The Connected Company

Author: Dave Gray,Thomas Vander Wal

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491919434

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 5688

With a foreword by Alex Osterwalder. The future of work is already here. Customers are adopting disruptive technologies faster than your company can adapt. When your customers are delighted, they can amplify your message in ways that were never before possible. But when your company’s performance runs short of what you’ve promised, customers can seize control of your brand message, spreading their disappointment and frustration faster than you can keep up. To keep pace with today’s connected customers, your company must become a connected company. That means deeply engaging with workers, partners, and customers, changing how work is done, how you measure success, and how performance is rewarded. It requires a new way of thinking about your company: less like a machine to be controlled, and more like a complex, dynamic system that can learn and adapt over time. Connected companies have the advantage, because they learn and move faster than their competitors. While others work in isolation, they link into rich networks of possibility and expand their influence. Connected companies around the world are aggressively acquiring customers and disrupting the competition. In The Connected Company, we examine what they’re doing, how they’re doing it, and why it works. And we show you how your company can use the same principles to adapt—and thrive—in today’s ever-changing global marketplace.

The Connected Company

Author: Dave Gray,Thomas Vander Wal

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491919450

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 1186

The future of work is already here. Customers are adopting disruptive technologies faster than your company can adapt. When your customers are delighted, they can amplify your message in ways that were never before possible. But when your company’s performance runs short of what you’ve promised, customers can seize control of your brand message, spreading their disappointment and frustration faster than you can keep up. To keep pace with today’s connected customers, your company must become a connected company. That means deeply engaging with workers, partners, and customers, changing how work is done, how you measure success, and how performance is rewarded. It requires a new way of thinking about your company: less like a machine to be controlled, and more like a complex, dynamic system that can learn and adapt over time. Connected companies have the advantage, because they learn and move faster than their competitors. While others work in isolation, they link into rich networks of possibility and expand their influence. Connected companies around the world are aggressively acquiring customers and disrupting the competition. In The Connected Company, we examine what they’re doing, how they’re doing it, and why it works. And we show you how your company can use the same principles to adapt—and thrive—in today’s ever-changing global marketplace.

The Connected Company

Author: Dave Gray,Thomas Vander Wal

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449336655

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 981

The future of work is already here. Customers are adopting disruptive technologies faster than your company can adapt. When your customers are delighted, they can amplify your message in ways that were never before possible. But when your company’s performance runs short of what you’ve promised, customers can seize control of your brand message, spreading their disappointment and frustration faster than you can keep up. To keep pace with today’s connected customers, your company must become a connected company. That means deeply engaging with workers, partners, and customers, changing how work is done, how you measure success, and how performance is rewarded. It requires a new way of thinking about your company: less like a machine to be controlled, and more like a complex, dynamic system that can learn and adapt over time. Connected companies have the advantage, because they learn and move faster than their competitors. While others work in isolation, they link into rich networks of possibility and expand their influence. Connected companies around the world are aggressively acquiring customers and disrupting the competition. In The Connected Company, we examine what they’re doing, how they’re doing it, and why it works. And we show you how your company can use the same principles to adapt—and thrive—in today’s ever-changing global marketplace.

Social Business By Design

Transformative Social Media Strategies for the Connected Company

Author: Dion Hinchcliffe,Peter Kim

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118273214

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 4650

"How to rethink modern organizations for the social media eraSocial Business by Design begins by exploring how the social, cultural, and technological trends provoked by the social media explosion are transforming the business environment. From this big picture view, the book then steps down to closely analyze the various tools of social media strategy: social media marketing, social product development, crowdsourcing, social customer research management, and more. The author then shows how to choose and implement a social business strategy and reveals the exact playbook to maximize its impact. These strategies are grounded in real-world examples from high-profile organizations such as Accenture, Best Buy, DIA, GEICO, ING, LG, Missile Defense Agency, Gucci, World Bank, and IBM.Social Business by Design draws on the rich unique set of assets of the Dachis Group. With a leading consulting business for numerous senior executive clients in Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies, Dachis uses its "front row" seat in the industry to complete research work with large enterprises in their industry-leading Social Business Council. The books combines compelling explanation, hard-hitting research, and strategic recommendation, very much in line with the way Dachis practices"--

Liminal Thinking

Create the Change You Want by Changing the Way You Think

Author: Dave Gray

Publisher: Rosenfeld Media

ISBN: 1933820624

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

View: 3723

"Why do some people succeed at change while others fail? It's the way they think! Liminal thinking is a way to create change by understanding, shaping, and reframing beliefs. What beliefs are stopping you right now? You have a choice. You can create the world you want to live in, or live in a world created by others. If you are ready to start making changes, read this book."

