The Breakthrough Company

How Everyday Companies Become Extraordinary Performers

Author: Keith R. McFarland

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1863954635

Category: Industrial management

Page: 271

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In The Breakthrough Company, Keith McFarland pinpoints how everyday companies become extraordinary, showing that luck is a negligible factor. Rather, breakthrough success turns out to be associated with a clearly identifiable set of strategies and skills that anyone in any business can emulate - from small startup to industry paragon. Encouraged by experts such as business legend Peter Drucker and Good to Great author Jim Collins to identfy the drivers that enable a company to push past the entrepreneurial phase, McFarland spent five years building and analyzing the world's largest growth company performance database and interviewing more than 1,500 growth-company executives on four continents. His goal was simple: to identify the secrets of breakthrough. This book is the result. Winnowing a study pool of more than 7,000 companies down to nine that have made the transition to major-player status, McFarland highlights real-world tools and myth-busting insights that can be used by anyone wanting his or her business to join this exclusive circle.

The Breakthrough Company

How Everyday Companies Become Extraordinary Performers

Author: Keith McFarland

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 9781863951753

Category: Industrial management

Page: 271

View: 3630

The Breakthrough Company is one of the most provocative, inspiring, and instructive business books you'll ever read - containing invaluable advice from business leaders who've taken their companies to extraordinary levels of growth and profitability. The vast majority of small businesses stay small - and not by choice. Only the most savvy and persistent - a tiny one tenth of one percent - break through to annual sales above $250 million. In The Breakthrough Company, Keith McFarland pinpoints how everyday companies become extraordinary, showing that luck is a negligible factor. Rather, breakthrough success turns out to be associated with a clearly identifiable set of strategies and skills that anyone in any business can emulate - from small start-up to industry leader. Encouraged by experts such as business legend Peter Drucker and Good to Great author Jim Collins to identify the drivers that enable a company to push past the entrepreneurial phase, McFarland spent five years building and analysing the world's largest growth-company performance database and interviewing more than 1,500 growth-company executives on four continents. The Breakthrough Company is the result. Winnowing a study pool of more than 7,000 companies down to nine that have made the transition to major major-player status, McFarland highlights real-world tools and myth-busting insights that can be used by anyone wanting his or her business to join this exclusive circle.

The Breakthrough Company

Book Review

Author: PCC

Publisher: PCC

ISBN: 8829535370

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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Based on a five-year, 7,000-company study The vast majority of small businesses stay small–and not by choice. Only the most savvy and persistent–a tiny one tenth of one percent–break through to the very highest ranks. In The Breakthrough Company, technology CEO and Fortune 500 consultant Keith McFarland draws upon an extensive empirical study to reveal exactly how everyday companies become extraordinary, showing that breakthrough success is associated with a clearly identifiable set of strategies and skills that anyone in any business can emulate–from small startup to industry leader. With powerful and specific action steps concluding each chapter–and invaluable advice on virtually every page from business leaders who’ve taken their companies to extraordinary levels of growth and profitability–The Breakthrough Company is stuffed with real-world tools and myth-busting insights that can be used by anyone wanting his or her business to join this exclusive circle. “Think Good to Great for those still small enough to think big.” —Bob Eckert, chairman and CEO, Mattel, Inc. “If you’re looking for a breakthrough, break open this book.” —Harvey Mackay, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive

Summary: The Breakthrough Company

Review and Analysis of Macfarland's Book

Author: BusinessNews Publishing

Publisher: Primento

ISBN: 2511020009

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 15

View: 911

The must-read summary of Keith McFarland's book: "The Breakthrough Company: How Everyday Companies Become Extraordinary Performers". This complete summary of the ideas from Keith McFarland's book "The Breakthrough Company" shows how only a few companies break through to become truly big - most markets are controlled by three or four big players. In his book, the author investigates the reason behind this. Keith McFarland reveals the results of his research into 94 companies and the secrets of success from the nine best performing companies. This summary is a must-read for anyone who wants to learn from the best and find the key to becoming successful. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Expand your knowledge To learn more, read "The Breakthrough Company" and discover the secrets to the success of some of the most profitable companies.

