Seeing What's Next is a framework for predicting industry winners and losers. Every day, individuals take action based on how they believe innovation will change industries. Yet these beliefs are largely based on guesswork and incomplete data, and can lead to costly errors in judgment. Internationally renowned innovation expert Clayton M. Christensen and his research partners, Scott D. Anthony and Erik A. Roth, present this guide for predicting outcomes in the evolution of any industry.
"Informative, but a bit dry."
The soul of Daniel - the author-psychiatrist who narrates this story - awakens in the afterlife infused with fear and excitement. Two spiritual "greeters" guide him as he begins to negotiate the "corridors" of this new environment, encountering welcome and unwelcome spirits. But ultimately only his own spiritual convictions and discoveries will lead him past seductive enchantment to the achievement of his destiny and an understanding of the fundamental moral principles that transcend mortality.
Innovation may be the hottest discipline around today - in business circles and beyond. And for good reason. Innovation transforms companies and markets. It’s the key to solving vexing social problems. And it makes or breaks professional careers. For all the enthusiasm the topic inspires, however, the practice of innovation remains stubbornly impenetrable. No longer. In The Little Black Book of Innovation, long-time innovation expert Scott D.
"Great Innovation Overview Summary"
Nothing had worked. Not threats or negotiations, not shutting down the betting parlors or opium dens, not throwing Chinese offenders into prison. Not even executing them. The New York DA was running out of ideas, and more people were dying every day as the weapons of choice evolved from hatchets to automatic weapons and even bombs. Welcome to New York City's Chinatown in 1925.
In the complex sport of American football, teams rely on thick playbooks. But when it comes to creating innovative growth businesses - which is at least as complicated as professional football - most companies have not developed detailed game plans. The authors believe that companies can penetrate that fog by developing growth strategies based on disruptive innovations, as defined by Clayton Christensen.
Hollywood stylist to the stars, Zoey Witherspoon, is a wanna-be Stephanie Plum, and to that end, she's now moonlighting as a badge-toting Private Investigator. But on her way to style one of her infamously diva-esque clients, she discovers her first dead guy in the Range Rover parked next to her. And this isn't just any dead guy...It's one with a Russian mob connection, and the one hired by her former client, Ponzi-scheming King Bernard McCall, to kill her.
You have a great idea. Now what? That first mile - where an innovation moves from an idea on paper to the market - is often plagued by failure. In fact less than 1 percent of ideas launched by big companies end up having real impact. The ideas aren't the problem. It's the process. The First Mile focuses on the critical moment when an innovator moves from planning to reality. It is a perilous place where hidden traps snare entrepreneurs, and roadblocks slow innovators inside large companies.
The Stuck with a... Series is Castle-gone-country with the mom squad, Betty Boop, and My Cousin Vinny in the barnyard. But this ain't no ordinary barnyard. There's a lot more than a crazy rooster missing from the chicken coop, a bad ass cow causing a bunch of trouble, and a dog looking like a creature out of a storybook. There's a stiff too. A stiff - as in a dead guy - in a snow drift near the chicken coop. Things aren't lookin' too good for Nicky Blane, who owns the farm....
"Had to check to see if it was abridged"
Nothing is ever quite at peace on Scotland's Black Isle - the Traveling people are forever at odds with the locals, the fishermen have nothing in common with the farmers, and the villages have no connection with the town. But when two deaths occur on the same day, involving the same families from the same estate, the Black Isle seems as forbidding as its name.
"really enjoyed this series of books"
In the Highlands of 1950s Scotland, a boy is found dead in a canal lock. Two young girls tell such a fanciful story of his disappearance that no one believes them. The local newspaper staff - including Joanne Ross, the part-time typist embroiled in an abusive marriage, and her boss, a seasoned journalist determined to revamp the paper - set out to uncover and investigate the crime. Suspicion falls on several townspeople, all of whom profess their innocence.
