Fit for Growth

A Guide to Strategic Cost Cutting, Restructuring, and Renewal

Author: Couto,Deniz Caglar,John Plansky

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119268532

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 2797

A practical approach to business transformation Fit for Growth* is a unique approach to business transformation that explicitly connects growth strategy with cost management and organization restructuring. Drawing on 70-plus years of strategy consulting experience and in-depth research, the experts at PwC’s Strategy& lay out a winning framework that helps CEOs and senior executives transform their organizations for sustainable, profitable growth. This approach gives structure to strategy while promoting lasting change. Examples from Strategy&’s hundreds of clients illustrate successful transformation on the ground, and illuminate how senior and middle managers are able to take ownership and even thrive during difficult periods of transition. Throughout the Fit for Growth process, the focus is on maintaining consistent high-value performance while enabling fundamental change. Strategy& has helped major clients around the globe achieve significant and sustained results with its research-backed approach to restructuring and cost reduction. This book provides practical guidance for leveraging that expertise to make the choices that allow companies to: Achieve growth while reducing costs Manage transformation and transition productively Create lasting competitive advantage Deliver reliable, high-value performance Sustainable success is founded on efficiency and high performance. Companies are always looking to do more with less, but their efforts often work against them in the long run. Total business transformation requires total buy-in, and it entails a series of decisions that must not be made lightly. The Fit for Growth approach provides a clear strategy and practical framework for growth-oriented change, with expert guidance on getting it right. *Fit for Growth is a registered service mark of PwC Strategy& Inc. in the United States

Wohlstand ohne Wachstum

Leben und Wirtschaften in einer endlichen Welt

Author: Tim Jackson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783865814142

Category:

Page: 221

View: 4301

Unsere gesamte Wirtschaftsordnung baut auf ewigem Wachstum auf - aber nun brauchen wir einen anderen Motor, sagt Tim Jackson. In seinem Standardwerk zur Wachstumsdebatte fordert der britische Ökonom nicht weniger als eine neue Wirtschaftsordnung, die auf einem anderen Wohlstandsbegriff beruht.

Change Leadership

Den Wandel antizipieren und aktiv gestalten

Author: Harald Pechlaner,Margit Raich,Silvia Schön,Kurt Matzler

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 383498681X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 437

View: 7405

Die Autoren greifen aktuelle Fragestellungen aus den Bereichen Change Management und Leadership auf. Das Spektrum der Beiträge umfasst Finanzierungsfragen, Wissens- und Technologietransfer, Wachstum, sowie kritische Erfolgsfaktoren von Phasen unternehmerischen Wandels.

Scaling Up

Skalieren auch Sie! Weshalb es einige Unternehmen packen… und warum andere stranden

Author: Verne Harnish

Publisher: Masterhouse GmbH

ISBN: 3981801709

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 6886

Es ist über ein Jahrzehnt her, dass Verne Harnish Bestseller Mastering the Rockefeller Habits in der ersten Auflage erschien. Scaling Up ist die erste große Neubearbeitung dieses Business-Klassikers, in dem praktische Tools und Techniken für das Wachstum zum branchenführenden Unternehmen vorgestellt werden. Dieses Buch wurde geschrieben, damit jeder – vom einfachen bis zum leitenden Angestellten – gleichermaßen zum Wachstum seines Business beträgt. Scaling Up konzentriert sich auf die vier Haupt-Entscheidungsbereiche, die jedes Unternehmen angehen muss: People, Strategy, Execution und Cash. Das Buch beinhaltet eine Reihe von neuen ganzseitigen Arbeits-Tools, darunter der aktualisierte One-Page Strategic Plan und die Rockefeller Habits Checklist™, die bereits von mehr als 40.000 Firmen in aller Welt für ein erfolgreiches Scaling Up verwendet wurden. Viele von ihnen schafften ein Wachstum auf $10 Millionen, $100 Millionen oder gar $1 Milliarde und mehr – und konnten den Aufstieg sogar genießen! Verne Harnish hat bereits in viele Scaleups investiert.

