Management

Soundview Executive Book Summaries® publishes summaries of the best business books of each year on management issues including change management, managing people, crisis management, managing a virtual workforce, project management and more. Browse our extensive collection of management book summaries to solve your most difficult issues.

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    Image of Product Creation

    The Heart of the Enterprise from Engineering To E-Commerce

    by Philip H. Francis

    Francis presents an exhaustive overview of the issues involved in product creation — including manufacturing strategy, quality and leadership.

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    Building Corporate Culture in the Connected Workplace

    by Ray Bender, Peg Neuhauser, Kirk L. Stromberg

    In the age of the Internet, many corporate cultures don’t match up with how people are required to work in the new economy. Here’s a road map for changing your company culture so it will help rather hinder your company’s transformation.

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    How to Build a Profitable E-Commerce Strategy

    by Michael J. Cunningham

    From new relationships to essential technologies to changing corporate cultures, Cunningham explains what it takes to build a profitable e-commerce strategy from scratch whether you are currently a brick-and-mortar operation or an upstart with a new business model.

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    How Companies Must Change Today to Win the Battle for Internet Consumers

    by Mary Modahl

    Modahl, vice-president of research at Forrester Research Inc., introduces a new model of consumer behavior, called Technographics, to help companies understand how consumers think about and use the Internet. The Technographics information helps guide companies as they plot successful Internet strategies.

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    Passion Driven Growth in an Internet Driven World

    by Terry Pearce, David S. Pottruck

    Pottruck, president and co-CEO of The Charles Schwab Corporation, and co-author Pearce maintain that although the rise of the Internet may seem to have transformed everything about the way business is done, the future still belongs to passionate companies who marry technology with the best qualities of people. In this summary, you will learn what it takes to compete in the new Internet-driven world and what you can do to transform your company into a dynamic, profitable enterprise.

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    How the New Economics of Information Transforms Strategy

    by Philip Evans, Thomas S. Wurster

    Authors Evans and Wurster maintain that the central tenets of traditional business strategy have been “blown up” by the Internet, eliminating both borders and barriers long taken for granted as part of doing business, as well has hastening the development of standards and common connectivity for many years to come. They focus on several key pieces of what they call the “new economics of information,” including richness and reach, deconstruction, and disintermediation.

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  • Image of The Cluetrain Manifesto
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    The End of Business As Usual

    by Rick Levine, David Weinberger, Doc Searls, Christopher Locke

    What if the Web marketplace is not really based on click-throughs, cookies and credit cards, but on conversations between human beings, all linked through a network that was created by many and controlled by no one? That is the central question of The Cluetrain Manifesto, a revolutionary way of looking at working that makes hash of corporate assumptions about the nature of online business.

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