An insightful and practical toolkit for managing organizational growth Growing Pains is the definitive guide to the life cycle of an organization, and the optimization strategies that make the organization stronger. Whether growth is rapid, slow, or not occurring at all, this book provides a host of solid tools and recommendations for putting everything in order. Now in its fifth edition, this invaluable guide has been fully updated to reflect the current economic climate, and includes new case studies and chapters discussing nonprofit life cycle tools, leadership challenges and the leadership molecule, and real-world applications of the frameworks presented. The latest empirical research is presented in the context of these ideas, including new data on strategic organizational development. Mini-cases that illustrate growth management issues have been added throughout, with additional coverage of international entrepreneurship and companies that provide a frame of reference for the perspective being developed. Growing pains are normal, and a valuable indicator of organizational health, but they indicate the need for new systems, processes, and structure to support the organizations size. This book provides a practical framework for managing the process, applicable to organizations of all sizes. Understand the key stages of growth and the challenges of each Measure your organizations growing pains and development Deploy new tools that facilitate positive organizational development Make the necessary transitions required to ensure sustainable success Some companies, even after brilliant beginnings, lose their way as growth throws them for a loop. Growing Pains identifies the underlying factors that promote long term success, and gives you a framework for successfully managing the transitions of growth.
24 Steps to Success! Disciplined Entrepreneurship will change the way you think about starting a company. Many believe that entrepreneurship cannot be taught, but great entrepreneurs arent born with something special - they simply make great products. This book will show you how to create a successful startup through developing an innovative product. It breaks down the necessary processes into an integrated, comprehensive, and proven 24-step framework that any industrious person can learn and apply. You will learn: Why the F word - focus - is crucial to a startups success Common obstacles that entrepreneurs face - and how to overcome them How to use innovation to stand out in the crowd - its not just about technology Whether youre a first-time or repeat entrepreneur, Disciplined Entrepreneurship gives you the tools you need to improve your odds of making a product people want. Author Bill Aulet is the managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship as well as a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. ???????? ???????? ?????? Martin Trust Center ? MIT, ??????? ?????? ??????-????? MIT Sloan School of Management. ????? ????????????? ??????? ???????? ? ?????????? ???????????????? ?????? ?? ????????????????? ????????????. ?? ?????? ? MIT 25 ??? ????????? ????????, ?????? ????????? ???????? ? ???????? ?????????? ? ????? ????????? ????????. ??????? ?????????? ?????????? ? Viisage Technology, ?????? ???????? ????????? ???????? ? 50 ?? 500 ??? ????????.
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No one is born successful. When we were born, we even did not know how to spell successful, knowing its meaning was something quite far-off. As we grew up, we began chipping in efforts to turn our lives into successful lives. Some of us do achieve the success that we have thought about, but that doesnt come without a great deal of effort. One of the most important ingredients in becoming successful is to have a vision, a dream. If you dont know how to dream, you will most probably not achieve anything in life. Some people are afraid to dream, thinking they would be terribly frustrated if they dont achieve their goals. But the fact is that if you dont dream, you probably wont get it. Great people dreamed of flying, going to the moon and so on... you see now that we can fly, we can go to the moon. In this age when people are thinking how to build gadgets that can turn objects and even people invisible, it is quite unwise to restrict ones thoughts. What do you dream about? Probably you dream about having a great business or buying a home or a car of your own. In the light of all the achievements that people have made, do you think all this is as difficult as you think? This shows there is nothing impossible in this world you if you do it the right way, if you take initiatives and plan it properly. Just take the example of Bill Gates, our favorite example actually. Practically the whole world today uses his Microsoft products, not realizing that these products belong to a person who is a computer dropout. Take a look at Facebook. It started as a college project and has today made a revolution in the field of social networking. How can we not talk about Google, which started in a dingy office and today it dominates our online world. All these successes have been achieved in just a few short years! So, dont lose hope, hold on to your big dreams and try to achieve them.
A super practical guide to building a successful business by spending ninety minutes a day on the stuff that really matters. Have you got a brilliant business idea, but are not sure how to find the time to start making it a reality? Or perhaps you have your dream up and running but you need help to grow? Join best-selling author and multi-award winning entrepreneur, Nigel Botterill, and his co-author Martin Gladdish, as they explore the history, wisdom and uncanny natural phenomena that surrounds each 90 minute chunk of time that we live in and equip you with the tools to think big, grow fast and build your successful business in those 90–minute chunks! Build Your Business in 90 Minutes A Day reveals lessons from the true stories of everyday entrepreneurs who dedicate 90 minutes a day to building their success. Woven amongst these inspirational tales are the remarkable accounts of world-changing events from English history, space and popular culture, that were determined in just 90 minutes. Amidst pages of startling science fact surrounding this magical number, you will learn just how powerful it can be when applied to your life. An hour and a half will never seem quite the same again. Nigel has built eight separate million pound+ businesses from scratch and won a shed full of awards in the process. No one knows better than him what it takes to build big businesses fast! Designed to be read in just 90 minutes (plus a few extra bits) Packed with tools to help you think big, grow fast and build a successful business A mixture of wisdom, teaching and success stories from Nigel Botterill and the entrepreneurs he has helped
Hotel companies who are able to deal with Big Data will create a sustainable competitive advantage. But what is Big Data and how can we use it in the Hospitality Industry? What is the distinctive value and what are key areas for a successful implementation? Michael Toedt explains in this book the biggest hurdle - the lack of knowledge within the senior management and the willingness to implement the necessary changes - and gives hoteliers recommendations to avoid the main failures. Dr. Michael Toedt is Managing Partner and CEO of Toedt, Dr. Selk & Coll. He is responsible for the fields of marketing technology, consulting and data protection. Besides his activities with Toedt, Dr. Selk & Coll., he is assistant lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences of Munich and as guest lecturer at various universities such as the University of Applied Sciences of Bad Honnef or Kempten and responsible as HSMA vice president for the South-East region. Dr. Michael Toedt has published also a lot of articels and whitepapers about CRM and Marketing and the book Big Data - Challenges for the Hospitality Industry and is also reviewer of the International Journal of Economic Sciences.
