Usually, individuals and organizations go to great lengths to avoid errors. Companies are designed for optimum performance rather than for learning, and mistakes are seen as defects. But as an example from Bell System shows, making mistakes - correctly - is a powerful way to accelerate learning and increase competitiveness.
With more than 900 million consumers, the continent of Africa is one of the world's fastest growing markets. In Africa Rising, legendary global business consultant Vijay Mahajan reveals this remarkable marketplace in all its richness and complexity, and helps companies understand the massive opportunity it presents.
"One can skim the print version"
Everything you need to know to make smarter, better decisions - in business and in life!
It's a different world out there and you need to know how to make the most of every career opportunity. Let the expert authors from FT Press, including Martha I. Finney and Wes Moss, guide you through the process.
Laid off? Get control of your money, and protect your long-term finances, without denying yourself everything you love! You might not be in control of what's coming in, but you have absolute control over what's going out. You can give yourself the satisfaction of exercising that control without completely denying yourself the things you love - especially in three areas essential to living in a modern, high-tech world.
Pilot a kayak, not an ocean liner! In turbulent times, you will capsize, but you can learn to prepare for it, recover gracefully, and "paddle" from failure to success. Change means trying new things and failing. It means vulnerability, frustration, and suffering. It means getting comfortable hanging upside down in your boat, under the icy water, without oxygen. It means hanging in there and continuing to function even when you look and feel foolish-and then rolling back up.