The Connected Company


Author: Dave Gray,Thomas Vander Wal
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1491919434
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 312
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With a foreword by Alex Osterwalder. The future of work is already here. Customers are adopting disruptive technologies faster than your company can adapt. When your customers are delighted, they can amplify your message in ways that were never before possible. But when your company’s performance runs short of what you’ve promised, customers can seize control of your brand message, spreading their disappointment and frustration faster than you can keep up. To keep pace with today’s connected customers, your company must become a connected company. That means deeply engaging with workers, partners, and customers, changing how work is done, how you measure success, and how performance is rewarded. It requires a new way of thinking about your company: less like a machine to be controlled, and more like a complex, dynamic system that can learn and adapt over time. Connected companies have the advantage, because they learn and move faster than their competitors. While others work in isolation, they link into rich networks of possibility and expand their influence. Connected companies around the world are aggressively acquiring customers and disrupting the competition. In The Connected Company, we examine what they’re doing, how they’re doing it, and why it works. And we show you how your company can use the same principles to adapt—and thrive—in today’s ever-changing global marketplace.

The Connected Company


Author: Dave Gray,Thomas Vander Wal
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1491919450
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 312
View: 1917

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The future of work is already here. Customers are adopting disruptive technologies faster than your company can adapt. When your customers are delighted, they can amplify your message in ways that were never before possible. But when your company’s performance runs short of what you’ve promised, customers can seize control of your brand message, spreading their disappointment and frustration faster than you can keep up. To keep pace with today’s connected customers, your company must become a connected company. That means deeply engaging with workers, partners, and customers, changing how work is done, how you measure success, and how performance is rewarded. It requires a new way of thinking about your company: less like a machine to be controlled, and more like a complex, dynamic system that can learn and adapt over time. Connected companies have the advantage, because they learn and move faster than their competitors. While others work in isolation, they link into rich networks of possibility and expand their influence. Connected companies around the world are aggressively acquiring customers and disrupting the competition. In The Connected Company, we examine what they’re doing, how they’re doing it, and why it works. And we show you how your company can use the same principles to adapt—and thrive—in today’s ever-changing global marketplace.

The Connected Company


Author: Dave Gray,Thomas Vander Wal
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449336655
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
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The future of work is already here. Customers are adopting disruptive technologies faster than your company can adapt. When your customers are delighted, they can amplify your message in ways that were never before possible. But when your company’s performance runs short of what you’ve promised, customers can seize control of your brand message, spreading their disappointment and frustration faster than you can keep up. To keep pace with today’s connected customers, your company must become a connected company. That means deeply engaging with workers, partners, and customers, changing how work is done, how you measure success, and how performance is rewarded. It requires a new way of thinking about your company: less like a machine to be controlled, and more like a complex, dynamic system that can learn and adapt over time. Connected companies have the advantage, because they learn and move faster than their competitors. While others work in isolation, they link into rich networks of possibility and expand their influence. Connected companies around the world are aggressively acquiring customers and disrupting the competition. In The Connected Company, we examine what they’re doing, how they’re doing it, and why it works. And we show you how your company can use the same principles to adapt—and thrive—in today’s ever-changing global marketplace.

Social Business By Design

Transformative Social Media Strategies for the Connected Company
Author: Dion Hinchcliffe,Peter Kim
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118273214
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
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"How to rethink modern organizations for the social media eraSocial Business by Design begins by exploring how the social, cultural, and technological trends provoked by the social media explosion are transforming the business environment. From this big picture view, the book then steps down to closely analyze the various tools of social media strategy: social media marketing, social product development, crowdsourcing, social customer research management, and more. The author then shows how to choose and implement a social business strategy and reveals the exact playbook to maximize its impact. These strategies are grounded in real-world examples from high-profile organizations such as Accenture, Best Buy, DIA, GEICO, ING, LG, Missile Defense Agency, Gucci, World Bank, and IBM.Social Business by Design draws on the rich unique set of assets of the Dachis Group. With a leading consulting business for numerous senior executive clients in Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies, Dachis uses its "front row" seat in the industry to complete research work with large enterprises in their industry-leading Social Business Council. The books combines compelling explanation, hard-hitting research, and strategic recommendation, very much in line with the way Dachis practices"--

