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The Ride of a Lifetime

By Robert Iger
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 9780399592102
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Business & Economics
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A memoir of leadership and success: The executive chairman of Disney, Time’s 2019 businessperson of the year, shares the ideas and values he embraced during his fifteen years as CEO while reinventing one of the world’s most beloved companies and inspiring the people who bring the magic to life. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR Robert Iger became CEO of The Walt Disney Company in 2005, during a difficult time. Competition was more intense than ever and technology was changing faster than at any time in the company’s history. His vision came down to three clear ideas: Recommit to the concept that quality matters, embrace technology instead of fighting it, and think bigger—think global—and turn Disney into a stronger brand in international markets. Today, Disney is the largest, most admired media company in the world, counting Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and 21st Century Fox among its properties. Its value is nearly five times what it was when Iger took over, and he is recognized as one of the most innovative and successful CEOs of our era. In The Ride of a Lifetime, Robert Iger shares the lessons he learned while running Disney and leading its 220,000-plus employees, and he explores the principles that are necessary for true leadership, including: • Optimism. Even in the face of difficulty, an optimistic leader will find the path toward the best possible outcome and focus on that, rather than give in to pessimism and blaming. • Courage. Leaders have to be willing to take risks and place big bets. Fear of failure destroys creativity. • Decisiveness. All decisions, no matter how difficult, can be made on a timely basis. Indecisiveness is both wasteful and destructive to morale. • Fairness. Treat people decently, with empathy, and be accessible to them. This book is about the relentless curiosity that has driven Iger for forty-five years, since the day he started as the lowliest studio grunt at ABC. It’s also about thoughtfulness and respect, and a decency-over-dollars approach that has become the bedrock of every project and partnership Iger pursues, from a deep friendship with Steve Jobs in his final years to an abiding love of the Star Wars mythology. “The ideas in this book strike me as universal” Iger writes. “Not just to the aspiring CEOs of the world, but to anyone wanting to feel less fearful, more confidently themselves, as they navigate their professional and even personal lives.”

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  • File Pdf: the-personal-mba-10th-anniversary-edition.pdf

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The 10th anniversary edition of the bestselling foundational business training manual for ambitious readers, featuring new concepts and mental models: updated, expanded, and revised. Many people assume they need to attend business school to learn how to build a successful business or advance in their career. That's not true. The vast majority of modern business practice requires little more than common sense, simple arithmetic, and knowledge of a few very important ideas and principles. The Personal MBA 10th Anniversary Edition provides a clear overview of the essentials of every major business topic: entrepreneurship, product development, marketing, sales, negotiation, accounting, finance, productivity, communication, psychology, leadership, systems design, analysis, and operations management...all in one comprehensive volume. Inside you'll learn concepts such as: The 5 Parts of Every Business: You can understand and improve any business, large or small, by focusing on five fundamental topics. The 12 Forms of Value: Products and services are only two of the twelve ways you can create value for your customers. 4 Methods to Increase Revenue: There are only four ways for a business to bring in more money. Do you know what they are? Business degrees are often a poor investment, but business skills are always useful, no matter how you acquire them. The Personal MBA will help you do great work, make good decisions, and take full advantage of your skills, abilities, and available opportunities--no matter what you do (or would like to do) for a living.

Winning Now, Winning Later

By David M. Cote
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Leadership
  • Isbn : 9781599510224
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 338
  • File Pdf: winning-now-winning-later.pdf

Book Summary:

