A sister title to ´´Tiny Homes´´, this chronicles 21st century nomads, people who inhabit homes that are compact and mobile, either on wheels or in the water. With more than 1000 colour photos accompanying stories and descriptions.
Were you looking for the book with access to MyOMLab? This product is the book alone and does NOT come with access to MyOMLab. Buy Operations Management, 8th edition with MyOMLab access card (ISBN 9781292098777) if you need access to MyOMLab as well, and save money on this resource. You will also need a course ID from your instructor to access MyOMLab. Operations management is important, exciting, challenging ... and everywhere you look! Important, because it enables organizations to provide services and products that we all need Exciting, because it is central to constant changes in customer preference, networks of supply and demand, and developments in technology Challenging, because solutions must be must be financially sound, resource-efficient, as well as environmentally and socially responsible And everywhere, because in our daily lives, whether at work or at home, we all experience and manage processes and operations.
From Blackstone chairman, CEO and co-founder Stephen Schwarzman, a long-awaited book that uses impactful episodes from Schwarzman´s life to show readers how to think about management, entrepreneurship, investing and risk.
What´s the secret to having an engaged and productive team? It´s having a plan for developing all employees--no matter where they are on their personal learning curves. Better morale and higher performance happen through learning, argues Whitney Johnson. In over twenty years of coaching, investing, and consulting, Johnson has seen that employees need continuous learning and fresh challenges to stay motivated. The best bosses know this, and they know how to make it happen by thoughtfully designing people´s jobs around the skills they have today as well as the skills they´ll need to be even more valuable tomorrow. That´s how entire organizations stay competitive in an unpredictable, rapidly changing business environment. In this book, Johnson explains how to become one of those bosses and how to build your A-team by: Identifying what your employees already know and what they need to learnDesigning their jobs to maximize engagement and learningApplying a seven-step process for leading each person up their learning curve We all want opportunities to learn, experiment, and grow in our jobs. When our bosses work with us to help us leap to new challenges, the result is a team that knows how to thrive, no matter what the future holds.
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 CEOscharisma, 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 twentyin 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 methodsstriking for their consistency and relentless rationalitythat 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 oneand reaping extraordinary returns.
´´We know that the importance of these three human qualities--head, heart, and guts--has been recognized by people before our own time. The idea is not new. The most obvious illustration of it comes from the movies. Almost everyone has seen The Wizard of Oz, one of the most popular films ever made. You will recall that the three main characters (besides Dorothy and her dog Toto) were the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion. The Scarecrow was searching for brains, the Tin Man for a heart, and the Lion for courage--or head, heart, and guts. Each recognized he was incomplete. Each was searching for the missing piece that would make him whole. Each had an underdeveloped capacity but either didn´t know it or didn´t know how to use what he had. We find that many business leaders today are in the same situation as the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Lion--searching for the key personal quality that will somehow make them successful or whole (and often investing significantly in ´wizards´ who promise to do so). Quite often, what they need already exists within them but is unrecognized or undeveloped. We hope this book will help move you down the yellow brick road of leadership understanding.´´ --from the Introduction
From the author of the long-running #1 bestseller StrengthsFinder 2.0 comes a landmark study of great leaders, teams and the reasons why people follow. Nearly a decade ago, Gallup unveiled the results of a landmark 30-year research project that ignited a global conversation on the topic of strengths. More than 19 million people have since taken Gallup´s StrengthsFinder assessment, which forms the core of several books on this topic, including the #1 international bestseller StrengthsFinder 2.0. In recent years, while continuing to learn more about strengths, Gallup scientists have also been examining decades of data on the topic of leadership. They studied more than 1 million work teams, conducted more than 20,000 in-depth interviews with leaders and even interviewed more than 10,000 followers around the world to ask exactly why they followed the most important leader in their life. In Strengths Based Leadership, #1 New York Times bestselling author Tom Rath and renowned leadership consultant Barry Conchie reveal the results of this research. Based on their discoveries, the book identifies three keys to being a more effective leader: knowing your strengths and investing in others´ strengths, getting people with the right strengths on your team, and understanding and meeting the four basic needs of those who look to you for leadership. As you read Strengths Based Leadership, you´ll hear firsthand accounts from some of the most successful organizational leaders in recent history, from the founder of Teach For America to the president of The Ritz-Carlton, as they discuss how their unique strengths have driven their success. Filled with novel research and actionable ideas, Strengths Based Leadership will give you a new road map for leading people toward a better future. A unique access code allows you to take a new leadership version of Gallup´s StrengthsFinder program. The new version of this program provides you with specific strategies for leading with your top five strengths and enables you to plot the strengths of your team based on the four domains of leadership strength revealed in the book.
