Summaries of the Week

What’s Your Presentation Persona?

What’s Your Presentation Persona?

In What’s Your Presentation Persona?, Scott Schwertly and Sunday Mancini share their research, insight, and groundbreaking skill assessment tool to help you identify your presentation style and learn to wield its power. With this tool and your newly gained presentation self-awareness, you can uncover your strengths, manage your weaknesses, find your sources of motivation, and identify ways that you can enhance the value of your messages to inform and persuade your audience.

Schwertly, Scott
Perceptual Intelligence

Perceptual Intelligence

In Perceptual Intelligence, Brian Boxer Wachler, MD examines how humans perceive what they experience through their senses and the ways that the brain can be tricked into believing an illusion over reality. In addition to what you see, hear, or feel, perception can be influenced by a host of factors, including emotions, memories, and even lack of sleep. Misinterpreting an experience because of poor perceptual intelligence can lead to incorrect decisions.

Wachler, MD, Brian Boxer
The Age of Agile

The Age of Agile

Today’s digitally connected, customer-driven world is constantly changing. To stay competitive, companies must develop the ability to quickly respond to new customer demands. While technology and data are easily acquired change enablers, what’s essential for business success today and into the future is a new way of thinking and operating that’s grounded in Agile principles—such as flexibility, nimbleness, and rapid innovation.

Denning, Stephen
The Maker Revolution

The Maker Revolution

In The Maker Revolution, Mark R. Hatch argues that society is accelerating forward faster than ever because of an explosion of innovation and creativity. You can join the artisans, crafters, inventors, and other makers in this revolution to tap into economic trends, turn your ideas into realities, completely reengineer your industry, and take a step toward improving the world through innovation.

Hatch, Mark R.
Beating the Commodity Trap

Beating the Commodity Trap

No matter how unique a product or service is when it first enters the market, eventually it will be commoditized—or rendered indistinguishable from its competition through hypercompetitive market forces. To avoid the most common commodity traps, you must proactively identify commoditization threats and make the right strategic moves at the right time. In Beating the Commodity Trap, strategy theorist and thought leader Richard A. D’Aveni shares frameworks and strategies for guarding against commoditization while creating new business opportunities.

D’Aveni, Richard A.