Halliburton's Army

How a Well-Connected Texas Oil Company Revolutionized the Way America Makes War

Author: Pratap Chatterjee

Publisher: Nation Books

ISBN: 0786743697

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 9873

Halliburton’s Army is the first book to show, in shocking detail, how Halliburton really does business, in Iraq, and around the world. From its vital role as the logistical backbone of the U.S. occupation in Iraq—without Halliburton there could be no war or occupation—to its role in covering up gang-rape amongst its personnel in Baghdad, Halliburton’s Army is a devastating bestiary of corporate malfeasance and political cronyism. Pratap Chatterjee—one of the world’s leading authorities on corporate crime, fraud, and corruption—shows how Halliburton won and then lost its contracts in Iraq, what Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld did for it, and who the company paid off in the U.S. Congress. He brings us inside the Pentagon meetings, where Cheney and Rumsfeld made the decision to send Halliburton to Iraq—as well as many other hot-spots, including Somalia, Yugoslavia, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Guantánamo Bay, and, most recently, New Orleans. He travels to Dubai, where Halliburton has recently moved its headquarters, and exposes the company’s freewheeling ways: executives leading the high life, bribes, graft, skimming, offshore subsidiaries, and the whole arsenal of fraud. Finally, Chatterjee reveals the human costs of the privatization of American military affairs, which is sustained almost entirely by low-paid unskilled Third World workers who work in incredibly dangerous conditions without any labor protection. Halliburton’s Army is a hair-raising exposé of one of the world’s most lethal corporations, essential reading for anyone concerned about the nexus of private companies, government, and war.

The Digital Revolution

How Connected Digital Innovations Are Transforming Your Industry, Company & Career

Author: Inder Sidhu

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0134291379

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 838

The massive transformations driven by digital technology have begun. The Digital Revolution gives you a complete roadmap for navigating the breathtaking changes happening now and shows you how to succeed. Silicon Valley executive, thought leader, and New York Times best-selling author Inder Sidhu shows how cloud computing, social media, mobility, sensors, apps, big data analytics, and more can be brought together in virtually infinite combinations to create opportunities and pose risks previously unimaginable. You’ll learn how digital pioneers are applying connected digital technologies, also known as the Internet of Everything, to dramatically improve financial performance, customer experience, and workforce engagement in fields ranging from healthcare to education, from retail to government. Sidhu combines the practical perspective of practitioners with the extensive experience of experts to show you how to win in the new digital age. He takes you behind the scenes, engaging with business leaders from Apple, Google, Facebook, Cisco, Intel, Amazon, Walmart, Starbucks, RSA, Kaiser, Cleveland Clinic, Intermountain Healthcare, and so on and with academic leaders from Stanford, Yale, Wharton, MIT, Coursera, Khan Academy, and more and reveals their winning strategies and execution tactics for your benefit. Sidhu also discusses the key challenges of privacy, security, regulation, and governance in depth and offers powerful insights on managing crucial ethical, social, cultural, legal, and economic issues that digitization creates. He shows what the digital revolution will mean for you, both personally and professionally--and how you can win. Learn how you can leverage the digital revolution to Deliver superior customer experiences Improve your organization’s financial performance Drive employee productivity, creativity, and engagement Build smart, efficient cities brimming with opportunity Make education more effective and relevant Achieve better health outcomes Make retail compelling, convenient, and profitable Balance privacy with security Protect yourself before, during, and after a cyberattack Accelerate your career and live a better life

India Connected

Mapping the Impact of New Media

Author: Sunetra Sen Narayan,Shalini Narayanan

Publisher: SAGE Publishing India

ISBN: 9385985019

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 9567

A first-of-its-kind analysis of the growth of new media in Digital India from a broad communications and interdisciplinary perspective Can new media help in bringing about development or contribute to social movements? Who is left out of the new media equation? How is the public sphere affected by it? How will it be regulated? Providing answers to these important questions, this book critically examines the growth of new media in India. It looks at how new media can be theorized in the Indian context and offers a perspective on the opportunities and challenges this poses to governance, development, and businesses as well as in social marketing efforts. With the government and the corporate sector’s growing emphasis on ‘Digital India’, India Connected creatively delves into various aspects such as digitization, convergence, interactivity, and ubiquity, which are affecting the Indian media landscape.

