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A ‘no-nonsense, no-holds-barred’ practical book on what a decision maker in any academic or practical professional endeavor should be thinking about in order to execute the decision making process more thoroughly.
The Great Game of Business started a business revolution by introducing the world to open-book management, a new way of running a business that created unprecedented profit and employee engagement. The revised and updated edition of The Great Game of Business lays out an entirely different way of running a company. It wasn’t dreamed up in an executive think tank or an Ivy League business school or around the conference table by big-time consultants. It was forged on the factory floors of the heartland by ordinary folks hoping to figure out how to save their jobs when their parent company, International Harvester, went down the tubes.
An in-depth look at how today’s businesses use information technologies.
Many businesses look for candidates who know how to use information systems, making a general understanding of information systems an asset to any business professional. Laudon and Laudon continue to emphasize how business objectives shape the application of new information systems and technologies.
The tenth edition features new opening, closing, and Interactive Session cases, as well as updated text, figures, tables, and cases.
Add value with every decision using a simple yet powerful frameworkFew things are as valuable in business, and in life, as the ability to make good decisions. Can you imagine how much more rewarding your life and your business would be if every decision you made were the best it could be? Decision Quality empowers you to make the best possible choice and get more of what you truly want from every decision.Dr. Carl Spetzler is a leader in the field of decision science and has worked with organizations across industries to improve their decision-making capabilities.
There’s never been a book like this. It will make you laugh, and open up new thinking that’s made millions. It has a video inside. It makes stupid into the new smart. Your rivals will be so off put by the title, that they’ll never stoop to read it. This gets you in the clear to leap, and they won’t even know what hit them.
Although there are many books on root cause analysis (RCA), most concentrate on team actions such as brainstorming and using quality tools to discuss the failure under investigation. These may be necessary steps during RCA, but authors often fail to mention the most important member of an RCA team—the failed part.Root Cause Analysis: A Step-By-Step Guide to Using the Right Tool at the Right Time provides authoritative guidance on how to empirically investigate quality failures using scientific method in the form of cycles of plan-do-check-act (PDCA), supported by the use of quality tools.F
Hack into the secret power of your brainYour Brain100 Billion Neurons100 Trillion ConnectionsAnd you only command 5% of it.Now it’s time to take back control!In Brainhack, creativity coach Neil Pavitt gives you tips and tricks to re-programme your brain, developing the skills and insights that can transform how you think, solve problems and make decisions.This book will help you:- Learn to think smarter- Become more focused- Discover creative approaches to problem-solving- Generate ideas with innovative techniques- Unlock your brain blocks
Jim Treliving is a police officer turned pizza king. An affable prairie boy, he took the leap from the RCMP and started to build a global empire. In his first book, Jim shows why today, he’s not only surviving, he’s thriving in a volatile 20th-century global market. For Treliving, success involves hard work and taking a measured, principled approach to making decisions, because successful people make decisions and act. Unsuccessful people freeze in the face of choice.Decisions is for budding entrepreneurs and fans of the CBC’s Dragons’ Den, for those who want the story behind the scenes.
In every organization, there are hundreds of changes that could be made to increase efficiencies, gain market share, or improve profitability. But focus on the wrong change – no matter how expertly it is executed – can be organizational suicide: missed opportunities, lost momentum, damaged credibility, and squandered resources.
For far too long, emotions have been ignored in favor of rationality and efficiency. Breakthroughs in brain science have revealed that people are primarily emotional decision-makers. Many companies have not yet accepted that fact, ignoring emotion in favor of rationality and efficiency. Even fewer have acted on it.Emotionomics looks at emotions in terms of business opportunities, both in the marketplace and in the workplace. In today’s highly competitive marketplace where many products look alike, a product’s emotional benefit can make the difference.
PICTURE THIS: A BOLD NEW BUSINESS STRATEGY DRAWN FROM TODAY’S HOTTEST VISUAL TRENDSScientific studies have shown that looking at pictures, drawings, and other graphics engage both sides of the brain–opening the "mind’s eye" and business systems to new possibilities we might not otherwise see. Frustrated by lackluster approaches to strategy, companies are combining illustrations and color with business strategy with phenomenal success.If you want to go beyond drawing on the back of a napkin, this book shows you how.P
An illustrated business fable that gives you the faith, courage and confidence to win in today’s tough economic climateFear and uncertainty are staples of daily life in today’s struggling economy. As bad as things can be, economic downturns also lead to new opportunities. It’s easy to worry, give up and let fear paralyze you. However, you have more control than you think you do and how you handle adversity is your choice-and the only choice that matters. In fact, study history and you’ll find that a lot of people and organizations made a name for themselves and grew their businesses during recessions and downturns.
