Summaries of the Week

Digital Sense

Digital Sense

Digitization is ramping up of the pace of change within the business environment, and it’s only going to get faster. One thing that won’t change? The strategic imperative that the customer comes first. In Digital Sense, authors and entrepreneurs Travis Wright and Chris J. Snook provide a framework for blending the power of digital with every aspect of your relationships with your customers to help your business stay ahead of the curve and win in the marketplace.

Wright, Travis
Making Yourself Indispensable

Making Yourself Indispensable

Today’s workplace is fraught with insecurity, as rapidly changing business environments drive employment volatility. Even those who are at the top of their game might still find themselves out of a job, despite their many achievements. The pervasive feeling in the workplace seems to be that no one is indispensable. But that is not necessarily the case. Being indispensable is a process, not a condition, and it is determined by personal choice. Individuals can become indispensable at work and in their personal lives through how they think and what they do.

Samuel, Mark
HBR’s 10 Must Reads On Entrepreneurship and Startups

HBR’s 10 Must Reads On Entrepreneurship and Startups

It takes more than just a good idea to launch a successful start-up. Entrepreneurial success depends on a number of factors, including creating a compelling business plan, acquiring sufficient funding, and building a solid business model. In HBR’s 10 Must Reads On Entrepreneurship and Startups from Harvard Business Review Press, leading experts in the field explore these important topics and more to help budding entrepreneurs build successful startups that have the potential to grow over time.

Harvard Business Review Press
On the Edge

On the Edge

In On the Edge, Alison Levine relates her vast experience as a polar explorer and mountaineer to the challenges and extreme conditions of the business world. Her ability to make choices and survive in life-threatening circumstances served her well in the business world, and translates to a host of original and inventive models for business leaders to emulate.

Levine, Alison
The New Leadership Literacies

The New Leadership Literacies

Over the next 10 years, the world will become more turbulent, disruptive, and distributed than ever before. Dilemmas will abound, and clarity will be scarce as the world becomes more connected and the speed, frequency, and scope of disruption increases. The leaders of tomorrow must be prepared to rise to the new challenges that this future world presents. In The New Leadership Literacies, noted futurist Bob Johansen prescribes five new leadership literacies that can help leaders survive and thrive through these tremendous changes and move forward with clarity.

Johansen, Bob