Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation
Author: Jay Samit
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Category: Business & Economics
In today's volatile business landscape, adaptability and creativity are more crucial than ever. It is no longer possible-or even desirable-to learn one set of job skills and to work your way up the ladder. At the same time, entrepreneurs with great ideas for new products or technologies that could change the world often struggle to capture the attention of venture capital firms and incubators; finding the funding necessary to launch a start-up can feel impossible. The business leaders of our future must anticipate change to create their own opportunities for personal satisfaction and professional success. In Disrupt You!, Jay Samit, a digital media expert who has launched, grown, and sold start-ups and Fortune 500 companies alike, describes the unique method he has used to invent new markets and expand established businesses. Samit has been at the helm of businesses in the ecommerce, digital video, social media, mobile communications, and software industries, helping to navigate them through turbulent economic times and guide them through necessary transformation so that they stay ahead of the curve. In Disrupt You!, he reveals how specific strategies that help companies flourish can be applied at an individual level to help anyone can achieve success and lasting prosperity-without needing to raise funds from outside investors. Incorporating stories from his own experience and anecdotes from other innovators and disruptive businesses-including Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, YouTube, Circ du Soleil, Odor Eaters, Iams, Silly Putty, and many more-Samit shows how personal transformation can reap entrepreneurial and professional rewards.Disrupt You! offers clear and empowering advice for anyone looking to break through; for anyone with a big idea but with no idea how to apply it; and for anyone worried about being made irrelevant in an era of technological transformation. This engaging, perspective-shifting book demystifies the mechanics of disruption for individuals and businesses alike.
Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work
Author: Whitney Johnson
Category: Business & Economics
Thinkers50 Management Thinker of 2015 Whitney Johnson wants you to consider this simple, yet powerful, idea: disruptive companies and ideas upend markets by doing something truly different--they see a need, an empty space waiting to be filled, and they dare to create something for which a market may not yet exist. As president and cofounder of Rose Park Advisors' Disruptive Innovation Fund with Clayton Christensen, Johnson used the theory of disruptive innovation to invest in publicly traded stocks and private early-stage companies. In Disrupt Yourself, she helps you understand how the frameworks of disruptive innovation can apply to your particular path, whether you are: a self-starter ready to make a disruptive pivot in your business a high-potential individual charting your career trajectory a manager looking to instill innovative thinking amongst your team a leader facing industry changes that make for an uncertain future We are living in an era of accelerating disruption; no one is immune. Johnson makes the compelling case that managing the S-curve waves of learning and mastery is a requisite skill for the future. If you want to be successful in unexpected ways, follow your own disruptive path. Dare to innovate. Do something astonishing. Disrupt yourself.
The must-read summary of Bill Jensen's book: "Disrupt! Think Epic. Be Epic.: 25 Successful Habits for an Extremely Disruptive World". This complete summary of the ideas from Bill Jensen's book "Disrupt! Think Epic. Be Epic." shows that to excel today, you need to focus on developing the right set of personal habits. In his book, the author highlights the 25 habits of world-class performers that help them to succeed in an era of disruption. This summary will help you to re-evaluate your current habits and take inspiration from the most successful people in order to change your habits for the better. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Expand your business knowledge To learn more, read "Disrupt! Think Epic. Be Epic." and start developing the habits that will put you on the path to success.
Master Relentless Change and Speed Up Your Learning Curve
Author: Whitney Johnson
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
Category: Business & Economics
The same learning curve model that helps you "Build an A Team" can be used to build yourself into the person you want to be. In Disrupt Yourself, Johnson shows us what this curve looks like and how to ride it. She lays out seven strategies for successfully riding the wave of personal disruption: Take the right risks Lay to your distinctive strengths Embrace constraints Battle entitlement Step back to grow Give failure its due Be discovery driven Each chapter takes each strategy in turn, guiding the reader through understanding of the strategy and then helping the reader to apply it effectively.
Three media-plays by MacArthur Award-winning playwright-director-designer John Jesurun. DEEP SLEEP, WHITE WATER and BLACK MARIA chart the "loss of the real" in a landscape of adrenaline-charged freefall poetry, mediated images and vestiges of Pop culture. With an introduction by dramatist-poet Fiona Templeton, this collection gathers together for the first time a trilogy of significant works from one of the US' most lauded dramatists of the avant-garde.
