Kill the Company

Kill the Company[BOOKS] ⚣ Kill the Company By Lisa Bodell – In the ever changing world of business we’ve arrived at a point where process has trumped culture where the race toward efficiency has made us complacent and unable to reach our potential Stuck in t In the ever changing world of business we’ve arrived at a point where process has trumped culture where the race toward efficiency has made us complacent and unable to reach our potential Stuck in the land of status uo we’ve forgotten how to think And the very structures put in place to help businesses grow are now holding Kill the eBook ↠ them back It’s time to Kill the CompanyThis book is a call to arms to start a revolution in how we think and work But instead of one size fits all change initiatives forced upon employees we need to embrace smaller positive behavioral changes that create ripple effects throughout the organization Thinking can no longer be exclusive to the creative team or lead strategists Rather a culture of curiosity must be fostered among the ranks to shake up our standard practices from unproductive meetings to go nowhere strategic planning This revolution can and will awaken our ability to think and ultimately to innovate and growIn Kill the Company innovation specialist Lisa Bodell urges companies to shift the mindset from business as usual to the company of the future to move from what she calls “Zombies Inc” to “Think Inc” This involves both risk and trust to allow all employees the opportunity and environment to be curious and inuisitive—even challenging and provocative when the situation calls for it Too often this type of behavior is seen as threatening says Bodell who has actually been told by CEOs that they discourage employees from thinking In step with the call to Kill the Company is a plea to kill fear complacency and the all too familiar answer from our leaders “I can’t be bothered with your perhaps brilliant idea”Bodell also looks at how we got to Zombies Inc exploring how our educational system contributes to the lack of inuiry and problem solving skills showing how conformity is rewarded early on She also draws from the work of such education luminaries as Sir Ken Robinson and the groundbreaking Blue School founded by members of the Blue Man GroupIn the end readers of Kill the Company will have a full sense of how much riskier it is to stay here in the status uo than to break out and think. I enjoyed this book uite a bit It had great ideas with real case examples on how to invoke change and alter behavior and thinking I liked that they used a monolithic finserv example too which I assume to be a tough industry to adapt Great book and information to add to your personal toolkit of brainstorming best practices I learned some new and fresh ideas and was reminded of other good ones I have seen in practice I wish the author had used examples of direct application and shared the successes generated by such application For me that was the difference between giving the book 3 and 4 starts There were great ideas I just would have liked to know in depth if they had been used successfully All in all it inspired me to regularly insert some brainstorming best practices into my schedule and meetings Spoiler Alert practical AND inspiring without the usual corporate ese This book has gotten a lot of press lately and I devoured it in a single weekend Since then I've found myself with a better grasp of innovation utterly misused in advertising but also a enlightened approach to communicating with clients Technically it's a business book but it's also showing me how to embrace fear practice what I preach and objectively evaluate myself and my work Highly recommended This is the best business book I've ever read I'm ready with true practical application and I'm inspired by the possibilities this book puts forth Not simply text but a great toolkit to take forward Was lucky enough to see the author speak and she is empowering Exceptional strongly recommend to anyone NOW Reading this book right now Great book so far Unfortunately the reading experience was a disappointment there are lots of fantastic ideas but they are buried under annoying marketing of the author's own company I wanted to read a book – not a 200 page advertisementInstead of just presenting an awesome idea she writes something like we have this cool method in MyCompanyName's Toolkit and I call it the Method With A Cool Name Everybody loves using the Method With A Cool Name tool This gave me an allergic reaction It is possible that this style sounds better in non Finnish ears Excellent read for business leaders Essentially how can you create a company culture that is ripe for innovation? No fluff in this book It is filled with real life examples tools and exercises to spur creative thinking and detailed explanations of when where why and how to use the exercises outlined in the book At first glance this does look what it is this is why I hesitated to get the book finally this is very interesting while it defies the status uo and the business as usualMany ways on how to be aware of what's wrong and how to challenge it and challenge everything that we once considered as a given way on how to conduct business Kill the company process is a thought on how to win in the future How is our company venerable? Those on the inside know best We have stupid rules at work Here is how to kill them Innovation starts with ending business the way we do it today

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  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • Kill the Company
  • Lisa Bodell
  • English
  • 23 February 2016
  • 9781937134020