Disrupting Business

Author: Geoff Cox,Tatiana Bazzichelli

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781570272646

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 2992

Disrupting Business explores some of the interconnections between art, activism and the business concept of disruptive innovation. With a backdrop of the crisis in financial capitalism and austerity cuts in the cultural sphere, the idea is to focus on potential art strategies in relation to a broken economy. In a perverse way, we ask whether this presents new opportunities for cultural producers to achieve more autonomy over their production process. If it is indeed possible, or desirable, what alternative business models emerge? This book is concerned broadly with business as material for reinvention, including critical writing and examples of art/activist projects. Contributors include Saul Albert, Christian Ulrik Andersen, Franco "Bifo" Berardi, Heath Bunting, Paolo Cirio, Baruch Gottlieb, Brian Holmes, Geert Lovink, Dmytri Kleiner, Georgios Papadopolous, Soren Bro Pold, Oliver Ressler, Kate Rich, René Ridgway, Guido Segni, Stevphen Shukaitis, Nathaniel Tkacz, and Marina Vishmidt.

In the Business of Change

How Social Entrepreneurs are Disrupting Business as Usual

Author: Elisa Birnbaum

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1771422599

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 600

Our communities are facing the fallout from the demise of vital industry, bankrupt economies, bad policy or policing, and political mismanagement. People are looking for answers, and the "same old" simply won't do. In the Business of Change is a practical and inspirational guide that showcases how social entrepreneurs from places such as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Vancouver, who are weary of waste, injustice, and government inaction, are using business savvy to tackle challenges in their communities. Part story-telling, part lessons learned, coverage includes: Profiles of remarkable individuals and companies in such diverse sectors as employment, food, art, education, and social justice An overview of lessons learned and real impacts on the ground Tips for getting started, connecting to the local community, and scaling up. In the Business of Change is for everyone who wants to rebuild their communities and believes that business can be a powerful, positive force for change. Elisa Birnbaum is the publisher and editor-in-chief of SEE Change Magazine, a digital publication of social entrepreneurship and social change. A journalist and television producer for over 15 years, she's a regular contributor on social entrepreneurship for the National Post and has been published in a variety of publications including the Globe & Mail, Profit, and Lifestyles Magazine. She holds degrees in political science and law and lives in Toronto, Ontario.

The Moonshot Effect

Disrupting Business as Usual

Author: Kate Purmal,Lisa Goldman,Anne Janzer

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 0972964320

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 2160

What’s the best way to transform teams, elevate leaders and catapult careers? Launch a Moonshot — a game-changing project that disrupts business as usual. Drawing on the seminal 1961 Moonshot story of President Kennedy as well as real-life stories from the authors’ work, The Moonshot Effect steps you through the elements of a successful moonshot, from assembling a high performance team, selling your vision and executing the plan. The Moonshot Effect is a must-read for leaders and includes 24 critical practices that are not only essential to leading and managing a successful moonshot, but can benefit executives and entrepreneurs on a daily basis. With Lisa and Kate as your guides, you'll be ready to launch your own moonshot. Kate Purmal and Lisa Goldman were members of extraordinary moonshot teams early in their careers and have since inspired, led or guided countless moonshot projects. Today, they speak and write about the power of moonshots and challenge CEOs, leaders and their teams to launch projects that will transform their businesses and careers.

Disrupting Yourself - Launching New Business Models from Within Established Enterprises (Chapter 15 from Disrupt Together)

