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Intelligent and Knowledge-Based Computing for Business and Organizational Advancements

Intelligent and Knowledge-Based Computing for Business and Organizational Advancements

By: Hideyasu Sasaki; Dickson K.W. Chiu; Epaminondas Kapetanios; Patrick Hung; Frederic Andres; Ho-fung Leung; Richard Chbeir

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAY-2012

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As organizations, businesses, and other institutions work to move forward during a new era of ubiquitous modern technology, new computing and technology implementation strategies are necessary to harness the shared knowledge of individuals to advance their organizations as a whole. Intelligent and Knowledge-Based Computing for Business and Organizational Advancements  examines the emerging computing paradigm of Collective Intelligence (CI). The global contributions contained in this publication will prove to be essential to both researchers and practitioners in the computer and...

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The Business Model Innovation Factory: How to Stay Relevant When The World is Changing

The Business Model Innovation Factory: How to Stay Relevant When The World is Changing

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 24-APR-2012

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Business model innovation is the new strategic imperative for all leaders Blockbuster's executives saw Netflix coming. Yet they stuck with their bricks and mortar business model, losing billions in shareholder value. They were "netflixed." Business models don't last as long as they used to. Historically CEO's have managed a single business model over their entire careers. Today, all organizations must be capable of designing, prototyping, and experimenting with new business models. The Business Model Innovation Factory provides leaders with the survival skills to create a pipeline of new...

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Changing Business from the Inside Out

Changing Business from the Inside Out

By: Tim Mohin

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Publication Date: 06-AUG-2012

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Tim Mohin argues that environmentalists can do as much good for the earth working "inside" the corporate system as by protesting from the outside. This book outlines how to work in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), either as a new career, of as a leader in a CSR initiative. ...

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Innovating in a global crisis

Innovating in a Global Crisis

By: Fons Trompenaars; Charles Hampden-Turner

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

Publication Date: 30-SEP-2009

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As recession grips the business world leaders in every industry and in every part of the world are viewing innovation as the primary route to recovery. Innovation has regained its central place in corporate life. Innovating in a global crisis was the first practical book to show how innovation can be a lifeline in severe downturn. Two years since its first publication, this title is just as relevant today. Trompenaars and Hampden-Turner brilliantly reconnect people, teams and organizations to create constant renewal of talent and motivation. Drawing on the renowned THT cross-cultural...

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Grounded Innovation

Grounded Innovation

By: Lars Erik Holmquist

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

Publication Date: 15-MAY-2012

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How will you design the next big thing? And the thing after that? And after that…? This book can help, by providing practical techniques for the innovation process which consists of invention and investigation. Smart products are popping up everywhere and we are constantly presented with newer, better ‘things’ that enhance our everyday lives - the pace continually speeding up. Efficiency of creativity mixed with designing within budgetary and business culture parameters is difficult on a good day. This book provides extensive examples of products that did and didn’t make it to...

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Growth Champions: The Battle for Sustained Innovation Leadership

Growth Champions: The Battle for Sustained Innovation Leadership

By:  The Growth Agenda

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 03-APR-2012

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Unique insights and fresh perspectives on business growth and innovation Growth is a priority for most businesses, but one that's elusive and difficult to achieve. But some companies do it well, delivering sustainable growth year after year. What makes those companies so special? And what can you and your business learn from them? Growth Champions looks at 20 leading global organizations and identifies the key elements that drive their success. These growth champions include such companies as PepsiCo, Apple, Rolls Royce, Google, Audi, and P&G. While many share some common traits, they...

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Information, Technology, and Innovation: Resources for Growth in a Connected World

Information, Technology, and Innovation: Resources for Growth in a Connected World

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 10-APR-2012

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A big-picture look at how the latest trends in information management and technology are impacting business models and innovation worldwide With all of the recent emphasis on "big data," analytics and visualization, and emerging technology architectures such as smartphone networks, social media, and cloud computing, the way we do business is undergoing rapid change. The right business model can create overnight sensations—think of Groupon, the iPad, or Facebook. At the same time, alternative models for organizing resources such as home schooling, Linux, or Kenya's Ushihidi tool transcend...

