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Open Services Innovation

The father of “open innovation” is back with his most significant book yet.

Henry Chesbrough’s acclaimed book Open Innovation described a new paradigm for management in the 21st century. Open Services Innovation offers a new approach that demonstrates how open innovation combined with a services approach to business is an effective and powerful way to grow and compete in our increasingly services-driven economy.

Chesbrough shows how companies in any industry can make the critical shift from product- to service-centric thinking, from closed to open innovation where co-creating with customers enables sustainable business models that drive continuous value creation for customers. He maps out a strategic approach and proven framework that any individual, business unit, company, or industry can put to work for renewed growth and profits.

The book includes guidance and compelling examples for small and large companies, services businesses, and emerging economies, as well as a path forward for the innovation industry.

Book Details:

Hardcover: 256 pages

Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 Edition (January 18, 2011)

Language: English

Author: Henry Chesbrough

Category: Business Books, Open Innovation Books

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Performance Dashboards

Performance dashboards have become the preferred way for busy executives, managers, and staff to monitor key business metrics at a glance and move swiftly through layers of actionable information to get the insight they need to solve problems quickly, efficiently, and effectively.

Written by Wayne Eckerson, a recognized expert and consultant in the field of business intelligence, —Performance Dashboards, Second Edition shows how performance dashboards focus business people on the right things to do and arm them with relevant information to do things right. Eckerson’s tips, techniques, and practical insights provide a strategic road map to help organizations turbocharge performance management initiatives with dashboard technology to optimize performance and accelerate results.

Book Details:

Hardcover: 318 pages

Publisher: Wiley; 2nd Edition (November 9, 2010)

Language: English

Author: Wayne W. Eckerson

Category: Business Books, Business Management Books

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Valuation for M&A - Building Value in Private Companies

Most owners and managers operate their businesses year after year without ever knowing what their company is worth, how much more a strategic buyer would pay to acquire it, what factors affect the company’s stock value, whether they would be better off selling, and if so, how and when?

Having provided valuation advisory services to thousands of companies and corporate executives, authors and valuation experts Chris Mellen and Frank Evans have developed proven techniques for accurately measuring and successfully building value in your company. Now in a second edition, Valuation for M&A: Building Value in Private Companies provides you with the tools to determine what your company’s value is, what drives that value, and how to enhance that value during an M&A transaction and in daily operations—even when no stock price exists.

Book Details:

Hardcover: 400 pages

Publisher: Wiley; 2nd Edition (June 8, 2010)

Language: English

Editor: Chris M. Mellen and Frank C. Evans

Category: Business Books, Business Valuation Books

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February

My Big Idea

2011. Written by macsalam No comments Posted in: Books, Management
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My Big Idea

In this book, 30 successful entrepreneurs explain how they turned their dreams into reality. They tell how they decided what to do, how they got started, how they found the money they needed, and how they went about it. But they also reveal how they had doubts, made mistakes, and encountered frustrations along the way. Importantly, they also explain how they overcame these difficulties and turned a dream into a commercially viable reality.

Book Details:

Paperback: 192 pages

Publisher: Kogan Page (May 28, 2010)

Language: English

Author: Rachel Bridge

Category: Business Books, Management Books

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January

100 Great Business Ideas

Are you looking for a great idea or some inspiration to start a new venture or to help you grow your existing business? This book contains 100 great business ideas, extracted from the world s best companies.

Ideas provide the fuel for individuals and companies to create value and success. Indeed the power of ideas can even exceed the power of money. One simple idea can be the catalyst to move markets, inspire colleagues and employees, and capture the hearts and imaginations of customers. This book can be that very catalyst. Each idea is succinctly described and is followed by advice on how such an idea can be applied to the reader s own business situation. A simple but potentially powerful book for anyone seeking new inspiration and that killer application.

Book Details:

Paperback: 240 pages

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Corp/Ccb (December 1, 2010)

Language: English

Author: Jeremy Kourdi

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The Worst-Case Scenario Business Survival Guide

Layoffs. Sales slumps. Dangerously low morale. Extreme cash tightness. Reorganizations.

It’s a scary world out there. Times are as tough as they’ve been in decades. More than ever before, companies are struggling to make ends meet, having to cut costs, lay off employees, delay new endeavors—and focus almost exclusively on SURVIVAL. And until now, there’s never been a good, clear, step-by-step guide for businesses facing such sudden turns for the worse.

THIS BOOK MAY SAVE YOUR BUSINESS.

Written by WORSE-CASE SCENARIO creator and entrepreneur David Borgenicht, bestselling new business superguru Mark Joyner, and many other business experts, you’ll learn:

Book Details:

Paperback: 208 pages

Publisher: Wiley (September 28, 2009)

Language: English

Author: David Borgenicht and Mark Joyner

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January

Business Model Generation

2011. Written by Mohammad Tarek No comments Posted in: Books, Management
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Business Model Generation

Co-created by 470 “Business Model Canvas” practitioners from 45 countries, the book features a beautiful, highly visual, 4-color design that takes powerful strategic ideas and tools, and makes them easy to implement in your organization. It explains the most common Business Model patterns, based on concepts from leading business thinkers, and helps you reinterpret them for your own context. You will learn how to systematically understand, design, and implement a game-changing business model–or analyze and renovate an old one. Along the way, you’ll understand at a much deeper level your customers, distribution channels, partners, revenue streams, costs, and your core value proposition.

Business Model Generation features practical innovation techniques used today by leading consultants and companies worldwide, including 3M, Ericsson, Capgemini, Deloitte, and others. Designed for doers, it is for those ready to abandon outmoded thinking and embrace new models of value creation: for executives, consultants, entrepreneurs, and leaders of all organizations. If you’re ready to change the rules, you belong to “the business model generation!”

Book Details:

Paperback: 288 pages

Publisher: Wiley (July 13, 2010)

Language: English

Author: Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur

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