Author: Stephen Spinelli Jr.,Heather McGowan

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0133961168

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 28

View: 9271

Most innovators don't have the luxury of starting from scratch: they must launch new business models within existing enterprises. Now, discover powerfully effective ways to do this, integrating new business models into a complete innovation framework that works. Disrupting Yourself - Launching New Business Models from Within Established Enterprises is part of Philadelphia University's breakthrough approach to innovation: one that links business, design and engineering, and delivers extraordinary results in both new and existing ventures. First, Dr. Stephen Spinelli and Heather McGowan introduce this "Disrupt Together" approach, explain its deep roots in design thinking, and show how it generates far more high-value ideas for innovation. Next, Brandy Fowler drills down to focus specifically on bringing business model innovation into existing organizations. Fowler provides specific tools and strategies for mitigating risks to the existing business, determining where to innovate with business models, and developing new business model innovations with strong chances of success. She illuminates these with a complete case example: a pharmaceutical company that sought to complement its traditional "blockbuster drug" model with a health-and-wellness program that would be paid for by large employers through a per-member-per-month subscription fee. Disrupting Yourself - Launching New Business Models from Within Established Enterprises is one of 15 e-chapters addressing all facets of innovation, from design processes and team development to business models and value delivery. Each is crafted by a pioneering business innovator – and they all integrate into today's most coherent, realistic blueprint for innovation. For all entrepreneurs, executives, managers, strategists, and students who want to drive more value from innovation. Brandy Fowler has been an innovation consultant to Fortune® 500 companies for the past 8 years, helping them define innovation strategy, build capabilities, and launch new businesses. She is currently an Associate Director of Insights and Strategy at Smart Design, where she straddles the worlds of consumer-focused design and business design. She helps teams analyze and synthesize primary and secondary research and pull out the most compelling insights to inform developing new innovations. She received her Master's degree from the Institute of Design in Chicago, where she studied user research methodologies, business strategy, and design.

Maximizing Business Performance through Software Packages

Best Practices for Justification, Selection, and Implementation

Author: Robert W. Starinsky

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420025406

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 6713

Learn how to: § Select the best ERP software for your organization § Choose the most effective wrap around software to enhance the performance of an existing ERP system § Align software selection with business goals and objectives § Budget for the software and the hidden costs involved in its implementation At times a daring, maddening, and even frightening process, finding and implementing a suitable software package is never an easy task. The cost of the software package is often a fraction of the overall expense. Unless carefully selected, a major software package implementation can consume a considerable amount of your organization's time and energy. An ill-informed purchase can cost your organization it's customers, dollars, and reputation. Maximizing Business Performance through Software Packages: Best Practices for Justification, Selection, and Implementation explores the business challenges involved in justifying, selecting, and implementing software packages. It contains practical advice and insights on how to select "good fitting" software packages, how to justify them in terms of their ability to enable business process change or improvement, and most importantly, how to implement them successfully. Selecting and implementing enterprise architecture technology software solutions involves a large expenditure across all the resources of an organization. The process has become increasingly complex as business functions have become increasingly integrated. Maximizing Business Performance through Software Packages: Best Practices for Justification, Selection, and Implementation provides a definitive source that will help you select the solutions that best fit your business needs.

Business and Competitive Analysis

Effective Application of New and Classic Methods

Author: Craig S. Fleisher,Babette E. Bensoussan

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0132703831

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 5599

The Definitive How-To Guide for Business and Competitive Analysis Transform raw data into compelling, actionable business recommendations Answer the questions executives ask—“What?” “So What?” and “Now What?” Today’s 24 most valuable techniques: how to choose them, how to use them For everyone who performs analysis: managers, consultants, functional specialists, and strategists A completely new book by the authors of the popular Strategic and Competitive Analysis Business success begins with deep clarity about your competition and your business environment. But, even as data gathering has improved dramatically, few business professionals know the state-of-the-art techniques for analyzing their data. Now there’s a comprehensive, immensely practical guide to today’s best tools and techniques for answering tough questions and making actionable recommendations. Business and Competitive Analysis begins with end-to-end guidance on the analysis process, including defining problems, avoiding analytical pitfalls, choosing tools, and communicating results. Next, the authors offer detailed guides on 24 of today’s most valuable analysis models: techniques that have never been brought together in one book before.They offer in-depth, step-by-step guidance for using every technique—along with realistic assessments of strengths, weaknesses, feasibility, and business value.

