Category Archives: Planning Back

Decisive Intuition : Use Your Gut Instincts to Make Smart Business Decisions (ebook)

Author: Rick Snyder Intuition is the great differentiator in business. Listening to, trusting, and acting on your intuitive intelligence separates you from the pack as most people are not listening to theirs. Intuition is the one intangible skill that enables teams to function at a higher level and add more dimension and power to their … Read more

Optimizing growth : predictive and profitable strategies to understand demand and outsmart your competitors (book)

Authors: Jason Green, Mark Henneman and Dimitar Antov This is a handbook for how to succeed in the age of big data. Today’s business environment looks dramatically different than it did even a decade ago, and it continues to evolve at an increasing rate; macroeconomic shifts, consumer trends, technological advances, and changing competitive dynamics are … Read more

The messy middle : finding your way through the hardest and most crucial part of any bold venture (book)

Author: Scott Belsky While most books and press focus on the more sensational moments of creation and conclusion, The Messy Middle argues that the real key to success is how you navigate the ups-and-downs after initial investment is secured. It will give you all the insights you need to build and optimize your team, improve … Read more

Draw to win : a crash course on how to lead, sell, and innovate with your visual mind (book)

Author: Dan Roam Thirty-two thousand years ago, your many-times-great-grandparents Oog and Aag drew pictures on the wall of a cave. They had an innate need to communicate, but no written language. So they found an easy and natural way to share their thoughts and stories. Today, after so many years when speaking and writing dominated, … Read more

Smart Business : What Alibaba’s Success Reveals about the Future of Strategy (ebook)

Author: Ming Zeng Leaders already know that the classic approach to strategy–analyze, plan, execute–is losing relevance. But they don’t yet know what replaces it. As everyone and everything becomes more interconnected and digitized, how do you operate, compete, and win? Ming Zeng, the former Chief of Staff and strategy adviser to Alibaba Group’s founder Jack … Read more

50 business classics : your shortcut to the most important ideas on innovation, management, and strategy (book)

Author: Tom Butler-Bowdon With insightful commentaries on the landmark writings of old and new, 50 Business Classics presents the great entrepreneur stories, the best management thinking and the proven ideas on strategy, innovation and marketing – in one volume. 50 Business Classics presents the key ideas from classic texts such as My Years with General … Read more

Use a project mindset to create a bridge between your business and its people

Jeff Schwisow – SmartCompany – 17 July 2018 In today’s constantly shifting business landscape, the thriving organisations will be those that are nimble enough to adapt at the pace of change. To create this fast-paced adaptability, business leaders need to establish and maintain a meaningful connection with their people. The most powerful way to create that … Read more

How to go digital : practical wisdom to help drive your organization’s digital transformation (book)

Author: MIT Sloan Management Review The most important skills a leader needs to succeed in a digital environment are not technical in nature but managerial — strategic vision, forward-looking perspective, change-oriented mindset. A company’s digital transformation does not involve abandoning widget-making for app developing or pursuing “disruption” at the cost of stability. Rather, it is … Read more