Liminal Thinking

Create the Change You Want by Changing the Way You Think
Author: Dave Gray
Publisher: Rosenfeld Media
ISBN: 1933820624
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 184
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"Why do some people succeed at change while others fail? It's the way they think! Liminal thinking is a way to create change by understanding, shaping, and reframing beliefs. What beliefs are stopping you right now? You have a choice. You can create the world you want to live in, or live in a world created by others. If you are ready to start making changes, read this book."

Halliburton's Army

How a Well-Connected Texas Oil Company Revolutionized the Way America Makes War
Author: Pratap Chatterjee
Publisher: Nation Books
ISBN: 0786743697
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
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Halliburton’s Army is the first book to show, in shocking detail, how Halliburton really does business, in Iraq, and around the world. From its vital role as the logistical backbone of the U.S. occupation in Iraq—without Halliburton there could be no war or occupation—to its role in covering up gang-rape amongst its personnel in Baghdad, Halliburton’s Army is a devastating bestiary of corporate malfeasance and political cronyism. Pratap Chatterjee—one of the world’s leading authorities on corporate crime, fraud, and corruption—shows how Halliburton won and then lost its contracts in Iraq, what Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld did for it, and who the company paid off in the U.S. Congress. He brings us inside the Pentagon meetings, where Cheney and Rumsfeld made the decision to send Halliburton to Iraq—as well as many other hot-spots, including Somalia, Yugoslavia, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Guantánamo Bay, and, most recently, New Orleans. He travels to Dubai, where Halliburton has recently moved its headquarters, and exposes the company’s freewheeling ways: executives leading the high life, bribes, graft, skimming, offshore subsidiaries, and the whole arsenal of fraud. Finally, Chatterjee reveals the human costs of the privatization of American military affairs, which is sustained almost entirely by low-paid unskilled Third World workers who work in incredibly dangerous conditions without any labor protection. Halliburton’s Army is a hair-raising exposé of one of the world’s most lethal corporations, essential reading for anyone concerned about the nexus of private companies, government, and war.

The Digital Revolution

How Connected Digital Innovations Are Transforming Your Industry, Company & Career
Author: Inder Sidhu
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0134291379
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
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The massive transformations driven by digital technology have begun. The Digital Revolution gives you a complete roadmap for navigating the breathtaking changes happening now and shows you how to succeed. Silicon Valley executive, thought leader, and New York Times best-selling author Inder Sidhu shows how cloud computing, social media, mobility, sensors, apps, big data analytics, and more can be brought together in virtually infinite combinations to create opportunities and pose risks previously unimaginable. You’ll learn how digital pioneers are applying connected digital technologies, also known as the Internet of Everything, to dramatically improve financial performance, customer experience, and workforce engagement in fields ranging from healthcare to education, from retail to government. Sidhu combines the practical perspective of practitioners with the extensive experience of experts to show you how to win in the new digital age. He takes you behind the scenes, engaging with business leaders from Apple, Google, Facebook, Cisco, Intel, Amazon, Walmart, Starbucks, RSA, Kaiser, Cleveland Clinic, Intermountain Healthcare, and so on and with academic leaders from Stanford, Yale, Wharton, MIT, Coursera, Khan Academy, and more and reveals their winning strategies and execution tactics for your benefit. Sidhu also discusses the key challenges of privacy, security, regulation, and governance in depth and offers powerful insights on managing crucial ethical, social, cultural, legal, and economic issues that digitization creates. He shows what the digital revolution will mean for you, both personally and professionally--and how you can win. Learn how you can leverage the digital revolution to Deliver superior customer experiences Improve your organization’s financial performance Drive employee productivity, creativity, and engagement Build smart, efficient cities brimming with opportunity Make education more effective and relevant Achieve better health outcomes Make retail compelling, convenient, and profitable Balance privacy with security Protect yourself before, during, and after a cyberattack Accelerate your career and live a better life