Der Blaue Ozean als Strategie

Wie man neue Märkte schafft, wo es keine Konkurrenz gibt

Author: W. Chan Kim,Renée Mauborgne

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446448470

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

View: 4866

Das Buch ist ein globales Phänomen. Es wurde 3,5 Millionen Mal verkauft, in rekordverdächtigen 43 Sprachen publiziert und ist auf 5 Kontinenten zum Bestseller geworden. Nun ist es in einer aktualisierten und erweiterten Auflage neu erschienen. - Der internationale Bestseller: Jetzt mit neuem Vorwort, neuen Kapiteln und aktualisierten Fallstudien - Ein Bestseller auf 5 Kontinenten - Weltweit mehr als 3,5 Millionen Bücher verkauft - In 43 Sprachen übersetzt - Ein Wall-Street-Journal-, Businessweek- und Fast-Company-Bestseller Der von Organisationen und Branchen auf der ganzen Welt hochgeschätzte Bestseller stellt alles in Frage, was wir bisher über die Voraussetzungen strategischen Erfolgs zu wissen glaubten. Der Blaue Ozean als Strategie, vertritt die Ansicht, dass ein brutaler Konkurrenzkampf nur dazu führt, dass sich die Konkurrenten in einem blutrot gefärbten Ozean um rapide schwindende Gewinnmöglichkeiten streiten. Basierend auf der Untersuchung von mehr als 150 strategischen Schachzügen (im Lauf von mehr als 100 Jahren und in mehr als 50 Branchen) vertreten die Autoren die Ansicht, dass nachhaltiger Erfolg nicht auf verschärftem Konkurrenzkampf, sondern auf der Eroberung »Blauer Ozeane« beruht: der Erschließung neuer Märkte mit großem Wachstumspotenzial. Der Blaue Ozean als Strategie präsentiert einen systematischen Ansatz, wie man Konkurrenz irrelevant macht, und legt Prinzipien und Methoden vor, mit der jede Organisation ihre eigenen Blauen Ozeane erobern kann. Diese erweiterte Auflage enthält: - Ein neues Vorwort der Autoren: Hilfe! Mein Ozean färbt sich rot. - Aktualisierungen der in dem Buch behandelten Fälle und Beispiele, indem ihre Geschichte bis in die Gegenwart weitervorfolgt wird. - Zwei neue Kapitel und ein erweitertes drittes Kapitel: Ausrichtung, Erneuerung und Red Ocean Traps. Sie behandeln die wichtigsten Fragen, die die Leser in den vergangenen zehn Jahren gestellt haben. Der bahnbrechende Bestseller stellt das bisherige strategische Denken auf den Kopf und entwirft einen kühnen neuen Weg in die Zukunft. Hier können Sie lernen, wie man neue Märkte erschließt, auf denen Konkurrenz noch keine Rolle spielt. "Das ist ein extrem wertvolles Buch." Nicolas G. Hayek, Verwaltungsratpräsident, Swatch Group "Ein Muss für Manager und Wirtschaftsstudenten." Carlos Ghosn, President und CEO, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. "Die Strategien von Kim und Mauborgne sind nicht nur neu, sondern auch praxisnah. Wir haben sie in unserem Unternehmen mit großem Erfolg umgesetzt." Patrick Snowball, Chief Executive, Norwich Union Insurance Wenn Sie mehr über die innovative Kraft des Buches wissen wollen, besuchen Sie blueoceanstrategy.com. Dort finden Sie alle Mittel, die Sie brauchen: praktische Ideen und Fallbeispiele aus staatlichen Unternehmen und der Privatindustrie, Lehrmaterial, Mobile Apps, aktuelle Updates sowie Tipps und Tools, mit denen Sie Ihre Reise auf dem Blauen Ozean erfolgreich gestalten können.

Managing the Global Supply Chain (Collection)

Author: Chad W. Autry,Thomas J. Goldsby,John E. Bell,Arthur V. Hill

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0133091732

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 729

View: 5130

A brand new collection of insights and actionable techniques for world-class supply chain management… 2 authoritative books, now in a convenient e-format, at a great price! 2 authoritative eBooks deliver comprehensive resources for managing state-of-the-art supply chains in challenging global environments Master the latest techniques for overcoming your most difficult operations and supply chain management challenges! This unique 2 eBook package will help you address issues ranging from Lean/Six Sigma to transportation and warehousing, and anticipate emerging global issues – so you can transform them from risks into competitive advantages. The Encyclopedia of Operations Management is the perfect single-volume "field manual" for every supply chain or operations management practitioner and student. Nearly 1,500 well-organized, up-to-date definitions cover: accounting, customer service, distribution, e-business, economics, finance, forecasting, HR, industrial engineering, industrial relations, inventory management, healthcare management, Lean, logistics, maintenance engineering, management IS, marketing/sales, product development, operations research, organizational behavior/management, time management, production planning/control, purchasing, reliability, quality, service management, simulation, statistics, strategic management, systems engineering, supply chain management, theory of constraints, transportation, warehousing, and more. Next, in Global Macrotrends and Their Impact on Supply Chain Management, Chad W. Autry, Thomas J. Goldsby, John E. Bell prepare you to manage supply and demand in a world marked by demographic and economic shifts that will turn markets upside down. They offer a complete decision framework and practical tools, insights, and guidance for systematically mitigating new risks and building long-term competitive advantage. This book focuses squarely on emerging societal, technological, geopolitical, and environmental macro trends, helping you assess the impacts of population growth, migration, urbanization; socioeconomic change, global connectivity, environmental issues, geopolitics, growing scarcity, transportation congestion, aging infrastructure, and emerging supply-demand imbalances. It also provides comprehensive mitigation strategies based on logistics, resource recovery, resource protection, and demand/supply shaping. This collection will be an indispensable resource for all supply chain, logistics, sourcing, and operations management executives, managers, and professionals; and for all operations/supply chain research professionals, instructors, and graduate students. From world-renowned supply chain management experts Arthur V. Hill, Chad W. Autry, Thomas J. Goldsby, and John E. Bell

