USE DIGITAL STRATEGIES, CHANNELS, AND PLATFORMS TO TRANSFORM ENTERPRISES TO COMPETE IN THE DIGITAL AGE
REVIVE will help you build a core business model for creating your own digital disruptions–so you can deepen customer engagement, achieve unprecedented immediacy and efficiency, and dominate tomorrow’s markets. Packed with proven strategies, in-the-trenches techniques, and cutting-edge case studies, it will help you change the game before the game changes you.
It’s no longer enough to buy software, or even cloud services. To fully leverage the benefits of digital, you must transform your teams, processes, and how you think about your business. Jason Albanese and Brian Manning have helped dozens of top enterprises do all this. Revive shares the lessons they’ve learned, and gives you a complete, end-to-end methodology that works.
You’ll learn how to use digital to rapidly move the dial on short-term profitability. But that’s just the start. Revive will position you for long-term market leadership, by helping you capture new value from digital wherever great opportunities arise.
Most companies have only gone “skin deep” with digital–and they’ve only garnered a fraction of the value they could be earning. In Revive, two world-renowned digital business advisors show how to drive a full-scale digital transformation that breaks down organizational barriers, cuts costs, accelerates product/service delivery, and dramatically improves customer engagement.
Centric Digital co-founders Jason Albanese and Brian Manning draw on immense experience helping Fortune® 1000 companies succeed with digital strategies, platforms, and channels. They present data-backed insights into the ways midsize and large organizations are stuck hiring, managing, organizing, and leading in obsolete “analog” ways. Next, they offer proven, practical recommendations for fundamentally changing those behaviors to leverage the nearly boundless opportunities of digital.
Their complete Digital Transformation Methodology guides you through benchmarking your digital maturity, envisioning strategy, roadmapping your transformation, and implementing the capabilities you need to execute.
Revive’s multiple case studies show exactly how executives are applying these ideas to go far beyond incremental improvements, and change the game. If that’s what you want, Revive is your roadmap.
JASON ALBANESE is CEO & Co-Founder of Centric Digital, a leading digital transformation solutions company. His vision and entrepreneurial skills accumulated during a successful career building innovative B2B digital companies has allowed him to turn Centric Digital into one of the fastest growing companies in America. Previously, he co-founded and served as CEO of SageSecure LLC, a digital asset management and risk company that also succeeded in delivering strategic growth to the Fortune® 1000 through digital products and services. Albanese writes a weekly business strategy column for INC .com, is author of Network Security Illustrated (McGraw-Hill, 2003), has been published in The Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology (JRPIT), and holds a patent on an Internet-based distance learning system he co-designed. He serves as the Chair of the Governance Committee on the board of Partnership with Children, a non-profit focused on outreach to New York City public school students at risk of academic failure; and is an active member of Young Presidents Organization, serving on the board of YPO Manhattan in the role of Member Integration Committee chair.
BRIAN MANNING is President, Chief Digital Officer & Co-Founder of Centric Digital. He has leveraged his deep digital expertise and creativity to shape Centric Digital’s brand and market position into the strategic partner of choice for the world’s largest enterprises. Manning started his career at Accenture and since went on to lead digital businesses within global enterprises, such as Citigroup and spinoffs such as Barnes & Noble.com. He has managed $500+MM e-commerce businesses, defined multi-billion dollar consumer digital bank strategies, and launched dozens of digital products. Manning’s passion for all things digital sets a high bar for Centric Digital’s clients, partners and employees. Chief Digital Officers consistently seek his advice and he has helped shape the digital organizations and strategies of several Fortune 500 companies. In addition to driving thought leadership for Centric Digital he is a frequent guest writer drawing the connection between the latest trends that traditional enterprises can leverage. His quest for doing everything digitally has defined Centric Digital’s operations and fully removed the use of paper from his work or personal life.
More helpful are these practical questions that can help you plan what to do when your business comes into contact with reality. From learning the lessons of the past (rather than fixating on the future) to finding out what your business is really about, he explains the real-life factors that lead to success or failure. Including many new examples from the front line, from all around the world, The Reality Test will help you establish yourself as more effective and distinctive than your competitors, who follow the same rigid theoretical avenues.
Whether you ask 'Are you making enough of your weaknesses?' or 'Are you 100% productive 100% of the time?', it's time to stop living in strategy La-La Land and face reality.
Execution Excellence is the practitioner's guide to real-world implementation. Designed by a Balanced Scorecard (BSC) thought leader with 30 years of experience and over 300 global implementations under his belt across a range of industry sectors, this guide gives you a hands-on framework for putting the BSC methodology into action. Clear, concise, and easy to read, this book skips the theoretical exposition to get right to the point—how can companies use BSC to effectively deploy strategy and drive individual and enterprise performance? You'll find the answers here. The discussion outlines the ways in which firms commonly fail in implementing BSC. These failures can be traced back to common design and implementation flaws: making the process too complicated and focusing on the BSC process rather than the outcome. The discussion will also cover design optimization across a range of key industry sectors. You'll gain expert insight into avoiding these missteps and the practical tools and perspective you need to implement BSC correctly the first time.
While the Balanced Scorecard framework is widely accepted and praised, about half of firms that implement it fail to realize the full benefits. The fault lies not with the framework, but with the design, and more importantly—execution. This book gives you the information and tools you need to adopt BSC successfully.Design a BSC that truly and simply reflects your strategy Customize the BSC to reflect your industry's uniqueness Define clear measurements and ownership that suit your strategy Develop a framework for efficient data collection and reporting Implement effective reviews to keep your business on track Use your Balanced Scorecard data to close performance gaps
Developed in the early 1990s, the Balanced Scorecard framework has been recognized as one of the most seminal business ideas in the last 75 years. Thousands of companies around the world use BSC to create and maintain a performance-oriented enterprise, yet just as many try and fail. Execution Excellence shows you what you need to know and do to become a BSC success story.
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Nir Eyal answers these questions (and many more) by explaining the Hook Model—a four-step process embedded into the products of many successful companies to subtly encourage customer behavior. Through consecutive “hook cycles,” these products reach their ultimate goal of bringing users back again and again without depending on costly advertising or aggressive messaging.
Hooked is based on Eyal’s years of research, consulting, and practical experience. He wrote the book he wished had been available to him as a start-up founder—not abstract theory, but a how-to guide for building better products. Hooked is written for product managers, designers, marketers, start-up founders, and anyone who seeks to understand how products influence our behavior.
Eyal provides readers with:
• Practical insights to create user habits that stick.
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