Knowledge Library

Curated by BPI Network staff

Recommended Reading

Shift Ahead: How the Best Companies Stay Relevant in a Fast-Changing World - Allen Adamson
Why is it that some organizations can continually evolve to meet the times and the marketplace, and others can't? How do some businesses recognize the right moment to shift, and others, ruefully, only after it's too late? Packed with insightful interviews, Shift Ahead offers a smart, calculated approach to knowing when to change course and how to pull it off.

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Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies - Reid Hoffman, Chris Yeh, Bill Gates (Foreword)
Silicon Valley is renowned for its striking number of businesses which have grown from garage start-ups into global giants; Apple, Cisco, Google, HP and Intel to name a few. But what is the secret to their outstanding success? Hoffman and Yeh explain that it's simple: they've learnt how to blitzscale. Featuring case studies from numerous prominent tech businesses such as AirBnB and WeChat, this book offers a specific set of practices for catalysing and managing dizzying growth in bourgeoning start-ups. Prioritising speed over efficiency in an environment of uncertainty, Blitzscaling illustrates how businesses can accelerate to the stage in a company's life cycle where the most value is generated. Using the framework provided by Hoffman and Yeh, readers will learn how to design business models which simultaneously support growth at a furious pace and capture the market, as well as how to navigate the necessary shifts in strategy needed at each level of scale.

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Reinventing Strategy: Using Strategic Learning to Create and Sustain Breakthrough Performance - Willie Pietersen
At last-a proven system for developing the strategic innovations every company needs to compete and win
As everyone knows, today's unprecedented rate of business change demands new levels of strategic insight and adaptability. Reinventing Strategy is the first practical, systematic guide to creating an adaptive enterprise, showing how companies around the world are using the Strategic Learning approach to consistently out think, out maneuver, and out perform their competition. As Willie Pietersen explains, companies that aspire to long-term success must develop and implement strategy as part of a continuous four-step cycle-Learn, Focus, Align, Execute-and he offers dozens of provocative anecdotes and case studies, illustrating how to implement it at every level of an organization. Written with unusual clarity, frankness, and wit, Reinventing Strategy will change the way managers everywhere approach their greatest and most important challenge: the need to make strategy into a tool for ongoing corporate renewal.

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Strategic Learning - Willie Pietersen
How to use Strategic Learning to rapidly respond to change and gain a sustainable advantage over your competitors

What's even harder than creating a breakthrough strategy? Making it stick. As companies are fighting to survive in a tough economy, this new book by Willie Pietersen demonstrates the power of the Strategic Learning process, a four-step dynamic cycle guaranteed to create and sustain winning performance. Adopted by a wide range of corporations and not-for-profit organizations, the Strategic Learning process builds on eight years of practicing, adapting and honing the original concepts Pietersen first introduced in Reinventing Strategy to explain how organizations can generate superior insights about their customers and competitors, craft a Winning Proposition, focus on a vital few key priorities, create buy-in throughout the organization and achieve success – again and again.

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What's Your Digital Business Model?: Six Questions to Help You Build the Next-Generation Enterprise - Peter Weill, Stephanie Woerner
The authors provide a powerful yet straightforward framework that has been field-tested globally with dozens of senior management teams. Based on years of study at the MIT Center for Information Systems Research (CISR), the authors find that digitization is moving companies' business models on two dimensions: from value chains to digital ecosystems, and from a fuzzy understanding of the needs of end customers to a sharper one.

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Digital Transformation from the Inside Out: Work Smarter, Increase Productivity and Create a Vibrant - Marcus Dervin

On this digital age, it's crucial to leverage the latest technologies to give your organisation the edge. With Digital Transformation your organisation can: become more competitive through innovation and collaboration, get work done faster and better than ever before, attract and retain top talent who want to work dynamically, become the disruptor rather than the disrupted. But how can you achieve this where so many have failed? In Digital Transformation from the Inside Out, Marcus Dervin shares a unique approach and framework to help your organisation avoid becoming obsolete and realise its true potential.

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Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence and How You Can, Too - Gary Vaynerchuk
In his 2009 international bestseller Crush It, Gary insisted that a vibrant personal brand was crucial to entrepreneurial success, In Crushing It, Gary explains why that's even more true today, offering his unique perspective on what has changed and what principles remain timeless. He also shares stories from other entrepreneurs who have grown wealthier and not just financially than they ever imagined possible by following Crush It principles.

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