Hardcover): Jim Collins, Morten T. Hansen Great by Choice - Uncertainty, Chaos and Luck - Why Some Thrive Despite Them All (Hardcover)
Jim Collins, Morten T. Hansen
R580 R456 Discovery Miles 4 560 Save R124 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

THE NEW QUESTION Ten years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns with another groundbreaking work, this time to ask: Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? Based on nine years of research, buttressed by rigorous analysis and infused with engaging stories, Collins and his colleague, Morten Hansen, enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous, and fast-moving times. THE NEW STUDY Great by Choice distinguishes itself from Collins's prior work by its focus not just on performance, but also on the type of unstable environments faced by leaders today. With a team of more than twenty researchers, Collins and Hansen studied companies that rose to greatness - beating their industry indexes by a minimum of ten times over fifteen years - in environments characterized by big forces and rapid shifts that leaders could not predict or control. The research team then contrasted these "10X companies" to a carefully selected set of comparison companies that failed to achieve greatness in similarly extreme environments. THE NEW FINDINGS The study results were full of provocative surprises. Such as: * The best leaders were not more risk taking, more visionary, and more creative than the comparisons; they were more disciplined, more empirical, and more paranoid. * Innovation by itself turns out not to be the trump card in a chaotic and uncertain world; more important is the ability to scale innovation, to blend creativity with discipline. * Following the belief that leading in a "fast world" always requires "fast decisions" and "fast action" is a good way to get killed. * The great companies changed less in reaction to a radically changing world than the comparison companies. The authors challenge conventional wisdom with thought-provoking, sticky, and supremely practical concepts. They include 10Xers; the 20 Mile March; Fire Bullets then Cannonballs; Leading above the Death Line; Zoom Out, Then Zoom In; and the SMaC Recipe. Finally, in the last chapter, Collins and Hansen present their most provocative and original analysis: defining, quantifying, and studying the role of luck. The great companies and the leaders who built them were not luckier than the comparisons, but they did get a higher Return on Luck. This book is classic Collins: contrarian, data driven, and uplifting. He and Hansen show convincingly that, even in a chaotic and uncertain world, greatness happens by choice, not by chance.

Good to Great and the Social Sectors - Why Business Thinking is Not the Answer (Paperback): Jim Collins Good to Great and the Social Sectors - Why Business Thinking is Not the Answer (Paperback)
Jim Collins
R294 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R58 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Building upon the concepts introduced in Good to Great, Jim Collins answers the most commonly asked questions raised by his readers in the social sectors. Using information gathered from interviews with over 100 social sector leaders, Jim Collins shows that his "Level 5 Leader" and other good-to-great principles can help social sector organizations make the leap to greatness.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Powerful Lessons in Personal Change (Abridged, Standard format, CD, Abridged,... The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Powerful Lessons in Personal Change (Abridged, Standard format, CD, Abridged, Anniversary)
Stephen R. Covey; Foreword by Jim Collins
R238 R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Save R61 (26%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Great by Choice - Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck--Why Some Thrive Despite Them All (Hardcover): Jim Collins, Morten T. Hansen Great by Choice - Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck--Why Some Thrive Despite Them All (Hardcover)
Jim Collins, Morten T. Hansen 3
R721 R451 Discovery Miles 4 510 Save R270 (37%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The new questionTen years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns with another groundbreaking work, this time to ask: Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? Based on nine years of research, buttressed by rigorous analysis and infused with engaging stories, Collins and his colleague, Morten Hansen, enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous, and fast-moving times.

The new studyGreat by Choice distinguishes itself from Collins's prior work by its focus not just on performance, but also on the type of unstable environments faced by leaders today.

With a team of more than twenty researchers, Collins and Hansen studied companies that rose to greatness--beating their industry indexes by a minimum of ten times over fifteen years--in environments characterized by big forces and rapid shifts that leaders could not predict or control. The research team then contrasted these "10X companies" to a carefully selected set of comparison companies that failed to achieve greatness in similarly extreme environments.

The new findingsThe study results were full of provocative surprises. Such as: The best leaders were not more risk taking, more visionary, and more creative than the comparisons; they were more disciplined, more empirical, and more paranoid.Innovation by itself turns out not to be the trump card in a chaotic and uncertain world; more important is the ability to scale innovation, to blend creativity with discipline.Following the belief that leading in a "fast world" always requires "fast decisions" and "fast action" is a good way to get killed.The great companies changed less in reaction to a radically changing world than the comparison companies.

The authors challenge conventional wisdom with thought-provoking, sticky, and supremely practical concepts. They include: 10Xers; the 20 Mile March; Fire Bullets, Then Cannonballs; Leading above the Death Line; Zoom Out, Then Zoom In; and the SMaC Recipe.