From local coffee shops to the largest Fortune 500 companies, everyone is struggling to make the impossible choice between chasing short-term objectives and creating a secure future for their company. David Cote understood this dilemma and rejected it. In these pages, he shows you how taking the same revolutionary approach might be the smartest business decision you’ll ever make. This book reveals the bold the operational reforms and counterintuitive leadership practices you can put into practice that will allow you to do two conflicting things at the same time—pursue strong short- and long-term results. This tested and proven approach can strengthen your business like never before, and even rescue it from the brink of disaster no matter how dire the current circumstances may seem. In Winning Now, Winning Later, Cote shares 10 essential principles for winning today and tomorrow such as: Spot practices that seem attractive in the short term but will cost the company in the future Determine where and how to invest in growth for maximum impact Sustain both short-term performance and long-term investments even in challenging times, such as during recessions and leadership transitions Feel inspired to stand up to investors and other managers who are solely focused on either short- or long-term objectives Step back, think independently, and foster independent thinking among others around you Presenting a comprehensive solution to a perennial problem, Winning Now, Winning Later is a go-to guide for you and leaders everywhere to finally transcend short-termism’s daily grind and leave an enduring legacy of success.

Bulletproof Problem Solving

By Charles Conn,Robert McLean
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 9781119553045
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 320
  • File Pdf: bulletproof-problem-solving.pdf

Book Summary:

Complex problem solving is the core skill for 21st Century Teams Complex problem solving is at the very top of the list of essential skills for career progression in the modern world. But how problem solving is taught in our schools, universities, businesses and organizations comes up short. In Bulletproof Problem Solving: The One Skill That Changes Everything you’ll learn the seven-step systematic approach to creative problem solving developed in top consulting firms that will work in any field or industry, turning you into a highly sought-after bulletproof problem solver who can tackle challenges that others balk at. The problem-solving technique outlined in this book is based on a highly visual, logic-tree method that can be applied to everything from everyday decisions to strategic issues in business to global social challenges. The authors, with decades of experience at McKinsey and Company, provide 30 detailed, real-world examples, so you can see exactly how the technique works in action. With this bulletproof approach to defining, unpacking, understanding, and ultimately solving problems, you’ll have a personal superpower for developing compelling solutions in your workplace. Discover the time-tested 7-step technique to problem solving that top consulting professionals employ Learn how a simple visual system can help you break down and understand the component parts of even the most complex problems Build team brainstorming techniques that fight cognitive bias, streamline workplanning, and speed solutions Know when and how to employ modern analytic tools and techniques from machine learning to game theory Learn how to structure and communicate your findings to convince audiences and compel action The secrets revealed in Bulletproof Problem Solving will transform the way you approach problems and take you to the next level of business and personal success.

Insights on Bob Iger’s The Ride of a Lifetime

By Swift Reads
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Swift Books LLC
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 471
  • File Pdf: insights-on-bob-iger-s-the-ride-of-a-lifetime.pdf

Book Summary:

Download now to get key insights from this book in 15 minutes. Robert Iger became CEO of The Walt Disney Company in 2005, during a difficult time. Competition was more intense than ever, and technology was changing faster than at any time in the company’s history. His vision came down to three clear ideas: Recommit to the concept that quality matters, embrace technology instead of fighting it, and think bigger - think global - and turn Disney into a stronger brand in international markets. Fourteen years later, Disney is the largest, most admired media company in the world, counting Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and 21st Century Fox among its properties. Its value is nearly five times what it was when Iger took over, and he is recognized as one of the most innovative and successful CEOs of our era. In The Ride of a Lifetime, Robert Iger shares the lessons he learned while running Disney and leading its 220,000-plus employees, and he explores the principles that are necessary for true leadership, including: ● Optimism. Even in the face of difficulty, an optimistic leader will find the path toward the best possible outcome and focus on that, rather than give in to pessimism and blaming. ● Courage. Leaders have to be willing to take risks and place big bets. Fear of failure destroys creativity. ● Decisiveness. All decisions, no matter how difficult, can be made on a timely basis. Indecisiveness is both wasteful and destructive to morale. ● Fairness. Treat people decently, with empathy, and be accessible to them

The Outsiders

By William N. Thorndike
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • Isbn : 9781422187586
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 870
  • File Pdf: the-outsiders.pdf

Book Summary:

“An outstanding book about CEOs who excelled at capital allocation.” — Warren Buffett #1 on Warren Buffett’s Recommended Reading List, Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder Letter, 2012 Named one of “19 Books Billionaire Charlie Munger Thinks You Should Read” in Business Insider. “A book that details the extraordinary success of CEOs who took a radically different approach to corporate management.” — Charlie Munger, Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Corporation “Thorndike explores the importance of thoughtful capital allocation through the stories of eight successful CEOs. A good read for any business leader but especially those willing to chart their own course.” — Michael Dell, chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Dell What makes a successful CEO? Most people call to mind a familiar definition: “a seasoned manager with deep industry expertise.” Others might point to the qualities of today’s so-called celebrity CEOs—charisma, virtuoso communication skills, and a confident management style. But what really matters when you run an organization? What is the hallmark of exceptional CEO performance? Quite simply, it is the returns for the shareholders of that company over the long term. In this refreshing, counterintuitive book, author Will Thorndike brings to bear the analytical wisdom of a successful career in investing, closely evaluating the performance of companies and their leaders. You will meet eight individualistic CEOs whose firms’ average returns outperformed the S&P 500 by a factor of twenty—in other words, an investment of $10,000 with each of these CEOs, on average, would have been worth over $1.5 million twenty-five years later. You may not know all their names, but you will recognize their companies: General Cinema, Ralston Purina, The Washington Post Company, Berkshire Hathaway, General Dynamics, Capital Cities Broadcasting, TCI, and Teledyne. In The Outsiders, you’ll learn the traits and methods—striking for their consistency and relentless rationality—that helped these unique leaders achieve such exceptional performance. Humble, unassuming, and often frugal, these “outsiders” shunned Wall Street and the press, and shied away from the hottest new management trends. Instead, they shared specific traits that put them and the companies they led on winning trajectories: a laser-sharp focus on per share value as opposed to earnings or sales growth; an exceptional talent for allocating capital and human resources; and the belief that cash flow, not reported earnings, determines a company’s long-term value. Drawing on years of research and experience, Thorndike tells eye-opening stories, extracting lessons and revealing a compelling alternative model for anyone interested in leading a company or investing in one—and reaping extraordinary returns.

Reset Inc. A Handbook For The Future Of Work.

By Chris Kay
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Chris Kay
  • Isbn : 9798654721778
  • Pages :
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 931
  • File Pdf: reset-inc-a-handbook-for-the-future-of-work.pdf

Book Summary:

The most rapid industrial revolution ever is here. The Silicon-Valley-istation of how we work is rife, technology is giving unprecedented work freedom, culture and purpose are hygiene factors for employees, traditional work spaces are becoming obsolete, trust and accountability are the engines of personal growth, optimism and openness are key leadership traits to follow, and where we work and how we grow are factors more valuable than remuneration. And, alongside all these shifts, coming out of this forced moment of Coronavirus reflection, the world is recalibrating to work to live, instead of living to work. As the world awakens from the chiropractic jolt of Covid-19, we are immediately in a Fifth Industrial revolution driven by a millennial cohort of more than 35% of the total workforce, who have been, and now will most definitely, force a change in the meaning of companies, and how they operate and function. This is not an industrial revolution driven by a change in technology, invention or industry, but an industrial revolution driven by change in mindset, motivations and humanity. Reset Inc, is an exploration of the future of work post Covid-19, that seeks to define the new normal work landscape, with recalibrated beliefs, values, inspiration and learnings, that will help guide any team leader, CEO, or business owner that wants to harness the power of this changed generation for growth.