Outsourcing and Insourcing in an International Context

Author: Marc J. Schniederjans,Ashlyn M. Schniederjans,Dara G. Schniederjans

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765632159

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 8331

Designed for upper-level undergraduate or graduate courses in production-operations management, management information systems, international business, and strategic management, this text focuses on concepts, processes, and methodologies for firms planning to undertake or currently involved in outsourcing-insourcing decisions. Outsourcing and Insourcing in an International Context is the only available text that includes coverage of the international risk factors associated with this strategy. The book presents a balanced view of the positive and negative aspects of outsourcing, and provides essential coverage of the fundamental techniques involved in any outsourcing-insourcing decision. In addition, it discusses the ethical ramifications of outsourcing for companies and governments around the world. Each chapter includes learning objectives, discussion questions, and sample problems. An Instructor's Manual and Test Bank are available to teachers who adopt the text.

Connect

How to Use Data and Experience Marketing to Create Lifetime Customers

Author: Lars Birkholm Petersen,Ron Person,Christopher Nash

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118963628

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 2241

Connect and engage across channels with the new customers Connect is the ultimate marketing guide to becoming morerelevant, effective, and successful within the new marketplace.Written by a team of marketing experts serving Fortune 500 brands,this book outlines the massive paradigm shift currently takingplace within the industry, and provides the insight and perspectivemarketers need to stay on board. Readers will find guidance towardreaching a customer base that sees marketers as an unnecessaryannoyance, and strategies for engaging those customers at touchpoints throughout the customer lifecycle. The book's scopeencompasses both digital and real-life avenues, discussing the newways of thinking and the new tools and processes that allowmarketers to function in the new era where digital customerexperiences are increasingly important. Marketing is undergoing a revolution to rival the impact ofGutenberg's printing press. Customers are in control, with morechoice and more access than ever before, and they refuse to be"sold to" or "managed." Many marketing professionals are flailingfor a new strategy while the winners are clearly jumping ahead– Connect takes readers inside the winners' world tolearn the approach that's engaging the new consumer. Discover the technology and processes that allow marketers toremain relevant Craft a personal, relevant, and accessible customer journeythat engages the connected customer Keep in touch throughout the customer's life cycle, both onlineand offline Link digital goals and metrics to business objectives for amore relevant strategy Smart marketers have moved to a higher level that achievesbusiness objectives while increasing relevance to the customer.Connect provides readers a roadmap to this new approach, andthe tools that make it work.

The Great Disruption

How business is coping with turbulent times

Author: Adrian Wooldridge

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782831312

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 419

View: 2418

Based around a compilation of his popular Schumpeter columns, Adrian Wooldridge takes a look at the forces that are disrupting today's fast-moving business world. The disruption has many causes: the internet's rapid spread; the challenge from emerging markets in innovation and manufacturing; clever management techniques that are forcing companies to rethink strategy; robots advancing from the factory floor into the service sector; and much more. These developments are shaking business and social life to its foundations, producing a new set of winners and losers, and forcing everyone to adapt and change. The Great Disruption explains: - The forces that are disrupting today's business world, and the management gurus that predicted them. - Who are the winners and the losers, and how institutions have tried (and often failed) to change. - How classic management problems, such as talent management, distribution, and outsourcing persist, but with a new twist. - What the future holds for companies, universities, competition and society. It also reminds us why Joseph Schumpeter's ideas about creative destruction are particularly valuable today.

