The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty

Harper Business #ad - The right kind of innovation not only builds companies—but also builds countries. From education to healthcare, infrastructure to eradicating corruption, too many solutions rely on trial and error. The prosperity paradox identifies the limits of common economic development models, which tend to be top-down efforts, and offers a new framework for economic growth based on entrepreneurship and market-creating innovation.

Clayton M. At least twenty countries that have received billions of dollars’ worth of aid are poorer now. Applying the rigorous and theory-driven analysis he is known for, Christensen suggests a better way. For decades, we’ve assumed smart, well-intentioned people will eventually be able to change the economic trajectory of poor countries.

Christensen, and co-authors efosa ojomo and karen dillon reveal why so many investments in economic development fail to generate sustainable prosperity, the author of such business classics as The Innovator’s Dilemma and the New York Times bestseller How Will You Measure Your Life, and offers a groundbreaking solution for true and lasting change.

The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty #ad - Global poverty is one of the world’s most vexing problems. Essentially, the plan is often to identify areas that need help, flood them with resources, and hope to see change over time. But hope is not an effective strategy. Clayton M. Christensen and his co-authors reveal a paradox at the heart of our approach to solving poverty.


The Enlightened Capitalists: Cautionary Tales of Business Pioneers Who Tried to Do Well by Doing Good

HarperBusiness #ad - They wanted to prove that executives didn’t have to make trade-offs between profit and virtue. Combining a wealth of research and vivid storytelling, O’Toole brings life to historical figures like William Lever, the inventor of bar soap who created the most profitable company in Britain and used his money to greatly improve the lives of his workers and their families.

An expert on ethical leadership analyzes the complicated history of business people who tried to marry the pursuit of profits with virtuous organizational practices—from British industrialist Robert Owen to American retailer John Cash Penney and jeans maker Levi Strauss to such modern-day entrepreneurs Anita Roddick and Tom Chappell.

Today’s business leaders are increasingly pressured by citizens, consumers, and government officials to address urgent social and environmental issues. In the enlightened capitalists, james o’toole tells the largely forgotten stories of men and women who adopted forward-thinking business practices designed to serve the needs of their employees, customers, communities, and the natural environment.

The Enlightened Capitalists: Cautionary Tales of Business Pioneers Who Tried to Do Well by Doing Good #ad - Eventually, he lost control of the company to creditors who promptly terminated the enlightened practices he had initiated—the fate of many idealistic capitalists. As a new generation attempts to address social problems through enlightened organizational leadership, O’Toole explores a major question being posed today in Britain and America: Are virtuous corporate practices compatible with shareholder capitalism?

Although some corporate executives remain deaf to such calls, over the last two centuries, a handful of business leaders in America and Britain have attempted to create business organizations that were both profitable and socially responsible.


The Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution

W. W. Norton & Company #ad - With temperatures and sea levels rising, and drug-resistant diseases, and large portions of the globe plagued with drought, famine, we need new technologies to tackle these problems. But we are on the cusp of a new convergence, argues world-renowned neuroscientist Susan Hockfield, with discoveries in biology coming together with engineering to produce another array of almost inconceivable technologies—next-generation products that have the potential to be every bit as paradigm shifting as the twentieth century’s digital wonders.

The age of living machines describes some of the most exciting new developments and the scientists and engineers who helped create them. Cancer-detecting nanoparticles. Computer-engineered crops. These technologies so radically reshaped our world that we can no longer conceive of life without them. Today, the world’s population is projected to rise to well over 9.

The Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution #ad - 5 billion by 2050, heats, and we are currently faced with the consequences of producing the energy that fuels, and cools us. From the former president of MIT, the story of the next technology revolution, and how it will change our lives. A century ago, computers, radar, aircraft, televisions, discoveries in physics came together with engineering to produce an array of astonishing new technologies: radios, nuclear power, telephones, the Internet, and a host of still-evolving digital tools.

Virus-built batteries. Together they highlight the promise of the technology revolution of the twenty-first century to overcome some of the greatest humanitarian, medical, and environmental challenges of our time.


Literary Places Inspired Traveller's Guides

Aurum Press #ad - Salinger’s antihero. Delve into this book to discover some of the world’s most fascinating literary places and the novels that celebrate them. You’ll find that these places are not just backdrops to the tales told, but characters in their own right. Travel to the sun-scorched plains of don quixote’s La Mancha, roam the wild Yorkshire moors with Cathy and Heathcliff or view Central Park through the eyes of J.

