Description : From the world’s leading thinker on innovation and New York Times bestselling author of The Innovator’s Dilemma, Clayton M. Christensen, comes an unconventional book of inspiration and wisdom for achieving a fulfilling life. Christensen’s The Innovator’s Dilemma, notably the only business book that Apple’s Steve Jobs said “deeply influenced” him, is widely recognized as one of the most significant business books ever published. Now, in the tradition of Randy Pausch’s The Last Lecture and Anna Quindlen’s A Short Guide to a Happy Life, Christensen’s How Will You Measure Your Life is with a book of lucid observations and penetrating insights designed to help any reader—student or teacher, mid-career professional or retiree, parent or child—forge their own paths to fulfillment.
Description : Part scholarly psychological research, part self-improvement book, Th e Path to a Meaningful Purpose helps you answer four existential questions: Who am I? What matters in life? Why am I here? How do I successfully fulfi ll my life purpose? Author Luis A. Marrero uses psychology to help you understand the meaning and purpose of your life, and how to succeed. Marrero introduces foundations of a new movement in psychology called logoteleology, chiefl y a blend of logotherapy, psychological theories of motivation, and teleology, that he calls the science of meaningful purpose. It provides a basis to help you • understand why people suff er and institutions fail to reach their potential despite the availability of practical solutions; • discover who you are by learning about identities and how they are formed and improved; • realize what is meaningful and meaningless in life; • resolve to make decisions that set you up to make the best of what life off ers; • fi nd and commit to a meaningful purpose that serves as a guiding compass for a fulfi lling life; • learn how to set goals and make choices that are compatible with what is meaningful to you; and • determine how you can select and use the right type of motivation that builds and strengthens your mental stamina and the confi dence to win in life. Th e Path to a Meaningful Purpose, a foundational guide, is the fi rst in a planned anthology. It explains why you behave the way you do and how your behavior impacts your ability to enjoy life to its fullest, off ering ways to help you grow and succeed.
Description : Your legacy is how you live ... not just what you leave. Family wealth is often emotionally charged, whether you have a small nest egg or financial abundance. Wealth creates unique opportunities and challenges. The greatest challenge is the least discussed: the place where money, values, and family intersect. As the level of our wealth increases, our decisions become more complex and sophisticated. In LEGACY, Dr. Richard Orlando explores the five most important family wealth decisions that directly impact our families and our legacies. Orlando offers wisdom, stories, and step-by-step advice for optimizing these decisions by aligning them with our values, purpose, and faith, in essence, our spiritual capital. These questions are: • How do I ensure a happy and fulfilled life for myself and my family? • How do I transfer my wealth to my children and others I care about? • How do I prepare the next generation in my family for the opportunities and responsibilities of wealth? • How do I best give and share my resources with others? • How do I ensure that my family business (whatever it may be) flourishes? If you have asked yourself one or more of these questions or if you are a professional advisor who has tried to help your clients answer these questions, this book is a must-read!
Description : Game-changing disruptions will likely unfold on your watch. Be ready. In Dual Transformation, Scott Anthony, Clark Gilbert, and Mark Johnson propose a practical and sustainable approach to one of the greatest challenges facing leaders today: transforming your business in the face of imminent disruption. Dual Transformation shows you how your company can come out of a market shift stronger and more profitable, because the threat of disruption is also the greatest opportunity a leadership team will ever face. Disruptive change opens a window of opportunity to create massive new markets. It is the moment when a market also-ran can become a market leader. It is the moment when business legacies are created. That moment starts with the core dual transformation framework: Transformation A: Repositioning today’s business to maximize its resilience, such as how Adobe boldly shifted from selling packaged software to providing software as a service. Transformation B: Creating a new growth engine, such as how Amazon became the world’s largest provider of cloud computing services. Capabilities link: Fighting unfairly by taking advantage of difficult-to-replicate assets without succumbing to the “sucking sound of the core.” Anthony, Gilbert, and Johnson also address the characteristics leaders must embrace: courage, clarity, curiosity, and conviction. Without them, dual transformation efforts can founder. Building on lessons from diverse companies, such as Adobe, Manila Water, and Netflix, and a case study from Gilbert’s firsthand experience transforming his own media and publishing company, Dual Transformation will guide executives through the journey of creating the next version of themselves, allowing them to own the future rather than be disrupted by it.
Description : A new classic, cited by leaders and media around the globe as a highly recommended read for anyone interested in innovation. In The Innovator’s DNA, authors Jeffrey Dyer, Hal Gregersen, and bestselling author Clayton Christensen (The Innovator’s Dilemma, The Innovator’s Solution, How Will You Measure Your Life?) build on what we know about disruptive innovation to show how individuals can develop the skills necessary to move progressively from idea to impact. By identifying behaviors of the world’s best innovators—from leaders at Amazon and Apple to those at Google, Skype, and Virgin Group—the authors outline five discovery skills that distinguish innovative entrepreneurs and executives from ordinary managers: Associating, Questioning, Observing, Networking, and Experimenting. Once you master these competencies (the authors provide a self-assessment for rating your own innovator’s DNA), the authors explain how to generate ideas, collaborate to implement them, and build innovation skills throughout the organization to result in a competitive edge. This innovation advantage will translate into a premium in your company’s stock price—an innovation premium—which is possible only by building the code for innovation right into your organization’s people, processes, and guiding philosophies. Practical and provocative, The Innovator’s DNA is an essential resource for individuals and teams who want to strengthen their innovative prowess.
Description : SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, 18e, provides the practical concepts, entrepreneurial insights, and comprehensive resources you'll find essential both now and throughout your management future. This market-leading text places you in the role of decision-maker, allowing you to immediately apply what you've learned to current challenges in today's small businesses. The book's thorough emphasis on building business plans ensures that you can effectively create, manage, and analyze a plan for your own venture. Unforgettable examples and coverage of the most current developments in business management today keep this engaging text as current and practical now as it was when it led the market in its first edition 52 years ago. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Don’t let destructive drama sideline your career. Every organization has its share of political drama: Personalities clash. Agendas compete. Turf wars erupt. But you need to work productively with your colleagues—even difficult ones—for the good of your organization and your career. How can you do that without compromising your personal values? By acknowledging that power dynamics and unwritten rules exist—and navigating them constructively. The HBR Guide to Office Politics will help you succeed at work without being a power grabber or a corporate climber. Instead you’ll cultivate a political strategy that’s authentic to you. You’ll learn how to: Gain influence without losing your integrity Contend with backstabbers and bullies Work through tough conversations Manage tensions when resources are scarce Get your share of choice assignments Accept that not all conflict is bad Arm yourself with the advice you need to succeed on the job, from a source you trust. Packed with how-to essentials from leading experts, the HBR Guides provide smart answers to your most pressing work challenges.
Description : Examines how companies can create a balance between marketing cutting-edge technology and anticipating customer demand
Description : Argues that innovation within a business can be a controlled disruption, addressing a number of issues ranging from customer products and services to the roles of competitors and executives.