The breakthrough company

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Penerbit Serambi

ISBN: 9790240937

Category: Industrial management

Page: 361

View: 1984

Summary: Breakthrough

Review and Analysis of Davidson's Book

Author: BusinessNews Publishing

Publisher: Primento

ISBN: 2806239931

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 10

View: 9621

The must-read summary of Bill Davidson's book: Breakthrough: How Great Companies Set Outrageous Objectives and Achieve Them". This complete summary of the ideas from Bill Davidson's book "Breakthrough" shows how the most successful companies get to the top and stay there by consistently challenging themselves to achieve goals that may seem unreasonable or even outrageous. In his book, Bill Davidson explains how it is this process of setting challenging goals and then organising the company to achieve breakthrough results that keeps these companies on top. By reading this summary, you will learn how to set outrageous goals and achieve them in order to boost the success of your company. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key principles • Expand your knowledge To learn more, read "Breakthrough" and discover how you can follow the examples of some of the world's best companies and start achieving your outrageous goals.

Smartcuts

Wie Querdenker und Business-Ikonen Erfolg beschleunigen

Author: Shane Snow

Publisher: GABAL Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3956232372

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

View: 3849

In SMARTCUTS nimmt der New Yorker Journalist Shane Snow das unkonventionelle Verhalten diverser Overachiever der Geschichte unter die Lupe: Menschen und Unternehmen, die in unwahrscheinlich kurzer Zeit unglaubliche Dinge zuwege bringen. Und er zeigt, wie jeder von uns mit »Smartcuts« seine Gewohnheiten überdenken und seinen Erfolg beschleunigen kann. Warum ziehen manche Unternehmen in wenigen Monaten Millionen Kunden an, während andere floppen? Wie schafften es Alexander der Große, YouTube-Phänomen Michelle Phan und Tonight-Show-Moderator Jimmy Fallon, sich in kürzerer Zeit an die Spitze zu katapultieren, als die meisten von uns auf die nächste bescheidene Gehaltserhöhung warten müssen? Wie setzen sich schnell wachsende Unternehmen, Weltklasse-Herzchirurgen und Underdog-Vermarkter von der Masse ab? In allen Bereichen gibt es Querdenker, die wie Computerhacker neue und bessere Wege finden, um Erstaunliches zu bewerkstelligen. Seit jeher werden die größten Erfolge von jenen Menschen errungen, die sich weigern, den ausgetretenen Pfaden zu folgen, und sich über die Norm hinwegsetzen. In SMARTCUTS widerlegt Snow so manches vermeintliches Erfolgsrezept; er zeigt, warum es zwecklos ist, die »Mühlen zu durchlaufen«, warum Schulkinder keine Multiplikationstabellen auswendig zu lernen brauchen und warum es einfacher ist, ein großes anstelle eines kleinen Unternehmens aufzubauen. SMARTCUTS berichtet von Innovatoren, die es gewagt haben, anders zu arbeiten, und bietet Ihnen praktische Tipps. Sie lernen, wie Sie unternehmerische und technologische Begriffe auf den Erfolg anwenden können und wie auch Sie durch Nachahmung Ihren Wettbewerbern den Rang ablaufen, Ihr Unter nehmen wachsen lassen und Gesellschaftsprobleme schneller lösen können, als Sie es für möglich gehalten hätten.

Outthink the Competition

How a New Generation of Strategists Sees Options Others Ignore

Author: Kaihan Krippendorff

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118163850

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 8049

A Fast Company blogger and former McKinsey consultantprofiles the next generation business strategists: the"Outthinkers" "Outthinkers" are entrepreneurs and corporate leaders with a newplaybook. They see opportunities others ignore, challenge dogmaothers accept as truth, rally resources others cannot influence,and unleash new strategies that disrupt their markets. Outthinkthe Competition proves that business competition is undergoinga fundamental paradigm shift and that during such revolutions,outthinkers beat traditionalists. Outthink the Competition presents stories of breakthroughcompanies like Apple, Google, Vistaprint, and Rosetta Stone whosestunning performances defy traditional explanation and will inspirereaders to outthink the competition. Core concepts in the bookinclude: Discover the Eight Dimensions of Disruption Learn to play by the Outthinker Playbook Develop the Five Habits of the Outthinker Implement the Outthinker Process It's time to buck tradition in order to stay ahead. Outthink thecompetition and uncover opportunities hiding in plain sight.

Public Companies and the Role of Shareholders

National Models Towards Global Integration

Author: Sabrina Bruno,Eugenio Ruggiero

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041134239

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 265

View: 8292

This is a book that will be warmly welcomed by everyone engaged in the important debate under way on corporate responsibility and governance.

