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No Ordinary Disruption
The Four Global Forces Breaking All the Trends
by Richard Dobbs, James Manyika, and Jonathan Woetzel

PublicAffairs © 2015, 277 pages

The Need For 'Intuition Resets'

Once upon a time, a company such as Toyota used to have strict retirement requirements tied to age. Employees knew that once they reached the cut-off age, they would be asked to retire. No exceptions. The situation is a little more fluid today. Toyota has a "reemployment" program for retiring workers. As they leave their current positions, retiring employees have the opportunity to apply for other positions at Toyota or its affiliates.

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Your Strategy Needs a Strategy
How to Choose and Execute the Right Approach
by Martin Reeves, Knut Haanaes, Janmejaya Sinha

Harvard Business Review Press © 2015, 271 pages

Executing the Right Company Strategy

Which strategy is the right strategy for your company? How to make the choice is brilliantly addressed in a new book from three Boston Consulting Group senior partners: Martin Reeves in BCG's New York office, Knut Haanaes in Geneva and Janmejaya Sinha in Mumbai. In their book, Your Strategy Needs a Strategy: How to Choose and Execute the Right Approach, Reeves, Haanaes and Sinha identify just five different types of competitive environments, and the corresponding strategy that works for each.

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Chief Customer Officer 2.0
How to Build Your Customer-Driven Growth Engine
by Jeanne Bliss

Jossey-Bass © 2015, 228 pages

Earning the Right to Growth

Jeanne Bliss, a long-time advocate of the Chief Customer Officer (CCO) position and author of two previous books on the subject, returns with her third book, Chief Customer Officer 2.0. At the heart of the book is a framework built around five customer leadership competencies that will help CCOs build what Bliss calls a "customer-driven growth engine." The five competencies show Chief Customer Officers how they can enable "one-company" customer growth behaviors and actions.

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Modern Mentoring
by Randy Emelo

Association for Talent Development © 2015 224 pages

The Purpose of Mentoring Has Changed

Unfortunately, according to Randy Emelo, most mentoring relationships today are obsolete. Traditional mentoring, he writes in his book Modern Mentoring, does not truly meet the needs of the modern organization. The reason, as he explains, is that "the purpose of mentoring has moved away from getting a handful of people ready for leadership roles."

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The New IT
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Design to Grow
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Make It Matter

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The High-Speed Company
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The Hard Thing About Hard Things
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