The Game-Changer

How You Can Drive Revenue and Profit Growth with Innovation

Author: A.G. Lafley,Ram Charan

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 030740921X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 9149

How you can increase and sustain organic revenue and profit growth . . . whether you’re running an entire company or in your first management job. Over the past seven years, Procter & Gamble has tripled profits; significantly improved organic revenue growth, cash flow, and operating margins; and averaged earnings per share growth of 12 percent. How? A. G. Lafley and his leadership team have integrated innovation into everything P&G does and created new customers and new markets. Through eye-opening stories A. G. Lafley and Ram Charan show how P&G and companies such as Honeywell, Nokia, LEGO, GE, HP, and DuPont have become game-changers. Their inspiring lessons can help you learn how to: • Make consumers and customers the boss, not the CEO or the management team • Innovate to grow a mature business • Develop higher growth, higher margin businesses • Create new customers and new markets • Revitalize a business model • Reach outside your own business and tap into the abundant brainpower and creativity of the world • Integrate innovation into the mainstream of your managerial decision making • Manage risk • Become a leader of innovation We live in a world of unprecedented change, increasing global competitiveness, and the very real threat of commoditization. Innovation in this world is the best way to win—arguably the only way to really win. Innovation is not a separate, discrete activity but the job of everyone in a leadership position and the integral, central driving force for any business that wants to grow organically and succeed on a sustained basis. This is a game-changing book that helps you redefine your leadership and improve your management game. From the Hardcover edition.

Game Changer - Gefühle auf Anfang

Author: Beth Orsoff

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3802599446

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 6826

Wenn die Liebe andere Pläne hat ... Wenn es um Beziehungen geht, kann Samantha Haller niemand etwas vormachen: Als erfolgreichste Scheidungsanwältin von Los Angeles kennt sie alle Abgründe, die sich zwischen zwei Menschen auftun können, und wenn sie eins weiß, dann, dass Liebe nicht für die Ewigkeit gemacht ist! Als sie in einem Nachtclub in Hollywood Jake Jensen kennenlernt, scheint er deshalb der perfekte Mann für sie zu sein: attraktiv, charmant und nicht an längerfristigen Bindungen interessiert. Beide suchen Vergnügen ohne Verpflichtungen und gehen einen Deal ein, bei dem eigentlich nichts schief gehen kann: Bis sie sich ineinander verlieben ... (ca. 350 Seiten)

Game Changer

Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442453893

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 347

What if school was sports, and sports were school? A talented teen athlete questions reality—and the role she plays in it—when a mysterious injury upends her world. Athletics are everything for eighth-grader KT Sutton. She’s a softball star, and she’s on track to get a college scholarship and achieve international fame. Then one day during a championship game—in the middle of an important play—she suddenly blacks out. When she wakes up, she’s in a different world. One where school is class after class of athletic drills, and after-school sports are replaced by popular academic competitions. One where KT is despised for her talent, and where her parents are fixated on her brother’s future mathletics career rather than KT’s softball hopes. KT is desperate to get back to reality as she knew it, but bits and pieces of disturbing memories and dreams make her wonder if something truly awful happened there. What if she’s lost something a lot more important than a softball game? From New York Times bestselling author of Sent and Sabotaged, an engaging and highly relevant exploration of society’s debate of smarts versus sports.

Game Changer

The Technoscientific Revolution in Sports

Author: Rayvon Fouché

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421421798

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 318

Game Changer will change the way you look at sports—and the outsized impact technoscience has on them.

