The seventh edition of Spanish banking group BBVA's annual series is dedicated to unveiling the new digital business models for twenty-first century companies. Esteemed experts from BBVA, "The Economist," Harvard University, Columbia Business School, Geoffrey Moore Consulting and more, contribute texts in accessible language.
The distinctive point of the book is its innovative interdisciplinary approach to business communication, with interconnections between linguistics, sociology, and critical organisational studies as applied to the corporate world. It offers a first-hand insight into primary business discourse with a deeper understanding and analysis of business processes and mechanisms underlying and reflected in enterprise software-mediated communication. It answers the question what ‘doing business’ in the digital age is about and illustrates ‘business discourse’ from practitioners’ point of view. Grounded in the analysis of empirical data, pertaining both to internal and external business communication, the author reflects on the reality of accelerated and pressurised communication in global IT corporations. Following a communication-centred approach, this monograph puts the topic of enterprise software-mediated business discourse into a multi-layered perspective of how global corporations operate, what their primary goals are, and what kind of (political) power they execute. Moreover, it demonstrates how profit-driven corporations can be viewed and interpreted as strategically acting systems within a specific sociological framework.
How to Transform your Business and Create Value in the Digital Age
Author: Eric Schaeffer
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Category: Business & Economics
Digital technology is simultaneously friend and foe: highly disruptive, yet it cannot be ignored. Companies that fail to make use of it put themselves in the line of fire for disintermediation or even eradication. But digital technology is also the biggest opportunity to reposition incumbent product-making businesses by thinking about how they conceive, make, distribute and support the next generation of goods in the marketplace. Reinventing the Product looks at the ways traditional products are transforming into smart connected products and ecosystem platforms at a rate much faster than most organizations think. Eric Schaeffer and David Sovie show how this reinvention is made possible: by AI and digital technologies, such as IoT sensors, blockchain, advanced analytics, cloud and edge computing. They show how to deliver truly intelligent, and potentially even autonomous, products with the more personalized and compelling experiences that today's users, consumers and enterprises expect. Reinventing the Product makes a stringent case for companies to rethink their product strategy, their innovation and engineering processes, and the entire culture to build the future generations of successful 'living products'. Featuring case studies from global organizations such as Faurecia, Signify, Symmons and Haier and interviews with thought leaders and business executives from top companies including Amazon, ABB, Tesla, Samsung and Google, this book provides practical advice for product-making companies as they embark on, or accelerate, their digitization journey.
Innovative Techniques to Make Processes Agile and Relevant
Author: Abhinav Krishna Kaiser
Delve into the principles of ITIL® and DevOps and examine the similarities and differences. This book re-engineers the ITIL framework to work in DevOps projects without changing its meaning and its original objectives, making it fit for purpose for use in DevOps projects. Reinventing ITIL® in the Age of DevOpsshows you the relevance of ITIL since the emergence of DevOps and puts a unique spin on the ITIL service management framework. Along the way you will see that ITIL is a mature service management framework and years of maturity will be lost if it’s made invalid. The ideas, recommendations, and solutions provided in Reinventing ITIL in the Age of DevOps can be leveraged in order to readily develop solutions or create proposals for clients. The ideas in this book can be further expanded to deliver seamless services to DevOps projects. What You Will Learn Discover the basics of ITIL and DevOps Compare ITIL and DevOps Understand the structure of a DevOps organization and adapt the ITIL roles to this structure Re-engineer ITIL for DevOps projects Implement major processes such as incident management, configuration management, and change management processes in DevOps projects Automate activities within processes Who This Book Is For Consultants, business analysts, administrators, and project managers who are looking for more information about Dynamics 365.
10 Essential Elements to Succeed in the New World of Business
Author: Dee McCrorey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
A step-by-step guide to the 10 essential and practical skills a business needs to innovate and thrive in uncertain times The reinvented world of business will profoundly impact America's leaders and workers in the decade ahead. Companies capable of transforming their organizations during this period of "Great Disruption" will thrive in the reinvented world however, the reverse holds true as well. Innovation in a Reinvented World reveals how transformation occurs when business leaders and their organizations apply these 10 Essential Elements, providing both a road map and definitive blueprint for companies of any size looking to bridge the old world with the new world of business. Discusses the "new courage" required for innovating in a reinvented world Looks at 10 Essential Elements winning companies count on today Innovation in a Reinvented World helps executives and leadership teams navigate and manage their organizations' inflection points in designing, building, and sustaining innovation—even through the post-recession playing field.