D. Explore the lush and languid backwaters of arundhati Roy’s Kerala, the imposing precipice of Joan Lindsay’s Hanging Rock and the labyrinthine streets and sewers of Victor Hugo’s Paris. Inspired traveller’s guides: literary places takes you on an enlightening journey through the key locations of literature’s best and brightest authors, movements and moments – brought to life through comprehensively researched text and stunning hand-drawn artwork.

Literary Places Inspired Traveller's Guides #ad - Full-page colour illustrations instantly transport you to each location. Travel journalist sarah baxter provides comprehensive and atmospheric outlines of the history and culture of 25 literary places around the globe, as well as how they intersect with the lives of the authors and the works that make them significant.


Out of the Gobi: My Story of China and America

Wiley #ad - Out of the gobi draws a vivid picture of the raw human energy and the will to succeed against all odds. Shan only finished elementary school when Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution tore his country apart. It is not only shan’s personal history that makes this book so interesting but also how the stories of China and America merge in just one moment in time to create an inspired individual so unique and driven, and so representative of the true sprits of both countries.

”. He was a witness to the brutality and absurdity of Mao’s policies during one of the most tumultuous eras in China’s history. Exiled to the gobi desert at age 15 and denied schooling for 10 years, he endured untold hardships without ever giving up his dream for an education. Shan’s improbable journey, from the gobi to the “people’s Republic of Berkeley” and far beyond, is a uniquely American success story – told with a splash of humor, deep insight and rich and engaging detail.

Out of the Gobi: My Story of China and America #ad - This powerful and personal perspective on china and America will inform Americans' view of China, humanizing the country, while providing a rare view of America from the prism of a keen foreign observer who lived the American dream. Says former federal reserve chair janet yellen: “Shan’s life provides a demonstration of what is possible when China and the United States come together, even by happenstance.

Foreword by janet yellenweijian shan's out of the gobi is a powerful memoir and commentary that will be one of the most important books on China of our time, one with the potential to re-shape how Americans view China, and how the Chinese view life in America. Shan, and of how, and brutally honest, a former hard laborer who is now one of Asia's best-known financiers, is thoughtful, improbably, eloquent, making him well-positioned to tell the story of a life that is a microcosm of modern China, observant, that life became intertwined with America.


Africa's Business Revolution: How to Succeed in the World's Next Big Growth Market

Harvard Business Review Press #ad - From senior leaders in mckinsey's african offices and a leading executive on the continent, this book draws on in-depth proprietary research by the McKinsey Global Institute as well as McKinsey's extensive experience advising corporate and government leaders across Africa. But africa's business environment remains poorly understood; it's known to many executives in the West only by its reputation for complexity, conflict, and corruption.

Africa's business revolution provides the inside story on business in Africa and its future growth prospects and helps executives understand and seize the opportunities for building profitable, sustainable enterprises. Brimming with company case studies and exclusive interviews with some of Africa's most prominent executives, this book comes to life with the vibrant stories of those who have navigated the many twists and turns on the road to building successful businesses on the continent.

Combining an unrivalled fact base with expert advice on shaping and executing an Africa growth strategy, this book is required reading for global business executives looking to expand their existing operations in Africa--and for those seeking a road map to access this vast, untapped market for the first time.

Africa's Business Revolution: How to Succeed in the World's Next Big Growth Market #ad - . Its population is young, fast-growing, and increasingly urbanized--while rapid technology adoption makes the continent a fertile arena for innovation. The definitive guide to doing business in AfricaFor global and Africa-based companies looking to access new growth markets, Africa offers exciting opportunities to build large, profitable businesses.


The Innovator's Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth

Harvard Business Review Press #ad - This classic work shows just how timely and relevant these ideas continue to be in today’s hyper-accelerated business environment. The authors identify the forces that cause managers to make bad decisions as they package and shape new ideas—and offer new frameworks to help create the right conditions, at the right time, for a disruption to succeed.

An innovation classic. From steve jobs to jeff bezos, Clay Christensen’s work continues to underpin today’s most innovative leaders and organizations. A seminal work on disruption—for everyone confronting the growth paradox. For readers of the bestselling the Innovator’s Dilemma—and beyond—this definitive work will help anyone trying to transform their business right now.

The Innovator's Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth #ad - In the innovator’s solution, clayton Christensen and Michael Raynor expand on the idea of disruption, explaining how companies can and should become disruptors themselves. This is a must-read for all senior managers and business leaders responsible for innovation and growth, as well as members of their teams.

Based on in-depth research and theories tested in hundreds of companies across many industries, The Innovator’s Solution is a necessary addition to any innovation library—and an essential read for entrepreneurs and business builders worldwide. Christensen and raynor give advice on the business decisions crucial to achieving truly disruptive growth and propose guidelines for developing your own disruptive growth engine.