Present Yourself

Using SlideShare to Grow Your Business

Author: Kit Seeborg,Andrea Meyer

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449342337

Category: Computers

Page: 224

View: 6580

With the success of SlideShare and other online presentation sites, slide presentations have become the language of business. This practical book demonstrates how you can use this visual language to make the story of your organization, brand, or initiative effective and entertaining—and how social sharing networks like SlideShare, Prezi, and Scribd can present your story to a worldwide audience. Using real-world examples from SlideShare users, Present Yourself puts marketing principles and business trends in context to help you understand how online presentations can boost your business. The final chapter provides case studies that reveal how organizations and individuals use SlideShare to meet their needs. Learn the latest trends and technologies for visual communication in business Discover how SlideShare works, and get started with your own account Use SlideShare to plan, execute, and provide follow-up for event presentations Share your wealth of content to promote trust in your company or brand Anticipate a customer’s needs with knowledge-rich content about their market Collaborate with colleagues and conduct online business research Explore how presentations can help you recruit, hire, or get hired

Latin American Insolvency Systems

A Comparative Assessment

Author: Malcolm Rowat,José Astigarraga

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821343999

Category: Law

Page: 88

View: 7228

"Modern society has eliminated the inhumane debtors' prisons for handling the insolvent debtor and in their stead have enacted benign modern laws in the area of bankruptcy. Unscrupulous merchants now use these benign laws for fraudulent purposes." Based on case studies in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela, this is the first publication to provide recommendations about the important legal and institutional issues that are involved in bankruptcy reform in a critical region of the global economy. The authors note that effective bankruptcy policy balances several requirements for the conduct of a stable, successful economy. For example, it might be in the greatest interests to all parties if a company is given an opportunity to restructure and make use of the scarce resources remaining in its possession. On the other hand, inefficient firms, especially those that have long survived only on state subsidies, may need to fail in order to free space in the market for more efficient, better-managed companies. Finally, there are the needs to enforce loan contracts and provide an equitable system of debt collection.

Serious Fraud and Current Issues

Author: Sally Ramage

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595356788

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

View: 8651

Fraud is big business and it rots the fabric of finance and accountancy, as it is exercised by all day trading of bonds, junk bonds, loans. Twenty-five years ago, fraud was said to be rapidly expanding and manifests itself by shady deals, fraudulently converted cash. Fraudsters who are active, especially electronic fraud, do in fact treat the use of fraud as serious "business" and the execution of frauds as "work", much as other criminals treat their activities as their "job"! Identity theft poses a frightening thought of being taken in by crooks. If twenty-five years ago it was estimated that the amount of fraudulent cash around the world at any one time more than equaled the Gross National Products of several third-world countries, it would not be believed-a damning indictment indeed. In this fascinating and comprehensive study on Fraud the author takes advantage of the fact that people seem thrilled to hear about frauds, like murders. She has prepared works that will use the readers' attention to discuss law enforcement and the consequences of breaking the law by committing frauds.

Security Strategies in Web Applications and Social Networking

Author: Mike Harwood,Marcus Goncalves,Matthew Pemble

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763791954

Category: Computers

Page: 406

View: 3751

Security Strategies in Web Applications and Social Networking provides a unique, in-depth look at how to secure mobile users as customer-facing information migrates from mainframe computers and application servers to Web-enabled applications. Written by an industry expert, this book provides a comprehensive explanation of the evolutionary changes that have occurred in computing, communications, and social networking and discusses how to secure systems against all the risks, threats, and vulnerabilities associated with Web-enabled applications accessible via the Internet. Using examples and exercises, this book incorporates hands-on activities to prepare readers to successfully secure Web-enabled applications. The Jones & Bartlett Learning: Information Systems Security & Assurance Series delivers fundamental IT security principles packed with real-world applications and examples for IT Security, Cybersecurity, Information Assurance, and Information Systems Security programs. Authored by Certified Information Systems Security Professionals (CISSPs), and reviewed by leading technical experts in the field, these books are current, forward-thinking resources that enable readers to solve the cybersecurity challenges of today and tomorrow.

Contemporary Street Arts in Europe

Aesthetics and Politics

Author: S. Haedicke

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137291834

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 228

View: 1168

Street theatre invades a public space, shakes it up and disappears, but the memory of the disruption haunts the site for audiences who experience it. This book looks at how the dynamic interrelationship of performance, participant and place creates a politicized aesthetic of public space that enables the public to rehearse democratic practices.