Leverage the power of failure in your organization Nobody wants to fail, but failure is a fact of life. Most of us treat it as a regrettable, even shameful, event best overlooked. In truth, failure can be a game-changing strategic resource that can help you and your organization achieve the greater success you crave. The Other F Word shows how successful leaders and teams are putting failure to work every day - to re-engage employees, spark innovation and accelerate growth. Authors Danner and Coopersmith - with their rare blend of senior-level executive experience, global advising, teaching acumen and cross-discipline perspective - share these valuable new practices, and show how they can improve results across your organization. Based on exclusive interviews with prominent leaders and insightful examples from their own in-depth work, the book features a practical seven-stage framework to liberate failure as a force to advance your leadership agenda. After all, everyone creates and confronts failure on a daily basis. Why not use it to your advantage? The Other F Word shows you how to: Start an open, productive conversation about failure across your organization Reduce the fear of failure that stifles initiative, creativity and engagement Anticipate, prepare for and respond to failure, so you can leverage it when it happens Harness failure as a catalyst to drive innovation, improve performance and strengthen culture Failures like gravity – pervasive and powerful. Whether youre a leader or team member of a startup, a growing business, or an established enterprise, failure is todays lesson for tomorrow. Let The Other F Word show you how to apply this lesson and take your company where it needs to go. JOHN DANNER is a management consultant, professor, and entrepreneur. He advises global enterprises and emerging ventures, and anchors international executive education programs. He teaches innovation, entrepreneurship, strategy, and leadership at the University of California Berkeley and Princeton University; and conceived the idea for TED U[niversity]. A frequent keynote speaker at conferences on five continents, he and his wife live in Berkeley, CA and New York City. Visit www.JohnDanner.com MARK COOPERSMITH is a corporate executive, entrepreneur, strategic advisor, and professor. A Senior Fellow at UC Berkeleys Haas School of Business, he teaches innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership to students and executives from around the world. He has built and run global businesses for Sony and Newell Rubbermaid, has launched successful Silicon Valley startups, and speaks often to audiences internationally. He and his family live in Tiburon, CA. Visit www.MarkCoopersmith.com
The experts from the Dragons Den show entrepreneurs how to match their product or service with the right business model It takes much more to start a successful business than just a great idea for a new product or service. As contestants on the show regularly find out the hard way, the wrong business model can sink even the best new idea. In The Dragons Den Guide to Real-World Business Models , potential entrepreneurs and small business owners will learn how to turn their product or service idea into a profitable business in the real world. These days, you have to be creative not just in what you sell, but in how you sell it. Your business model has to take advantage of the technology and constant connectivity that pervades modern life. The Dragons Den Guide to Real-World Business Models shows entrepreneurs how to pick the right business model, integrate it with the Internet, and launch quickly. And for those who dont yet have a business idea, the book offers great advice on coming up with one. Features practical, applicable advice for entrepreneurs who need to find a profitable, effective business model for their idea Ideal for aspiring entrepreneurs who dont want to repeat the same mistakes they see on the Dragons Den each week Written by John Vyge, a business plan analyst who advises entrepreneurs and investors on how to create winning business concepts If you have a great idea for a new business but dont know where to start or how to get your business off the ground, The Dragons Den Guide to Real-World Business Models is the perfect gateway to small business success. John Vyge is a Certified Financial Planner professional and business plan analyst who coaches and educates startup entrepreneurs and investors on how to create investor-ready business plans and sustainable business models around winning business concepts.
Dont fight for customers, let them fight over you! Have you ever queued for a restaurant? Pre-ordered something months in advance? Fought for tickets that sell out in a day? Had a hairdresser with a six-month waiting list? There are people who dont chase clients, clients chase them. In a world of endless choices, why does this happen? Why do people queue up? Why do they pay more? Why will they book months in advance? Why are these people and products in such high demand? And how can you get a slice of that action? In Oversubscribed , entrepreneur and bestselling author Daniel Priestley explains why...and, most importantly, how. This book is a recipe for ensuring demand outstrips supply for your product or service, and you have scores of customers lining up to give you money. Oversubscribed : Shows leaders, marketers, and entrepreneurs how they can get customers queuing up to use their services and products while competitors are forced to fight for business Explains how to become oversubscribed, even in a crowded marketplace Is full of practical tips alongside inspiring examples to alter our mindsets and get us bursting with ideas Is written by a successful entrepreneur whos used these ideas to excel in the ventures he has launched
Dont fight for customers, let them fight over you! Have you ever queued for a restaurant? Pre-ordered something months in advance? Fought for tickets that sell out in a day? Had a hairdresser with a six-month waiting list? There are people who dont chase clients, clients chase them. In a world of endless choices, why does this happen? Why do people queue up? Why do they pay more? Why will they book months in advance? Why are these people and products in such high demand? And how can you get a slice of that action? In Oversubscribed , entrepreneur and bestselling author Daniel Priestley explains why…and; most importantly, how. This book is a recipe for ensuring demand outstrips supply for your product or service, and you have scores of customers lining up to give you money. Oversubscribed : Shows leaders, marketers, and entrepreneurs how they can get customers queuing up to use their services and products while competitors are forced to fight for business Explains how to become oversubscribed, even in a crowded marketplace Is full of practical tips alongside inspiring examples to alter our mindsets and get us bursting with ideas Is written by a successful entrepreneur whos used these ideas to excel in the ventures he has launched