The Breakthrough Company

How Everyday Companies Become Extraordinary Performers

Author: Keith R. McFarland

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 0307409821

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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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 startup 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 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. 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-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. Among the book’s takeaways: • Common wisdom holds that the founders and core entrepreneurial leaders of a company must step aside for the business to reach the next level. Not true—as long as founders “crown the company” instead of themselves. • It’s not reckless to make ever-escalating bets on your company’s future, even going nose to nose with competitors many times your size. In fact, it turns out that the only safety comes in constantly upping the ante in exactly this way. • A Business Bermuda Triangle does exist, gobbling up companies on the verge of breakthrough. Presented here are three ways to navigate this potentially deadly hazard successfully. • However good you are—or think you are—you can’t do it alone. Learn how to surround your company with networks of outside resources, aka “scaffolding,” and how to enlist the aid of “insultants”—people who are willing to question a firm’s existing assumptions and ways of doing business. 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 one of the most provocative, inspiring, and instructive business books you’ll ever read. From the Hardcover edition.

Summary: The Breakthrough Company

Review and Analysis of Macfarland's Book

Author: BusinessNews Publishing

Publisher: Primento

ISBN: 2511020009

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 15

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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

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

Smartcuts

Wie Querdenker und Business-Ikonen Erfolg beschleunigen

Author: Shane Snow

Publisher: GABAL Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3956232372

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

View: 7116

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.

The breakthrough company

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Penerbit Serambi

ISBN: 9790240937

Category: Industrial management

Page: 361

View: 5413

Die 4 Prinzipien Einer Aussergewöhnlichen Führungskraft

Author: Patrick M. Lencioni

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527800824

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 168

View: 3409

Das Meiste, was Rich O‘Connor als CEO der Beratungsfirma Tele¬graph Partners tat, hatte zumindest etwas mit einem der 4 Prinzipien zu tun, die auf seinem berühmt-berüchtigten »gelben Zettel« vermerkt waren. Interessanterweise wusste nur eine Handvoll Leute, was genau auf diesem gelben Zettel stand. Und so entwickelten sich diese Prinzipien zu einer Art Mysterium. Für Rich war das auch völlig okay, weil er sowieso fand, dass sie eigentlich auch niemand verstehen musste. Er hatte mit Sicherheit niemals vorhersehen können, dass dieser Zettel für einen Mitarbeiter die Grundlage für den Plan zur Vernichtung von Telegraph Partners werden würde ... Rivalität, Intrigen und Verrat – in seinem Buch DIE VIER PRINZIPIEN EINER AUSSERGEWÖHNLICHEN FÜHRUNGSKRAFT liefert Patrick Lencioni erneut eine spannende Geschichte. Dabei fokussiert er sich auf die entscheidende Rolle der Führungskraft beim Aufbau einer gesunden und reibungslos funktionierenden Organisation. Eine mitreißende Fabel mit einer starken und denkwürdigen Botschaft für alle, die eine außergewöhnliche Führungskraft werden wollen!

Summary: Breakthrough

Review and Analysis of Davidson's Book

Author: BusinessNews Publishing

Publisher: Primento

ISBN: 2806239931

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 10

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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.

Bad Blood

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

Author: John Carreyrou

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641228360

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 7031

Der beispiellose Absturz eines Start-up-Wunderkinds Elizabeth Holmes, Gründerin und CEO von Theranos, galt schnell als der weibliche Steve Jobs. Die Firma der 19-jährigen Blondine versprach, die Medizinindustrie mit einer Technologie zu revolutionieren, die Bluttests vereinfachen und Therapien gezielt steuern würde – eine Riesenhoffnung für Millionen von Menschen. Larry Ellison, Rupert Murdoch und andere Investoren steckten Unsummen in das Start-up, 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 erzählt die packende Geschichte dieses Betrugs und seiner Enthüllung.

Besser als der Zufall

"Jobs to Be Done" – die Strategie für erfolgreiche Innovation

Author: Clayton M. Christensen

Publisher: Plassen Verlag

ISBN: 3864705029

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 7153

Produkte werden technisch immer ausgefeilter, es gibt Dutzende verschiedene Versionen, aus denen der Kunde wählen kann. Trotzdem liegen sie wie Blei in den Regalen. Warum? Hersteller beachten nicht, welchen "Job" ein Produkt oder auch eine Dienstleistung für den Kunden erfüllen soll. Clayton M. Christensen liefert mit dem "Jobs to Be Done"-Ansatz eine umfassende Theorie, wie man die Wünsche der Kunden erkennt und in den eigenen Produkten oder Dienstleistungen umsetzt. Er zeigt die praktische Anwendung und welche Auswirkungen die Methode auf Organisationsstrukturen und Führungsentscheidungen hat. So wird Innovation von der reinen Glückssache zu einem planbaren Prozess, der Unternehmen den entscheidenden Marktvorteil bringt.

