Knowledge Library

Curated by BPI Network staff

Recommended Reading

Performance Management: Integrating Strategy Execution, Methodologies, Risk, and Analytics - Gary Cokins
Drawing on a deep reservoir of knowledge and experience gained from hundreds of customer engagements around the world, Gary Cokins offers an authoritative examination of the major dimensions of performance management. Cokins not only paints a rich and textured view of the major principles and concepts driving performance management implementations, he offers a nuanced look at the important subtleties that can spell the difference between success and failure.

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Radical Business Model Transformation: Gaining the Competitive Edge in a Disruptive World - Carsten Linz, Günter Müller-Stewens, & Alexander Zimmermann
Many companies have a well-established business model. However, today companies are often relying on a business model that was fundamentally suited to a different era. As organizations try to adapt to a new environment they risk relying on improvements that only scratch the surface of developing a radically different value proposition. Based on rigorous research of companies that have successfully and radically re-designed their business model, Radical Business Model Transformation shows why they made the leap, what they had to do to achieve it and how it has transformed the potential for their organizations.

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The Sustainability Edge: How to Drive Top-Line Growth with Triple-Bottom-Line Thinking - Suhas Apte & Jagdish Sheth

Business leaders need to embrace sustainability in order to ensure the lasting success of their organizations. Co-authors Suhas Apte and Jagdish Sheth bring their expertise from practice and from academic to illustrate how business leaders can embed sustainability in a truly holistic and transformative way. Through an examination of such companies as Walmart, AT&T, IKEA and the Tata Group, Apte and Sheth have developed a proven and actionable framework rooted in the real world success of these companies. The case studies reveal how business leaders proactively engage, energize and promote market sustainability to all of their stakeholders including customers, employees, suppliers, investors and the government. The Sustainability Edge enables companies to critically engage their stakeholders and influence them to accept sustainability as part of their core mission.

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The Digital Transformation Playbook: Rethink Your Business for the Digital Age - David L. Rogers

Globally recognized digital expert David L. Rogers argues that digital transformation is not about updating your technology but about upgrading your strategic thinking. Based on Rogers's decade of research and teaching at Columbia Business School, and his consulting for businesses around the world, The Digital Transformation Playbook shows how pre-digital-era companies can reinvigorate their game plans and capture the new opportunities of the digital world. Rogers shows why traditional businesses need to rethink their underlying assumptions in five domains of strategy―customers, competition, data, innovation, and value. He reveals how to harness customer networks, platforms, big data, rapid experimentation, and disruptive business models―and how to integrate these into your existing business and organization.

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The Huawei Way: Lessons from an International Tech Giant on Driving Growth by Focusing on Never-Endi - Yang Shaolong

The Huawei Way provides practical lessons on how Ren Zhengfei led his company to a level of success no one in the world predicted. As telecom’s old greats like Motorola, Nokia, and Siemens continue to struggle from the effects of recession, Huawei continues to grow because it never stops innovating. Its success is self-driven because the company, reflecting is its founder, maintains a relentless dedication R&D; while other companies, fueled by fear, are scaling down R&D to save money, Huawei is ramping it up. And it’s paying off big time. Both entertaining and instructive, The Huawei Way traces the rise of one of today’s greatest tech companies to provide valuable business and management lessons anyone can apply to any company, in any industry. 

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The Agenda Mover: When Your Good Idea Is Not Enough (The BLG Pragmatic Leadership Series) - Samuel B. Bacharach

Organizations, institutions, and individuals get stuck in spite of their innovative ideas and ambitious agendas. Never has the timing been better for a book that cuts through the theoretical jargon and delineates the exact political and managerial skills leaders need to move agendas forward. Whether you're a team leader trying to lead change and innovation in a large corporation, an entrepreneur trying to gain support, a politician trying to expand your coalition, or an individual trying to advance your career and build networks, The Agenda Mover will give you the political and managerial leadership skills necessary to achieve results.

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Building the Internet of Things: Implement New Business Models, Disrupt Competitors, Transform Your - Maciej Kranz
Building Internet of Things provides front-line business decision makers with a practical handbook for capitalizing on this latest transformation. Focusing on the business implications of Internet of Things (IoT), this book describes the sheer impact, spread, and opportunities arising every day, and how business leaders can implement IoT today to realize tangible business advantages. The discussion delves into IoT from a business, strategy and organizational standpoint, and includes use-cases that illustrate the ripple effect that this latest disruption brings; you'll learn how to fashion a viable IoT plan that works with your organization's strategy and direction, and how to implement that strategy successfully by integrating IoT into your organization tomorrow.

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