A Relational Approach to Recovery in Mental Health
Author: Jeffrey Longhofer
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Social Science
On Being and Having a Case Manager stresses the importance of the process of building relationships in helping clients realize independent lives. Based on a two-year study of Marilyn and her case managers, this book emphasizes the intentional exchange of attention and information between case managers, clients, and others within the caring network and clearly outlines a practical method for all service providers, clients, family members, and close friends to follow. Throughout the day, from moment to moment, relationships fluctuate among doing for, doing with, standing by for support, and doing for oneself. By observing Marilyn and her case manager, the authors prove the value of mutually and continuously monitoring these fluctuations within three primary domains-feeling, thinking, and acting-while carrying out daily activities. These findings show that managers are often stuck in doing-for modes of relating. Indeed, this may be one of the factors that contribute most to case manager and client burnout. While some clients with severe and persistent symptoms may, in fact, frequently require others to do-for, some like Marilyn may not require as much. They may need more doing-with and standing-by to encourage mastery and the internalization of confidence.
A Harvard psychiatrist, the author of A Prince of Our Disorder, presents accounts of alien abduction taken from the more than sixty cases he has investigated and examines the implications for our identity as a species.
Learning the Strategic, Organizational, and Tactical Skills Everyone Needs Today
Author: Jeffrey Magee
Publisher: FT Press
Category: Business & Economics
Think of this comprehensive handbook as your personal mini management seminar on identifying organizational excellence – and then achieving it! World-renowned executive trainer and consultant Jeffrey Magee helps you recognize the management approaches that work best, and then model your own strategies and tactics after the success you see. Packed with action plans and templates, The Management Leadership Bible, Second Edition is designed to help you start driving ROI from its techniques right now. You’ll learn how to choose your optimal style and approach for every individual and team interaction, stimulating maximum performance from everyone around you. Coverage includes: Defining your mission statement for your new view of success Choosing among six alternative managerial leadership intervention styles Succeeding in five different organizational structures and levels Analyzing your players and your prospects for team success Sustaining your "Professional Success Quotient" Mastering nine tactical steps to high impact leadership Interviewing, hiring, and promoting the right people Developing your "Winning Habit" paradigm Converting negativity to positive outcomes Speed-reading personalities, negotiating win-win outcomes, and building alliances Creating your winning management game plan Keeping "C Level" and "E Level" personalities from selling you out Avoiding the deadly leadership sins that destroy performance Planning for your replacement The first edition of The Management Leadership Bible established itself as a best-seller in practitioner-based training, academia, and CPE self-study. Now with 60%+ new content focused on today’s management challenges, teams, and employees, this edition is more valuable than ever. It will be an indispensable resource for established and new supervisors, managers, and leaders – especially those rising from frontline management to executive roles.
A doctor is diagnosed with an incurable skin cancer. As he faces his mortality, and attempts to avoid it, his life parallels a New York family immediately recognizable as having a common thread with him. The doctor was adopted and has no known siblings or relatives. The doctor is offered an experimental stem cell transplant protocol and he matches someone from the international stem cell bank. The reader is led through the preparation for and the actual stem cell transplantation as seen through the eyes of an experienced physician, with detailed treatments and unexpected side effects. The reader will tour the cutting edge of cancer treatment at one of the world’s great institutions, and its effect on two families separated by 3000 miles. Adoption and its psychological legacy color the emotional roller coaster of stem cell treatments. It’s a story of two families, touched by and brought together by cancer.
How To Get Connected with More than 300 Million Customers This popular title delivers an in-depth guide to targeting, reaching, and gaining ideal customers using the latest updates on LinkedIn. LinkedIn expert Ted Prodromou offers a wealth of no- or low-cost methods for maximizing this dynamic resource. Following his lead, readers learn to link with the most effective connections for greater exposure. Updates in this edition include: Staying up-to-date with LinkedIn Contacts, Pulse, and Publisher programs Expansion of premium accounts to help optimize business profiles, stand out in search results, and track impact How to implement new features like Showcase and Company Updates pages for extended presence in newsfeeds and with followers Smarter LinkedIn Search that saves time and money with customized, comprehensive results Other important topics covered include: Techniques and tips to easily navigate LinkedIn’s interface Time saving tips on finding and matching data from businesses and people Expert guidance on super-charging a business or individual profile Insider advice on getting found through LinkedIn and maximizing search Professional instruction on promoting a LinkedIn profile The latest information is illustrated with current snapshots, fresh examples, and case studies, along with new techniques to easily maneuver LinkedIn’s interface.