The Attacker's Advantage: Turning Uncertainty into Breakthrough Opportunities

The Attacker's Advantage: Turning Uncertainty into Breakthrough Opportunities

by Ram Charan


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ISBN-13: 9781610394741
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 02/24/2015
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Ram Charan is a world-renowned advisor to CEOs, business unit managers, and boards of directors who value his practical solutions to complex business problems. Dr. Charan earned MBA and doctorate degrees from Harvard Business School, where he graduated with high distinction, and is the author (with Larry Bossidy) of the international bestseller Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done and many other books.

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Table of Contents

What Is the Attacker's Advantage? ix

Part I The Fundamental Leadership Challenge of Our Time

1 Bends in the Road 3

2 Why Structural Uncertainty Is Different 13

3 The Mathematical Corporation: The Algorithmic Revolution and the Rise of the Math House 19

4 Searching for Early Warning Signals 27

Part II Building Perceptual Acuity

5 Identifying the Catalysts of Structural Change 35

6 Seeing What Catalysts See 48

7 Tools to Build Perceptual Acuity 59

8 How Tata Communications Expands the Organization's Lens 74

Part III Going on the Offense

9 Defining the Path 85

10 A Mind-set for Offense 99

11 Kaiser Permanente's Path Through the Turmoil in Health Care 117

Part IV Making the Organization Agile

12 The Joint Practice Session: Transparency and Coordination 131

13 How Keurig Creen Mountain Adopted the joint Practice Session 149

14 The What, Who, and How of Decision Making: Zeroing in on the Organization's Critical Decision Nodes 156

15 Steering on Two Tracks 173

16 Merck's Quick Organizational Turn to Offense 195

A Final Word 213

Acknowledgments 215

Notes 217

Index 219

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