Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution

Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution

by Lisa Bodell

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Enhanced with video and audio and optimized for color tablets. In the ever-changing world of business, we’ve arrived at a point where process has trumped culture, where the race toward efficiency has left us unable to reach our potential. Stuck in the land of status quo, we’ve forgotten how to think. The very structures put in place to help businesses grow are now holding us back; it’s time to Kill the Company. This book is a call to arms: to start a revolution in how we think and work. But instead of more one-size-fits-all change initiatives forced upon employees, we need to embrace small changes that create ripple effects throughout the organization. Lisa Bodell urges companies to move from “Zombies, Inc.” to “Think, Inc.” Thinking can no longer be exclusive to the creative team or lead strategists. A culture of curiosity must be fostered among the ranks to shake up our standard practices, from unproductive meetings to go-nowhere strategic planning. This revolution can and will awaken our ability to think, and ultimately, to innovate and grow. “Lisa has done the impossible: she's written a book that's simple, powerful and rewards organizations that have the guts to make change.” —Seth Godin, author of The Purple Cow, Linchpin, We Are All Weird, and other best-sellers “At Zappos, one of our core values is to ‘Embrace and Drive Change.’ Kill the Company shatters traditional notions of culture change and innovation. This book gives a fresh and interesting approach to businesses looking to make changes to their own cultures.” —Tony Hsieh, NY Times best-selling author of Delivering Happiness and CEO of Zappos.com, Inc. “Dylan's Candy Bar will absolutely be utilizing Lisa Bodell's inspiring toolkit to help us prepare for the year 2025. The thought starters and provocative questions in Kill the Company are an exceptionally useful blueprint for any company's strategic plan.” —Dylan Lauren, owner of Dylan’s Candy Bar “The core message and call to arms in Kill the Company is both timely and spot on. Industrial management and MBA-training won't help you think in a more adaptive, iterative, entrepreneurial way to invent and reinvent, but this book will.” —Peter Sims, author of Little Bets and founder, The Black Sheep A standard eBook version optimized for eReaders is also available. “Lisa has done the impossible: she's written a book that's simple, powerful and rewards organizations that have the guts to make change.” —Seth Godin, author of The Purple Cow, Linchpin, We Are All Weird, and other best-sellers “At Zappos, one of our core values is to ‘Embrace and Drive Change.’ Kill the Company shatters traditional notions of culture change and innovation. This book gives a fresh and interesting approach to businesses looking to make changes to their own cultures.” —Tony Hsieh, NY Times best-selling author of Delivering Happiness and CEO of Zappos.com, Inc. “Dylan's Candy Bar will absolutely be utilizing Lisa Bodell's inspiring toolkit to help us prepare for the year 2025. The thought starters and provocative questions in Kill the Company are an exceptionally useful blueprint for any company's strategic plan.” —Dylan Lauren, owner of Dylan’s Candy Bar “The core message and call to arms in Kill the Company is both timely and spot on. Industrial management and MBA-training won't help you think in a more adaptive, iterative, entrepreneurial way to invent and reinvent, but this book will.” —Peter Sims, author of Little Bets and founder, The Black Sheep An enhanced eBook version with video and audio, optimized for color tablets, is also available.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937134037
Publisher: Bibliomotion, Inc.
Publication date: 05/16/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 2 MB

About the Author


Lisa Bodell believes in the power of simplification. She is the founder and CEO of futurethink, a company that uses simple techniques to help organizations embrace change and increase their capability for innovation. She brings her compelling message to over 100,000 people a year, showing them how to eliminate mundane and unnecessary tasks from their everyday routine so that they have more time for work that matters. Bodell has transformed teams within organizations like Google, Novartis, Accenture, and more. Drawing on her practical Midwestern upbringing and entrepreneurial background, she has used the power of simplification to launch three successful businesses, write two books (Kill the Company and Why Simple Wins), travel to over forty countries and forty-eight states, and sit on boards such as Novartis’ Diversity and Inclusion Board and the Global Advisory Council for the World Economic Forum.

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