ï´´¿ In den vergangenen Jahren haben die Unternehmen gelernt, wie man Technologien skaliert. Nun ist es an der Zeit, zu lernen, wie Organisationen skaliert werden. Der Asteroid der digitalisierten Information ist mit voller Wucht eingeschlagen und hat die Weltwirtschaft für immer verändert. Die Ära der traditionellen, hierarchischen Marktbeherrschung durch Dinosaurier-Unternehmen neigt sich dem Ende zu. Die Zukunft gehört Unternehmen, die kleiner, in ihrem Wissen auf der Höhe der Zeit sind und sich schnell entwickeln. Die Geschichte und der gesunde Menschenverstand zeigen, dass man ein Unternehmen nicht radikal transformieren kann, ohne die Natur dieser Organisation grundlegend zu verändern. Deshalb ist in den letzten Jahren ein Organisationsmodell entstanden, das mit diesen Veränderungen übereinstimmt: Exponentielle Organisation (ExO). Dabei handelt es sich um Organisationen, deren Wirkung (oder Ertrag) überproportional hoch - mindestens zehn Mal höher - ist, als bei vergleichbaren Organisationen. Der Grund dafür ist die Anwendung neuer Organisationsmethoden, die beschleunigende Technologien nutzen. Exo´s verfügen über eine Struktur, die am besten dazu in der Lage ist, der nicht-linearen und internetgetriebenen Entwicklung des modernen Lebens gerecht zu werden. Das Zweite Newtonsche Gesetz fasst das allgemeine Prinzip Exponentieller Organisationen sehr gut zusammen: F = m x a besagt, dass eine Kraft eine Beschleunigung in umgekehrter Proportion zu Masse erzeugt. Eine kleine Masse ermöglicht eine dramatische Beschleunigung und schnelle Änderungen der Bewegungsrichtung - genau das, was wir heute bei vielen ExO´s sehen. Mit geringer innerer Trägheit zeigen sie eine außergewöhnliche Flexibilität, eine entscheidend wichtige Qualität in der volatilen Welt von heute. ´´Die Konzepte in diesem Buch und die Gespräche, die sie auslösen werden, stellen die neue Lingua Franca für diejenigen dar, die weiterhin im Wettbewerb mitspielen wollen.´´ Peter H. Diamandis, Chairman X Prize Foundation und zusammen mit Ray Kurzweil Gründer der Singularity University ´´Jedes Unternehmen, das geschaffen wurde, um im 20. Jahrhundert erfolgreich zu sein, wird im 21. Jahrhundert scheitern.´´ David S. Rose, der Autor des Bestsellers ´´Angel Investing´´ Über die Autoren Salim Ismail beschäftigt sich mit Fragen der Entwicklung von Organisationen im Kontext beschleunigten Wandels. Davor war er einer der führenden Köpfe von Brickhouse, dem internen Start-up-Inkubator von Yahoo. Yuri van Geest gehört zu den weltweit führenden Experten zum Thema Mobile. Mike Malone gilt als renommierter High-Tech-Journalist und Organisationsberater.