A Society Fit for Human Beings

Author: Elie Maynard Adams

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791435243

Category: Philosophy

Page: 269

View: 7262

Argues for a humanistic cultural reformation to counter our materialistic values and science-dominated intellectual life and shows how this would affect our lives and transform our society. A Society Fit for Human Beings contends that there is a profound incoherence in the foundations of modern Western civilization and that we are on a self-destructive course. With the quest for wealth and power our dominant concern, we find ourselves with a flourishing economy and a supreme military force based on science and technology, but with our moral, civic, and religious culture undermined by our way of comprehending the world. Our human identity is problematic, the wells of meaning that nourish the human spirit are polluted or drying up, and the social order is in disarray. This situation, E. M. Adams argues, requires nothing less than a historic cultural revolution based on a shift in priorities from wealth and power to humanistic values -- those grounded in selfhood and lived experience that are essential for human growth, meaningful lives, and a healthy society. Such a shift in our governing values would require a restructuring of our intellectual vision of humankind and the world in terms of humanistic categories This book shows the import of such a humanistic cultural revolution for our human identity, morality, the social order, and our major institutions, including the family and community, education, the economy, the government, the military, and religion. It outlines how we can work toward such a cultural revolution and develop a constructive postmodern civilization with a society fit for human beings.

... trotzdem Ja zum Leben sagen

Ein Psychologe erlebt das Konzentrationslager

Author: Viktor E. Frankl

Publisher: Kösel-Verlag

ISBN: 3641059038

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

View: 9253

Mehrere Jahre musste der österreichische Psychologe Viktor E. Frankl in deutschen Konzentrationslagern verbringen. Doch trotz all des Leids, das er dort sah und erlebte, kam er zu dem Schluss, dass es selbst an Orten der größten Unmenschlichkeit möglich ist, einen Sinn im Leben zu sehen. Seine Erinnerungen, die er in diesem Buch festhielt und die über Jahrzehnte Millionen von Menschen bewegten, sollen weder Mitleid erregen noch Anklage erheben. Sie sollen Kraft zum Leben geben.

Commercial due diligence

die strategische Logik erfolgreicher Transaktionen

Author: Ralph Niederdrenk,Matthias Müller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527506683

Category: Consolidation and merger of corporations

Page: 259

View: 8570

Im Unterschied zu anderen Formen der Due Diligence prüft allein die Commercial Due Diligence umfassend die Zukunftsaussichten einer Zielgesellschaft. Nur sie prüft die strategische Logik von Transaktionen und damit auch den Wandel des externen Unternehmensumfeldes sowie den Einfluss auf Geschäftsmodell und Unternehmensplanung. Ralph Niederdrenk und Matthias Müller stellen die Inhalte und Methoden der Commercial Due Diligence unter Praxisaspekten dar. Dabei wird insbesondere die vom Markt geforderte Quantifizierung strategischer Analysen in den Mittelpunkt gestellt. Nach einer Einordnung der Commercial Due Dilligence in den Transaktionskontext erfolgt eine ausführliche Diskussion der Analyseinhalte. Die Darstellung der technischen Aspekte bei der Durchführung der Prüfung und von immer wieder auftretenden Spezialproblemen runden das Buch ab.

Lean Startup

Schnell, risikolos und erfolgreich Unternehmen gründen

Author: Eric Ries

Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft

ISBN: 3864146712

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 893

Der Weg zum eigenen Unternehmen ist nie ohne Risiko. Und bis die Firma sich auf dem Markt etabliert hat, dauert es. Wer doch scheitert, verliert in der Regel viel Geld. Genau hier setzt das Konzept von Eric Ries an. Lean Startup heißt seine Methode. Sie ist schnell, ressourcenfreundlich und radikal erfolgsorientiert. Anhand von durchgespielten Szenarien kann man von vornherein die Erfolgsaussichten von Ideen, Produkten und Märkten bestimmen. Und auch während der Gründungphase wird der Stand der Dinge ständig überprüft. Machen, messen, lernen – so funktioniert der permanente Evaluationsprozess. Das spart enorm Zeit, Geld und Ressourcen und bietet die Möglichkeit, spontan den Kurs zu korrigieren. Das Lean-Startup-Tool hat sich schon zigtausenfach in der Praxis bewährt und setzt sich auch in Deutschland immer stärker durch.