India Connected

Mapping the Impact of New Media
Author: Sunetra Sen Narayan,Shalini Narayanan
Publisher: SAGE Publishing India
ISBN: 9385985019
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 272
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A first-of-its-kind analysis of the growth of new media in Digital India from a broad communications and interdisciplinary perspective Can new media help in bringing about development or contribute to social movements? Who is left out of the new media equation? How is the public sphere affected by it? How will it be regulated? Providing answers to these important questions, this book critically examines the growth of new media in India. It looks at how new media can be theorized in the Indian context and offers a perspective on the opportunities and challenges this poses to governance, development, and businesses as well as in social marketing efforts. With the government and the corporate sector’s growing emphasis on ‘Digital India’, India Connected creatively delves into various aspects such as digitization, convergence, interactivity, and ubiquity, which are affecting the Indian media landscape.

Click Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-connected World


Author: Bruce Schneier
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393608891
Category: Computers
Page: 288
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A world of "smart" devices means the Internet can kill people. We need to act. Now. Everything is a computer. Ovens are computers that make things hot; refrigerators are computers that keep things cold. These computers—from home thermostats to chemical plants—are all online. The Internet, once a virtual abstraction, can now sense and touch the physical world. As we open our lives to this future, often called the Internet of Things, we are beginning to see its enormous potential in ideas like driverless cars, smart cities, and personal agents equipped with their own behavioral algorithms. But every knife cuts two ways. All computers can be hacked. And Internet-connected computers are the most vulnerable. Forget data theft: cutting-edge digital attackers can now crash your car, your pacemaker, and the nation’s power grid. In Click Here to Kill Everybody, renowned expert and best-selling author Bruce Schneier examines the hidden risks of this new reality. After exploring the full implications of a world populated by hyperconnected devices, Schneier reveals the hidden web of technical, political, and market forces that underpin the pervasive insecurities of today. He then offers common-sense choices for companies, governments, and individuals that can allow us to enjoy the benefits of this omnipotent age without falling prey to its vulnerabilities. From principles for a more resilient Internet of Things, to a recipe for sane government regulation and oversight, to a better way to understand a truly new environment, Schneier’s vision is required reading for anyone invested in human flourishing.

The Connected Home: The Future of Domestic Life


Author: Richard Harper
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0857294768
Category: Computers
Page: 305
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The title of this new book: “The Connected Home” reflects the move away from the idea that smart homes would alter the lives of those living in them by providing technologies to take over tasks that were previously the responsibility of the householder, such as managing entertainment, education – and even eating! Up until around 10 years ago this view was commonplace but time has shown that the technologies to support a smart home have not developed in such a way as to support this premise. Instead, what people do in their homes has moved the concept of a smart home into that of the ‘connected home’. The rise of on-line games technologies, video connections via Skype, social networking, internet browsing etc are now an integral part of the home environment and have had a significant effect on the home. The contributors to this exciting new book consider and discuss the effects and ramifications of the connected home from a variety of viewpoints: an examination of the take-up of personal computers and the Internet in domestic situations; an analysis of the changing intersection of technology and human habits in the connected home; the impact of gaming, texting, e-book readers, tablets and other devices and their effect on the social conditions of a household; the relationship between digital messaging applications and real geography; and an overview of how sensing technologies for the smart home might evolve (lightweight medical technologies for example). The book culminates by addressing unfinished ambitions from the smart home agenda, the factors that have prevented their realisation, and addresses the need for extending research into the area.

