The Spider's Strategy: Creating Networks to Avert Crisis, Create Change, and Really Get Ahead
"Selected by Soundview as "One of the 30 Best Business Books of 2009"" "Mukherjee beautifully weaves the ever-morphing web of technology, business, and organizational learning together and explains why both top executives and middle managers must care about their impact.""Sudipta Bhattacharya"President, Invensys Wonderware "The business world is moving toward non-hierarchical networks.... The answer to these changes is a combination of network management and collaborative leadership. Mukherjee...goes beyond description of best practices. The four Design Principles that he has developed to implement networks are conceptually well thought through and actionable. This book deserves to be read by anybody who is interested in tomorrow's organization.""Arnoud De Meyer"Director, Judge Business School, Cambridge University "An 'adaptive organization' must count as the response in the increasingly connected world in which business will operate in the decades ahead.... [Mukherjee] makes a terrific case of how to achieve the desired response. A great read for the 'concerned' before they reach the stage of being 'tormented.'""R. Gopalakrishnan"Executive Director, TATA Sons Limited "Beyond the obvious, this is a great and pragmatic book, demonstrating the incredible power of collaboration in action.""Jean-Francois Baril"Senior Vice President, Nokia Corporation "Though many have sought to unlock the secrets of creating learning organizations, few have succeeded. In "The Spider's Strategy," Mukherjee provides the keys to the learning kingdom.... And he shows what it really takes to leverage the power of networks. It is that rare business book that deserves to be read from cover-to-cover.""Michael Watkins"Author of "The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels" "Mukherjee has written a very thoughtful and thought provoking book.... The adaptive network perspective with its four Design Principles and the accompanying five Capabilities inspired by a Chief Network Officer will be the organizations of the present and future.... The book presents good theory, research grounded in facts, and a clear picture of what is both necessary and possible, going forward.""Alexander B. Horniman"Killgallon Ohio Art Professor of Business Administration, Darden School of Business Administration, University of Virginia To thrive in a world where networks of companies increasingly compete with other networks, managers can no longer focus solely on excellence in planning and execution. In "The Spider's Strategy," top business consultant Amit S. Mukherjee provides the tools you need to sense and respond to unexpected events. He shows why and how managers in your company must apply four powerful "Design Principles" today:
- Change everyday work practices by embedding "sense and response" within your normal plan-and-execute processes.
- Promote collaboration across partner companies by establishing practical mechanisms that make "win-win" a basis for action not an empty slogan.
- Ensure that work really teaches by assuring the culture, processes, and organizational structure to improve your company's ability to learn.
- Implement those key technological capabilities that allow the network to function seamlessly.
NEWS & OPINION: In the Books - Off to the Printers IX
Posted January 11, 2010, 8:01 PM with category of Management & Workplace CultureIn our second to last installment of articles from past editions of In the Books, we have a short essay from mister Jon Mueller. In it, Jon shares some of his insights on an oft-discussed topic around these parts—the future of the book and distribution of ideas. ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊ The Shifting Landscape of Moving Ideas: The Art of Publishing in a Socially Empowered World BY JON MUELLER The book remains the definitive source for deep exploration of knowledge on a topic. Read more
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