PEAK: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow, Revised and Updated [EPUB]
01 February 2018, 07:14
2017 | EPUB | 3.46MB
Proven principles for sustainable success, with new leadership insight
PEAK is the popular, transformative guide to doing business better, written by a seasoned entrepreneur/CEO who has disrupted his favorite industry not once, but twice. Author Chip Conley, founder and former CEO of one of the world’s largest boutique hotel companies, turned to psychologist Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs at a time when his company was in dire need. And years later, when the young founders of Airbnb asked him to help turn their start-up home sharing company into a world-class hospitality giant, Conley once again used the principles he’d developed in PEAK. In the decade since this book's first edition, Conley's PEAK strategy has been developed on six continents in organizations in virtually every industry. The author’s foundational premise is that great leaders become amateur psychologists by understanding the unique needs of three key relationships—with employees, customers, and investors—and this message has resonated with every kind of leader and company including some of the world’s best-known, from Apple to Facebook. Avid users of PEAK have found that the principles create greater loyalty and differentiation with their key stakeholders. This new second edition includes in-depth examples of real-world PEAK companies, including the author’s own at Airbnb, and exclusive PEAK leadership practices that will take you—and your company's performance—to new heights.
Whether you're at a startup or a Fortune 500 company, at a for-profit, nonprofit, or governmental organization, this book can help you and your people reach potential you never realized you had.
- Understand how Maslow's hierarchy makes for winning business practices
- Learn how PEAK drove some of today's top businesses to success
- Help employees reach their full potential—and beyond
- Transform the customer experience and keep investors happy
The PEAK framework succeeds because it elevates the business from the inside out. These same principles apply in the boardroom, the breakroom, and your living room at home, and have proven to be the foundation of healthy, fulfilled lives. Even if you think you're doing great, you could always be doing better—and PEAK gives you a roadmap to the next level.
The Disaster Recovery Handbook: A Step-by-Step Plan to Ensure Business Continuity and Protect Vital Operations, Facilities, and Assets [EPUB]
01 February 2018, 07:13
2017 | EPUB | 4.16MB
You can't predict or prevent disasters. That's reality. But with The Disaster Recovery Handbook, you can create a plan to ensure your business will continue and your vital operations, facilities, and assets will be protected.
Expect the best. Plan for the worst.
Survey the headlines: superstorms, data breaches, pandemics, system failures, and strikes occur regularly...somewhere. If a disaster hits your organization--will you be prepared? With the detailed guidance found in The Disaster Recovery Handbook, your company's survival and the speedy resumption of business is assured.
This thoroughly updated third edition provides readers with clear and comprehensive instructions for assessing risk; documenting recovery procedures; assembling a disaster team; testing and debugging every step; protecting material resources; and safeguarding vital records.
Featuring an examination of emerging risks, developments in IT networking, and an all-new chapter on information security, this all-in-one tool kit helps you both avoid potential trouble and recover swiftly when the worst occurs.
Anything can happen, but The Disaster Recovery Handbook helps you plan for every contingency, ensuring your company is responsible, ready, and resilient.
The Age of Agile: How Smart Companies Are Transforming the Way Work Gets Done [EPUB]
01 February 2018, 06:19
2018 | EPUB | 1.63MB
More value from less work.
An unstoppable business revolution is under way — and it is Agile. Companies that embrace Agile Management learn to connect everyone and everything . . . all the time. They can deliver instant, intimate, frictionless value on a large scale.
Agile began emerging many decades ago, but truly took off in the software development industry. Sparking dramatic improvements in quality, innovation, and speed-to-market, the Agile movement is now spreading quickly throughout all kinds of companies. It enables a team, a unit, or an enterprise to nimbly adapt and upgrade products and services to meet rapidly changing technology and customer needs. And the process is applicable anywhere — companies don’t need to be born Agile, like Spotify. Even centuries-old Barclays is making the transition and reaping rewards.
Filled with examples from every sector, The Age of Agile helps readers:
- Master the three laws of Agile Management (team, customer, network)
- Embrace the new mindset
- Overcome constraints
- Employ meaningful metrics
- Make the entire organization Agile
- And more
With this breakthrough approach, even global giants can learn to act entrepreneurially. Their future depends on it.