John Caddell’s Reading Journal: Morten Hansen’s “Collaboration” (book review)

Cover via Amazon Found at http://www.futurelab.net/blogs/marketing-strategy-innovation/2009/11/my_reading_journal_morten_hans.html by John Caddell on 2 November, 2009 – 21:49   I’ve finished a few books recently but am a bit behind on reviewing them. My kids have started documenting their books in reading journals that help them with reading comprehension. To add a bit of variety (and to make sure I’m not getting lazy), I’m going to use the reading journal format for this week’s reviews. “Collaboration: How Leaders Avoid the Traps, Create Unity, and Reap Big Results,” by Morten Hansen. 2009: Harvard Business Press, 231pp. When did you read it? September-October 2009. Subject: A study…

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Listening to Shop Talk Podcast: Roberto Verganti on his excellent “Design-Driven Innovation”

Post inspired me to read Roberto’s Verganti book. May it inspire you to read it or at least grab the concept! I still like it after rehearing! Found at http://thecustomercollective.com/TCC/39203 by John Caddell on 08/25/2009 06:51 Roberto Verganti’s book “Design-Driven Innovation” is one of the best business books of the year. It discusses the methods certain companies use to create products with radically new meanings, offering customers something they never realized they wanted and generating long-term competitive advantage and outsized profits as well. In this podcast, Professor Verganti discusses the ideas behind the book and how it applies to companies like Apple,…

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Customers Are Talking: Retailer Zara Constructs, connect and compacts

Great, great post found about how retailer ZARA made a constructs that enables them to act fast, efficient and effectively. A living proof that a construct does not always imply heavily investments in technology. Keen and eager people are the keys to success! Source: http://blog.futurelab.net/2009/07/customers_are_talking_retailer.html by: John Caddell Andrew McAfee’s blog is a great place to learn about how businesses can gain competitive advantage by their use of IT. But yesterday he took a left turn and discussed business situations where data crunching is not helpful to decisionmaking, and I loved it. In “When Information is NOT the Answer,” McAfee takes issue…

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