This book presents the proceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Integrated Science in Digital Age, which was jointly supported by the Institute of Certified Specialists (Russia) and Springer, and was held on May 1–3, 2020. The conference provided an international forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the latest innovations, trends, results, experiences and concerns in the various areas of integrated science in the digital age. The main goal of the conference was to efficiently disseminate original findings in the natural and social sciences, covering topics such as blockchain & cryptocurrency; computer law & security; digital accounting & auditing; digital business & finance; digital economics; digital education; digital engineering; machine learning; smart cities in the digital age; health policy & management; and information management.
Champy's Re-engineering the Corp.Ó ignited a bus. revolution in the 1990s. This book tells managers that they must look beyond reengineering -- & cross ( XÓ) boundaries into the next frontier of bus. performance. The walls between a co., its customers, & its suppliers -- even between its competitors -- are coming down. Instead of a collection of separate co's. turning out goods & services, Champy shows us a web of interacting processes & people that includes every org. touched by a co's. product. The old secrecy controls are being replaced by a collaborative environment where people have all the info. they need, ideas are shared, & bus. learn to create harmony, be transparent, understand the role of customers, & continuously X-engineer.
Markets have long been acknowledged to be a superior mechanism for managing resources but until the advent of big data, they largely functioned better in theory than in practice. Now, as ideal markets are within reach because of vastly greater access to information, we are on the verge of a major disruption. As data becomes a more valuable asset than cash, the rules for surviving and thriving are changing. Reinventing Capitalism is a provocative look at how data is reinventing markets and, in so doing, is ushering in an era where the firm is no longer predominant. With richer and more comprehensive information about human wants and needs, an economy powered by data offers the possibility of increased abundance, equality, and resilience. The data-driven markets that will thrive in this environment are far better than firms at organizing human endeavors, meaning that finance driven capitalism is being displaced by its more efficient, moresustainable, and more democratic disruptor: data capitalism.
Discovering Value and Creating Growth in a Disrupted World
Author: Paul Nunes
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Business & Economics
Disruption by digital technologies? That's not a new story. But what is new is the "wise pivot," a replicable strategy for harnessing disruption to survive, grow, and be relevant to the future. It's a strategy for perpetual reinvention across the old, now, and new elements of any business. Rapid recent advances in technology are forcing leaders in every business to rethink long-held beliefs about how to adapt to emerging technologies and new markets. What has become abundantly clear: in the digital age, conventional wisdom about business transformation no longer works, if it ever did. Based on Accenture's own experience of reinventing itself in the face of disruption, the company's real world client work, and a rigorous two-year study of thousands of businesses across 30 industries, Pivot to the Future reveals methodical and bold moves for finding and releasing new sources of trapped value-unlocked by bridging the gap between what is technologically possible and how technologies are being used. The freed value enables companies to simultaneously reinvent their legacy, and current and new businesses. Pivot to the Future is for leaders who seek to turn the existential threats of today and tomorrow into sustainable growth, with the courage to understand that a wise pivot strategy is not a one-time event, but a commitment to a future of perpetual reinvention, where one pivot is followed by the next and the next.
From taxi rides, hotel stays, car driving, to communicating and paying, everything we knew as normal has changed beyond recognition. To lead effectively in today’s brave new world, you have to question EVERYTHING. For the first time in human history, knowledge is free and almost every boundary to communication has been lifted. This open source world has permanently altered the business landscape. And you can count on the fact that the pace of change will only accelerate. Yet... companies still rely on management tools and practices that were, at best, mildly effective in their heyday. In Open Source Leadership, Rajeev Peshawaria reveals the vision, insight, and practices he has used to help some of today’s largest and most influential organizations meet the open source world head on. It all starts with asking the right questions: What’s the most effective leadership style in a world of 24/7 connectivity? How has the very concept of leadership changed in the open source era? How do you inspire and reward performance in the “gig economy?” How do you measure engagement and effectively address the gaps? How can you lead innovation--quickly and continuously? Peshawaria reveals the answers to these questions--and they will surprise you. Based on his company’s groundbreaking research spanning 28 countries, he concludes that traditional industrial age thinking needs a massive upgrade to successfully navigating the brave new world of business. Open Source Leadership rewrites the rules of management, giving you a unique look at the most common misperceptions, illusions, and downright wrong information you’ve been getting about what works and what doesn’t. It provides a new, counterintuitive model for seizing competitive edge in any industry. Among other issues the book argues convincingly that “positive autocracy” must replace democratic leadership; talent and innovation are abundant not scarce; early identification of high-potentials is counter-productive; and setting employees free to do as little as they want will increase productivity.
