The Ultimate Book of Business Thinking: Harnessing the Power of the World's Greatest Business Ideas

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THE ULTIMATE BOOK OF BUSINESS THINKING

"This book is a good primer. It should help to broaden and deepenknowledge and in the right hands will prompt richer questioning anda desire to follow up the book by use of further reading." -AMBASSADOR

"Overall the book is an invaluable guide to a wide range ofbusiness related topics." - PROFESSIONAL MANAGER

Thousands of brilliant new business ideas are launched into theworld of work every day. Can you keep up? Do you know how to sortout ...

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Overview

THE ULTIMATE BOOK OF BUSINESS THINKING

"This book is a good primer. It should help to broaden and deepenknowledge and in the right hands will prompt richer questioning anda desire to follow up the book by use of further reading." -AMBASSADOR

"Overall the book is an invaluable guide to a wide range ofbusiness related topics." - PROFESSIONAL MANAGER

Thousands of brilliant new business ideas are launched into theworld of work every day. Can you keep up? Do you know how to sortout the ideas that will really drive your business from the rest? From scientific management to knowledge management and from theagile organisation to the virtual organisation, Des Dearlovedescribes each idea, shows how it has been applied practically andgives alternative interpretations and definitions from thesceptics. He goes on to assess the opportunities and pitfalls fortoday's business in applying concepts as diverse as game theory andjust-in-time, hot-desking and kaizen.

This completely updated edition of The Ultimate Book of BusinessThinking will ensure you are rapidly up to speed with the ideasthat are shaping modern business. With the benefit of additionalconcepts and a full appendix, The Ultimate Book of BusinessThinking offers a unique insight into how key business ideasdeveloped and what their real impact has been.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841124407
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/6/2003
  • Series: Ultimate Series , #7
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 316
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

DES DEARLOVE is a co-founder of the media content, concepts, and consulting firm, Suntop Media. He writes on business for The Times and other leading business publications. He is also the author or co-author of several business bestsellers including Business the Bill Gates Way, Business the Richard Branson Way, The Career Adventurer's Fieldbook and is co-editor of The Financial Times Handbook of Managemen.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.
Action Learning.
Activity-Based Costing.
Adhocracy.
Agility.
Balanced Scorecard.
Benchmarking.
Boston Matrix.
Branding.
Broadbanding.
Burnout.
Channel Management.
Core Competencies.
Core Values.
Crisis Management.
Decision Theory.
Discounted Cash Flow.
Downsizing.
E-Commerce.
Emotional Intelligence.
Employability.
Empowerment.
Four Ps of Marketing.
Game Theory .
Hoshin Kanri.
Intellectual Capital.
Interim Management.
Just-in-Time (JIT) (Kanban).
Kaizen (Quality Circles).
Knowledge Management.
Leadership.
Lean Production .
The Learning Organization.
The Managerial Grid.
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.
Matrix Model.
Mentoring.
Outsourcing.
Porter's Five Competitive Forces.
The Psychological Contract.
Re-Engineering .
Relationship Marketing.
Scenario Planning.
Scientifi c Management.
Seven S Framework.
The Shamrock Organization.
Shareholder Value.
Strategic Infl ection Point.
Strategic Management.
Succession Planning.
Supply Chain Management.
Team-Working.
Theories X and Y (and Z).
Thought Leadership.
TQM and the Quality Movement.
360-Degree Feedback.
Time-Based Competition.
The Transnational Corporation.
Value Innovation.
The Virtual Organization.
Appendix.
Index.

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