Game-Changer: Game Theory and the Art of Transforming Strategic Situations

Author: David McAdams

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393242773

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 7074

A radically new, and easily learned, way to outstrategize your rivals. “The wise win before they fight, while the ignorant fight to win.” So wrote Zhuge Liang, the great Chinese military strategist. He was referring to battlefield tactics, but the same can be said about any strategic situation. Even seemingly certain defeat can be turned into victory—whether in battle, business, or life—by those with the strategic vision to recognize how to “change the game” to their own advantage. The aim of David McAdams’s Game-Changer is nothing less than to empower you with this wisdom—not just to win in every strategic situation (or “game”) you face but to change those games and the ecosystems in which they reside to transform your life and our lives together for the better. Game-Changer develops six basic ways to change games—commitment, regulation, cartelization, retaliation, trust, and relationships—enlivened by countless colorful characters and unforgettable examples from the worlds of business, medicine, finance, military history, crime, sports, and more. The book then digs into several real-world strategic challenges, such as how to keep prices low on the Internet, how to restore the public’s lost trust in for-charity telemarketers, and even how to save mankind from looming and seemingly unstoppable drug-resistant disease. In each case, McAdams uses the game-theory approach developed in the book to identify the strategic crux of the problem and then leverages that “game-awareness” to brainstorm ways to change the game to solve or at least mitigate the underlying problem. So get ready for a fascinating journey. You’ll emerge a deeper strategic thinker, poised to change and win all the games you play. In doing so, you can also make the world a better place. “Just one Game-Changer [is] enough to seed and transform an entire organization into a more productive, happier, and altogether better place,” McAdams writes. Just imagine what we can do together.

Game Changer

Animal Rights and the Fate of Africa’s Wildlife

Author: Glen Martin

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520952057

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 9987

Are conservation and protecting animals the same thing? In Game Changer, award-winning environmental reporter Glen Martin takes a fresh look at this question as it applies to Africa’s megafauna. Martin assesses the rising influence of the animal rights movement and finds that the policies championed by animal welfare groups could lead paradoxically to the elimination of the very species—including elephants and lions—that are the most cherished. In his anecdotal and highly engaging style, Martin takes readers to the heart of the conflict. He revisits the debate between conservationists, who believe that people whose lives are directly impacted by the creation of national parks and preserves should be compensated, versus those who believe that restrictive protection that forbids hunting is the most effective way to conserve wildlife and habitats. Focusing on the different approaches taken by Kenya, Tanzania, and Namibia, Martin vividly shows how the world’s last great populations of wildlife have become the hostages in a fight between those who love animals and those who would save them.

Gamechanger

Author: Spencer FC

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473564131

Category: Computers

Page: 272

View: 2951

How one man went from gaming and making videos at home to becoming a football club owner 'The bizarre new world of football' Guardian I lifted the trophy triumphantly over my head, just as I’d seen so many FA Cup, World Cup and Champions League winners do on TV. It was quite simply the best moment of my life. Hashtag United had won. So, how on earth did this happen? How did a kid who at one point couldn’t even get in his school team end up playing at Wembley Stadium in front of 20,000 people? How did someone who spent his life playing computer games get to play football in the same side as World Cup- and Champions League-winning players? I'm hardly sure myself. But here's my attempt to tell the story.

The Game Changer

How to Use the Science of Motivation With the Power of Game Design to Shift Behaviour, Shape Culture and Make Clever Happen

Author: Jason Fox

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0730307662

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 9492

Use the science of motivation with the power of game design to unlock motivation and drive progress in your organisation. There are two conventional ways to approach motivation: set goals and try to change attitudes and beliefs (which takes a lot of personalised effort); or develop incentives and rewards to inspire effort (which takes a lot of money). This book shows you how to take a third new approach – designing the work itself to be inherently motivating. Combining the best elements of three distinct fields—motivational science, game design, and agile management—this book shows you how to positively influence behaviour through better work and project design. This game changing book: Gives you a refreshing science-based approach to the classic challenge of motivation in the workplace Is ideal for any leader or manager looking to take their workplace culture in a new direction Includes practical advice for creating highly productive, motivated and innovative teams Is written by a motivation strategy and design expert who consults on leadership and change management to a wide range of clients – from the executives of multinational organisations, through to the directors of switched-on startups. The Game Changer will show you how to unlock creative, productive and collaborative work. It is the perfect resource for forward-thinking leaders in organisations and teams focused on crafting a work culture that gets the best out of their people.

