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Leading the revolution /
Gary Hamel.
Boston : Harvard Business School Press, 2000.
xiv, 333 p. : ill. (some col.)
1578511895 (alk. paper)
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Boston : Harvard Business School Press, 2000.
1578511895 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Gary Hamel is a Founder and Chairman of Strategos, and Visiting Professor of Strategic and International Management at the London Business School. He lives in Woodside, California.
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Appeared in Publishers Weekly on 2000-07-24:
A fixture in the Harvard Business Review, and the man who introduced the phrase "core competencies" into the business lexicon, Hamel urges everyone, including managers of old-line companies, to lead a business revolution by fully implementing e-commerce, participating in cooperative techniques such as joint ventures, engaging in "co-oppetition" (selective cooperation between competitors) and taking advantage of the general upheaval in the marketplace. Hamel, a consultant on the faculty of both the London School of Economics and the Harvard Business School, makes his case forcefully and clearly: the "gale of creative destruction [theorized by economist Joseph Schumpeter] has become a hurricane. New winds are battering down the fortifications that once protected the status quo." The solution, he argues, is simple: imagine the kind of future you want for your company, then go out and create it. Businesspeople have to rethink everything they've ever learned, he argues, because firms will either become revolutionaries or will become irrelevant. In addition to cheerleading for change, Hamel fills his book with examples of companies large (Enron) and small (Sephora) that have seized huge competitive advantages by changing either their mission or the way business is done in their industry. Some of Hamel's fansÄand they are legionÄmay be disappointed by this volume, however, because it co clearly echoes Hamel's earlier writings. Even so, his powerful presentation may well spur to action those not already familiar with his work. 150,000 first printing; $250,000 ad/promo. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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Bowker Data Service Summary
This text examines the underlying principles behind the radical innovation of companies and individuals. It explores and identifies the key criteria for building companies that are geared for success in an increasingly nonlinear world.
Publisher Fact Sheet
Turns the business world on its head, providing a radical new agenda for companies to survive in the age of revolution.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
Facing up to the Revolution
The End of Progressp. 1
Rising Expectations, Diminishing Returnsp. 31
Finding the Revolution
Business Concept Innovationp. 59
Be Your Own Seerp. 115
Igniting the Revolution
Corporate Rebelsp. 145
Go Ahead! Revolt!p. 185
Sustaining the Revolution
Gray-Haired Revolutionariesp. 207
Design Rules for Innovationp. 241
The New Innovation Solutionp. 277
Notesp. 316
Photo Creditsp. 319
Indexp. 320
About the Authorp. 333
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