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    Controlling Uncertainty in Product Development

    by Guy M. Merritt, Preston G. Smith

    Proactive Risk Management offers product development teams a plan with which they can enhance their management of project risks by identifying risks early and managing them to diminish disruption throughout the project. Using a practical, easy-to-use, fact-based approach, it will help developers manage all the risks associated with a project. Although this process is tailored to commercial product development, it is applicable to many other types of projects with some adaptation.

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    Avoiding the Blunders and Traps That Lead to Debacles

    by Paul C. Nutt

    For more than 20 years, Ohio State University Professor Paul C. Nutt has studied how decisions are made and has written extensively about what works, what doesn’t and why. His key finding in all this work is startling: Decisions fail half of the time. Organizations spend vast sums of money and commit significant amounts of resources without realizing any benefits. Nutt writes that failures can be traced to three blunders and seven traps that ensnare decision makers; avoiding these blunders and t

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    Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations

    by John P. Kotter, Dan S. Cohen

    While most companies believe change happens by making people think differently, that isn’t the case. Instead, according to John Kotter and Dan Cohen, change happens when you make people feel differently. You have to appeal more to the heart than the mind. The authors offer a new dynamic — the “see-feel-change” dynamic that fuels action by showing people potent reasons for change that spark their emotions. Built around the eight steps of change first introduced in Kotter’s bestseller...

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    Successful Strategies for Capturing the Internet Advantage

    by J Russell Gates, Douglas Armstrong, Jonathan Rosenoer

    The authors identify and explain eight "value propositions" that companies can offer their customers through the web: information, choice, convenience, customization, savings, community, entertainment and trust. In-depth case studies show how companies are offering these value propositions.

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    The Challenges of Sustaining Momentum in a Learning Organization

    by Charlotte Roberts, Peter Senge, Bryan Smith, Richard Ross, George Roth, Art Kleiner

    In a follow-up to their seminal book, The Fifth Discipline, Senge and his team show companies how to overcome the ten challenges that undermine a company's attempt to change and become a learning organization. One example: the challenge of diffusion, or a company's inability to diffuse knowledge throughout the organization.

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