Named the "Best Human-Capital Book of 2008" by Strategy + Business magazine
A crash course in the business of learning-from the bestselling author of The Innovator's Dilemma and The Innovator's Solution...
"Provocatively titled, Disrupting Class is just what America's K-12 education system needs--a well thought-through proposal for using technology to better serve students and bring our schools into the 21st Century. Unlike so many education 'reforms,' this is not small-bore stuff. For that reason alone, it's likely to be resisted by defenders of the status quo, even though it's necessary and right for our kids.
We owe it to them to make sure this book isn't merely a terrific read; it must become a blueprint for educational transformation."
--Joel Klein, Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education
“A brilliant teacher, Christensen brings clarity to a muddled and chaotic world of education.”
--Jim Collins, bestselling author of Good to Great
According to recent studies in neuroscience, the way we learn doesn't always match up with the way we are taught. If we hope to stay competitive-academically, economically, and technologically-we need to rethink our understanding of intelligence, reevaluate our educational system, and reinvigorate our commitment to learning. In other words, we need “disruptive innovation.”
Now, in his long-awaited new book, Clayton M. Christensen and coauthors Michael B. Horn and Curtis W. Johnson take one of the most important issues of our time-education-and apply Christensen's now-famous theories of “disruptive” change using a wide range of real-life examples. Whether you're a school administrator, government official, business leader, parent, teacher, or entrepreneur, you'll discover surprising new ideas, outside-the-box strategies, and straight-A success stories.
You'll learn how
Filled with fascinating case studies, scientific findings, and unprecedented insights on how innovation must be managed, Disrupting Class will open your eyes to new possibilities, unlock hidden potential, and get you to think differently. Professor Christensen and his coauthors provide a bold new lesson in innovation that will help you make the grade for years to come.
The future is now. Class is in session.
Clayton M. Christensen is the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. He is author or coauthor of five books including the New York Times bestsellers The Innovator's Dilemma and The Innovator's Solution.
Curtis Johnson is a writer and consultant who has served as a college president, head of a public policy research organization, and chief of staff to governor Arne Carlson of Minnesota.
Michael Horn is the cofounder and Executive Director, Education of Innosight Institute.
"We need a new theory of management. The assumptions built into business today are not accurate." - Peter Drucker
Based on multiple interviews and working sessions with Peter Drucker during the last year of his life, The Definitive Drucker reveals the management luminary’s most important concepts and applies them real-life business risks and opportunities.
The book sheds light on the most pressing management issues, such as the role of the CEO, why so many leaders fail, and the fragility and interdependencies of our economic and social systems, and it imparts Drucker's views on current business practices, technological, economic, and social changes, and trends—many of which Drucker predicted decades ago. A celebration of this extraordinary man’s life and work, The Definitive Drucker offers a unique opportunity to use Drucker's final business lessons to strategize, create, and succeed in any market.
We've all heard the phrase "born leader." Leadership experts Brian Tracy and Dr. Peter Chee are here to debunk the myth that you either have it or you don't. That leadership is a talent bestowed on some and not on others. That in order to lead effectively, you have to have it in your genes.
The authors assert that great leaders are made, not born. Everyone has the ability to shape himself or herself into the kind of person who enables and uplifts others to reach their highest potential--and in 12 Disciplines of Leadership Excellence, they reveal exactly how to achieve it.
It all starts with discipline. In this groundbreaking book, the authors break down great leadership into 12 disciplines, including:Clarity . . . about who you are, where you are going, and how to get there Control . . . build and bolster your sense of personal responsibility and self-mastery Character . . . dedicate yourself to passionately build trust with honesty and integrity Competence . . . commit to constant never-ending improvement and learning Caring . . . because when you care, your people care in building great working relationships Courage . . . moving out of your comfort zone to embrace change and make tough decisions
One at a time. Don't try to take on too much at once. Choose a discipline and live it until it becomes a habit of excellence. Then move to the next one. It will take time--but all life-improving endeavors do.
Read this practical, inspirational guide and every day you will take one more step to becoming a highly effective leader.
What makes a winning business proposal? It highlights your skills and services, meets your client's needs, and clearly sets you apart from the competition.
Since 1995, Handbook for Writing Proposals has helped thousands of professionals develop winning proposals. This exceptional handbook guides you through the unique nine-step proposal-writing process from the initial RFP to the client presentation. In this revised and updated version, the authors show you how to:Choose the RFPs that give you the best chance of success Showcase your company's skills and services Set realistic time/cost schedules and budgets Avoid the mistakes that sink most proposals Build client relationships that bring you repeat business Tailor your writing for an international business audience
The second edition also offers you a wealth of downloadable forms and checklists that you can adapt for your own proposal-writing process.
Whether you own your own business, need to train your corporate staff, or simply want to improve your skills, Handbook for Writing Proposals, second edition will show you how to profit from every proposal you write.
This book guides you through the process of creating the best impression of your sweat equity to your customer. Whether you need to polish up and improve every aspect of the proposal or just certain elements, this book will fill the need. Remember, the economics of gain only occur when a customer feels you’ve fulfilled a need and created value.
Paul V. Baron, President, In-Store Bakery Division, The Quarter Oats Company
Handbook for Writing Proposals offers a wealth of down-to-earth, practical guidance on all phases of proposal writing. The book is well organized and full of concrete ideas that are easy to include in real-life situations. The sample letters, checklists, budgets, and proposals are extremely valuable. This book is a great resource for anyone whose success depends on convincing others through the proposal process.
Richard M. Sawdey, Former Vice President and Secretary, R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company
Make Your Mark in the World with the Five Success Principles of the World-Changing Social Media Site
If Facebook were a country, it would be the third largest in the world.
