What Matters Now by Gary Hamel audiobook

What Matters Now: How to Win in a World of Relentless Change, Ferocious Competition, and Unstoppable Innovation

By Gary Hamel
Read by Gary Hamel

Gildan Media 9781469000039
7.97 Hours 1
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"This is not a book about one thing. It's not a 300-page dissertation on leadership, teams, or motivation.Instead, it's a multi-faceted agendafor building organizations that can win in world of relentless change, ferocious competition, and unstoppable innovation." —From the Preface What Matters Now is Gary Hamel's impassioned plea to rethink the fundamental assumptions we have about management, the meaning of work, and organizational life. He asks, "What are the fundamental, make-or-break issues that will determine whether your organization thrives or dives in the years ahead?" The answer is found in five paramount issues: values, innovation, adaptability, passion, and ideology. Values: With trust in large organizations at an all time low, there is an urgent need to rebuild the ethical foundations of capitalism. What's required is nothing less than a moral renaissance in business. Innovation: Innovation is the only defense against margin-crushing competition, and the only way to outgrow a dismal economy. In too many companies, innovation is still a buzzword, rather than the responsibility of every single individual. This must change. Adaptability: In a world of accelerating change, every company must build an evolutionary advantage. The forces of inertia must be vanquished. The ultimate prize: an organization that is as nimble as change itself. Passion: In business as in life, the difference between "insipid" and "inspired" is passion. With mediocrity fast becoming a competitive liability, success depends on finding new ways to rouse the human spirit at work. Ideology: Today, businesses need more than better practices; they need better principles. Bureaucracy and control have had their day. It's time for a new ideology based on freedom and self-determination.

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"This is not a book about one thing. It's not a 300-page dissertation on leadership, teams, or motivation.Instead, it's a multi-faceted agendafor building organizations that can win in world of relentless change, ferocious competition, and unstoppable innovation." —From the Preface What Matters Now is Gary Hamel's impassioned plea to rethink the fundamental assumptions we have about management, the meaning of work, and organizational life. He asks, "What are the fundamental, make-or-break issues that will determine whether your organization thrives or dives in the years ahead?" The answer is found in five paramount issues: values, innovation, adaptability, passion, and ideology. Values: With trust in large organizations at an all time low, there is an urgent need to rebuild the ethical foundations of capitalism. What's required is nothing less than a moral renaissance in business. Innovation: Innovation is the only defense against margin-crushing competition, and the only way to outgrow a dismal economy. In too many companies, innovation is still a buzzword, rather than the responsibility of every single individual. This must change. Adaptability: In a world of accelerating change, every company must build an evolutionary advantage. The forces of inertia must be vanquished. The ultimate prize: an organization that is as nimble as change itself. Passion: In business as in life, the difference between "insipid" and "inspired" is passion. With mediocrity fast becoming a competitive liability, success depends on finding new ways to rouse the human spirit at work. Ideology: Today, businesses need more than better practices; they need better principles. Bureaucracy and control have had their day. It's time for a new ideology based on freedom and self-determination.

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Editorial Reviews

What Matters Now is an exciting tapas bar of a book, packed with nuggets of unconventional wisdom, tempting plates of inspiring advice, and several bracing shots of bold ideas. Gary Hamel is a legend in the world of management thinking—and this book reminds us why." Daniel H. Pink, New York Times bestselling author of Drive
“Gary Hamel has crafted a challenging book that starts with values, celebrates innovation, and concludes by opening up the hierarchies of large companies to unleash the true human potential of the people who work there. This is a book to return to again and again as managers everywhere confront the challenges of orthodoxy, management lethargy, and overly-rigid company processes.” Henry Chesbrough, author of OpenInnovation and professor at University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business
What Matters Now lets you in on the five things that will transform your organization—or sink it. It’s your choice—put Gary Hamel’s book at the top of your to-do list or procrastinate and risk falling farther behind.”  Charlene Li, author of Open Leadership and founder of Altimeter Group
“Gary Hamel delivers again. He challenges organizational orthodoxies and creates a sharp gap between what the future holds and the status quo. What Matters Now fits my definition of a true innovation: it is unique and compelling, creates advantage because it’s ahead of the curve, and provides a significant value for leaders by underscoring what it takes to succeed in the twenty first century.” Jeff M. Fettig, chairman and CEO of Whirlpool Corporation

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Author Bio: Gary Hamel

Author Bio: Gary Hamel

Gary Hamel, a noted business thinker and strategist, has been on the faculty of the London Business School for nearly thirty years. He is the founder of the California-based think-tank The Management Lab. He also created The Management Innovation eXchange, a pioneering effort aimed at reinventing management by harnessing the power of open innovation. Hamel is the author of five books and numerous articles for the Harvard Business Review, Wall Street JournalFortune, and Financial Times. He is a well-known consultant and has led change initiatives in some of the world’s most prominent companies.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 7.97
Audience: Adult
Language: English