Lead the Work: Navigating a World Beyond Employment [EPUB]
13 August 2015, 04:24
2015 | EPUB + PDF | 2.47/1.89MB
A detailed look at the evolution of employment and its far-reaching implications.
Lead the Work takes an incisive look at the evolving nature of work, and how it's affecting management and productivity at the organizational level. Where getting things done once meant assigning it to an employee, today's leaders are increasingly at risk if they fail to recognize that talent can float into and out of an organization. Long-term employment has given way to medium- or short-term employment, marking the first step in severing the bond that once fixed an individual inside an organization. Getting work done by means other than an employee was once considered a fringe event, but now leading organizations are accepting and taking advantage of the notion that talent has shown itself to be mutable. This book explores this phenomenon in detail and provides a new roadmap to help managers navigate this new environment.
The workplace has undergone many changes over the years, but the emerging trend away from traditional employment represents a massive shift that has profound implications for the business model of every organization, large or small. This book describes how management is changing, and how managers must adapt to survive.
- Examine the dispersed organization and the changing nature of employment
- Learn how work is becoming impermanent and individualized
- Find new strategies for managing and leading
- Get up to speed on the decision science for the new era
Workplaces evolve like biological beings; only the strong survive, and it's the competitive edge that ensures continued success. Lead the Work describes the new landscape, and shows you how to adapt and thrive.
The Hardware Startup: Building Your Product, Business, and Brand [EPUB]
13 August 2015, 04:22
2015 | EPUB | 5.9MB
Thanks to the decreasing cost of prototyping, it's more feasible for professional makers and first-time entrepreneurs to launch a hardware startup. But exactly how do you go about it? This book provides the roadmap and best practices you need for turning a product idea into a full-fledged business.
Written by three experts from the field, The Hardware Startup takes you from idea validation to launch, complete with practical strategies for funding, market research, branding, prototyping, manufacturing, and distribution. Two dozen case studies of real-world startups illustrate possible successes and failures at every stage of the process.
- Validate your idea by learning the needs of potential users
- Develop branding, marketing, and sales strategies early on
- Form relationships with the right investment partners
- Prototype early and often to ensure you're on the right path
- Understand processes and pitfalls of manufacturing at scale
- Jumpstart your business with the help of an accelerator
- Learn strategies for pricing, marketing, and distribution
- Be aware of the legal issues your new company may face
Managing Organizations and People, Modular Edition [PDF]
13 August 2015, 04:19
2005 | PDF | 11.09MB
Managing Organizations and People is a collection of nine case modules. Each module contains five cases on a particular topic in management, such as leadership. There are 57 cases for courses in management, organizational behavior, and human resource management. Each five case modular covers a key management topic such as strategy, organizational design, managing diversity. Instructors can select as many or as few case modules as they want, include other exercises, and their own material to build a supplement tailored fit to their course. These cases were carefully selected for their relevance and student interest, covering a broad range of topics and scenarios by experienced management instructors, Paul Buller and Randall Schuler. All cases have been class tested and case notes are available for all.