This innovative study of Japanese business discourse adopts Bakhtin’s notion of speech genres as an heuristic in order to analyze groups of spoken texts which display similar constellations of compositional, thematic, and stylistic features. Drawing upon a corpus of over 540 naturally-occurring telephone conversations collected in the Kanto and Kansai areas of Japan, Lindsay Amthor Yotsukura demonstrates how Japanese business professionals present, negotiate and clarify their identities and intentions and enlist and offer assistance with respect to a variety of transactions such as toiawase inquiries, merchandise orders, shipping confirmations, and reports of delivery problems.
How Stella Saved the Farm is a simple parable about making innovation happen. Written by the authors of the New York Times bestselling Reverse Innovation: Create Far From Home, Win Everywhere, the story resonates in organizations of all types–public sector, private sector, and social sector, from mammoth corporations to small organizations employing just a few dozen people.The parable is about a farm in trouble. Bankruptcy, or the grim prospect of being acquired by a hostile competitor, threaten.
Want to gain a trading edge with candlestick charts? Find them a little confusing? No worries! Candlestick Charting For Dummies sheds light on this time-tested method for finding the perfect moment to buy or sell. It demystifies technical and chart analysis and gives you the tools you need to identify trading patterns — and pounce!This friendly, practical, guide explains candlestick charting and technical analysis in plain English. In no time, you’ll be working with common candlestick patterns, analyzing trading patterns, predicting market behavior, and making your smartest trades ever.
Multi-objective programming (MOP) can simultaneously optimize multi-objectives in mathematical programming models, but the optimization of multi-objectives triggers the issue of Pareto solutions and complicates the derived answers. To address these problems, researchers often incorporate the concepts of fuzzy sets and evolutionary algorithms into MOP models.Focusing on the methodologies and applications of this field, Fuzzy Multiple Objective Decision Making presents mathematical tools for complex decision making.
A practitioner-focused approach to strategy and real-world strategic thinking. This 3rd edition has been revised and updated throughout to reflect the current thinking in strategy in view of the current economic and business climate. It questions how we are thinking differently about strategy now, in light of emerging from the global economic crisis. It includes new and updated case illustrations throughout, plus a new chapter on Strategy Execution and Performance Appraisal. Rigorously founded on current thinking and theoretical concepts in the field of strategic management, Strategy in Practice:Provides the strategy practitioner with a systematic and insight-driven approach to strategic thinkingEstablishes and translates the relevance of strategy theory to its application in the practice fieldLeads you through the strategic thinking process, beginning with the formulation of compelling and clearly articulated strategic questions that set the scene for practical issuesProvides tools of strategic analysis in combination with informed intuition to understand the strategic landscapeHas additional online resources available for instructors
When organizations apply old methods of problem-solving to new kinds of problems, they may accomplish only temporary fixes or some ineffectual tinkering around the edges. Today’s problems are a new breed – open, complex, dynamic, and networked – and require a radically different response. In this book, Kees Dorst describes a new, innovation-centered approach to problem-solving in organizations: frame creation. It applies "design thinking," but it goes beyond the borrowed tricks and techniques that usually characterize that term.
Today when the competition, technology, and the economy are evolving faster than ever before, organizations and the people like us who work in them need a proven approach to help us adapt–and succeed. The key, according to Paul B. Brown, is to think like an entrepreneur, no matter what your position or industry. What works for the most successful entrepreneurs will work for us, Brown argues, whether we want to stay employed working for someone else or are thinking of going off on our own. Based on extensive research, Entrepreneurship for the Rest of Us reveals the best practices of the most successful entrepreneurs, those who are adept at continually innovating and seeing opportunity where others do not.
Leading with Strategic Thinking reveals what effective leaders do differently.Eschewing the one–size–fits–all leadership model, this helpful guide outlines four general leadership types and demonstrates how each type achieves success whether through personal vision, structured process, collaboration, or by empowering others.The authors identify the actions and skills that distinguish strategic leadership, drawn from interviews and focus groups with over three hundred leaders from around the world.E
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