Concrete Fit for People

A Practical Introduction to a Bio-Functional Eco-Architecture for the Third Millennium A.D.

Author: Paul Ritter

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483147185

Category: Architecture

Page: 112

View: 5624

Concrete Fit for People: A Practical Introduction to a Bio-functional Eco-architecture for the Third Millennium A.D. focuses on the bio-functional eco-architecture of structures, including technologies, processes, and materials used in construction. The book first offers information on bio-functional eco-architecture and bio-functional checklist, including the origins of a style of architecture; tactile, atmospheric, educreational, and life supporting considerations; and maintenance and growth. The text also ponders on sculpcrete in eco-architecture, as well as sculpcrete methods, origins of sculpcrete, and materials. The manuscript discusses realization of eco-architecture, including satisfying visual, acoustic, atmospheric, and life supporting needs. The book also examines integrated bio-functional architecture, as well as mass-production of sandwich panels; architecture of a city in Saudi Arabia; design and architecture of a medical consultants residence in Perth, Australia; and structure and design of the library and resource center in Goomalling, Australia. The text is a dependable reference for readers interested in the bio-functional eco-architecture of structures.

A Complete Dictionary of Practical Gardening

Comprehending All the Modern Improvements in the Art; Whether in the Raising of the Various Esculent Vegetables, Or in the Forcing and Managing of Different Sorts of Fruits and Plants, and that of Laying Out, Ornamenting, and Planting, Gardens and Pleasure Grounds: with Correct Engravings ... from Original Drawings by Sydenham Edwards

Author: R. W. Dickson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: N.A

View: 5928

Strategy That Works

How Winning Companies Close the Strategy-to-Execution Gap

Author: Paul Leinwand,Cesare R. Mainardi

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1625275218

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 5790

How to close the gap between strategy and execution Two-thirds of executives say their organizations don’t have the capabilities to support their strategy. In Strategy That Works, Paul Leinwand and Cesare Mainardi explain why. They identify conventional business practices that unintentionally create a gap between strategy and execution. And they show how some of the best companies in the world consistently leap ahead of their competitors. Based on new research, the authors reveal five practices for connecting strategy and execution used by highly successful enterprises such as IKEA, Natura, Danaher, Haier, and Lego. These companies: • Commit to what they do best instead of chasing multiple opportunities • Build their own unique winning capabilities instead of copying others • Put their culture to work instead of struggling to change it • Invest where it matters instead of going lean across the board • Shape the future instead of reacting to it Packed with tools you can use for building these five practices into your organization and supported by in-depth profiles of companies that are known for making their strategy work, this is your guide for reconnecting strategy to execution.

Modeling Online Auctions

Author: Wolfgang Jank,Galit Shmueli

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118031865

Category: Mathematics

Page: 336

View: 3935

Explore cutting-edge statistical methodologies for collecting, analyzing, and modeling online auction data Online auctions are an increasingly important marketplace, as the new mechanisms and formats underlying these auctions have enabled the capturing and recording of large amounts of bidding data that are used to make important business decisions. As a result, new statistical ideas and innovation are needed to understand bidders, sellers, and prices. Combining methodologies from the fields of statistics, data mining, information systems, and economics, Modeling Online Auctions introduces a new approach to identifying obstacles and asking new questions using online auction data. The authors draw upon their extensive experience to introduce the latest methods for extracting new knowledge from online auction data. Rather than approach the topic from the traditional game-theoretic perspective, the book treats the online auction mechanism as a data generator, outlining methods to collect, explore, model, and forecast data. Topics covered include: Data collection methods for online auctions and related issues that arise in drawing data samples from a Web site Models for bidder and bid arrivals, treating the different approaches for exploring bidder-seller networks Data exploration, such as integration of time series and cross-sectional information; curve clustering; semi-continuous data structures; and data hierarchies The use of functional regression as well as functional differential equation models, spatial models, and stochastic models for capturing relationships in auction data Specialized methods and models for forecasting auction prices and their applications in automated bidding decision rule systems Throughout the book, R and MATLAB software are used for illustrating the discussed techniques. In addition, a related Web site features many of the book's datasets and R and MATLAB code that allow readers to replicate the analyses and learn new methods to apply to their own research. Modeling Online Auctions is a valuable book for graduate-level courses on data mining and applied regression analysis. It is also a one-of-a-kind reference for researchers in the fields of statistics, information systems, business, and marketing who work with electronic data and are looking for new approaches for understanding online auctions and processes. Visit this book's companion website by clicking here

