What Matters Now : How to Win in a World of Relentless Change, Ferocious Competition, and Unstoppable Innovation

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2012-02-01
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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Critical insight from the man Fortune called ;The world's leading expert on business strategy ;  About the only thing a leader can be sure of is that what worked yesterday is unlikely to work today, let alone tomorrow. Never before have businesses faced a more fractured, contentious and dynamic environment.  If ever there was a need for fundamentally new thinking about values, competition, leadership, organization talent, and how these things are directly tied to management, it is now. Gary Hamel lays out an essential agenda in a world where old nostrums aren't merely useless, but downright toxic.  With brutal honesty, iconoclastic thinking and cutting-edge examples, he outlines a clear approach for leaders everywhere who are eager to move ahead.    Explains how to move from defense to offense, reverse the tide of commoditization, and out-run change  Tackles how to effectively hack management, capture the moral high ground, and foster extraordinary contribution  Written by one of the world's most prescient management experts and the acclaimed author of The Future of Management Concise and to the point, What Matters Now will inspire leaders to rethink their business, their management, and how they lead. 

Author Biography

Noted business thinker and strategist Gary Hamel has been on the faculty of the London Business School for nearly thirty years. He is the founder of the California-based think-tank The Management Lab. His most recent initiative is The Management Innovation eXchange (www.managementexchange.com), a pioneering effort aimed at reinventing management by harnessing the power of open innovation. Hamel is the author of five books and numerous articles for the Harvard Business Review as well as the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and the Financial Times. He consults widely and has led change initiatives in some of the world's most prominent companies.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Values Matter Nowp. 1
Putting First Things Firstp. 3
Learning from the Crucible of Crisisp. 9
Rediscovering Farmer Valuesp. 25
Renouncing Capitalism's Dangerous Conceitsp. 29
Reclaiming the Noblep. 35
Innovation Matters Nowp. 39
Defending Innovationp. 41
Cataloging the World's Greatest Innovatorsp. 45
Inspiring Great Designp. 55
Turning Innovation Duffers into Prosp. 61
Deconstructing Applep. 73
Adaptability Matters Nowp. 83
Changing How We Changep. 85
Becoming an Enemy of Entropyp. 91
Diagnosing Declinep. 103
Mourning Corporate Failurep. 111
Future-Proofing Your Companyp. 119
Passion Matters Nowp. 135
Exposing Management's Dirty Little Secretp. 137
Putting Individuals Ahead of Institutionsp. 145
Building Communities of Passionp. 153
Reversing the Ratchet of Controlp. 163
Reinventing Management for the Facebook Generationp. 171
Ideology Matters Nowp. 179
Challenging the Ideology of Managementp. 181
Managing Without Hierarchyp. 193
Escaping the Management Taxp. 207
Inverting the Pyramidp. 233
Aiming Higherp. 243
Appendix: The Half Moon Bay "Renegade Brigade"p. 259
Notesp. 261
Acknowledgmentsp. 267
About the Authorp. 269
Indexp. 271
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