The Decoded Company

Know Your Talent Better Than You Know Your Customers

Author: Leerom Segal,Aaron Goldstein,Jay Goldman,Rahaf Harfoush

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698152158

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 6830

A powerful guide to building a data-centric corporate culture that unleashes talent and improves engagement Amazon delights customers with recommendations that are spot on. Google amazes us by generating answers before we've even finished asking a question. These companies know who we are and what we want. The key to their magic is Big Data. Personalizing the consumer experience with the collection and analysis of consumer data is widely recognized as one of the biggest business opportunities of the 21st century. But there is a flip side to this that has largely been missed. What if we were able to use data about employees to personalize and customize their experience - to increase their engagement, help them learn faster on the job, and figure out which teams they should be on? In this book, Leerom and his colleagues outline the six principles they've used to decode work and unlock the maximum potential of their talent, and share success stories from other organizations that have embraced this approach. The Decoded Company is an actionable blueprint for any company that wants the best from its people, and isn't afraid of radical approaches to get it. Leerom Segal is the president and CEO of Klick and has been named "Entrepreneur of the Year" by the Business Development Bank of Canada, won the "Young Entrepreneur of the Year" award from Ernst and Young, and was named to Profit Magazine's Hall of Fame as the youngest CEO ever to lead a nonprofit company. Aaron Goldstein is the co-founder of Klick and is a Senior Certified Project Manager Professional. Jay Goldman was Head of Marketing at Rypple, a venture-backed startup acquired by Salesforce in 2012 and now known as Work.com. He is the author of the O'Reilly Facebook Cookbook, and he has been published in the Harvard Business Review. Rahaf Harfoush is the author of several books including Yes We Did. She was a contributor to the best-selling Wikinomics and Grown Up Digital. From the Hardcover edition.

The Connected Home: The Future of Domestic Life

Author: Richard Harper

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0857294768

Category: Computers

Page: 305

View: 2183

The title of this new book: “The Connected Home” reflects the move away from the idea that smart homes would alter the lives of those living in them by providing technologies to take over tasks that were previously the responsibility of the householder, such as managing entertainment, education – and even eating! Up until around 10 years ago this view was commonplace but time has shown that the technologies to support a smart home have not developed in such a way as to support this premise. Instead, what people do in their homes has moved the concept of a smart home into that of the ‘connected home’. The rise of on-line games technologies, video connections via Skype, social networking, internet browsing etc are now an integral part of the home environment and have had a significant effect on the home. The contributors to this exciting new book consider and discuss the effects and ramifications of the connected home from a variety of viewpoints: an examination of the take-up of personal computers and the Internet in domestic situations; an analysis of the changing intersection of technology and human habits in the connected home; the impact of gaming, texting, e-book readers, tablets and other devices and their effect on the social conditions of a household; the relationship between digital messaging applications and real geography; and an overview of how sensing technologies for the smart home might evolve (lightweight medical technologies for example). The book culminates by addressing unfinished ambitions from the smart home agenda, the factors that have prevented their realisation, and addresses the need for extending research into the area.

Connected

The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives

Author: Nicholas A. Christakis,James H. Fowler

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 031607134X

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 9018

Your colleague's husband's sister can make you fat, even if you don't know her. A happy neighbor has more impact on your happiness than a happy spouse. These startling revelations of how much we truly influence one another are revealed in the studies of Drs. Christakis and Fowler, which have repeatedly made front-page news nationwide. In CONNECTED, the authors explain why emotions are contagious, how health behaviors spread, why the rich get richer, even how we find and choose our partners. Intriguing and entertaining, CONNECTED overturns the notion of the individual and provides a revolutionary paradigm-that social networks influence our ideas, emotions, health, relationships, behavior, politics, and much more. It will change the way we think about every aspect of our lives.

