Funky Business Forever: How to Enjoy Capitalism (Financial Times Series 3rd Revised edition)

Funky Business Forever: How to Enjoy Capitalism (Financial Times Series 3rd Revised edition)

By: Kjell Nordstrom (author), Jonas Ridderstrale (author)Paperback

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"The antidote to bland writing and bland thinking" Tom Peters Funky Business tells us that difference rules, and difference comes from the way people think. In this world, we can no longer do "business as usual" - we need funky business. With its fresh thinking approach and updated with the latest business messages and new examples, Funky Business will ensure you are always on the right side of change. Only talent will allow you to be unique. Forget what has come before. The new edition of Funky Business will rewrite the future for organizations and leaders. "The gospel of new thinking is Funky Business" Industry Standard "Funky Business is rigorously researched, witty and intelligent, and overflows with provocative ideas" Business Voice

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About Author

Funkster 1: Kjell Nordstrom Kjell is based at the Institute of International Business at the Stockholm School of Economics. He received his PhD before helping to found the prestigious Advanced Management Program, which attracts the elite of Scandinavian business leaders. His research has focused on internationalization, and, his ideas work; he makes things happen. He is also on the board of directors of Stokke Fabrikker, Swedish Internet company Spary Ventures and US digital change agent Razorfish. His advice has been key to many other organizations across the globe. Funkster 2: Jonas RidderstrSle Based at the Center for Advanced Studies in Leadership at the Stockholm School of Economics, Jonas is at the forefront of the new generation of European-based business gurus. He has an MBA, a doctorate and a book on global innovation under his belt. He has run the Advanced Management Program and has been lecturer, adviser and consultant to many international companies - enabling them to look to the future creatively and develop dynamic strategies and solutions. In his spare time (yes really) he is an art collector and backs one of Sweden's funkiest galleries.


CONTENTS Introduction 1. FUNKY TIMES The battle of the brains The third knowledge revolution Revolutions revisited Funky business is truly global Funky business means more competition for everything everywhere Funky business requires a creative search for differentiation Funky business requires organisational innovation Funky business puts management and leadership centre stage Funky business gives us the power Into the funky future 2. FORCES OF FUNK Technology: the endless riff Digital data Digital dreams Institutions: remaking the mausoleums The institution of capitalism The nation state Political parties The eternal enterprise The family Values: from telescopes to kaleidoscopes Working values Fusion in the global village Spiritual emptiness Deregulating life: condemned to freedom Coping with chaos 3. FUNKY VILLAGE The surplus society Market mania Senseless supply Costless communication The return of the demanding customer Competing for attention Now: the real-time society The age of auctions Softwhere: the brain-based society Competence-based competition Everywhere: the linked society The Far West The Far East The Close(d) East Near here Etc. Leaders and laggards The mighty termites The blurred society The fragmented society Polarisation Tribalisation Individualisation The hy-phe-na-ted society The winner takes all Recipe-based competition 4. FUNKY INC. Funky Inc. is focused Narrow focus Hollow focus Targeted focus Funky Inc. is leveraged Internal leverage Industrial leverage International leverage Funky Inc. is innovative Innovate through reinventing strategy Innovate through speed Innovate through smartness Ignoring and listening to customers Combining heterogeneity and homogeneity Funky Inc. is heterarchical The funky model Seven features of the funky firm A recipe for success? 5. FUNKY U Meaningful leadership Direction -- spin me Experimentation -- forgive me Education -- develop me Personalisation -- see me Coming out Be unique Incorporate Get connected Dreamanagement 6. FEELING FUNKY Wet dreams are made of this From location to organisation The last taboo Infinite innovation Sensational strategies Building the emotional enterprise The average never ever wins Credits

Product Details

  • publication date: 04/10/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780273714132
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780273714132
  • weight: 318
  • ISBN10: 0273714139
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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