Facebook accounts for one of every seven minutes spent online.
More than one billion pieces of content are shared on Facebook.
There’s no doubt about it. Mark Zuckerberg’s creation has changed the world. Literally. Facebook has singlehandedly revolutionized the way more than one-seventh of the world’s population communicates, engages, and consumes information.
If you run a business or plan to start one, you’re probably asking yourself the same question organizational leaders worldwide are asking: What did Mark Zuckerberg do right?
At long last, the answer is here. Think Like Zuck examines the five principles behind Facebook’s meteoric rise, presented in actionable lessons anyone can apply—in any organization, in any industry. Written by social business trailblazer Ekaterina Walter, this groundbreaking book reveals the five “P”s of Facebook’s success:
PASSION—Keep your energy and commitment fully charged at all times by pursuing something you believe in
PURPOSE—Don’t just create a great product; drive a meaningful movement
PEOPLE—Build powerful teams that can execute your vision
PRODUCT—Create a product that is innovative, that breaks all the rules, that changes everything
PARTNERSHIPS—Build powerful partnerships with people who fuel imagination and energize execution
Packed with examples of Facebook’s success principles in action—as well as those of Zappos, TOMS, Threadless, Dyson, and other companies—Think Like Zuck gives you the inspiration, knowledge, and insight to make your own mark in the world, to build a business that makes a difference, and to lead your organization to long-term profitability and growth.
“Think Like Zuck is a fascinating look at how entrepreneurial vision drives success. If you want more out of work than just a job, if you have the burning desire to build something of lasting value, then this is your guide.”
—DAVID MEERMAN SCOTT, bestselling author of The New Rules of Marketing and PR
“Whether you’re a seasoned business executive or the next Mark Zuckerberg in your dorm room right now, this book is a must-read! Two likeable thumbs up!”
—DAVE KERPEN, New York Times bestselling author of Likeable Social Media and Likeable Business
“True success lies at the place where passion and purpose collide—this book will help you uncover yours.”
—JOHN JANTSCH, bestselling author of Duct Tape Marketing and The Commitment Engine
“Think Like Zuck is a must-read for any innovator, social entrepreneur, or business owner looking to capitalize on the success of Facebook to propel and realize their own vision.”
—SIMON MAINWARING, New York Times bestselling author of We First
“This book takes you on the ride of a lifetime and shows you how YOU can be successful! The question is: What does it take? Ekaterina gives us the answers!”
—JEFFREY HAYZLETT, bestselling author of Running the Gauntlet and global business celebrity
“In Think Like Zuck, you will find important principles to infuse meaning into your business strategies and inspire change. Don’t just read this book; use it.”
—SHAWN ACHOR, author of the international bestseller The Happiness Advantage
“[Crucial Conversations] draws our attention to those defining moments that literally shape our lives, our relationships, and our world. . . . This book deserves to take its place as one of the key thought leadership contributions of our time.”
—from the Foreword by Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
“The quality of your life comes out of the quality of your dialogues and conversations. Here’s how to instantly uplift your crucial conversations.”
—Mark Victor Hansen, cocreator of the #1 New York Times bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul®
The first edition of Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene and revolutionized the way millions of people communicate when stakes are high. This new edition gives you the tools to:Prepare for high-stakes situations Transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue Make it safe to talk about almost anything Be persuasive, not abrasive
Since 1922, Harvard Business Review has been a leading source of breakthrough ideas in management practice. The Harvard Business Review Classics series now offers you the opportunity to make these seminal pieces a part of your permanent management library. Each highly readable volume contains a groundbreaking idea that continues to shape best practices and inspire countless managers around the world.
Anyone who seeks financial wealth must first learn the fundamental truths and models that drive it. The Millionaire Real Estate Investor represents the collected wisdom and experience of over 100 millionaire investors from all walks of life who pursued financial wealth and achieved the life-changing freedom it delivers. This book--in straightforward, no nonsense, easy-to-read style--reveals their proven strategies.
The Millionaire Real Estate Investor is your handbook to the tried and true financial wealth building vehicle that rewards patience and perseverance and is available to all--real estate. You'll learn:Myths about money and investing that hold people back and how to develop the mindset of a millionaire investor How to develop sound criteria for identifying great real estate investment opportunities How to zero in on the key terms of any transaction and achieve the best possible deals How to develop the "dream team" that will help you build your millionaire investment business Proven models and strategies millionaire investors use to track their net worth, understand their finances, build their network, lead generate for properties and acquire them
The Millionaire Real Estate Investor is about you and your money. It's about your financial potential. It's about discovering the millionaire investor in you.
Our health care system is in critical condition. Each year, fewer Americans can afford it, fewer businesses can provide it, and fewer government programs can promise it for future generations.
We need a cure, and we need it now.
Harvard Business School’s Clayton M. Christensen—whose bestselling The Innovator’s Dilemma revolutionized the business world—presents The Innovator’s Prescription, a comprehensive analysis of the strategies that will improve health care and make it affordable.
Christensen applies the principles of disruptive innovation to the broken health care system with two pioneers in the field—Dr. Jerome Grossman and Dr. Jason Hwang. Together, they examine a range of symptoms and offer proven solutions.
YOU’LL DISCOVER HOW“Precision medicine” reduces costs and makes good on the promise of personalized care Disruptive business models improve quality, accessibility, and affordability by changing the way hospitals and doctors work Patient networks enable better treatment of chronic diseases Employers can change the roles they play in health care to compete effectively in the era of globalization Insurance and regulatory reforms stimulate disruption in health care