History and Leadership

By Mark E. Blincoe,John R. Shoup
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Isbn : 9781000644449
  • Pages : 134
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 903
  • File Pdf: history-and-leadership.pdf

Book Summary:

Leaders and managers are rightly tasked to take their organizations and communities to a desired future. They are expected to be forward looking with compelling vision statements. As a result, they are often too busy in the present managing the future to be bothered with the past. Yet it is organizational histories that provide the contexts and clues for the future. History and Leadership: The Nature and Role of the Past in Navigating the Future demonstrates that intentional historical perspective-taking provides a sort-of wisdom for doing business in the present and future and equips leaders to leverage the past to help their organizations thrive. This book appeals to several audiences. It will serve as a supplementary text for undergraduate and graduate students in both the humanities and leadership studies. The book also appeals to practicing leaders and managers who wish to develop their emotional, cultural, and social intelligence by exploring perennial issues and lessons found in well-developed histories. This book also serves as a stand-alone read for a range of professionals who want a more recreational and non-traditional read on history and leadership. The book cultivates an appreciation for history and equips readers to be connoisseurs of history for the betterment of themselves and society.

On the Road in Search of Disney Dreams

By Marty Sklar
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Isbn : 9781368045155
  • Pages :
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 102
  • File Pdf: on-the-road-in-search-of-disney-dreams.pdf

Book Summary:

When you've spent fifty-four years at Disney, the first ten at Walt's side, you accumulate a lot of stories. As Marty tried to answer the most asked question "when are you writing your next book?" he mined his memory for stories he hasn't told before. In this fresh volume, Marty regales readers with tales from his career.

The Disney Way:Harnessing the Management Secrets of Disney in Your Company, Third Edition

By Bill Capodagli,Lynn Jackson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Isbn : 9781259583889
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 775
  • File Pdf: the-disney-way.pdf

Book Summary:

“Dream, Believe, Dare, Do . . .” Though four simple words, this carefully crafted credo lies at the heart of Walt Disney’s enviable empire and has led The Walt Disney Company to prosperity for decades. As foremost experts on Disney, authors Bill Capodagli and Lynn Jackson return with an updated and expanded third edition of The Disney Way to show how organizations can incorporate this four-pillared credo to support any business, drive any team, and guide any leader to create immeasurable success. Profiling a new set of diverse organizations—such as TYRA Beauty, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Ottawa County, Michigan, and Science Center of Iowa—the authors show how companies of any size, whether an entrepreneurial startup or a Fortune 500, can reach their utmost potential by embracing Walt Disney’s techniques to create a consumer-centric culture. They provide step-by-step actions on how to: • Give every member of your organization a chance to dream • Stand firm on your beliefs and principles • Treat your customers like guests • Support, enable, and reward employees • Build long-term relationships • Dare to take calculated risks • Train extensively and constantly • Align long-term vision with short-term execution • Utilize storyboarding techniques • Pay close attention to details • Demonstrate “love” for product, employees, customers, and self Find out why Walt Disney’s Dream, Believe, Dare, Do principles continue to redefine the nature of business and revolutionize the art of management, while learning how to implement them in your own organization.

Inside the O'Briens

By Lisa Genova
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9781476717838
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 465
  • File Pdf: inside-the-o-briens.pdf

Book Summary:

A New York Times bestseller ▪ A Library Journal Best Books of 2015 Pick ▪ A St. Louis Post-Dispatch Best Books of 2015 Pick ▪A GoodReads Top Ten Fiction Book of 2015 ▪ A People Magazine Great Read From New York Times bestselling author and neuroscientist Lisa Genova comes a “heartbreaking…very human novel” (Matthew Thomas, author of We Are Not Ourselves) that does for Huntington’s disease what her debut novel Still Alice did for Alzheimer’s. Joe O’Brien is a forty-three-year-old police officer from the Irish Catholic neighborhood of Charlestown, Massachusetts. A devoted husband, proud father of four children in their twenties, and respected officer, Joe begins experiencing bouts of disorganized thinking, uncharacteristic temper outbursts, and strange, involuntary movements. He initially attributes these episodes to the stress of his job, but as these symptoms worsen, he agrees to see a neurologist and is handed a diagnosis that will change his and his family’s lives forever: Huntington’s disease. Huntington’s is a lethal neurodegenerative disease with no treatment and no cure, and each of Joe’s four children has a 50 percent chance of inheriting their father’s disease. While watching her potential future in her father’s escalating symptoms, twenty-one-year-old daughter Katie struggles with the questions this test imposes on her young adult life. As Joe’s symptoms worsen and he’s eventually stripped of his badge and more, Joe struggles to maintain hope and a sense of purpose, while Katie and her siblings must find the courage to either live a life “at risk” or learn their fate. Praised for writing that “explores the resilience of the human spirit” (San Francisco Chronicle), Lisa Genova has once again delivered a novel as powerful and unforgettable as the human insights at its core.

