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The Silo Effect Audiobook

The Silo Effect: Why putting everything in its place isn't such a bright idea

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Publisher's Summary

In The Silo Effect, award-winning journalist Gillian Tett examines the structural development of institutions such as UBS, Sony and the Bank of England. While the world is increasingly interlinked in some senses, it remains profoundly fragmented in others.

As organisations become larger and more global than ever before, they are apt to be divided and sub-divided into numerous different departments to facilitate productivity. However, there is a trap to the inevitability of these silos. The tunnel vision and tribalism that silos can lead to makes groups less innovative and can lead to disastrous mistakes.

Institutions worldwide are made up of silos operating in isolation from one another. The Silo Effect is an eye-opening account that takes a radical anthropological approach in suggesting how we might draw them back together.

Gillian Tett is Assistant Editor for the Financial Times where she has worked for 15 years. In 2008, she won the British Press Award for the Financial Journalist of the Year. She often appears on programmes such as Today and Newsnight and lectures widely.

©2015 Gillian Tett (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

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    MikeNZ 01-21-16
    MikeNZ 01-21-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Facebook, Sony & why the gap?"

    Some good case studies across a broad range of industries. Found value in the insights especially from Sony, Facebook, Cleveland Health & Chicago Police.

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  • Nikita Kanani
    2/29/16
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    "Brilliant book - and loved the reading style"

    I thought this book was a game changer and the narrator spot on. I've already sent a copy of the book to colleagues and look forward to applying the concepts to my own field.

    I also really enjoyed the reading style, the narrator had a charming voice and rhythm which I found engaging.

    I'll be highly recommending both book and narrator!

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  • P
    2/8/16
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    "Good Book Shame about the Narrator"
    Would you try another book written by Gillian Tett or narrated by Eilidh L. Beaton?

    Maybe I shouldnt blame the narrator but one thing spoilt this book for me. Her ridiculous use of accents when quoting real life characters. The French accent sounded like something from "Allo Allo", the Australians from a Fosters add and her American accent was appalling !! And why stop there..why werent the Sony execs given a Japanese Accent? Why didn't she differentiate between Americans from New York, Texas or Illinois... they have different accents . This ruined the whole book for me and made it almost un-listenable to


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The 8 stories are interesting.


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Eilidh L. Beaton?

    Anyone. Although maybe the producer should be blamed.


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

    Yes, if made into a documentary


    Any additional comments?

    I still have 1/3 of book to listen to but I had to send a review now I am so frustrated as I think the themes and subject are fascinating

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  • Peter Mulholland
    10/23/15
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    "Hugely enjoyable"

    Thought provoking and relevant whatever your profession. The ideas and perspective shed light on many of the day to day frustrations we all experience.

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