Das Handbuch für Startups

Author: Bob Dorf,Steve Blank,Nils Högsdal,Daniel Bartel

Publisher: O'Reilly Germany

ISBN: 3955618137

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

View: 8106

Ein Startup ist nicht die Miniaturausgabe eines etablierten Unternehmens, sondern eine temporäre, flexible Organisation auf der Suche nach einem nachhaltigen Geschäftsmodell: Das ist die zentrale Erkenntnis, die dem "Handbuch für Startups" zugrundeliegt. Es verbindet den Lean-Ansatz, Prinzipien des Customer Development sowie Konzepte wie Design Thinking und (Rapid) Prototyping zu einem umfassenden Vorgehensmodell, mit dem sich aus Ideen und Innovationen tragfähige Geschäftsmodelle entwickeln lassen. Lean Startup & Customer Development: Der Lean-Ansatz für Startups basiert, im Unterschied zum klassischen Vorgehen, nicht auf einem starren Businessplan, der drei Jahre lang unverändert umzusetzen ist, sondern auf einem beweglichen Modell, das immer wieder angepasst wird. Sämtliche Bestandteile der Planung – von den Produkteigenschaften über die Zielgruppen bis hin zum Vertriebsmodell – werden als Hypothesen gesehen, die zu validieren bzw. zu falsifizieren sind. Erst nachdem sie im Austausch mit den potenziellen Kunden bestätigt wurden und nachhaltige Verkäufe möglich sind, verlässt das Startup seine Suchphase und widmet sich der Umsetzung und Skalierung seines Geschäftsmodells. Der große Vorteil: Fehlannahmen werden erheblich früher erkannt – nämlich zu einem Zeitpunkt, an dem man noch die Gelegenheit hat, Änderungen vorzunehmen. Damit erhöhen sich die Erfolgsaussichten beträchtlich. Für den Praxiseinsatz: Sämtliche Schritte werden in diesem Buch detailliert beschrieben und können anhand der zahlreichen Checklisten nachvollzogen werden. Damit ist das Handbuch ein wertvoller Begleiter und ein umfassendes Nachschlagewerk für Gründerinnen & Gründer. Von deutschen Experten begleitet: Die deutsche Ausgabe des international erfolgreichen Handbuchs entstand mit fachlicher Unterstützung von Prof. Dr. Nils Högsdal und Entrepreneur Daniel Bartel, die auch ein deutsches Vorwort sowie sieben Fallstudien aus dem deutschsprachigen Raum beisteuern.

Organisationsdesign

Modelle und Methoden für Berater und Entscheider

Author: Reinhart Nagel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783791036274

Category:

Page: 375

View: 3347

7 Designentscheidungen treffen -- 8 Neudesign ausgestalten -- 8.1 Definition des strategischen Bezugsrahmens -- 8.2 Ausgestaltung der formalen Kernstruktur -- 8.3 Planung der horizontalen Verbindungen und der Kommunikationsstruktur -- 8.4 Adaptierung der Führungsstruktur und -systeme -- 8.5 Reifegrad der Geschäftsprozesse -- 8.6 Weiterentwicklung der organisationalen Fähigkeiten und Überprüfung des Talentmanagement-Systems -- 9 Die Organisation umbauen -- 9.1 Der Veränderungscharakter eines Organisationsumbaus -- 9.2 Zum Wesen einer radikalen Transformation -- 9.3 Dramaturgie des Prozesses einer radikalen Transformation -- Literaturverzeichnis -- Stichwortverzeichnis -- Der Autor

