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„The Art of Being Indispensable at Work“ by Bruce Tulgan – A HBR Press Book Review

Art of being invaluable at work – doitinvest.com book summary

In today‘s fiercely competitive work environments, shining in the job is critical. To stay ahead in the game, we must go better – or out. The Covid-19 crisis has exacerbated the internal competition between employees for fewer career opportunities – in almost every organization. Thus, „The Art of Being Indispensable at Work“ could not come at a better time.
Bruce Tulgan is a leading global consultant – mostly in modern management and organizational issues. He comes with a wealth of practical experience – and this becomes quickly transparent in the book. His company‘s name says a lot: Rainmaker Thinking Inc. I also must admit that his online presence is quite extensive – as well as his credentials.
So, is „The Art of Being Indispensable at Work“ worth reading?
First of all, this book is definitely a different animal in the Harvard Business Review Press zoo. Most of the other HBR press books focus on strategic and well researched topics, bringing heavy academic weaponry to the field of debates. Bruce Tulgan comes from a different angle – which makes the book really easy to read: he starts low and aims high. „The Art of Being Indispensable at Work“ manages to convey really with simple (but powerful) concepts very practical messages. It basically means that the book is easy to read and implement – from the very first page. Or at least this is how I found it…Read More »„The Art of Being Indispensable at Work“ by Bruce Tulgan – A HBR Press Book Review

“The Real Business of Blockchain – How Leaders Can Create Value in a New Digital Age”- an HBR Press Book Review

Blockchain book review doitinvest.comBlockchain seems to be a hot technology for various sectors: financial services, as well as long logistics chains and a host of other industries are putting in research efforts. The subtitle of the book (“How Leaders Can Create Value in a Digital Age”) points to a different direction. It looks ahead of the curve, at the moment and the applications of the Blockchain. Authors David Furlonger and Christophe Uzureau (both of Gartner, the world-renowned research and advisory company) look at the how the blockchain can really add value to a business – beyond the hype.

“The Real Business of Blockchain” is full of real world examples, from companies in the logistics/shipping sector (Maersk) to more mundane consumer goods ones (McDonalds or Starbucks). Wherever you have a lot of transactions with a material impact in the customer satisfaction, blockchain should come into play. After all, the cryptocurrencies promise secure, online and certified exchanges, based on the participants’ efforts. Why should not the modern companies use this promise?

“The Real Business of Blockchain” should not be mistaken for a shallow book. Based on serious research, it looks at all of the important aspects of the cryptocurrencies. For example, the 5 elements that make blockchain stand out are clearly spelled out and analyzed:Read More »“The Real Business of Blockchain – How Leaders Can Create Value in a New Digital Age”- an HBR Press Book Review