Finally, in the last chapter, Collins and Hansen present their most provocative and original analysis: defining, quantifying, and studying the role of luck. The great companies and the leaders who built them were not luckier than the comparisons, but they did get a higher Return on Luck.

This book is classic Collins: contrarian, data-driven, and uplifting. He and Hansen show convincingly that, even in a chaotic and uncertain world, greatness happens by choice, not chance.

Halftime - Moving from Success to Significance (Hardcover, Special Edition): Bob P. Buford Halftime - Moving from Success to Significance (Hardcover, Special Edition)
Bob P. Buford; Foreword by Jim Collins
R294 R227 Discovery Miles 2 270 Save R67 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Are you ready to move into the second half of your life?Bob Buford believes the second half of your life can be better than the first. Much better. But first, you need time to figure out what you want to do with the rest of your life.In Halftime, Buford focuses on this important time of transition-the time when, as he says, a person moves beyond the first half of the game of life. It's halftime, a time of revitalization and for catching a new vision for living the second half, the half where life can be lived at its most rewarding. As Buford explains, "My passion is to multiply all that God has given me, and in the process, give it back."Features of this newly updated and expanded 20th Anniversary edition include a foreword by Jim Collins, the bestselling author of Good to Great; new questions for reflection or discussion at the end of each chapter; brand new "halftime" stories of men and women enjoying a second half of significance; specific halftime assignments to guide readers into their second-half mission; an essay by Bob on "The Wisdom of Peter Drucker"; a special update from the author on how the halftime movement is growing nationally, and links to outstanding resources.

Engine of Impact - Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector (Paperback): William F Meehan, Kim Starkey Jonker Engine of Impact - Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector (Paperback)
William F Meehan, Kim Starkey Jonker; Foreword by Jim Collins
R414 R389 Discovery Miles 3 890 Save R25 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

We are entering a new era-an era of impact. The largest intergenerational transfer of wealth in history will soon be under way, bringing with it the potential for huge increases in philanthropic funding. Engine of Impact shows how nonprofits can apply the principles of strategic leadership to attract greater financial support and leverage that funding to maximum effect. As Good to Great author Jim Collins writes in his foreword, this book offers "a detailed roadmap of disciplined thought and action for turning a good nonprofit into one that can achieve great impact at scale." William F. Meehan III and Kim Starkey Jonker identify seven essential components of strategic leadership that set high-achieving organizations apart from the rest of the nonprofit sector. Together, these components form an "engine of impact"-a system that organizations must build, tune, and fuel if they hope to make a real difference in the world. Drawing on decades of teaching, advising, grantmaking, and research, Meehan and Jonker provide an actionable guide that executives, staff, board members, and donors can use to jumpstart their own performance and to achieve extraordinary results for their organization. Along with setting forth best practices using real-world examples, the authors outline common management challenges faced by nonprofits, showing how these challenges differ from those faced by for-profit businesses in important and often-overlooked ways. By offering crucial insights on the fundamentals of nonprofit management, this book will help leaders equip their organizations to fire on all cylinders and unleash the full potential of the nonprofit sector. Visit www.engineofimpact.org for additional information.

Good To Great And The Social Sectors (Paperback): Jim Collins Good To Great And The Social Sectors (Paperback)
Jim Collins
R165 R132 Discovery Miles 1 320 Save R33 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'We must reject the idea - well-intentioned, but dead wrong - that the primary path to greatness in the social sectors is to become "more like a business".' So begins this astonishingly blunt and timely manifesto by leading business thinker Jim Collins. Rejecting the belief, common among politicians, that all would be well in society if only the public sector operated more like the private sector, he sets out a radically new approach to creating successful hospitals, police forces, universities, charities, and other non-profit-making organisations. In the process he rejects many deep-rooted assumptions: that somehow it's possible to measure social bodies in purely financial terms; that they can be managed like traditional businesses; that they can be transformed simply by throwing money at them. Instead he argues for radical new attitudes and strategies, using the analytical approach and clear thinking that lie at the heart of Good to Great.

