Practically Radical: Not-So-Crazy Ways to Transform Your Company, Shake Up Your Industry, and Challenge Yourself

Practically Radical: Not-So-Crazy Ways to Transform Your Company, Shake Up Your Industry, and Challenge Yourself

by William C. Taylor
     
 

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“The most powerful and instructive change manual you’ll ever read. It will persuade and inspire you to change your business, your work, and maybe your life.”
—Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of A Whole New Mind

In Practically Radical, William C. Taylor, the New York Times bestselling co-author of

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“The most powerful and instructive change manual you’ll ever read. It will persuade and inspire you to change your business, your work, and maybe your life.”
—Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of A Whole New Mind

In Practically Radical, William C. Taylor, the New York Times bestselling co-author of Mavericks at Work offers a refreshing, rigorous new look at pragmatic ways to shake things up and make positive change in difficult times. Anything but your typical business book, Practically Radical is a must-own for small business owners and CEOs, for managers at all levels, and innovators and entrepreneurs of every stripe.

Editorial Reviews

Arianna Huffington
Practically Radical inspires leaders to aim higher—to produce lasting change by advancing deeply held values. The ideas are fresh, the advice is stuff you can actually use, and the results will be tangible. Read this book—then roll up your sleeves and get to work!”
Daniel H. Pink
Practically Radical is the most powerful and instructive change manual you’ll ever read. It will persuade and inspire you to change your business, your work, and maybe your life.”
Anne Mulcahy
“We all understand the need for change and transformation in the business world. Rarely do we address the implications of implementing change in organizations. Practically Radical takes on this challenge as a handbook for successful transformation. A great tutorial for implementing your change agenda.”
Guy Kawasaki
Practically Radical is packed with big ideas, hands-on advice, and inspiring case studies to help you succeed. It’s a game plan for entrepreneurs and executives who want to change the world for the better.”
Publishers Weekly
As the business world becomes increasingly competitive, global, and adoptive of new technologies, companies worldwide are constantly searching for answers about how to best evolve to meet their customers’ needs and to stay abreast of their competitors. Taylor (Mavericks at Work) asserts that change is the name of the game; he takes us on an inside look at 25 companies that have grown ever more adaptive to not merely survive but thrive in today’s challenging environment. Taylor’s book is intended to guide leaders in launching fresh initiatives and rethinking “the logic of leadership itself as they work to rally their colleagues around an agenda for renewal.” The work achieves its promise with actionable prescriptions and meaningful examples, such as how organizations like the Girl Scouts have redefined their brand and revitalized their mission, how Zappos has reimagined retail and service, and why, like IBM, leaders must constantly challenge the status quo by examining the self-reflection and commitment to innovation. An engaging and briskly written read, this will captivate and benefit business people interested in change and innovation. (Feb.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061734687
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/31/2012
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
931,204
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 7.78(h) x 0.76(d)

What People are saying about this

Daniel H. Pink
Practically Radical is the most powerful and instructive change manual you’ll ever read. It will persuade and inspire you to change your business, your work, and maybe your life.”
Guy Kawasaki
Practically Radical is packed with big ideas, hands-on advice, and inspiring case studies to help you succeed. It’s a game plan for entrepreneurs and executives who want to change the world for the better.”
Arianna Huffington
Practically Radical inspires leaders to aim higher—to produce lasting change by advancing deeply held values. The ideas are fresh, the advice is stuff you can actually use, and the results will be tangible. Read this book—then roll up your sleeves and get to work!”
Anne Mulcahy
“We all understand the need for change and transformation in the business world. Rarely do we address the implications of implementing change in organizations. Practically Radical takes on this challenge as a handbook for successful transformation. A great tutorial for implementing your change agenda.”

Meet the Author

William C. Taylor is a cofounder of Fast Company and coauthor (with Polly LaBarre) of Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win. A graduate of Princeton University and the MIT Sloan School of Management, he hosts a blog on being "Practically Radical" on HarvardBusiness Online. He lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts, with his wife and two daughters.

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