Knowledge Library

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Recommended Reading

IoT Inc: How Your Company Can Use the Internet of Things to Win in the Outcome Economy - Bruce Sinclair
Smart products are everywhere. They’re in our companies, in our homes, in our pockets. People love these products. But what they love more is what these products do―and for anyone running a business today, outcomes are the key. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the point of connection between products and the results they deliver―it’s where products become software. IoT Inc. explains everything you need to know to position your company within this powerful new network. And once you do, you’ll leave the competition in the dust.

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Winning the Digital Gamble: 5 Disruption Levers to Jump Start Your Enterprises' Relevancy - Raheel Retiwalla & Randhir Kalsi
The Fourth Industrial Revolution represents brand new opportunities for enterprises to imagine ways in which technology embedded in new products or services permeates society and drastically improves business outcomes. In this book, we introduce the concept of “Smart Services” led digital disruption. Smart Services are built around Internet of Things and the enterprise ability to interpret data. The challenging part is knowing where to start, how to execute, and being able to prioritize and gain consensus within your organization for a successful digital transformation. In today’s digital economy the market is a lot less forgiving because of the speed at which change is happening, and the speed at which consumers expect more. As a result, digital transformations are a lot more complicated and the stakes are much higher…this is the digital gamble.

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Digital Transformation with Business Process Management: BPM Transformation and Real-World Execution - Connie Moore, Kerry M. Finn, Dr. Setrag Khoshafian, Kay Winkler, Neil Ward-Dutton, Frank Kowalkowski

BPM is essential to a company's survival in today's hyper-speed business environment. The goal of Digital Transformation is to help empower enterprises to compete at the highest level in any marketplace. This book provides compelling award-winning case studies contributed by those who have been through the full BPM experience. The case studies describe the processes involved to generate successful ROIs and competitive advantages. Digital transformation describes the changes associated with the application of digital technology in all aspects of human society. Learn how to extend that into core processes that run the business and thus engage more meaningfully with your customers. The authors discuss the impact of emerging technologies, the mandate for greater transparency and how the ongoing aftershocks of globalization have collectively impacted predictability within the business enterprise.

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Monetizing Your Data: A Guide to Turning Data into Profit-Driving Strategies and Solutions - Andrew Roman Wells & Kathy Williams Chiang
Organizations are swamped with data—collected from web traffic, point of sale systems, enterprise resource planning systems, and more, but what to do with it? Monetizing your Data provides a framework and path for business managers to convert ever-increasing volumes of data into revenue generating actions through three disciplines: decision architecture, data science, and guided analytics. There are large gaps between understanding a business problem and knowing which data is relevant to the problem and how to leverage that data to drive significant financial performance. Using a proven methodology developed in the field through delivering meaningful solutions to Fortune 500 companies, this book gives you the analytical tools, methods, and techniques to transform data you already have into information into insights that drive winning decisions.

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Navigating the Talent Shift: How to Build On-Demand Teams that Drive Innovation, Control Costs, and - Lisa Hufford
By 2020, 40 percent of the workforce won’t want to be your employee. That means managers and executives have to forget the old recruit-and-search for-months methods to acquire talent and revise their perception that “talent” is only full-time employees. The good news is that this talent allows you to achieve the biggest impact on your projects in the fastest time possible. In Navigating the Talent Shift, author Lisa Hufford introduces you to SPEED: a fast, and flexible talent strategy that shows companies how to access the 65 million people that make up the on-demand, specialized talent pool. This strategy shows you how to: Stop spending months searching for talent, have a team of on-demand talent at your fingertips, exponentially expand your talent pool, test ideas, and more.

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Committed Teams: Three Steps to Inspiring Passion and Performance - Mario Moussa, Madeline Boyer, and Derek Newberry
Tested and refined in Wharton's Executive Development Program, Committed Teams will help you gain buy-in for shared objectives, assign roles to the right people, and establish norms for effective collaboration.  Whether your team aims to execute a strategy, produce breakthrough innovations, collaborate across global boundaries, or launch a new venture, this how-to guide offers the pragmatic advice you need. 

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Pacing for Growth: Why Intelligent Restraint Drives Long-term Success - Alison Eyring

"It's a marathon, not a sprint." We hear this truism all the time, but in business there's constant pressure to go all out and never let up. Leaders are driven to set stretch targets, relentlessly reduce costs, launch new initiatives, expand into new markets, hire more people, develop more capabilities, and execute flawlessly. It all sounds great - until the company overextends itself and collapses like a badly trained racehorse in the home stretch. So what is the right pace for steady, sustainable growth? How do you know when to push yourself and when to back off? Growth consultant Alison Eyring (who also happens to be a distance runner) says the answer is what she calls Intelligent Restraint. Eyring shows precisely how you can evaluate your company's current capacity for growth so you can restrain yourself from exceeding it, no matter how tempting the supposed opportunities seem. Then she offers a set of practices for gradually building that capacity so you can grow steadily but sensibly in a way that strengthens your company instead of stretching it to the breaking point.

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