Engine of Impact - Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector (Hardcover): William F Meehan, Kim Starkey Jonker Engine of Impact - Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector (Hardcover)
William F Meehan, Kim Starkey Jonker; Foreword by Jim Collins
R610 R555 Discovery Miles 5 550 Save R55 (9%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

We are entering a new era-an era of impact. The largest intergenerational transfer of wealth in history will soon be under way, bringing with it the potential for huge increases in philanthropic funding. Engine of Impact shows how nonprofits can apply the principles of strategic leadership to attract greater financial support and leverage that funding to maximum effect. As Good to Great author Jim Collins writes in his foreword, this book offers "a detailed roadmap of disciplined thought and action for turning a good nonprofit into one that can achieve great impact at scale." William F. Meehan III and Kim Starkey Jonker identify seven essential components of strategic leadership that set high-achieving organizations apart from the rest of the nonprofit sector. Together, these components form an "engine of impact"-a system that organizations must build, tune, and fuel if they hope to make a real difference in the world. Drawing on decades of teaching, advising, grantmaking, and research, Meehan and Jonker provide an actionable guide that executives, staff, board members, and donors can use to jumpstart their own performance and to achieve extraordinary results for their organization. Along with setting forth best practices using real-world examples, the authors outline common management challenges faced by nonprofits, showing how these challenges differ from those faced by for-profit businesses in important and often-overlooked ways. By offering crucial insights on the fundamentals of nonprofit management, this book will help leaders equip their organizations to fire on all cylinders and unleash the full potential of the nonprofit sector. Visit www.engineofimpact.org for additional information.

How the Mighty Fall - And Why Some Companies Never Give In (Hardcover): Jim Collins How the Mighty Fall - And Why Some Companies Never Give In (Hardcover)
Jim Collins 1
R443 R378 Discovery Miles 3 780 Save R65 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Decline can be avoided.

Decline can be detected.

Decline can be reversed.

Amidst the desolate landscape of fallen great companies, Jim Collins began to wonder: How do the mighty fall? Can decline be detected early and avoided? How far can a company fall before the path toward doom becomes inevitable and unshakable? How can companies reverse course?

In How the Mighty Fall, Collins confronts these questions, offering leaders the well-founded hope that they can learn how to stave off decline and, if they find themselves falling, reverse their course. Collins' research project-more than four years in duration-uncovered five step-wise stages of decline:

Stage 1: Hubris Born of Success

Stage 2: Undisciplined Pursuit of More

Stage 3: Denial of Risk and Peril

Stage 4: Grasping for Salvation

Stage 5: Capitulation to Irrelevance or Death

By understanding these stages of decline, leaders can substantially reduce their chances of falling all the way to the bottom.

Great companies can stumble, badly, and recover.

Every institution, no matter how great, is vulnerable to decline. There is no law of nature that the most powerful will inevitably remain at the top. Anyone can fall and most eventually do. But, as Collins' research emphasizes, some companies do indeed recover-in some cases, coming back even stronger-even after having crashed into the depths of Stage 4.

Decline, it turns out, is largely self-inflicted, and the path to recovery lies largely within our own hands. We are not imprisoned by our circumstances, our history, or even our staggering defeats along the way. As long as we never get entirely knocked out of the game, hope always remains. The mighty can fall, but they can often rise again.

Turning Goals into Results (Harvard Business Review Classics) - The Power of Catalytic Mechanisms (Paperback): Jim Collins Turning Goals into Results (Harvard Business Review Classics) - The Power of Catalytic Mechanisms (Paperback)
Jim Collins
R180 R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Save R19 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Most executives have a big, hairy, audacious goal. But they install layers of stultifying bureaucracy that prevent them from realizing it. In this article, Jim Collins introduces the catalytic mechanism, a simple yet powerful managerial tool that helps turn lofty aspirations into reality. The crucial link between objectives and results, this tool is a galvanizing, nonbureaucratic way to turn one into the other. But the same catalytic mechanism that works in one organization won't necessarily work in another. So, to help readers get started, Collins offers some general principles that support the process of building one effectively. Since 1922, Harvard Business Review has been a leading source of breakthrough ideas in management practice. The Harvard Business Review Classics series now offers you the opportunity to make these seminal pieces a part of your permanent management library. Each highly readable volume contains a groundbreaking idea that continues to shape best practices and inspire countless managers around the world.

Built to Last - Successful Habits of Visionary Companies (Hardcover, 10th Revised ed.): Jim Collins, Jerry I. Porras Built to Last - Successful Habits of Visionary Companies (Hardcover, 10th Revised ed.)
Jim Collins, Jerry I. Porras
R668 R531 Discovery Miles 5 310 Save R137 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Real Estate Investing Secrets - How To Quit Your Job, Create Wealth And Passive Income Through Buying & Selling Investment... Real Estate Investing Secrets - How To Quit Your Job, Create Wealth And Passive Income Through Buying & Selling Investment Property - Even Without Experience Or Cash (Paperback)
Daniel Clark, Jim Collins
R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
My Life in Leadership - The Journey and Lessons Learned Along the Way (Hardcover): Frances Hesselbein My Life in Leadership - The Journey and Lessons Learned Along the Way (Hardcover)
Frances Hesselbein; Foreword by Jim Collins
R569 R434 Discovery Miles 4 340 Save R135 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In a clear and compelling voice, Frances Hesselbein delivers key leadership lessons. Tracing her own development as a leader, she narrates the critical moments that shaped her personally and professionally: from her childhood in Pennsylvania, to moving up from Girl Scout troop leader to Girl Scout CEO, to founding and leading the Leader to Leader Institute, to her friendships and experiences with some of the greatest leaders and thinkers of our time. Each chapter includes an inspirational story, a key lesson and how to apply it to daily life.