Connected

The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives
Author: Nicholas A. Christakis,James H. Fowler
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 031607134X
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
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Your colleague's husband's sister can make you fat, even if you don't know her. A happy neighbor has more impact on your happiness than a happy spouse. These startling revelations of how much we truly influence one another are revealed in the studies of Drs. Christakis and Fowler, which have repeatedly made front-page news nationwide. In CONNECTED, the authors explain why emotions are contagious, how health behaviors spread, why the rich get richer, even how we find and choose our partners. Intriguing and entertaining, CONNECTED overturns the notion of the individual and provides a revolutionary paradigm-that social networks influence our ideas, emotions, health, relationships, behavior, politics, and much more. It will change the way we think about every aspect of our lives.

Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age


Author: Duncan J. Watts
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393325423
Category: Science
Page: 368
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An architect of network theory summarizes his team's endeavor to create a blueprint of the world's networks, citing the scientific elements of the Internet, economies, terrorist organizations, and other knowledge-based groups. Reprint.

The Inversion Factor

How to Thrive in the IoT Economy
Author: Linda Bernardi,Sanjay Sarma,Kenneth Traub
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262344947
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
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In the past, companies found success with a product-first orientation; they made a thing that did a thing. TheInversion Factor explains why the companies of today and tomorrow will have to abandon the product-first orientation. Rather than asking "How do the products we make meet customer needs?" companies should ask "How can technology help us reimagine and fill a need?" Zipcar, for example, instead of developing another vehicle for moving people from point A to point B, reimagined how people interacted with vehicles. Zipcar inverted the traditional car company mission. The authors explain how the introduction of "smart" objects connected by the Internet of Things signals fundamental changes for business. The IoT, where real and digital coexist, is powering new ways to meet human needs. Companies that know this include giants like Amazon, Airbnb, Uber, Google, Tesla, and Apple, as well as less famous companies like Tile, Visenti, and Augury. The Inversion Factor offers a roadmap for businesses that want to follow in their footsteps. The authors chart the evolution of three IoTs -- the Internet of Things (devices connected to the Internet), the Intelligence of Things (devices that host software applications), and the Innovation of Things (devices that become experiences). Finally, they offer a blueprint for businesses making the transition to inversion and interviews with leaders of major companies and game-changing startups.

The Company Town

The Industrial Edens and Satanic Mills That Shaped the American Economy (Large Print 16pt)
Author: Hardy Green
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1459618815
Category: Company towns
Page: 444
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Examines how towns across the United States have grown thanks to the existence of one large business being run from the community, discusses how those single-business communities have influenced the American economy, and explores the benefits and consequences of these towns.

Industry X.0

Realizing Digital Value in Industrial Sectors
Author: Eric Schaeffer
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749481498
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 192
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Industry X.0 takes an insightful look at the business impact of the Internet of Things movement on the industrial sphere. Eric Schaeffer combines deep analysis with practical strategic guidance, and offers tangible and actionable recommendations on how to realise value in the current digital age. Based on extensive research and insights into the six core competencies that have been identified by Accenture, Industry X.0 explores critical aspects of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), discussing and defining them in an engaging and accessible manner. These include managing smart data, handling digital product development, skilling up the workforce, mastering innovation, making the most of platforms and ecosystems, and much more. Meticulously researched and clearly explained, Industry X.0 makes a stringent case for companies to actively shift mind-sets away from products, towards services, value and outcomes. Complemented by a wealth of case studies and real world examples, this book provides invaluable, practical 'how-to' advice for business organizations as they embark on their journeys into the era of the IIoT.