How Will You Measure Your Life?

Harper Business #ad - Christensen, comes an unconventional book of inspiration and wisdom for achieving a fulfilling life. Christensen’s the innovator’s dilemma, notably the only business book that Apple’s Steve Jobs said “deeply influenced” him, is widely recognized as one of the most significant business books ever published.

How Will You Measure Your Life? #ad - From the world’s leading thinker on innovation and New York Times bestselling author of The Innovator’s Dilemma, Clayton M. Now, in the tradition of randy pausch’s the last lecture and anna quindlen’s a short guide to a Happy Life, Christensen’s How Will You Measure Your Life is with a book of lucid observations and penetrating insights designed to help any reader—student or teacher, mid-career professional or retiree, parent or child—forge their own paths to fulfillment.


Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

Riverhead Books #ad - The most impactful inventors cross domains rather than deepening their knowledge in a single area. An essential read for bosses, coaches, parents, and anyone who cares about improving performance. Daniel H. Frequent quitters end up with the most fulfilling careers. Pink   “so much crucial and revelatory information about performance, success, and education.

Susan cain, bestselling author of quiet    “as David Epstein shows us, cultivating range prepares us for the wickedly unanticipated… a well-supported and smoothly written case on behalf of breadth and late starts. Wall street journal plenty of experts argue that anyone who wants to develop a skill, or lead their field should start early, play an instrument, focus intensely, and rack up as many hours of deliberate practice as possible.

Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World #ad - . They’re also more creative, more agile, and able to make connections their more specialized peers can’t see. Generalists often find their path late, and they juggle many interests rather than focusing on one. If you dabble or delay, you’ll never catch up to the people who got a head start. Failing a test is the best way to learn.

Provocative, and engrossing, rigorous,  Range makes a compelling case for actively cultivating inefficiency. The #1 new york times bestseller that has all america talking: as seen/heard on Morning Joe, The Bill Simmons Podcast, CBS This Morning, Rich Roll, and more.


The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail Management of Innovation and Change

Harvard Business Review Press #ad - In this classic bestseller—one of the most influential business books of all time—innovation expert Clayton Christensen shows how even the most outstanding companies can do everything right—yet still lose market leadership. Christensen explains why most companies miss out on new waves of innovation.

Named one of 100 leadership & success Books to Read in a Lifetime by Amazon EditorsA Wall Street Journal and Businessweek bestseller. An innovation classic. No matter the industry, he says, a successful company with established products will get pushed aside unless managers know how and when to abandon traditional business practices.

Offering both successes and failures from leading companies as a guide, The Innovator’s Dilemma gives you a set of rules for capitalizing on the phenomenon of disruptive innovation. Sharp, leader, and provocative—and consistently noted as one of the most valuable business ideas of all time—The Innovator’s Dilemma is the book no manager, cogent, or entrepreneur should be without.

The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail Management of Innovation and Change #ad - Christensen. His work is cited by the world’s best-known thought leaders, from Steve Jobs to Malcolm Gladwell. Named by fast company as one of the most influential leadership books in its Leadership Hall of Fame. From steve jobs to jeff bezos, Clay Christensen’s work continues to underpin today’s most innovative leaders and organizations.

The bestselling classic on disruptive innovation, by renowned author Clayton M.


Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice

Harper Business #ad - Jobs theory offers new hope for growth to companies frustrated by their hit and miss efforts. This book carefully lays down christensen's provocative framework, most importantly, how to use it in the real world--and, providing a comprehensive explanation of the theory and why it is predictive, how not to squander the insights it provides.

Customers don't buy products or services; they "hire" them to do a job. The foremost authority on innovation and growth presents a path-breaking book every company needs to transform innovation from a game of chance to one in which they develop products and services customers not only want to buy, but are willing to pay premium prices for.

Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice #ad - How do companies know how to grow? how can they create products that they are sure customers want to buy? Can innovation be more than a game of hit and miss? Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen and his co-authors Taddy Hall, Karen Dillon, and David S. Understanding customers does not drive innovation success, he argues.

After years of research, christensen and his co-authors have come to one critical conclusion: our long held maxim--that understanding the customer is the crux of innovation--is wrong. A generation ago, Christensen revolutionized business with his groundbreaking theory of disruptive innovation. The "jobs to be done" approach can be seen in some of the world's most respected companies and fast-growing startups, Airbnb, Intuit, Uber, including Amazon, and Chobani yogurt, to name just a few.

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