Language : English
Published : 2012-02-01
Pages : 304
What Matters Now
This is not a book about one thing. It’s not a 250-page dissertation on leadership, teams or motivation. Instead, it’s an agenda for building organizations that can flourish in a world of diminished hopes, relentless change and ferocious competition. This is not a book about doing better. It’s not a manual for people who want to tinker at the margins. Instead, it’s an impassioned plea to reinvent management as we know it—to rethink the fundamental assumptions we have about capitalism, organizational life, and the meaning of work. Leaders today confront a world where the unprecedented is the norm. Wherever one looks, one sees the exceptional and the extraordinary: Business newspapers decrying the state of capitalism. Once-innovative companies struggling to save off senescence. Next gen employees shunning blue chips for social start-ups. Corporate miscreants getting pilloried in the blogosphere. Entry barriers tumbling in what were once oligopolistic strongholds. Hundred year-old business models being rendered irrelevant overnight. Newbie organizations crowdsourcing their most creative work. National governments lurching towards bankruptcy. Investors angrily confronting greedy CEOs and complacent boards. Newly omnipotent customers eagerly wielding their power. Social media dramatically transforming the way human beings connect, learn and collaborate. Obviously, there are lots of things that matter now. But in a world of fractured certainties and battered trust, some things matter more than others. While the challenges facing organizations are limitless; leadership bandwidth isn’t. That’s why you have to be clear about what really matters now. What are the fundamental, make-or-break issues that will determine whether your organization thrives or dives in the years ahead? Hamel identifies five issues are that are paramount: values, innovation, adaptability, passion and ideology. In doing so he presents an essential agenda for leaders everywhere who are eager to… move from defense to offense reverse the tide of commoditization defeat bureaucracy astonish their customers foster extraordinary contribution capture the moral high ground outrun change build a company that’s truly fit for the future Concise and to the point, the book will inspire you to rethink your business, your company and how you lead.
For courses in computer science and software engineering The Fundamental Practice of Software Engineering Software Engineering introduces students to the overwhelmingly important subject of software programming and development. In the past few years, computer systems have come to dominate not just our technological growth, but the foundations of our world’s major industries. This text seeks to lay out the fundamental concepts of this huge and continually growing subject area in a clear and comprehensive manner. The Tenth Edition contains new information that highlights various technological updates of recent years, providing students with highly relevant and current information. Sommerville’s experience in system dependability and systems engineering guides the text through a traditional plan-based approach that incorporates some novel agile methods. The text strives to teach the innovators of tomorrow how to create software that will make our world a better, safer, and more advanced place to live.
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About the Author
Mary Lou Roberts has been a tenured professor of marketing at the University of Massachusetts and held a number of administrative positions there, including Director of Development. She currently teaches Internet Marketing to a global cadre of students at the Harvard University Extension School. Dr. Roberts earned her Ph.D. in marketing from the University of Michigan. She is senior author of DIRECT MARKETING MANAGEMENT, 2E, available on her website at www.marylouroberts.info. She has published extensively in marketing journals throughout the U.S. and Europe. Dr. Roberts is a frequent presenter for both professional and academic marketing organizations and has consulted and provided planning services and management training programs for a wide variety of corporations and non-profit organizations. She has been an active member of many professional organizations and has served on a number of their boards. Melissa S. Barker is a digital marketing consultant and public speaker, currently working with Puppet Labs and Gates NextGen Open Source Courseware Grant. She has co-authored five leading-edge textbooks, including the best-selling INTERNET RESEARCH ILLUSTRATED and the popular SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING: A STRATEGIC APPROACH. Ms. Barker created the first accredited social media marketing certificate in Washington State. She also developed and teaches the certificate’s core courses for Spokane Falls Community College, which include marketing, social media marketing, search engine marketing, and social media strategic planning courses. Ms. Barker is pursuing an M.B.A. at Willamette University. She received her undergraduate education at Gonzaga University, graduating with a B.A. in public relations and advertising. She has held key roles in digital marketing management at Siber Systems, Own Point of Sale, Integra Telecom, Jive Software, and Oregon Public Broadcasting. She has established herself as an authority on LinkedIn. In addition, she is a sought after speaker at conferences such as InnoTech and ITEXPO. For more information about Ms. Barker, visit: www.linkedin.com/in/melissasbarker. Debra Zahay is Professor and Department Chair at St. Edward’s University. Austin, Texas. She holds A Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Illinois, an M.A. in Management from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, a J.D. from Loyola University in Chicago and her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Zahay researches how firms can facilitate customer relationships, particularly using customer information. Her current and recent research topics include customer information management for competitive advantage; information use in new product development and, particularly, crowd-sourcing; data warehousing in CRM environments; email personalization and other aspects of interactive marketing. Some of the journals in which she has published include Journal of Product Innovation Management, Decision Sciences, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Advertising Research, Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, Journal of Interactive Marketing, Interactive Marketing, Journal of Database Marketing, and in the working paper series for the Marketing Science Institute. She has presented her work at numerous academic and practitioner conferences. Dr. Zahay’s prior teaching experiences include North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, and DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Zahay has been the President of her own database and relationship management consulting firm since 1993 and has extensive experience helping companies identify and develop customer relationships. Her prior business experience includes senior marketing management responsibilities at MCI Telecommunications and Dun & Bradstreet. She has also served as a Vice President on the Executive Board of the Chicago American Marketing Association and currently serves on the Board of the Chicago Association of Direct Marketing. Nicholas F. Bormann holds a Ph.D. in economics at George Mason University). He received his undergraduate education at Gonzaga University, graduating with a B.S. in economics and a B.A. in political science, with a concentration in women’s/gender studies. Dr. Bormann is a two-time recipient of the Albert Mann Award for intercollegiate policy debate and qualified for the National Debate Tournament four times, advancing to elimination rounds twice. A member of Omicron Delta Epsilon, the economics honor society, his 2010 paper on the effect of state minimum wage laws on unemployment was presented at the Spokane Intercollegiate Research Conference. For more information about Dr. Bormann, visit: www.linkedin.com/in/nfbormann. Donald I. Barker has authored, coauthored, and contributed to 40 cutting-edge and best-selling textbooks on subjects ranging from computer operating systems and expert systems to Internet research and social media marketing. Mr. Barker holds an M.B.A. from Eastern Washington University. As an assistant professor of information systems at Gonzaga University, he was honored with the Best Theoretical Paper Award by the International Business Schools Computer Users Group Annual North American Conference. He also received several Jepson Scholarship Awards for notable publications in the field of artificial intelligence. As senior editor of PC AI Magazine, he wrote popular columns for the magazine and BotSpot.com. For more information about Mr. Barker, visit: www.linkedin.com/in/donaldibarker.
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