Managing and Financing Institutions of Higher Education 1998
Author: PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP
Category: Business & Economics
Real-world solutions to the strategic problems confronting institutions of higher learning in the Digital Age. Powerful market forces are rapidly expanding the landscape of higher education. At issue is the traditional resident institution learning to accommodate a growing trend towards online and video education. In this age of rampant technological advancement, new standards for learning products and experiences will be developed and only the expeditionary institutions will be able to compete. In this stand-alone supplement to PricewaterhouseCoopers' Reinventing the University, a high-profile group of administrators, educators, and business people explore the competitive challenges facing today's colleges and universities and outline proven strategies for meeting those challenges head-on. Never losing sight of the unique fiscal and regulatory demands associated with managing an institution of higher education, these experts explore an array of strategic issues of vital concern to administrators, including: Applying lessons learned from the healthcare revolution to higher education Transformational strategy: structuring your organization to take full advantage of new technologies and emerging market opportunities Expeditionary strategies for testing hypotheses and developing core competencies Forming partnerships and alliances with other schools and corporations Personalized marketing and other mass customization techniques for cultivating a loyal customer base. Reinventing the University is a valuable source of insights and ideas for college administrators and board members, as well as management and financial consultants who work with institutions of higher learning.
A Comparison of Cross-cultural Issues and Successful Approaches
Author: James R. Silkenat
Publisher: Aba Professional Education
This volume guides you through the general legal and cultural issues that can arise during international business negotiations. It contains a combination of general theory, practical strategies and guidance to help the reader in dealings with 24 different jurisdictions around the world.
Discovering Value and Creating Growth in a Disrupted World
Author: Omar Abbosh
Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
The proven, effective strategy for reinventing your business in the age of ever-present disruption Disruption by digital technologies' That's not a new story. But what is new is the "wise pivot," a replicable strategy for harnessing disruption to survive, grow, and be relevant to the future. It's a strategy for perpetual reinvention across the old, now, and new elements of any business. Rapid recent advances in technology are forcing leaders in every business to rethink long-held beliefs about how to adapt to emerging technologies and new markets. What has become abundantly clear: in the digital age, conventional wisdom about business transformation no longer works, if it ever did. Based on Accenture's own experience of reinventing itself in the face of disruption, the company's real world client work, and a rigorous two-year study of thousands of businesses across 30 industries, Pivot to the Future reveals methodical and bold moves for finding and releasing new sources of trapped value-unlocked by bridging the gap between what is technologically possible and how technologies are being used. The freed value enables companies to simultaneously reinvent their legacy, and current and new businesses. Pivot to the Future is for leaders who seek to turn the existential threats of today and tomorrow into sustainable growth, with the courage to understand that a wise pivot strategy is not a one-time event, but a commitment to a future of perpetual reinvention, where one pivot is followed by the next and the next.
6 strategic principles for reinventing your products, your services—and your company's future The digital age has completely transformed business—and marketing has not kept up. From research frameworks and traditional concept development to planning to budgeting to distribution channels and media placement, marketing has not advanced—which may be why Chief Marketing Officers often don't get a seat at the table. In order to have a future, marketing must play a direct role in driving profitable sales and increasing revenues. The Old Rules of Marketing Are Dead offers the new rules for reinventing your brand, including: Defining the product's essence Creating metrics to ensure accountability Developing a core message Disseminating the brand Marketing needs to lead, not follow. The Old Rules of Marketing are Dead shows how to reinvent marketing and position it as a strategic business partner for any organization. Table of Contents Rule 1: The Core is Everything; Rule 2: You Have Nothing Without the Foundation; Rule 3: There are Many Choices But Only One Customer; Rule 4: Do the Right Things for the Right Reasons; Rule 5: Infrastructure is More Than Just Pipes; Rule 6: Lead and Others Will Follow