The Growth Drivers

The Definitive Guide to Transforming Marketing Capabilities

Author: Andy Bird,Mhairi McEwan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111996119X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 972

The Growth Drivers is a practical guide to building marketing capabilities. It explains why it is critical that organizations invest in the capabilities needed to excel at customer-centric marketing to drive growth. The authors explain what world-class marketing means in practice and reveal the power of strategic marketing as a dynamic propeller of growth. Each chapter includes a summary, a separate in-depth case study, a range of illustrative real-life examples and some practical tools based on the work of leading practitioners in this pioneering field, as well as relevant diagrams and pictures.

Fit to Grow

12 Business Themes for Growth

Author: Mark G. Richardson

Publisher: Advantage Media Group

ISBN: 9781599324005

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

View: 8960

Like a jigsaw puzzle, a healthy business needs all the right pieces assembled properly in order to see the entire picture. In his latest book, Fit to Grow, Mark Richardson introduces those pieces through a comprehensive collection of simple yet effective business themes that will help you establish a strong foundation and enable you to grow a sustainable business. Themes that will make your business Fit to Grow include… • People are your greatest asset • Create clients and business will follow • If you give , you get • Aggressive but realistic • Exceed expectations Fit to Grow is the perfect follow up to Richardson’s best-selling book, How Fit is Your Business?, which defines and directs you through a thorough diagnosis of your business fitness check up then shares the prescription for better business health. Fit to Grow provides the important growth pieces to make an organization, well, Fit to Grow!

The History of Human Populations: Forms of growth and decline

Author: P. M. G. Harris

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275971311

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 2479

From classic demographic theory to the best contemporary thinking, this book will fruitfully replace previous ways of looking at population expansion and contraction. The 50 years of scholarship that covers 2 1/2 millennia, peoples in all parts of the world, and aggregates from hamlets to the global level, this volume shows that populations grow or decline according to six related patterns. Looking at the path taken by unrestricted population growth, the effects of limited resources, demographic disaster, population explosion, and the implications of stable population theory and demographic transition for numerical trends, Harris reinterprets and insightfully interconnects all of these via six related growth curves, opening the way for a better understanding of how populations expand through changes in births, deaths, and migrations and how they interact with their economic, social, and physical environments. All six trend types, the book shows, are shaped by forces internal to the dynamics of populations themselves. Most frequently, they increase in a constantly proportionally slowing curve as a specific stimulus is spent through expansion. With shocks like war or epidemics, they contract according to an upside down version of this curve. The only two curves until recent times, these are still the most common in local populations. With modern economic and social change, some populations--mostly larger ones--follow one of four newer growth patterns, either increasing at a steady rate, growing in a gradually slowing pattern between this constancy and the rapidly decelerating basic growth curve, exploding in an accelerating fashion, or in a few ominous cases, decreasing in an accelerating decline. Where these curves occur depends on the distinctive ways populations interact with economic changes. Harris's findings have profound implications for understanding economic and social change. These implications will be discussed in the following volume.

Dynamic Economics

Optimization by the Lagrange Method

Author: Gregory C. Chow

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195356311

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 5059

This work provides a unified and simple treatment of dynamic economics using dynamic optimization as the main theme, and the method of Lagrange multipliers to solve dynamic economic problems. The author presents the optimization framework for dynamic economics in order that readers can understand the approach and use it as they see fit. Instead of using dynamic programming, the author chooses instead to use the method of Lagrange multipliers in the analysis of dynamic optimization because it is easier and more efficient than dynamic programming, and allows readers to understand the substance of dynamic economics better. The author treats a number of topics in economics, including economic growth, macroeconomics, microeconomics, finance and dynamic games. The book also teaches by examples, using concepts to solve simple problems; it then moves to general propositions.