Energise

How to survive and prosper in the age of scarcity

Author: Eddie Hobbs

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1844882314

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 1804

Eddie Hobbs has never been one to shy away from a challenge and his advice is that you shouldn't either! When the oil that we depend reaches scary prices, our lives are going to change utterly. This is going to happen much sooner than most of us want to admit and if we do not prepare for it, it's going to hit us where it hurts most: in our pockets. For years, Eddie Hobbs has been encouraging and supporting Irish people in getting to grips with our finances and now, in Energise, he gives us the tools to get to grips with the coming energy crisis and age of high inflation. In Energise he explains what you can do to prepare. You'll learn a range of strategies for managing your money so that wherever you are on the financial ladder - whether just waking up to the reality that you must take control of your finances, or wondering how your savings, pensions and investments are going to fare when the price of oil sky-rockets - you can survive and prosper during this age of high inflation. You'll also learn what Ireland needs to do to get ready for the energy crisis and what you can do to help raise public and political awareness. Eddie shows how, by taking control of your response to the new world order, you can prosper in unforeseen new ways. Energise is the essential starting point for getting to grips with the imminent age of scarcity.

Reinventing Organizations

Ein Leitfaden zur Gestaltung sinnstiftender Formen der Zusammenarbeit

Author: Frederic Laloux

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800649144

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

View: 2349

Bahnbrechend. Inspirierend. Eines der faszinierendsten Bücher zur Organisationsentwicklung des letzten Jahrzehnts. Dies ist ein sehr wichtiges Buch, bedeutsam in vielerlei Hinsicht: Sowohl angesichts der bahnbrechenden Forschungsergebnisse, Einsichten, Ratschläge und Empfehlungen, die es enthält, als auch aufgrund der genauso wichtigen Fragen und Herausforderungen, auf die es hinweist.“ Ken Wilber aus dem Nachwort „Die programmatische Aufforderung ‚Reinventing Organizations‘ mündet in einem Organisationsmodell, das Strukturen wie Praktiken nach neuartigen, evolutionär-integralen Prinzipien ausrichtet. Im Ergebnis steht die Erkenntnis, dass das Leben und Arbeiten in Organisationen, ebenso wie deren Leistungsbeiträge für die Gesellschaft, radikal zum Positiven verändert werden können. Aber hierzu muss nicht zuletzt die Führung eine fortgeschrittene Entwicklungsebene erreichen.“ Prof. Dr. Jürgen Weibler, Autor des Standardwerkes „Personalführung“ „Das Buch gibt Hoffnung und ganz konkrete Hilfe zur Lösung der Probleme, die wir an der Schwelle von der Postmoderne zu einem neuen Zeitalter erleben, in denen die traditionellen oder modernen Organisationsformen den Anforderungen und Bedürfnissen der Menschen nicht mehr gerecht werden.“ Eine Leserin auf Amazon.com Frederic Laloux hat mit Reinventing Organizations das Grundlagenbuch für die integrale Organisationsentwicklung verfasst. Die Breite sowie Tiefe seiner Analyse und Beschreibung – ganzheitlich, selbstorganisierend und sinnerfüllend operierender Unternehmen – ist einzigartig. Das erste Kapitel des Buches gibt einen Überblick über die historische Entwicklung von Organisationsparadigmen, bevor im zweiten Kapitel Strukturen, die Praxis und die Kultur von Organisationen, die ein erfüllendes und selbstbestimmtes Handeln der Menschen ermöglichen, anhand von ausgewählten Beispielen vorgestellt werden. Auf die Bedingungen, Hindernisse sowie Herausforderungen bei der Entwicklung dieser evolutionären Organisationen wird in Kapitel 3 eingegangen. Hier entwirft Frederic Laloux einen Leitfaden für den Weg hin zu einer ganzheitlich orientierten und sinnstiftenden Organisation. Frederic Laloux ist auch aufgrund dieses Buches ein mittlerweile gefragter Berater und Coach für Führungskräfte, die nach fundamental neuen Wegen der Organisation eines Unternehmens suchen. Er war Associate Partner bei McKinsey & Company und hält einen MBA vom INSEAD.

