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Influential Business Books for Creating an Adaptive Business

Posted by Stephen Parry on May 20, 2020 1:42:27 PM

Businesses that are capable of sensing what is important to customers and then adapting the entire organisation to meet these needs will dominate the marketplace.  They will have happy customers and happy, engaged employees.

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Topics: Adaptive Business, Human Resources, Lean Services, Operating Strategy, Workforce Strategy, Organisational Design

"The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable" Book Review by Stephen Parry

Posted by Stephen Parry on May 2, 2020 11:30:19 AM

The Black Swan:  The Impact of the Highly Improbable (2008) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a fantastic book.  Its central theme is the inability or perhaps even a refusal to see randomness, especially when it departs from the norm in an extreme fashion.  This blindness has an enormous impact on society.  

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Topics: Operating Strategy, Workforce Strategy, Supply Chain Specialist, Logistics Specialist, Black Swan Event

"The Black Swan" Book Review by Stephen Parry

Posted by Stephen Parry on Dec 13, 2012 12:28:33 PM
The central theme of The Black Swan (2008) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb is the failure -- the refusal, to see randomness, especially extreme departures from the norm and the enormous impact this has on society.  
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Topics: Adaptive Business, Operating Strategy, Workforce Strategy, Organisational Design, Service Delivery

"The Human Side of Enterprise" Book Review by Stephen Parry

Posted by Stephen Parry on Dec 7, 2010 6:01:07 PM

This annotated version of The Human Side of Enterprise (2006) by Douglas McGregor has been wonderfully brought back into the sunshine and placed in the modern setting by Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Professor of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University and formerly Senior Research Scientist at MIT's Sloan School of Management. 

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Topics: Change Leadership, Work Climate, Adaptive Business, Operating Strategy, Workforce Strategy, Organisational Design

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