Executive Book Alert

Home | Subscriptions | Book Summaries | Collections | Soundview Live | My Library
No Ordinary Disruption
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.

Read the Review
Your Strategy Needs a Strategy
YOUR STRATEGY NEEDS A STRAEGY
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.

Read the Review
Chief Customer Officer 2.0
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.

Read the Review
Modern Mentoring
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."

Read the Review
Recent & Upcoming Soundview Summaries

July 2015

Triggers

Marshall Goldsmith

The New IT
Jill Dyché


Design to Grow
David Butler & Linda Tischler






August 2015

Make It Matter

Scott Mautz

The High-Speed Company
Jason Jennings with Laurence Haughton


The Hard Thing About Hard Things
Ben Horowitz




September 2015

Learning To Succeed

Jason Wingard, Ph.D.

The Lean CEO
Jacob Stoller


The Good Ones
Bruce Weinstein






 
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+
Soundview
511 School House Road, Suite 300 - Kennett Square, PA 19348 - USA
1-800-SUMMARY | summary.com

© 2015 Soundview, Inc. All rights reserved.
May not be reproduced in whole or in part without written permission.