The Game Changer

How Hank Luisetti Revolutionized America's Great Indoor Game

Author: Philip Pallette

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781418496364

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 420

View: 6256

Hank, the nimble; Hank, the quick; Hank, the human corkscrew; Hank, as fast as light; Hank, the rubber-boned man, wrote Roy Cummings after seeing a 19-year-old Hank Luisetti perform for the first time in 1936. Cummings sat alone in a deserted gym trying to describe to his readers what he had just witnessed on the basketball court. Luisetti, who learned the game to a background chorus of fog horns and gulls on San Francisco Bay, would later that year introduce New Yorks basketball legions to the jump shot. Now Philip Pallette has created a riveting account of the basketball life of this eminently shy and decent young man who transformed Stanford basketball from a group of fun-loving dabblers into national champions. The Game Changer is a book that rediscovers the long-forgotten adulation basketball fans felt for Luisetti by tracing his journey from boyhood on to becoming basketballs first matinee idol and the man who changed basketball forever.

Game Changer

Author: Fergus Connolly,Phil White

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1628601183

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 464

View: 5898

In Game Changer Fergus Connolly shows how to improve performance with evidence-based analysis and athlete-focused training. Through his unprecedented experience with teams in professional football, basketball, rugby, soccer, Aussie Rules, and Gaelic football, as well as with elite military units, Connolly has discovered how to break down the common elements in all sports to their basic components so that each moment of any game can be better analysed, whether you're a player or coach. The lessons of game day can then be used to create valuable leaning experience in training.

Game Changer

Author: Kirk Cousins

Publisher: Zonderkidz

ISBN: 0310739063

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 8897

“This game means a lot to me, and by the grace of God, I’ll never lose sight of the privilege it is to play it.” —Kirk Cousins Kirk’s book is a reflection of who he is—not just a football player, but someone who is committed to making those around him better in every walk of life. —Mike Shanahan, head coach, Washington Redskins In 2011, the NFF selected 16 college football players as "National Scholar Athletes", one of the highest honors a college football player can receive … Kirk was one of these distinguished 16, which says everything you need to know about him. —Archie Manning, chairman, National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Kirk Cousins is a lot more than an outstanding quarterback. He walks the talk. Few people I've met can inspire like he does. —Jon Gruden, ESPN announcer and former head coach, Tampa Bay Buccaneers In a world with far too many bad examples, Kirk is a bright light of hope, inspiration, and leadership for a new generation. —Bill Huizenga, United States Congressman, Michigan What’s it really like for a person of strong character to live in the spotlight of pressure and fame? Sit down with Kirk Cousins, record-setting Michigan State quarterback and 2012 draft pick of the NFL’s Washington Redskins. In Game Changer, Cousins gives readers an inside look at his life—as experienced under the bright lights ofcollege and professional football—and how he put his faith and values into action, both on and off the field. Featuring: Personal stories and struggles of a competitive Christian athlete Truthful discussion of media hype and modern sports culture Reflections on honesty, humility, hard work, privilege, and responsibility Life principles for winning choices on and off the field

Game Changers

Decades of Dreams Later....!

Author: Gatsh Conco

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1684099145

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 164

View: 5728

China's Belt and Road: A Game Changer?

Author: Alessia Amighini (a cura di)

Publisher: Edizioni Epoké

ISBN: 8899647631

Category: Political Science

Page: 150

View: 3504

Officially announced by Xi Jinping in 2013, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has since become the centrepiece of China’s economic diplomacy. It is a commitment to ease bottlenecks to Eurasian trade by improving and building networks of connectivity across Central and Western Asia, where the BRI aims to act as a bond for the projects of regional cooperation and integration already in progress in Southern Asia. But it also reaches out to the Middle East as well as East and North Africa, a truly strategic area where the Belt joins the Road. Europe, the end-point of the New Silk Roads, both by land and by sea, is the ultimate geographic destination and political partner in the BRI. This report provides an in-depth analysis of the BRI, its logic, rationale and implications for international economic and political relations.