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The New Technology Elite: How Great Companies Optimize Both Technology Consumption and Production

The New Technology Elite: How Great Companies Optimize Both Technology Consumption and Production

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 27-MAR-2012

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How-to guidance for optimizing incumbent technologies to deliver a better product and gain competitive advantage Their zip codes are far from Silicon Valley. Their SIC codes show retail, automobile or banking. But industry after industry is waking up to the opportunity of "smart" products and services for their increasingly tech-savvy customers. Traditionally technology buyers, they are learning to embed technology in their products and become technology vendors. In turn, if you analyze Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter and eBay, you marvel at their data centers, retail stores,...

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Good Derivatives: A Story of Financial and Environmental Innovation

Good Derivatives: A Story of Financial and Environmental Innovation

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 03-APR-2012

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Through the eyes of an inventor of new markets, Good Derivatives: A Story of Financial and Environmental Innovation tells the story of how financial innovation – a concept that is misunderstood and under attack - has been a positive force in the last four decades. If properly designed and regulated, these "good derivatives" can open vast possibilities to address a variety of global problems. Filled with provocative ideas, fascinating stories, and valuable lessons, it will provide both an insightful interpretation of the last forty years in capital and environmental markets and a vision of...

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Rippling: How Social Entrepreneurs Spread Innovation Throughout the World

Rippling: How Social Entrepreneurs Spread Innovation Throughout the World

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Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Publication Date: 27-MAR-2012

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Principles for driving significant change throughout an entire system Drawing on the knowledge and experience of working with hundreds the world's top social change leaders in all fields, Beverly Schwartz presents a model for change based on five proven principles that any individual leader or organization can apply to bring about deep, lasting and systematic change. Rippling shows how to activate the type of change that is needed to address the critical challenges that threaten to destroy the foundations of our society and planet in these increasingly turbulent times. These...

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Edison in the Boardroom: How Leading Companies Realize Value from Their Intellectual Assets

Edison in the Boardroom: How Leading Companies Realize Value from Their Intellectual Assets

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 13-JUN-2001

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Julie L. Davis and Suzanne Harrison Today's corporations are always on the lookout for exciting new and innovative ideas that can be used to generate revenue. Up until recently, this meant taking these ideas and turning them into products or services, which could then be sold for profit. But today, a unique new concept is revolutionizing the way companies are getting value from ideas. Instead of incorporating them into products or services, today's innovations may be bartered, licensed or sold in the "idea" stage for tremendous amounts of money. For example, IBM currently receives well...

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Find Your Next

Find Your Next

By: Andrea Kates

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Publication Date: 18-OCT-2011

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THE NEXT BIG THING IN BUSINESS INNOVATION—FROM THE NEXT GENERATION’S BRAND WHISPERERWhat can an oil company (Pennzoil) learn from a great place to hang out (Starbucks) to create a new customer experience (Jiffy Lube)?If you’re a manager, an executive, or an entrepreneur, you understand that your business is unique, with its own challenges and rewards. But thanks to the new science of the Business Genome® process, you’ll be surprised to see how many businesses share a similar “genetic” structure. And by understanding what works and what doesn’t for your business’s genomic type, you can play to...

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Corporate Entrepreneurship

Corporate Entrepreneurship

By: Robert Hisrich; Claudine Kearney

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Publication Date: 17-AUG-2011

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Beat the competition with INTERNAL INNOVATIONIf 3M’s corporate leadership hadn’t given researcher Art Fry a creative outlet, the world would never have seen the Post-it Note . . .Corporate entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, mavericks. No matter what name they go by, these innovators are the pioneering forces within an organization who spark new enterprises, products, services, and processes to combat increased global competition.Corporate Entrepreneurship shows you how to develop and grow your organization by designing the culture, structure, strategies, and policies that encourage and support...