Proceedings of the International Conference on Chinese Enterprise Research 2007

Author: Xiaofang Fu,Teng-Kee Tan,Anthony S. C. Teo

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812834729

Category: Business enterprises

Page: 408

View: 9164

The International Conference on Chinese Enterprise Research (ICCER) is an annual event organized by the Lien-Chinese Enterprise Research Centre, Nanyang Technological University. Held on 13 and 14 December 2007 at Nanyang Technological University and the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry respectively, the succeeding ICCER enjoyed immense support from local and international Management scholars, boosting the scale and academic standing of the conference. The conference invited famous keynote speakers, including Professor Zhang Weiying, Dean of Guanghua School of Management, Peking University and Professor Zhao Renwei, former director of the Institute of Economy, Chinese Academy of Social Science. At the same time, attendance also included heads of Nanjing University, Sun Yat-Sen University, Northwest University and Sichuan University''s Management and Economics schools, together with research directors and professors of the finest educational institutions. In addition to academic presentations, a panel of prominent economists such as Professor Tan Khee Giap from Nanyang Technological University, Mr Xu Li, General Manager of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Singapore) and Mr Jack Niu, Deputy Group Chief Credit Officer, Standard Chartered Bank also deliberated on the topic OCyInternationalization of Banks in ChinaOCO. The keynote speeches, together with a collection of 25 excellent research papers from the conference are presented to the readers in this proceedings."

After the Breakthrough

The Emergence of High-Temperature Superconductivity as a Research Field

Author: Helga Nowotny,Ulrike Felt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521524797

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 1218

Short book on the history and sociology of science surrounding the discovery of high-temperature superconductivity.

Bad Blood

Die wahre Geschichte des größten Betrugs im Silicon Valley - Ein SPIEGEL-Buch

Author: John Carreyrou

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641228360

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 6282

Der New-York-Times-Bestseller jetzt auf Deutsch Financial Times and McKinsey & Company Business Book of the Year Award 2018 Time Magazine Platz 1 der »Best Non-fiction Books of 2018« Elizabeth Holmes, die Gründerin von Theranos, galt lange als der weibliche Steve Jobs. Das 19-jährige Start-up-Wunderkind versprach, mit ihrer Firma die Medizinindustrie zu revolutionieren. Ein einziger Tropfen Blut sollte reichen, um Blutbilder zu erstellen und Therapien zu steuern – eine Riesenhoffnung für Millionen Menschen und ein extrem lukratives Geschäft. Namhafte Investoren steckten Unsummen in das junge Unternehmen, bis es mit neun Milliarden Dollar am Markt kapitalisiert war. Es gab nur ein einziges Problem: Die Technologie hinter den schicken Apparaturen hat nie funktioniert. Pulitzer-Preisträger John Carreyrou kam diesem gigantischen Betrug auf die Spur und erzählt in seinem preisgekrönten Buch die packende Geschichte seiner Enthüllung.

The Song of Sarah

Poverty and Plenty, Grit and Grace, Wit and Wisdom

Author: Charlene Pillow Little

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462014002

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 3618

For author Charlene Pillow Little, the mirror on the wall refl ected a sobering message. As the signs of aging were obviously growing at a much higher rate than her 401(k) she must act quickly, but not for a face lift. It was time for Sarah to set the record straight and go all the way back to the fifties, to the time when she too was wrinkle-free, young and restless. These memoirs are her own unmistakable voice talking about the good, the bad, and the not so pretty of her journey through life. The Song of Sarah presents a touching personal story from 1937 to 2010, beginning with her birth in the thirties when the family physician arrives an hour late. Her feisty grandmother assumes the role of emergency MD. Growing up petite and scrawny in the fifties—and always on the lookout for ways to change her name to the one she feels is truly her—she emerges from each hurdle stronger in character, body, and mind. Though her childhood years were lived in an environment considered poverty-stricken, the hardships and circumstances served to define more clearly and purposefully certain ambitions and values. Told with candor and humor, her story is more about the human spirit that wills itself, not only to survive, but triumph over the long haul—a spirit that doesn’t accept the notion that life is over after the fiftieth wedding anniversary.

Driving Social Change

How to Solve the World's Toughest Problems

Author: Paul C. Light

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470940143

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 9208

Strategies for long-term social impact This important new book illustrates how to create the social breakthroughs needed to solve urgent global threats such as poverty, disease, and hunger. It then turns to three alternative, but complementary, paths to social breakthrough: social protecting, social exploring, and social advocacy, providing a detailed map of the journey from initial commitment to a world of justice and opportunity Examines the current condition of the social impact infrastructure Offers strategies for how to remedy the steady weakening of our social-impact infrastructure Provides tactics to build strong social organizations and networks Illustrates dynamic methods to respond to constant economic and social change Author Paul Light believes we should be less concerned about the tools of agitation (social entrepreneurship, social protecting, social exploring, and social advocacy) and more concerned about the disruption and replacement of the status quo. Timely in its urgency, this book describes the revolutionary social impact cycle, which provides a new approach for framing the debate about urgent threats.

