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The network imperative : how to survive and grow in the age of digital business models / Barry D. Libert, Megan Beck, Jerry Wind.“Digital networks are changing all the rules of business. New, scalable, digitally networked business models, like those of Amazon, Google, Uber, and Airbnb, are affecting growth, scale, and profit potential for companies […]

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There was a good sized group of small business owners at Central Library last night (30th June) to hear Henry Lee from Ascendency. The event “how do you build a $1M business” took the form of an interactive workshop with attendees breaking off into small groups to discuss different topics, and then reporting back to […]

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Breaking through bias : communication techniques for women to succeed at work / Andrea S. Kramer, Alton B. Harris.“More than fifty years after the beginning of the Women’s Movement and forty years after passage of Title IX, women are still not “making it” in traditionally male careers. Women start their careers on parity with men […]

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Agile talent : how to source and manage outside experts / Jon Younger, Norm Smallwood.“How to Leverage Talent You Don’t Own – Campbell Soup Company and PepsiCo seek advice from anthropologists to understand customer tastes and preferences. Google and Intel engage experts in social science and biomechanics to assess how people think about and use […]

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How to lead a quest : a handbook for pioneering executives / Dr Jason Fox.Unlock progress through doubt and uncertainty. The biggest threat facing modern business is the sheer complexity of an uncertain future. That, and the fact that everyone is busy. Too busy for progress. Workplace cultures have become cursed with efficiency. And so […]

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Digital to the core : remastering leadership for your industry, your enterprise, and yourself / Mark Raskino and Graham Waller, Gartner Inc.“There is no simple strategic method for dealing with the multidimensional nature of digital change. Even the sharpest leaders can become disoriented as change builds on change, leaving almost nothing certain. Yet to stand […]

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The simplicity cycle : a field guide to making things better without making them worse / Dan Ward.“The award-winning engineer, Air Force lieutenant colonel, and author of F.I.R.E offers a road map for designing winning new products, services, and business models, and shows how to avoid complexity-related pitfalls in the process. With a foreword by […]

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WHAT MAKES A BUSINESS EXCELLENT? This series consisting of 4 free talks, addresses some of the really important issues for SME business owners – Successful marketing, resilience, financial management and navigating local government. Where: Ground floor, Wellington City Libraries, 65 Victoria Street When: See Dates and Times Below The Business Excellence series commences: First Event […]

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Innovation the NASA way : harnessing the power of your organization for breakthrough success / Rod Pyle. “Innovation the NASA Way” by Rod Pyle is an interesting and intriguing read that will keep you turning the pages well into the night. I truly enjoyed the format that Mr. Pyle used when writing this book. Each […]

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The freaks shall inherit the earth : entrepreneurship for weirdos, misfits, and world dominators / Chris Brogan.“Do you ever wonder where you fit in? Do you sometimes get that feeling that you have something much bigger to offer the universe, but then it fills you with fear and anxiety, so you think maybe I’ll just […]

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