Click Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-connected World

Author: Bruce Schneier

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393608891

Category: Computers

Page: 288

View: 381

A world of "smart" devices means the Internet can kill people. We need to act. Now. Everything is a computer. Ovens are computers that make things hot; refrigerators are computers that keep things cold. These computers—from home thermostats to chemical plants—are all online. The Internet, once a virtual abstraction, can now sense and touch the physical world. As we open our lives to this future, often called the Internet of Things, we are beginning to see its enormous potential in ideas like driverless cars, smart cities, and personal agents equipped with their own behavioral algorithms. But every knife cuts two ways. All computers can be hacked. And Internet-connected computers are the most vulnerable. Forget data theft: cutting-edge digital attackers can now crash your car, your pacemaker, and the nation’s power grid. In Click Here to Kill Everybody, renowned expert and best-selling author Bruce Schneier examines the hidden risks of this new reality. After exploring the full implications of a world populated by hyperconnected devices, Schneier reveals the hidden web of technical, political, and market forces that underpin the pervasive insecurities of today. He then offers common-sense choices for companies, governments, and individuals that can allow us to enjoy the benefits of this omnipotent age without falling prey to its vulnerabilities. From principles for a more resilient Internet of Things, to a recipe for sane government regulation and oversight, to a better way to understand a truly new environment, Schneier’s vision is required reading for anyone invested in human flourishing.

WIKIBRANDS: Reinventing Your Company in a Customer-Driven Marketplace

Reinventing Your Company in a Customer-Driven Marketplace

Author: Sean Moffitt,Mike Dover,Don Tapscott

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071752358

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 8970

Learn how today's hottest, most successful businesses are tapping into social media and other customer-driven tools and technologies to build, expand, or revive their brands Launched from branding guru Don Tapscott's landmark $10 million research project on the intersection of technology and business models, WikiBrands explain what your business needs to do NOW to embrace the power of p-2-p technologies like word-of-mouth, user generated content, social media, microblogging, crowdsourcing, and customer rating systems to engage customers and enlist them in brand building and value-enhancement. Featuring fascinating case studies of how Microsoft, P&G, Nike, Starbucks, Ford, Best Buy, Zappos, and others, launched, built, expanded, or rebuilt their brands through Wiki-style collaboration with customers, this book is part wake-up call, part action plan-and the total blueprint for how you can drive innovation and growth through technology-based immersive customer interaction. Foreword by Don Tapscott, author of Wikinomics, Digital Capital, and Grown Up Digital Supported by an online tookit including a Wikibrand Hall of Fame, videoblog, and Wikibrand guidebook. Shows how companies like Frito-Lay and Dell use Wiki marketing and social media in ways unimaginable just a few years ago to engage and connect with consumers and drive millions of dollars in sales Inside WikiBrands: The Six Benefits of Wiki Brand Advocacy • Measurement and Metrics • Community Management • The B-to-B Wiki Brand • The Personal Wiki Brand • 25 Things to Know in 25 Minutes

Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age

Author: Duncan J. Watts

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393325423

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 2660

An architect of network theory summarizes his team's endeavor to create a blueprint of the world's networks, citing the scientific elements of the Internet, economies, terrorist organizations, and other knowledge-based groups. Reprint.

Flat Army

Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization

Author: Dan Pontefract

Publisher: Elevate Publishing

ISBN: 1943425442

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

View: 6423

Arms you with powerful tools for overcoming resistance to change and creating a culture of collaboration, engagement, and employee empowerment Your people are your most valuable asset, and if you want them to excel (and your profits to soar), you'll need to abandon your traditional command-and-control management style and adopt a collaborative, open leadership approach – one that engages and empowers your people. While this isn't a particularly new idea, many leaders, while they may pay lip service to it, don't really understand what it means. And most of those who do get it lack the skills for putting it into practice. In Flat Army you'll find powerful leadership models and tools that help you challenge yourself and overcome your personal obstacles to change, while pushing the boundaries of organizational change to create a culture of collaboration. Develops an integrated framework incorporating collaboration, open leadership, technologies, and connected learning Shows you how to flatten the organizational pyramid and engage with your peoples in more collaborative and productive ways without undermining your authority Explains how to deploy a Connected Leader mindset, a Participative Leader Framework, and a Collaborative Leader Action Model Arms you with powerful tools for becoming a more visible leader who demonstrates the qualities and capabilities needed to become an agent of positive change

The Company Town

The Industrial Edens and Satanic Mills That Shaped the American Economy (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Hardy Green

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459618815

Category: Company towns

Page: 444

View: 9397

Examines how towns across the United States have grown thanks to the existence of one large business being run from the community, discusses how those single-business communities have influenced the American economy, and explores the benefits and consequences of these towns.

