Another strategy receipt book? Not quite – the author is addressing a rather lateral topic on the hot strategy area. Organisational change towards agility and… Read More »“Fit to Compete” – by Michael Beer – a Harvard Business Review Press Book
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Michael Watkins and his book “The First 90 Days” should sound familliar to any business management reader. The IMD professor has authored one of the most influential books of transitioning into a new role – “The First 90 Days” is considered by many one of the top 50 ever published management book (certainly one of the best sold *1). Should we also be excited that the sequel is about to hit the book shelves?Read More »“Master Your Next Move” by Michael Watkins – a HBR Book Review
If there is one thing that is increasing in the modern working world, this is the entropy. Which has as synonym, among other words, “complexity”.… Read More »“Six Simple Rules – How to Manage Complexity” by Yves Morieux – a HBR Book Review
“The First Mile: A Launch Manual for Getting Great Ideas into the Market”, by Scott Anthony – a Book Review
A book about how to transform your innovation ideas into a working machine? Anytime! Especially when it comes from Harvard Business Review Press and it is packed with actionable advice and study cases.
“First Mile”s author (Scott Anthony) is not quite new to the innovation field. As a managing partner at Innosight (a small venture capital and consulting company from Singapore which generates 76,400 hits, quite a lot for a discrete company), he has seen hundreds of such small companies starting and failing – or succeeding. And objective books by venture capitalists, written out of passion, are quite rare. So I braced myself for a potentially good read.
“The First Mile” is an entrepreneurship book mostly about creating, testing and starting the implementation of your business plan. It is a book oriented towards the first-time or maybe serial antrepreneurs, who want to do other mistakes than their predecessors. As a Harvard Business Review Press book, it has two main advantages:Read More »“The First Mile: A Launch Manual for Getting Great Ideas into the Market”, by Scott Anthony – a Book Review
It is quite rare that somebody admits they were wrong about a major trend in IT which was overseen in the past. Quite rare. Fortunately,… Read More »Book Review – “Big Data @ Work” by Thomas Davenport
When you work in an international environment, it is very easy to forget how complicated is to deal with different cultures. “Global Dexterity – How… Read More »“Global Dexterity” by Andy Molinski – Book Review
There are many books for project management on the market nowadays, as this turns into a profession. So why, would you ask, would somebody bother to write one more? The answer is simple – because none is perfect.
This is not to say that “Project Management for Profit” is the perfect book! However, it covers an important existing gap in the market, namely the “get to the practical basics in PM”. “Project Management for Profit” talks about the practical aspects of managing a project under tight deadlines, with multiple stakeholders and quite a few problems. In other words, the book goes for project management as it happens in reality, not in the theory.Read More »“Project Management for Profit” by Knight, Thomas and Angus – a Book Review