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N. Frota

Filipe Frota


  • 3 reviews
  • 15 ratings
  • 59 titles in library
  • 2 purchased in 2015

  • The Strategist: Be the Leader Your Business Needs

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Cynthia Montgomery
    • Narrated By Karen White

    Based on an acclaimed professor's legendary strategy course at Harvard Business School, The Strategist offers a radically new perspective on a leader's most vital role. "Are you a strategist?" That's the first question Cynthia Montgomery asks the business owners and senior executives from all over the world who participate in her highly regarded executive education course. It's not a question they anticipate, but by the time the program ends, they cannot imagine leading their companies to success without being - and living the role of - a strategist.

    N. Frota says: "It's Ok, there R better books on Business Strategy"
    "It's Ok, there R better books on Business Strategy"
    What did you like best about The Strategist? What did you like least?

    What I liked about this book: It brings interesting examples of strategy driven business turnarounds. The author presents the "Strategy Wheel" which is a simple and straightforward framework for aligning functional areas to the company's central strategic purpose. (Can be used as a complement to Porter's Value Chain)
    What I didn't like about this book: In my opinion this is a book for people who are not yet very familiar with the Business Strategy concepts. If you have read Michael Porter's books or "The Blue ocean Strategy", you may get bored.

    What three words best describe Karen White’s performance?

    The narrator is too slow, even for a non native english speaker

    Any additional comments?

    Recommended: Understanding Michael Porter (Magretta)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Innovator's DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jeff Dyer, Hal Gregersen, Clay Christensen
    • Narrated By Mel Foster

    In The Innovator’s DNA, authors Jeff Dyer, Hal Gregersen, and bestselling author Clayton M. Christensen (The Innovator’s Dilemma, The Innovator’s Solution) build on what we know about disruptive innovation to show how individuals can develop the skills necessary to move progressively from idea to impact. By identifying behaviors of the world’s best innovators the authors outline five discovery skills that distinguish innovative entrepreneurs and executives from ordinary managers.

    BRIAN says: "Starts slowly and then... it pops!"
    "The inner-workings of innovators minds. Nice book!"
    Where does The Innovator's DNA rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's in the top tier group of the audiobooks I have listened to.

    What did you learn from The Innovator's DNA that you would use in your daily life?

    It gave me a way to structure my thinking to my come up with new business ideas. It gives you ways to develop not only your own discovery skills but those of your company.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • What Matters Now: How to Win in a World of Relentless Change, Ferocious Competition, and Unstoppable Innovation

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Gary Hamel
    • Narrated By Gary Hamel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    What Matters Now is Gary Hamel's impassioned plea to rethink the fundamental assumptions we have about management, the meaning of work, and organizational life. He asks, "What are the fundamental, make-or-break issues that will determine whether your organization thrives or dives in the years ahead?"

    Drew says: "Pure bombast"
    "For bureaucracy busting management experts."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Gary is a management guru who has been engaged in redefining management for the 21st century. This is an interesting and dense book that you will probably have to pause sometimes to digest the ideas. He starts the book by giving a snapshot about the current economic scenario. He argues that the economic crisis derivates of a value crisis; a lot of business leaders, specially bankers, have been acting greedy for easy money, tricking the system to secure their own personal interests, deceiving customers and business partners.
    He then dives deep into what matters now for business to thrive "in a world of relentless change, ferocious competition and unstoppable innovation". The subjects are: Values, Innovation, Adaptability, Passion and Ideology.
    He illustrates about the importance of those subjects with interesting examples of companies that are incorporating unorthodox business practices to unleash innovation while removing bureaucracy.

    What other book might you compare What Matters Now to and why?

    The Future of Management

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