Gamestorming

A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers

Author: Dave Gray,Sunni Brown,James Macanufo

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449395902

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

View: 5583

Great things don't happen in a vacuum. But creating an environment for creative thinking and innovation can be a daunting challenge. How can you make it happen at your company? The answer may surprise you: gamestorming. This book includes more than 80 games to help you break down barriers, communicate better, and generate new ideas, insights, and strategies. The authors have identified tools and techniques from some of the world's most innovative professionals, whose teams collaborate and make great things happen. This book is the result: a unique collection of games that encourage engagement and creativity while bringing more structure and clarity to the workplace. Find out why -- and how -- with Gamestorming. Overcome conflict and increase engagement with team-oriented games Improve collaboration and communication in cross-disciplinary teams with visual-thinking techniques Improve understanding by role-playing customer and user experiences Generate better ideas and more of them, faster than ever before Shorten meetings and make them more productive Simulate and explore complex systems, interactions, and dynamics Identify a problem's root cause, and find the paths that point toward a solution

Industry X.0

Realizing Digital Value in Industrial Sectors

Author: Eric Schaeffer

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749481498

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 9680

Industry X.0 takes an insightful look at the business impact of the Internet of Things movement on the industrial sphere. Eric Schaeffer combines deep analysis with practical strategic guidance, and offers tangible and actionable recommendations on how to realise value in the current digital age. Based on extensive research and insights into the six core competencies that have been identified by Accenture, Industry X.0 explores critical aspects of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), discussing and defining them in an engaging and accessible manner. These include managing smart data, handling digital product development, skilling up the workforce, mastering innovation, making the most of platforms and ecosystems, and much more. Meticulously researched and clearly explained, Industry X.0 makes a stringent case for companies to actively shift mind-sets away from products, towards services, value and outcomes. Complemented by a wealth of case studies and real world examples, this book provides invaluable, practical 'how-to' advice for business organizations as they embark on their journeys into the era of the IIoT.

The Inversion Factor

How to Thrive in the IoT Economy

Author: Linda Bernardi,Sanjay Sarma,Kenneth Traub

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262344947

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 2888

In the past, companies found success with a product-first orientation; they made a thing that did a thing. TheInversion Factor explains why the companies of today and tomorrow will have to abandon the product-first orientation. Rather than asking "How do the products we make meet customer needs?" companies should ask "How can technology help us reimagine and fill a need?" Zipcar, for example, instead of developing another vehicle for moving people from point A to point B, reimagined how people interacted with vehicles. Zipcar inverted the traditional car company mission. The authors explain how the introduction of "smart" objects connected by the Internet of Things signals fundamental changes for business. The IoT, where real and digital coexist, is powering new ways to meet human needs. Companies that know this include giants like Amazon, Airbnb, Uber, Google, Tesla, and Apple, as well as less famous companies like Tile, Visenti, and Augury. The Inversion Factor offers a roadmap for businesses that want to follow in their footsteps. The authors chart the evolution of three IoTs -- the Internet of Things (devices connected to the Internet), the Intelligence of Things (devices that host software applications), and the Innovation of Things (devices that become experiences). Finally, they offer a blueprint for businesses making the transition to inversion and interviews with leaders of major companies and game-changing startups.

Connected Leadership

How to build a more agile, customer-driven business

Author: Simon Hayward

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 1292104791

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 6989

Connected Leadership provides a clear, practical guide for leaders of organisations who wish to create a more connected, agile and customer-oriented organisation in a digitally connected, customer-driven 21st century business environment. It lays out the key factors of the connected organisation and the leadership behaviours that will allow these factors to become embedded and sustainable. It provides a range of case examples to demonstrate what this looks like in practice, complemented by a series of tools and techniques that leaders can use to diagnose their organisation’s current position and plot a successful course to achieve these more connected ways of working. It is, at heart, a real-world guide to changing your leadership style and approach to align an organisation’s culture and values with those needed in a world where the prevailing models of command and control are so obviously failing. Connected Leadership will show you how to: · Create a more agile organisation & respond swiftly to changing markets & customer needs · Cope with increasing market complexity & uncertainty · Build trust, reputation & become a more authentic leader · Develop a ‘connected leadership’ approach