Grabbing Lightning

Building a Capability for Breakthrough Innovation

Author: G. C. O'Connor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470233160

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 2782

Established companies are clamoring for breakthrough innovation, but are often hamstrung by the highly reliable, repeatable processes of their management systems. Based on years of research, Grabbing Lightning shows how twelve companies have tried to develop a capability for sustainable breakthrough innovation and outlines best practices for your organization. The authors show how the management system for innovation is different from the traditional one in that it allows?and even encourages?mistakes and failures in order to promote learning. Grabbing Lightning outlines the three building blocks of breakthrough innovation (BI) and shows what it takes to become an organization that values the BI management system.

Small Companies

Author: Richard Farleigh

Publisher: iMinds Pty Ltd

ISBN: 1921798408

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 21

View: 7219

In this excerpt from his acclaimed book Taming The Lion, highly successful trader, investor and former hedge fund manager, Richard Farleigh, reveals some of the secret investment strategies that he developed to succeed in the markets: "I am convinced that small companies offer more opportunities than larger companies. There is a greater chance that they are mis-priced in the market because there is a big variation in their quality, they are often involved with new products and they are not as widely followed by analysts and investors. For a small company, the competence of the management is the most important feature. Other things investors need to look at are of course, the company's products and markets, and its ability to handle growth. " Praise for Farleigh's acclaimed book, Taming the Lion: "Anyone who was able to retire at the age of 34, move to Monte Carlo and become a private investor must have made some smart investment decisions. Richard Farleigh did just that and he's sharing his secrets in this book." Money Magazine "Taming the Lion is a book about profiting from big themes. From humble beginnings in Australia, Farleigh made a fortune following powerful trends, the most effective and least stressful route to investment success. He knows how to write too." Telegraph "Overall I feel there is so much information in this book, it is probably one I will keep re-reading as I make investment decisions. I especially like the way it has reminded me that there are other asset classes to invest in other than shares and property and yet the same strategies are applicable." Investors Voice

Intrapreneuring in Action

A Handbook for Business Innovation

Author: Gifford Pinchot,Ron Pellman

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781576750612

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 4265

Explains how innovative employees can obtain the resources to develop promising ideas to benefit both the company and the employee and details how to make the concept work

Stacking the Deck

How to Lead Breakthrough Change Against Any Odds

Author: David S. Pottruck

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118966902

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 6789

Change is a constant, and leaders must do more than keepup—they must innovate and accelerate to succeed. Yet peopleare often unnerved by change. As a leader during a time oftransformation, you may stand up before teams that are indifferent,or even hostile, and need to convince them that change is necessaryand urgent. More than money, time, or resources, the ability tolead these people determines your ultimate success or failure. Whatdoes it take to be an effective change leader and increase the oddsof success? Stacking the Deck offers a proven, practical approach forinspiring meaningful, lasting change across an organization.Stacking the Deck presents a nine-step course of actionleaders can follow from the first realization that change is neededthrough all the steps of implementation, including assembling theright team of close advisors and getting the word out to the widergroup. Based on Dave Pottruck's experiences leading change as CEO ofCharles Schwab and later as chairman of CorpU and HighTowerAdvisors, these steps provide a guide to ensure that your changeinitiative and your team have the best possible shot at success. Inaddition, established business leaders who have led extraordinarychange initiatives demonstrate the steps in action. Theseexecutives include eBay CEO John Donahoe, Wells Fargo former CEODick Kovacevich, Starbucks chief executive officer Howard Schultz,San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer, JetBlue CEO Dave Barger,Asurion CEO Steve Ellis, Pinkberry CEO Ron Graves, and Intel'sPresident Renee James, among others. Leading an organization through major change—whether it'sthe introduction of a new product, an expansion to a new territory,or a difficult downsizing—is not for the faint of heart.While success is never guaranteed, the right leadership, process,and team make all the difference. For all leaders facing majorchange in their organizations, Stacking the Deck is anindispensable resource for putting the odds in your favor.