Jack

By Jack Welch,John A. Byrne
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Business Plus
  • Isbn : 9780759509214
  • Pages : 496
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 342
  • File Pdf: jack.pdf

Book Summary:

In an anticipated book on business management for our time, Jack Welch surveys the landscape of his career running General Electric, one of the world's largest and most successful corporations. Here he reveals his philosophy and management style.

Pop Goes the Decade: The 2000s

By Richard A. Hall
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 9781440868139
  • Pages : 261
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 356
  • File Pdf: pop-goes-the-decade.pdf

Book Summary:

Pop Goes the Decade: The 2000s comprehensively examines popular culture in the 2000s, placing the culture of the decade in historical context and showing how it not only reflected but also influenced its times. Pop Goes the Decade: The 2000s starts with a timeline of major historical pop culture events of the 2000s, followed by an introduction describing what the U.S. was like at the beginning of the new millennium and how it would change throughout the decade. Next come chapters broken down by medium: television, sports, music, movies, literature, technology, media, and fashion and art. A chapter on controversies in popular culture is followed by a chapter on game-changers, featuring 20 individuals who made a major impact on the U.S. in the 2000s. Finally, a conclusion shows the impact that pop culture in the 2000s has had on the U.S. in the years since. This volume serves as a comprehensive resource for high school and college students studying popular culture in the 2000s. It provides a summary of total impact, plus specific insights into each individual topic. It also includes a wide swath of the scholarship produced on the subject to date. Covers the people, events, and ideas whose impact is still felt in the years since the 2000s, rather than simply telling the history of a decade Offers a detailed understanding of the variety of strands composing the culture of the decade Covers the personalities who helped to shape the decade Suggests areas of further exploration for students of popular culture

The New Marketing

By Cheryl Burgess,Mark Burgess
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Isbn : 9781529738308
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 626
  • File Pdf: the-new-marketing.pdf

Book Summary:

In our hyper-connected world that is changing at warp speed, marketers recognize the need to shift from traditional marketing methods to a new way that can help them better navigate the unpredictable environment. For traditionalists, this change has posed a challenge. Many have tried to incorporate new approaches into the old models they grew up with, only to be frustrated with the results. From the bestselling authors of The Social Employee, and LinkedIn Learning course authors, comes a powerful new textbook that cracks the marketing code in our hyper-focused digital age. The New Marketing, with contributions spanning CMO trailblazers to martech disruptors, behavioral economics luminaries at Yale to leading marketing thinkers at Kellogg and Wharton, is a GPS for navigating in a digital world and moves the craft of marketing through the forces of marketing transformation. We can’t predict the future. But our goal is to help make Masters/MBA students and marketing practitioners future-ready and successful.

Presidential Leadership

By Brent Taylor,Mindi Bach
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
  • Isbn : 9781642799842
  • Pages : 193
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 235
  • File Pdf: presidential-leadership.pdf

Book Summary:

From across history and across the aisle, the examples of twenty-one American presidents demonstrate how to inspire and unite in this leadership guide. Harry Truman once commented, "In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still." In Presidential Leadership, Dr. Brent Taylor sets out a series of timeless leadership lessons drawn from presidential history. Pairing two presidents per chapter, Taylor explores the leadership skills they shared, and how we can apply them to our own lives. At a time when political tribalism is on the rise, Presidential Leadership demonstrates that we can learn important lessons even from those with whom we disagree. From Lincoln and Nixon, to JFK and Obama, to Trump and Jackson, each chapter tells a story of courage under immense pressure, and a determination to lead American through the trials of history.