Gamestorming

A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers
Author: Dave Gray,Sunni Brown,James Macanufo
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449395902
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 290
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Great things don't happen in a vacuum. But creating an environment for creative thinking and innovation can be a daunting challenge. How can you make it happen at your company? The answer may surprise you: gamestorming. This book includes more than 80 games to help you break down barriers, communicate better, and generate new ideas, insights, and strategies. The authors have identified tools and techniques from some of the world's most innovative professionals, whose teams collaborate and make great things happen. This book is the result: a unique collection of games that encourage engagement and creativity while bringing more structure and clarity to the workplace. Find out why -- and how -- with Gamestorming. Overcome conflict and increase engagement with team-oriented games Improve collaboration and communication in cross-disciplinary teams with visual-thinking techniques Improve understanding by role-playing customer and user experiences Generate better ideas and more of them, faster than ever before Shorten meetings and make them more productive Simulate and explore complex systems, interactions, and dynamics Identify a problem's root cause, and find the paths that point toward a solution

Connected Leadership

How to build a more agile, customer-driven business
Author: Simon Hayward
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 1292104791
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 280
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Connected Leadership provides a clear, practical guide for leaders of organisations who wish to create a more connected, agile and customer-oriented organisation in a digitally connected, customer-driven 21st century business environment. It lays out the key factors of the connected organisation and the leadership behaviours that will allow these factors to become embedded and sustainable. It provides a range of case examples to demonstrate what this looks like in practice, complemented by a series of tools and techniques that leaders can use to diagnose their organisation’s current position and plot a successful course to achieve these more connected ways of working. It is, at heart, a real-world guide to changing your leadership style and approach to align an organisation’s culture and values with those needed in a world where the prevailing models of command and control are so obviously failing. Connected Leadership will show you how to: · Create a more agile organisation & respond swiftly to changing markets & customer needs · Cope with increasing market complexity & uncertainty · Build trust, reputation & become a more authentic leader · Develop a ‘connected leadership’ approach

Living Networks

Leading Your Company, Customers, and Partners in the Hyper-Connected Economy
Author: Ross Dawson
Publisher: Lulu Enterprises Uk Limited
ISBN: 9781847995605
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 228
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An executive's guide to success in the network economy The networks are coming to life. In Living Networks, Ross Dawson offers a systematic executive's framework for taking advantage of this extraordinary transformation. Dawson shows how to lead organizations in our intensely networked global economy. He shows how to tap networks to deepen relationships with customers and partners, promote "distributed innovation," and accelerate the development of profitable new products and services. Finally, he shows how individuals can plug into living networks to liberate themselves, earn more money, and achieve greater personal satisfaction.

The Art of Explanation

Making your Ideas, Products, and Services Easier to Understand
Author: Lee LeFever
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118417313
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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Your guide to becoming an explanation specialist. You've done the hard work. Your product or service works beautifully - but something is missing. People just don't see the big idea - and it's keeping you from being successful. Your idea has an explanation problem. The Art of Explanation is for business people, educators and influencers who want to improve their explanation skills and start solving explanation problems. Author Lee LeFever is the founder of Common Craft, a company known around the world for making complex ideas easy to understand through short animated videos. He is your guide to helping audiences fall in love with your ideas, products or services through better explanations in any medium. You will learn to: Plan: Learn explanation basics, what causes them to fail and how to diagnose explanation problems. Package: Using simple elements, create an explanation strategy that builds confidence and motivates your audience. Present: Produce remarkable explanations with visuals and media. The Art of Explanation is your invitation to become an explanation specialist and see why explanation is now a fundamental skill for professionals.

Designing Connected Products

UX for the Consumer Internet of Things
Author: Claire Rowland,Elizabeth Goodman,Martin Charlier,Ann Light,Alfred Lui
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449372716
Category: Computers
Page: 726
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Networked thermostats, fitness monitors, and door locks show that the Internet of Things can (and will) enable new ways for people to interact with the world around them. But designing connected products for consumers brings new challenges beyond conventional software UI and interaction design. This book provides experienced UX designers and technologists with a clear and practical roadmap for approaching consumer product strategy and design in this novel market. By drawing on the best of current design practice and academic research, Designing Connected Products delivers sound advice for working with cross-device interactions and the complex ecosystems inherent in IoT technology.