The Game-changer

How Every Leader Can Drive Everyday Innovation

Author: Alan G. Lafley,Ram Charan

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1846681626

Category: Corporations

Page: 336

View: 9283

A.G Lafley, chairman and CEO of Procter & Gamble, and Ram Charan, named the hottest management consultant in America by Newsweek, show how to change your business by making innovation the centrepiece of activity, driving everything from hiring and budgeting to strategy

Game Changer

Author: Tommy Greenwald

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683353927

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 2107

Thirteen-year-old Teddy Youngblood is in a coma fighting for his life after an unspecified football injury at training camp. His family and friends flock to his bedside to support his recovery—and to discuss the events leading up to the tragic accident. Was this an inevitable result of playing a violent sport, or was something more sinister happening on the field that day? Told in an innovative, multimedia format combining dialogue, texts, newspaper articles, transcripts, an online forum, and Teddy’s inner thoughts, Game Changer explores the joyous thrills and terrifying risks of America’s most popular sport.

Game Changer

My Tennis Life

Author: Paul McNamee

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 1922148415

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 5982

A great Australian story of sport, mateship and being a maverick. Paul McNamee is a legendary figure in Australian tennis. From his early days as a talented Melbourne teenager, McNamee became a top international player, conquering Wimbledon and the Australian Open with his doubles partner, Peter McNamara. Along the way he shared a court with such luminaries as Rod Laver, Martina Navratilova, John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg. Just as important have been his contributions to the evolution of the sport: as the driving force behind the Hopman Cup and the reinvention of the Australian Open, and as a coach. This is his story - candid, compelling and insightful - of an ever-changing life in tennis. Paul McNamee AM is the only player to have changed from a one-handed to a two-handed backhand midcareer. He became the Australian number one in singles, reaching the semi-final of the Australian Open, and in doubles won five Grand Slam titles and held the world number-one ranking. He is credited with invigorating the Australian Open, positioning it as the Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific and instigating the night final - the highest rating show in Australian television history. As co-founder of the Hopman Cup, Paul helped turn the tournament into a prestigious international event. He is a professorial fellow at Monash University. 'McNamee is one of the most vibrant and ambitious minds in tennis. It's an indisputable fact.' Australian

The Game Changer

Author: Chicke Fitzgerald

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1683504976

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 3729

The Game Changer is a business parable about innovation and business transformation, wrapping time honored principles in an engaging, fictional tale. It reveals the narrative behind a technology company founded by a game changing CEO/inventor that has reluctantly taken in funding, and nearly misses the gift of being able to grow at a much faster pace. He and his team initially feel the pressure of investor’s quarter-to- quarter profit metrics, but through a series of unusual and intertwined events, they find their entrepreneurial spirit and energy ignited again. They are empowered to change every area of the company, providing value back to their investors, and eventually to the public after their IPO.Written for anyone interested in entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership and personal growth.

Game Changer

The Impact of 9/11 on North American Security

Author: Jonathan Paquin,Patrick James

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774827092

Category: Political Science

Page: 324

View: 1129

The events of 9/11 turned North American politics upside down. US policy makers focused less on how they could better integrate the economies of Mexico, Canada, and the United States and more on security and sovereignty. Although security experts tend to view the developments that followed within a bilateral framework, Game Changer broadens the canvas by examining how America's desire to keep its two borders closed to threats but open to trade has influenced Canada and Mexico. By adopting a truly North American, or trilateral, framework, this authoritative volume suggests new approaches to security in the post-9/11 world.

Game Changer

John McLendon and the Secret Game

Author: John Coy

Publisher: Carolrhoda Books

ISBN: 1467790567

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6920

When they piled into cars and drove through Durham, North Carolina, the members of the Duke University Medical School basketball team only knew that they were going somewhere to play basketball. They didn't know whom they would play against. But when they came face to face with their opponents, they quickly realized this secret game was going to make history. Discover the true story of how in 1944, Coach John McLendon orchestrated a secret game between the best players from a white college and his team from the North Carolina College of Negroes. At a time of widespread segregation and rampant racism, this illegal gathering changed the sport of basketball forever.