Collaborative Communities of Firms:Purpose, Process, and Design. Auflage 2012
Role of Inter-firm Networks in Technology Adoption::A Quantitative Study of Collaborative Learning and Innovation in the Petroleum Industry David Agiddi
From Governor and White House cabinet member Mike Leavitt: how to find collaborative solutions to the greatest challenges Your business challenges extend far beyond you and your firm, to the competitors within your industry and the regulators outside it. Finding solutions to larger issues requires cooperation between diverse stakeholders, and in this rapidly changing world, only those able to adapt and network successfully will produce fast, competitive solutions. How can leaders successfully bridge divides and turn competitors into collaborators? Leavitt and McKeown explain how a well-chosen network can become a powerful alliance. Whether you´re launching a new partnership, or rehabilitating one already in progress, Finding Allies, Building Alliances will help you find workable solutions to the most complex problems. Written by Mike Leavitt, former Governor of Utah who brought the 2002 Winter Olympics to Salt Lake City, former US Secretary of Health and human services, and former head of the EPA; with his former Chief of Staff and business partner Rich McKeown, co-founder of Leavitt Partners Includes a framework of 8 elements that will help any leader foster and maintain an effective, productive collaborative venture Shows how better collaboration can not only solve problems, but boost the competitiveness and resilience in all sectors Finding Allies, Building Alliances is essential reading for any business leader looking for transformative solutions and a sustainable future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Bloodworth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015637/bk_adbl_015637_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The dynamic, collaborative management model that saved a US manufacturing city. When car-making giant General Motors decided to close its plant in Lansing, Michigan, in 1996, one person - the city´s newly elected mayor - stood up and said no. Initially it was the cry of a man in the wilderness. Not once in its century-long history had GM reversed a decision to close a plant. But Mayor David Hollister quietly went to work building the Lansing Works! Keep GM! movement and succeeded in defying all the odds. Lansing remains GM´s Oldsmobile headquarters. Hollister´s collaborative problem-solving approach - the Second Shift model - succeeded in bringing together state and regional politicians, economic developers, private-sector firms, labor unions, educators, and residents of the region. Powerful, persuasive, and well organized, this coalition implemented a strategic six-dimensional framework to achieve the seemingly impossible: Identifying: name the challenge and its impactPartnering: develop meaningful relationshipsBuilding: construct your strategy as you goSolving: engage in constant problem solvingCelebrating: mark successful milestonesPersevering: adapt and endure The Lansing Works! Keep GM! movement was a victory of people over bureaucracy, of a can-do attitude over cynicism - a story rarely told in today´s complex and often dehumanizing technological world of large business and out-of-control government. And the best part was that in the end, both sides came away winners. It´s proof positive that when the public and private sectors work together as equal partners, amazing things can happen. One of the great business sagas of modern times, Second Shift provides a proven, practical design for problem solving that anyone can apply in any business, large or small. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Alexander Brancy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/graw/000209/bk_graw_000209_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In just the last few years, traditional collaboration in a meeting room, on a conference call, and even in a convention center has been superseded by collaborations on an astronomical scale. Today, encyclopedias, jetliners, operating systems, mutual funds, and many other items are being created by teams numbering in the thousands or even millions. While some leaders fear the burgeoning growth of these massive online communities, Wikinomics proves this fear is folly. Smart firms can harness collective capability and genius to spur innovation, growth, and success. A brilliant guide to one of the most profound changes of our time, Wikinomics challenges our most deeply rooted assumptions about business and will prove indispensable to anyone who wants to understand competitiveness in the 21st century. Based on a $9-million research project led by best-selling author Don Tapscott, Wikinomics shows how masses of people can participate in the economy like never before. They are creating TV news stories, sequencing genomes, remixing their favorite music, designing software, finding cures for disease, editing school texts, inventing new cosmetics, and even building motorcycles. You´ll read about: Rob McEwen, the Goldcorp, Inc., CEO who used open-source tactics and an online competition to save his company and breathe new life into an old-fashioned industry. Flickr, Second Life, YouTube, and other thriving online communities that transcend social networking to pioneer a new form of collaborative production. Mature companies, like Procter & Gamble, that cultivate nimble, trust-based relationships with external collaborators to form vibrant business ecosystems. An important look into the future, Wikinomics will be your road map for doing business in the 21st century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan