Book review

Cultural strategy

Build a better mousetrap and the world will take notice Market innovation has long been dominated by the worldview of engineers and economists–build a better mousetrap and the world will take notice. The most influential strategy books, such as Competing for the Future, The Innovator’s Dilemma, and Blue Ocean Strategy, argue that innovation should focus …

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Strategies that smaller companies can adopt to attack the big companies

If you like”33 strategies of war” or “Art of war”, you will love “Killing Giants” by Stephen Denny. The book covers a number of strategies that smaller companies can apply to attack the big companies. Who is your enemy Using examples of companies who did the unthinkable, fought dirty, declared war. It all starts with …

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Talent is overrated

Talent Our clients are telling us that talent development and retention are firmly back on the agenda Read  “Talent is Overrated – What Really Separates World-Class Performers from everybody else” by Geoff Colvin. Why? Why are some people– so incredibly accomplished at what they do, while millions of others in those same fields never rise …

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Predictably Irrational: The hidden forces that shape our decisions

Process improvement As a long-term patient in a burns unit, Dan Ariely frequently had to endure the painful process of having his bandages removed. Already endowed with a highly inquisitive mind, he conducted research on ways of making the process less painful and proudly presented his findings to the nurses. Resistance However, he observed that …

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