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: 2913

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: 6971

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

Great Companies, Great Returns

The Breakthrough Investing Strategy that Produces Great Returns Over the Long-term Cycle of Bull and Bear Markets Based on the Twelve Traits of All Great Companies

Author: Jim Huguet

Publisher: Broadway

ISBN: 9780767903660

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 323

View: 5649

Emphasizes long-term corporate performance

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: 5797

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.

Zero to One

Wie Innovation unsere Gesellschaft rettet

Author: Peter Thiel,Blake Masters

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593501600

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

View: 6867

Wir leben in einer technologischen Sackgasse. Zwar suggeriert die Globalisierung technischen Fortschritt, doch das vermeintlich Neue, sind vor allem Kopien des Bestehenden. Peter Thiel, Silicon-Valley-Insider und in der Wirtschaftscommunity bestens bekannter Innovationstreiber ist überzeugt: Globalisierung ist kein Fortschritt, Konkurrenz ist schädlich und nur Monopole sind nachhaltig erfolgreich. Er zeigt: Wahre Innovation entsteht nicht horizontal, sondern sprunghaft - from Zero to One. Um die Zukunft zu erobern, reicht es nicht, der Beste zu sein. Gründer müssen aus dem Wettkampf des Immergleichen heraustreten und völlig neue Märkte erobern. Wie man wirklich Neues erfindet, enthüllt seine beeindruckende Anleitung zum visionären Querdenken. Ein Appell für einen Startup der ganzen Gesellschaft.

Bounce

The Art of Turning Tough Times into Triumph

Author: Keith McFarland

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 9780307588180

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 925

Why do many people and companies crumble in the face of difficulty, while others use adversity to bounce back even stronger? Here from New York Times bestselling author Keith McFarland is a leadership fable for those wary of fables, a story that rejects pat, heard-it-before advice and shows–in a startlingly fresh way–how to use challenges to make both yourself and your organization stronger. Mike Maloney, division manager for Boston-area tech firm CRX, returns from a business trip late one night feeling demoralized. His unit is about to lose its biggest customer and its most valuable employee. Mike wonders how much longer he and his staff can keep up their relentless work schedule and meet upper management’s new request for cost cuts. Something has to give. Hoping to blow off steam, he heads to a gym, where he runs into Joe, a former army Ranger. After listening to Mike vent about the cards he’s been dealt, the ex-soldier says, "Sounds like your company is ready to bounce." Mike looks confused, so Joe begins tutoring him in lessons from the battlefield. It is precisely when all seems lost, says Joe, that the opportunity exists to rethink a situation and make real progress. Over the next two weeks, Joe turns Mike’s view of himself and his company upside down. Despite his Ivy League MBA and extensive experience running companies, Mike has a lot to learn from this young grunt just back from Afghanistan. For example, he learns that under pressure, people experience two kinds of anxiety–one that hurts performance and one that helps it. Mike uses the insight to get his troops running toward the sound of gunfire, and in the process, learns that "bounce" can happen outside the workplace, too. With Joe’s help, he finds his own personal bounce. Drawing inspiration from such sources as the work of M.I.T. social scientist Ed Schein, the film Saving Private Ryan, and his own experiences as a CEO leading companies, McFarland cleverly weaves a story whose practical insights can be put to use immediately. With an invaluable wrap-up section at the book’s end that analyzes each of the key ideas and shows how they can be applied in work and personal life, Bounce may be the most indispensable guide to facing challenges ever written. From the Hardcover edition.

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: 607

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: 8372

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

Six Sigma

The Breakthrough Management Strategy Revolutionizing the World's Top Corporations

Author: Mikel Harry,Richard Schroeder

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 0385494386

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 8092

The radical new approach to management touted by GE, Motorola, and Sony demonstrates how to establish a virtually defect-free production process as opposed to correcting mistakes after they happen. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

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: 7452

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: 9078

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.