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The Innovative Team: Unleashing Creative Potential for Breakthrough Results

The Innovative Team: Unleashing Creative Potential for Breakthrough Results

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Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Publication Date: 20-DEC-2011

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New tools for tapping the creativity of teams and achieving breakthrough results The Innovative Team is an engaging business fable that reveals the impact our underlying work style preferences have on our teams and their results. The authors present a breakthrough thinking process for developing successful teams. They introduce a uniquely effective set of tools built on FourSight, a measure of problem-solving preferences field-tested by top consultants, which can help anyone from professionals to novices solve problems and achieve performance breakthroughs. FourSight enables teams to...

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Creative People Must Be Stopped: Six Ways We Kill Innovation (Without Even Trying)

Creative People Must Be Stopped: Six Ways We Kill Innovation (Without Even Trying)

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Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Publication Date: 22-NOV-2011

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A framework for overcoming the six types of innovation killers Everybody wants innovation—or do they? Creative People Must Be Stopped shows how individuals and organizations sabotage their own best intentions to encourage "outside the box" thinking. It shows that the antidote to this self-defeating behavior is to identify which of the six major types of constraints are hindering innovation: individual, group, organizational, industry-wide, societal, or technological. Once innovators and other leaders understand exactly which constraints are working against them and how to overcome them,...

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Brilliant Business Creativity

Brilliant Business Creativity

By: Richard Hall

Publisher: Prentice Hall Business

Publication Date: 19-MAY-2010

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With budgets being cut and competition fierce, thinking creatively in business has never been so important. Brilliant Business Creativity is an entertaining guide to one of the most important business topics today. A hands-on skills set book, you’ll discover all the techniques you need to be creative. It highlights how creativity is taking shape in the business world and approaches the topic from both a macro and micro level; how you can get your organisation to be more creative, and how you can be creative yourself.   It’s an ideal first step into the world of creativity for all those...

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The Truth About Creativity

The Truth About Creativity

By: Patrick Harris

Publisher: Pearson Business

Publication Date: 27-JAN-2010

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The Truth About Creativity provides a practical and example-laden journey through creativity and its talent-releasing benefits for organisations, teams and individuals. Many of the truths are new perspectives on well-known creativity topics and will teach you how to: capture and use half-thoughts in the workplace; use alternative techniques to brainstorming; realise ideas must get complex before they get profound; succeed with a £10 budget; build momentum to take people with you; test the validity of ideas with a 5 minute business plan; recognize the customer isn’t always right – but...

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Innovation: Fast Track to Success

Innovation: Fast Track to Success

By: Andy Bruce; David. Birchall

Publisher: Financial Times/ Prentice Hall

Publication Date: 27-JAN-2010

Insert Date: 29-DEC-2011

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  GET THE RESULTS YOU WANT IN INNOVATION. FAST.   Companies that innovate successfully get six key things right – planning, pipeline, process, platform, people and performance. If you want to seek out new commercial opportunities and develop new and better ways of doing things, then you need to get them right too. Fast Track to Success: Innovation gives you a practical framework that will help you use innovation to make a tangible impact on your bottom line.   This practical, career-oriented book gets you up to speed on innovation quickly. It talks you through everything...

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The Truth About Innovation

The Truth About Innovation

By: Max Mckeown

Publisher: Pearson Business

Publication Date: 15-JAN-2010

Insert Date: 27-DEC-2011

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The Truth About Innovation  transforms today's most important innovation research into 50 proven "truths". Max Mckeown delivers plain, powerful advice on how to: increase creativity encourage collaboration co-create with customers overcome indifference make ideas into money thrive on change...and much more.  This is the definitive, evidence-based guide to innovations - a set of bedrock principles you can rely on, regardless of your organization, role or title. Drawing on over 15 years of the author's research, consulting, training and writing...

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Four books bring together breakthrough insights and strategies for maximizing the business value of innovation – now, and for years to come Four remarkable books help executive decision-makers and strategists overcome the stubborn obstacles to business innovation, and implement innovation strategies that really work. In Innovation that Fits: Moving Beyond the Fads to Choose the RIGHT Innovation Strategy for Your Business, three leading experts on commercializing innovation systematically teach the lessons of 250+ corporate innovation programs, defining a focused, integrated model for...