Why do our headaches persist after taking a one-cent aspirin but disappear when we take a 50-cent aspirin? Why does recalling the Ten Commandments reduce our tendency to lie, even when we couldn't possibly be caught? Why do we splurge on a lavish meal but cut coupons to save twenty-five cents on a can of soup? When it comes to making decisions in our lives, we think we're in control. We think we're making smart, rational choices. But are we? In a series of illuminating, often surprising experiments, MIT behavioral economist Dan Ariely refutes the common assumption that we behave in fundamentally rational ways.
Business Model Generation is a handbook for visionaries, game changers, and challengers striving to defy outmoded business models and design tomorrow's enterprises. If your organization needs to adapt to harsh new realities, but you don't yet have a strategy that will get you out in front of your competitors, you need Business Model Generation. Co-created by 470 "Business Model Canvas" practitioners from 45 countries, the book features a beautiful, highly visual, 4-color design that takes powerful strategic ideas and tools, and makes them easy to implement in your organization. It explains the most common Business Model patterns, based on concepts from leading business thinkers, and helps you reinterpret them for your own context. You will learn how to systematically understand, design, and implement a game-changing business model--or analyze and renovate an old one. Along the way, you'll understand at a much deeper level your customers, distribution channels, partners, revenue streams, costs, and your core value proposition. Business Model Generation features practical innovation techniques used today by leading consultants and companies worldwide, including 3M, Ericsson, Capgemini, Deloitte, and others. Designed for doers, it is for those ready to abandon outmoded thinking and embrace new models of value creation: for executives, consultants, entrepreneurs, and leaders of all organizations. If you're ready to change the rules, you belong to "the business model generation!"
There is a story that is usually told about extremely successful people, a story that focuses on intelligence and ambition. Gladwell argues that the true story of success is very different, and that if we want to understand how some people thrive, we should spend more time looking around them-at such things as their family, their birthplace, or even their birth date. And in revealing that hidden logic, Gladwell presents a fascinating and provocative blueprint for making the most of human potential. In The Tipping Point Gladwell changed the way we understand the world. In Blink he changed the way we think about thinking. In OUTLIERS he transforms the way we understand success.
Global Business Today is the proven choice for any international business course. It brings together the insights of now a team of practitioners, scholars, and award-winning instructors to present a contemporary and realistic perspective of this multi-faceted field. For the 9th edition, G. Tomas M. Hult from Michigan State University has joined Charles Hill to deliver a program that is: Current--it is comprehensive and up-to-date. Application Rich--it goes beyond an uncritical presentation and shallow explanation of the body of knowledge. Relevant--it focuses on managerial implications. Integrated--its tight flow between chapters is fully integrated with proven adaptive technology. Global Business Today--The market-leading program of international business.
FOUNDATIONS OF BUSINESS, 4E gives readers the comprehensive preparation they'll need to succeed in today's competitive business world. By providing a brief survey of business, including management and organization, marketing, social media and e-business, information systems, accounting, and finance, this text introduces the reader to core business practices. In addition, the authors address other important concepts such as ethics and social responsibility, forms of ownership, small business concerns and entrepreneurship, and international business. This edition is filled with cutting-edge content, including up-to-date information on the economic crisis, social networking, competition in the global marketplace, and the green movement, as well as suggestions on how to manage a business in the midst of economic ups and downs. An abundance of study aids also is available within the text and on the student companion website to help you achieve success in the course and in today's competitive business world.
Marshall/Johnston's Marketing Management, 2e has taken great effort to represent marketing management the way it is actually practiced in successful organisations today. Given the dramatic changes in the field of marketing, it is a sure bet that the job of leading marketing manager's contributions to the organisation and its customers, clients, and partners has changed at the same level. Yet, no marketing management book on the market today fully and effectively captures and communicates to students how marketing management is really practiced in the 21st century business world. Clearly, it is time for an updated approach to teaching and learning within the field. Marketing Management 2e is designed to fulfill this need.
The handbook should help small business employers meet the legal requirements imposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the Act), and achieve an in-compliance status before an OSHA inspection. An excellent resource to accompany this information is OSHA's Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines, (54 Federal Register 3904-3916, January 26, 1989), also available on OSHA's website.