"Listen to W. Denis"
Hollywood Stylist to the stars Zoey Witherspoon has stepped it up a bit and is now a Bond Girl-in-the-making. But on her way to establish a Milan office for her international celebrity clientele, she ends up at the wrong end of a Glock. And this isn't just any Glock. It's one held to her chest by her future Granny-in-law who also happens to have some big-time Italian Mob issues. Prince Roman Bellesconi of Italy's Royal House of Savoy may have brought down Ponzi-scheming King Bernard McCall, but Bernie's vast hedge-fund fraud rings are still going strong and threaten to ruin Roman's family's monarchy.
Belle Bishop, Queen of Witches, is a good witch. Her sister Angelica? Not so much. Belle rules her witchery kingdom using the ancient Wiccan Rede - An' it harm none, do what thy will,' while Angelica runs amuck, casting one mischievous spell after another. But this time, Angelica has gone too far. It's up to Belle and her former best friend, Atlas, the greatest wizard the earth has ever known, to save Belle's niece, Gia, from Angelica's magical mischief. If they don't, Gia will end up in The Summerland just like her mother...
On a dark, damp Sunday evening, a man taking a shortcut home sees a hand reaching out in supplication from a bundle of sacks. In an instant he knows something terrifying has happened.
In the Highlands in the late 1950s, much of the local newspaper’s success was due to Mrs. Smart, the no-nonsense office manager who kept everything and everyone in line. Her murder leaves her colleagues in shock and the Highland Gazette office in chaos.
Manhattan apparel designer Roxy Rae Vaughn, who's also a still-in-the-closet, country line dancing queen, wants to be a fashion success story. Tired of being nothing more than a Fifth Avenue up-and-comer, thanks to her elitist parents, Roxy moves to Nashville, Tennessee and opens a boutique in a local tractor supply store, the only retail space she can afford. Short on cash and way, way down on luck, she rear-ends a pick-up truck belonging to a tomato-growin', bootscootin' cowboy.
"My favorite story in the series"
Almost as soon as the last shot was fired in the Battle of the Little Bighorn, the battlefield became an archaeological site. For many years afterward, as fascination with the famed 1876 fight intensified, visitors to the area scavenged the many relics left behind. It took decades, however, before researchers began to tease information from the battle's debris - and the new field of battlefield archaeology began to emerge.
Nicky Blane, a bestselling author and farmer-in-the-making, doesn't need to look far to find creative inspiration for his novels. His crazy-ass Aunt Liza, a wanna-be witch, lives next door. But this time, she's blown it big-time with a hex on her ex that's gone a wee bit awry. Think graveyards and voodoo dolls, spell-casting and cauldrons, potions, raw emotions, and more.
Jane Austen spends her days writing and matchmaking in the small countryside village of Steventon, until a ball at Godmersham Park propels her into a new world where she yearns for a romance of her own. But whether her heart will settle on a young lawyer, a clever Reverend, a wealthy childhood friend, or a mysterious stranger is anyone's guess.
"A Smart and Fun Tale."
This audiobook is a compiliation of the "The Stuck with A" series by authors D. D. Scott and David Slegg. The books included are: Stuck With A Schmuck, Stuck With A Stiff, Stuck With A Spell, and Stuck with Sleigh Bells.
Author D. D. Scott is back...this time, with the third book in her new best-selling series co-authored with David Slegg. What if Santa had a double knee replacement and had to put his BFF Father Time and The Mom Squad's Grams in charge of The Big Red Ride? For Stuck with Sleigh Bells think Castle and Beckett, The Good Witch and Maxine in Whoville.
Manhattan-raised, culinary-schooled pastry chef Jules Lichtenstien wants to make her new Nashville, Tennessee bakery a success. Catering the wedding of a Music City socialite and her country music, chart-topping beau could do just that. But learning the Wedding Planner From Hell is her ex has Jules' nerves frosted. Having never found the sweet comfort in a man that she gets from her sugary confections, she vows to never again cook up anything but food in her kitchen. Meat n' Three diner heir and produce man Cody Weiss is fantastic with food but lousy with relationships....
"Enjoyable to listen"