Trade-Off - Why Some Things Catch On, and Others Don't (Paperback): Kevin Maney Trade-Off - Why Some Things Catch On, and Others Don't (Paperback)
Kevin Maney; Foreword by Jim Collins
R302 R282 Discovery Miles 2 820 Save R20 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A Fresh and Important New Way to Understand Why We Buy
Why did the RAZR ultimately ruin Motorola? Why does Wal-Mart dominate rural and suburban areas but falter in large cities? Why did Starbucks stumble just when it seemed unstoppable?
The answer lies in the ever-present tension between fidelity (the quality of a consumer's experience) and convenience (the ease of getting and paying for a product). In "Trade-Off, " Kevin Maney shows how these conflicting forces determine the success, or failure, of new products and services in the marketplace. He shows that almost every decision we make as consumers involves a trade-off between fidelity and convenience-between the products we love and the products we need. Rock stars sell out concerts because the experience is high in fidelity--it can't be replicated in any other way, and because of that, we are willing to suffer inconvenience for the experience. In contrast, a downloaded MP3 of a song is low in fidelity, but consumers buy music online because it's superconvenient. Products that are at one extreme or the other-those that are high in fidelity or high in convenience--tend to be successful. The things that fall into the middle--products or services that have moderate fidelity and convenience--fail to win an enthusiastic audience. Using examples from Amazon and Disney to People Express and the invention of the ATM, Maney demonstrates that the most successful companies skew their offerings to either one extreme or the other--fidelity or convenience--in shaping products and building brands.

"From the Hardcover edition."

Hesselbein on Leadership (Paperback): Frances Hesselbein Hesselbein on Leadership (Paperback)
Frances Hesselbein; Foreword by Jim Collins
R461 R338 Discovery Miles 3 380 Save R123 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The woman BusinessWeek called the "grande dame of American management" shares her vision of leadership Frances Hesselbein rose from a volunteer troop leader to become CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA. During her tenure Hesselbein transformed the Girl Scouts and created one of the most vibrant and recognized organizations in the world. In the course of her brilliant career, she was recognized by Fortune magazine as the "Best Nonprofit Manager in America" and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Now, for the first time, Frances Hesselbein has collected her most incisive and stirring writings on the topic of leadership in one compelling book. The book affirms Hesselbein's specific leadership principles that will give readers the inspiration to go forth and become exemplary leaders. It is also filled with the practical knowledge readers need so they can make a difference every day. These gems of leadership wisdom include Hesselbein's thoughts on innovation, change, diversity, and what it means to be a woman leader. At the heart of the book is Hesselbein's belief that leadership is about character-a question of how to be, not how to do it. Hailed by Warren Bennis, Peter Senge, Jim Collins, Peter Drucker, and others as one of the most innovative and inspired leaders today, Frances Hesselbein gives readers a star to steer by. Hesselbein on Leadership will engage, energize, and motivate readers to do their best and be their best. Frances Hesselbein (New York, NY) is the Chairman of the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management and Editor in Chief of Leader to Leader, the premier leadership journal. She is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the coeditor of numerous books on leadership including The Leader of the Future (Jossey-Bass: 0-7879-5204-4) and The Organization of the Future, The Community of the Future (Jossey-Bass: 0-7879-5203-6).

Free Delivery
Pinterest Twitter Facebook Google+
You may like...
Gangster State - Unravelling Ace…
Pieter-Louis Myburgh Paperback  (2)
R290 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090
Loot
Nadine Gordimer Paperback  (2)
R336 R283 Discovery Miles 2 830
Elizabeth Arden Sunflowers Summer Air…
 (4)
R560 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790
Crayola Erasable Twistable Pencil…
R100 Discovery Miles 1 000
Lucky Plastic Wide Toothed Comb with…
R15 Discovery Miles 150
Nioh 2
 (1)
R999 R917 Discovery Miles 9 170
Majorette S.O.S. Vehicle Assortment…
R52 Discovery Miles 520
Loot
Nadine Gordimer Paperback  (2)
R336 R283 Discovery Miles 2 830
Gloop Change-A-Roo (Red & Yellow)
R49 Discovery Miles 490
The Founder
Michael Keaton, Linda Cardellini, … Blu-ray disc R167 Discovery Miles 1 670

 

Partners