If you are as deeply passionate about the world of business and supply chain networks as I am, and enjoy exploring similar questions, and coming up with answers that will help immensely in using this wisdom to build your business, then join me. This book is a journey of exploration through the world of business networks that run the commercial world today. When General Motors filed for Chapter XI protection in 2008, it also marked the closing of a chapter in modern commerce. General Motors was seen as the paragon of modern American management theory as popularized by Peter Drucker in the middle of the 20th century. It was at this venerable company that Drucker formed his early thoughts about management as a profession, separation of the ownership from management of enterprise, the key functions of management, division of labour, theory of leadership of enterprise, indeed the very concept of the corporation. His writings filled the needs of the time, and were picked up by Ivy League business schools and corporations alike to form the basic foundation of management profession. Indeed there was a time when General Motors and US commerce were thought of as interchangeable entities with the popular aphorism that qwhat is good for GM is good for America and vice versa.q Some people still think this is the case. They see the decline of General Motors as symptomatic of a wider malaise in the US economy. Others think that General Motors will rise like a phoenix to become an industrial powerhouse. While we do not know what will eventually happen to General Motors, we know that new models of commerce, new industries, new technologies and new ways of solving old problems will be required to build a stronger economy at a global level. All of these will not necessarily come out of one country, one continent or even one region. It is not a surprise that the established minds find it difficult to think outside the box. Since the times of Aristotle, Socrates and perhaps even before that, new ideas must come from new places - from outside the established order of thinking. No wonder then that the most innovative companies in the US still choose to locate on the West Coast. Many of the most successful corporations were formed by college drop outs and the most successful business models do not even have names yet. In this book, we will not only name some of these models, but we also will study them closely and understand these new methods. Most effective business leaders know: * Why did Apple sue Samsung while it continues to buy critical parts for its winning products from Samsung? * Why did Google create Android OS for mobile applications, and is now talking about opening its own retail stores? * Why did Amazon create Kindle when the market is already saturated by other tablets and similar products? * How did Nokia mobile phone lose its shine? * Why did Apple build its own retail presence? * How will shale gas discoveries in North America change the business world and perhaps the geo-political balance in the next 10 years? Do you? Win big time by using the wisdom of your business networks to create, innovate, deliver and profit. Read this book to find out how. More details of the book on http://5starbusinessnetwork.com/Newer products in the same genre - the iPod mini, iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle, iPod Touch - were introduced to further capture the market, each with its own round of successive generations. Apple was making huge inroads into the hearts andanbsp;...
|Title||:||The 5-STAR Business Network: And The CEOs Who Are Building The Next Generation Of Super Corporations With It|
|Publisher||:||Jardine Thompson - 2013-04-17|