Sklar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/000394/bk_tant_000394_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This popular course will give you a firm foundation in counseling skills. If your job involves helping others, or if you simply want to be supportive to others, then you´ll learn techniques that will help you be more effective in that role. This course is ideal for those that are either complete beginners to the field of counseling and are considering making a career change to become a counselor, with the aim of getting an insight and understanding of counseling, or existing counselors, teachers, coaches, or parents looking to reinforce their knowledge or to pick up some new skills. This course is also ideal if you are interested in a career in counseling, though are unsure if you want to commit yourself financially and time wise to a full counseling qualification. This course is particularly suitable for those working in: health care, social work, pastoral work, care for the elderly, and teaching. Your studies will provide you with a preliminary understanding of the skills and practice of counseling, as well as an appreciation of the personal qualities associated with the collaborative process of helping others. Counseling is essentially a lively, human, and personal experience between two people. Therefore, it is a process which requires a commitment of time and effort from both parties. The course is suitable for anyone with an interest in helping others. It is particularly relevant for: Employees in the caring professions Pastoral workers Social workers Teachers PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jane Branch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082135/bk_acx0_082135_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Grace is always good news. But it´s not cheap - true grace compels us to change. That’s where holiness comes in. Beloved writer, speaker, and best-selling coauthor of Wild and Free Jess Connolly will be the first to admit that not long ago, like many women, she grasped grace, but she had forgotten holiness. Dance, Stand, Run charts her discovery that holiness was never meant to be a shaming reminder of what we ´´should” be doing but rather a profound privilege of becoming more like Christ. That’s when we start to change the world, rather than being changed by it. Dance, Stand, Run is an invitation to the daughters of God to step into the movements of abundant life: dancing in grace, standing firm in holiness, and running on mission. Through story and study, Jess casts a fresh vision for how to live into your identity as a holy daughter of God, how to break free of cheap grace and empty rule keeping, and, finally, how to live out your holy influence with confidence before a watching world. Spoiler alert: It’s a beautiful thing. For anyone longing to take their place in what God is doing in the world, Dance, Stand, Run will rally your strength, refresh your purpose, and energize your faith in a God who calls us to be like him. In this audiobook narrated by the author, Jess Connolly, each chapter has been read and reviewed by important women in the author’s life, and a special note is given to each of these women throughout the reading. Dance, Stand, Run was made as a collaborative work that was intended to be shared, and the audiobook is perfect for listening with the important people in your life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jess Connolly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001753/bk_zond_001753_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Antoine van Agtmael coined the term ´´emerging markets´´ and built a career and a multibillion-dollar investing firm centered on these surging economies that would, over time, supplant the West as engines of wealth and prosperity. The trend held for decades, but a few years ago van Agtmael and Alfred Bakker, a renowned European journalist, began seeing signs that the tide might be turning. For example, during a visit to an enormously successful chip company in Taiwan, the company´s leaders told them that their American competitors were now eating their lunch. And Taiwan was not the only place giving them this message. Thus began a remarkable two-year journey to reassess the conventional wisdom that the US and Europe are yesterday´s story and to determine whether there is something profound that is happening that points the way to the creation of the next economy. In The Smartest Places on Earth, van Agtmael and Bakker present a truly hopeful and inspiring investigation into the emerging sources of a new era of competitiveness for America and Europe that are coming from unlikely places - those cities and areas once known as ´´rustbelts´´ that have, from an economic perspective, been written off. Take Akron, Ohio, whose economy for decades was dependent on industries such as tire manufacturing, a product now made cheaply elsewhere. In Akron and other such communities, a combination of forces - including visionary thinkers, government initiatives, start-ups making real products, and even big corporations - have succeeded in creating what van Agtmael and Bakker call a ´´brainbelt´´. These ´´brainbelts´´ depend on a collaborative style of working that is unique to the societies and culture of America and Europe, since they involve levels of trust and freedom of thinking that can´t be replicated elsewhere. They are producing products and technologies transforming industries such as vehicles and transportation, farming and food production, medical device... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Lane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007863/bk_brll_007863_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.