Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World [Audiobook]

Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World [Audiobook]
Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World [Audiobook] by General Stanley McChrystal, Tantum Collins, David Silverman, Chris Fussell read by Paul Michael
2015 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 12 hrs 6 mins | 332.63MB

The retired four-star general and best-selling author of My Share of the Task shares a powerful new leadership model

Former general Stanley McChrystal held a key position for much of the War on Terror, as head of the Joint Special Operations Command. In Iraq he found that despite the vastly superior resources, manpower, and training of the US military, Al Qaeda had an advantage because of its structure as a loose network of small, independent cells. Those cells wreaked havoc by always staying one step ahead, sharing knowledge with each other via high-tech communications.

To defeat such an agile enemy, JSOC had to change its focus from efficiency to adaptability. McChrystal led the transformation of his forces into a network that combined robust centralized communication ("shared consciousness") with decentralized managerial authority ("empowered execution").

Now he shows not only how the military made that transition but also how similar shifts are possible in all kinds of organizations, from large companies to startups to charities to government agencies. In a world of rapid change, the best organizations think and act like a team of teams, embracing small groups that combine the freedom to experiment with a relentless drive to share what they've learned.

McChrystal and his colleagues explain their process for helping organizations embrace this model. They also share fascinating research and examples from settings as diverse as emergency rooms and NASA's mission control center.

Read by Paul Michael. Introduction and recaps read by General Stanley McChrystal.

The Think Big Movement: Grow Your Business Big. Very Big! [Audiobook]

The Think Big Movement: Grow Your Business Big. Very Big! [Audiobook]
The Think Big Movement: Grow Your Business Big Very Big [Audiobook] by Jon Dwoskin, A J Reilly, read by Joe Formichella
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 8 hrs 5 mins | 223.85MB

The Think Big Movement is a business book filled with invaluable insight on how to grow your business. It gives you the tools, best practices, and step-by-step guidance you've been craving to move your business forward, at any stage in its growth. The result? Your business soars to new heights.

Follow Jacob, the main character in this business book told as a fable, as he experiences the ups and downs of business like most business owners. He discovers a mentor in Marc Gardner, a wildly successful, humble man who built a thriving dental practice using true grit and tenacity. He takes Jacob under his wing and leads him down the path of not only what success means, but how to achieve it, maintain it, and grow it. As Jacob grows as a business man and as a human being, he begins to realize that the one thing he never realized is the secret sauce of every company in the world. Marc and Jacob, as well as the other characters, are reflections of not only the listener, but all businesspeople everywhere.

Many businesspeople experience the obstacles of inconsistency and understand the compound, negative effect they have on their business. The Think Big Movement teaches you, inspires you, and structures your mindset to dramatically shift your paradigm. By crushing the obstacles holding you back and re-learning the value of consistency, you will see, feel, and experience big results in your business. Like Jacob, you will have your own incredible epiphanies about growing your business big. Very big!

Get ready to start small, take action and think big!

Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning [Audiobook]

Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning [Audiobook]
Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning [Audiobook] by Thomas H Davenport, Jeanne G Harris, read by L J Ganser
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 10 hrs 50 mins | 298.23MB

From two pioneers in business analytics, an update of the classic book on how analytics and business intelligence are transforming competition and how leading organizations build and compete on an analytical capability. Leading companies are doing more than just collecting and storing data in large quantities - they're now driving their competitive strategies based on data-driven insights. And achieving impressive results: Identifying the most profitable customers, accelerating product innovation, optimizing supply chains and pricing, and leveraging the true drivers of financial performance. The secret weapon? Analytics - sophisticated quantitative and statistical analysis and predictive modeling supported by data-savvy leaders and powerful information technology.

In Competing on Analytics, Davenport and Harris explain how analytics are transforming the basis of competition in industry after industry. They show how organizations as diverse as Procter & Gamble, Capital One, CEMEX, and the Boston Red Sox are using these tools to outperform rivals, by applying analytics to finance, manufacturing, R&D, and HR and with customers and suppliers. Presenting a practical framework of the five stages of analytical competition, this book provides managers with the road map for becoming an analytical competitor.

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