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as Gary Hamel noted in the book, current business model needs nonlinear innovation, though this book is linear

as Gary Hamel noted in the book, current business model needs nonlinear innovation, though this book is linear.

His latest book, Leading the Revolution (Harvard Business School Press), was published last year

His latest book, Leading the Revolution (Harvard Business School Press), was published last year. He spoke with Ivey Business Journal during a recent visit to Toronto. What are the implications for managers and CEOs? Hamel: The thing that kind of caught my attention when I began to focus on e-business was the following: The . By the year 2000, that number was 59 percent.

Hamel's latest book contains a few important ideas, such as the central importance of business concept innovation

Hamel's latest book contains a few important ideas, such as the central importance of business concept innovation. However, the constant refrain of "innovate, innovate, innovate!" is hardly new to anyone familiar with works such as Built to Last, and The Age of Unreason. In a virtual sea of books and resources on change efforts, Leading the Revolution is a turbo-charged, triple expresso blend of: Facing the new, increased pace of change, Identifying your role in the change, A how-to manual for initiating change and, A guide for sustaining change More a manifesto than a run-of-the-mill business book; Author Gary Hamel deftly.

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Leading the revolution. An action plan for any company or individual intent on becoming and staying an industry revolutionary, this book will ignite the passions of entry-level assistants, neophyte managers, seasoned VPs, CEOs, and anyone else who worries that their company may be caught flat-footed by the future. Hamel argues that in an increasingly nonlinear world, only nonlinear ideas will create new wealth. To thrive in the age of revolution, companies must adopt a radical new innovation agenda.

In this interview, international strategy guru Gary Hamel explains the thinking behind his new book, Leading the Revolution. He believes that the impetus for radical change in a business must come from the ideas and energies of the people within the company, not from consultants or external advisors. He also believes that innovation and radical change will be necessary for wealth creation in the coming years – change not only in products and processes, but change in entire business models as well. The interview includes Hamel’s guidelines for those at any level of an organization who may have.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER One of the world's preeminent business thinkers and co-author of the bestseller, Competing for the Future, Gary Hamel has helped set the management agenda for three decades. Now, he brings us into the twenty-first century with Leading the Revolution, which spent time on The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Business Week bestseller lists, among others. Hamel lays out an innovative action plan for any company or individual intent on becoming-and staying-an industry revolutionary, for years to come.

In today's world, it's incumbents against insurgents, the old guard versus the vanguard. Companies must reinvent themselves and their industries-not just in times of crisis, but continually.Drawing on the experiences of Charles Schwab, Cisco, Virgin Atlantic, Disney, and other world-class companies, Gary Hamel explains the underlying principles of radical innovation, explores where revolutionary new business concepts come from, and identifies the key design criteria for building companies that are activist-friendly. He shows how to avoid becoming a "one-vision wonder" and instead harness the imagination of every employee, develop new financial measures that focus on creating new wealth, and generate vibrant internal markets for ideas, capital, and talent.

Comments: (7)

Yar
This book is a very slick production--consultants developing their own book should take a look at the style shown here. In my opinion, though, form is not matched by substance. This book talks about "business concept innovation" (a lot), but doesn't seem to get much beyond noting that successful business concept innovation involves foresight and luck. I think there is less substance here than teh heft of the book would suggest.
The book asserts that competition, today and into the future, is now between business concepts. I think that competition is still about understanding and satisfying customer wants and needs. A customer focus allows for a deeper understanding of why businesses succeed or fail. The book's focus on business concepts, by contrast, seems to lead to nothing more than "Fast Company" rah-rah.
The book does demonstrate imagination in conceiving of possible new ways to run businesses. Unfortunately, the book's examples of successful innovators include companies that were already headed for extinction as the book was released--arguably because their business concepts were inherently flawed. But this is not the book to explain why one business concept is better than another one--in the reality described here, the most radically different concept is always the best.
The book takes a number of gratuitous jabs at other consultants' books, particularly Adrian Slywotzky's "The Profit Zone" and "Profit Patterns." If you are not familiar with these other books, then the remarks will be cryptic. Personally, I found "Profit Patterns" useful (see my review)--much more so than this book.
SARAND
Exellently written and excellent information.The best thing about this book is that I didn't really need to read it at all!.But most people from CEO's to students do need to read it.I'm not sure that most people can learn from this book as it promotes a mind set you almost need to be born with,and that school,work and society generally try to crush out of you,as the author points out,yet the premise of this book is totally correct,innovation is the only competitive advantage left to leverage in the modern world,or soon will be.The authors writing style is engaging and motivating,it is no B.S.,no punches pulled,straight to the often humourous point.It is skillfully written to get a serious point across in a friendly way.Even though not stated directly,the thing needed in business as well as your personal life is empathy,to customers,employees,to your own coming obsolesence,to new idea's,and death to sentimentality for what worked in the past,thing's most people seem to lack,things the education system aims at crushing.This book attempts to prise open closed minds,it has all the right ingredients,but I can only wish the author good luck in suceeding in getting the message across to the majority.Judging by other reviews its not yet working,people still don't get it.The cynical side of me see's this book as a well crafted introduction to,and motivation to hire the authors consulting firm,but frankly most people will need more help than any book can offer.If you already get it,this book is well articulated and should help you see your own nature better,and give you the confidence to keep conflicting with others and refusing to comform,if you don't get it then this is a good introduction into an open mind and some empathy rather than mindless conformity to old mindless conformity ways of doing things.
Gerceytone
There are some great ideas in here - the essential component being that strategy and business concept innovation are best served when an organization foregoes the hoary 'strategic planning committee' approach and places its trust in the 'average' employee to uncover and develop these initiatives.
But damn, I'm ripped at having to pay so much for this book. It clocks in at 314 pages when 200 or so would have had the same effect. The main culprit are these inane pieces of randomly injected, 4-color clip art that serve no other purpose than to break up the text. Not a single one of them clarifies anything that Hamel says here. To think I paid a premium to justify this ridiculous layer of puffery.
This approach even extends to the book cover itself. In an egregious display of immodesty, the spine of the cover features a color photo of the author himself. Dude, you're a *management consultant*. Recent surveys have shown that 90%+ of the population can't even identify a picture of Jack Welch for god's sake.
When steeling myself to actually read the words and ignore the other crap, I found the essence of some good ideas. An early runthrough of the fundamentals of a business model is outstanding and makes a great reference. I just wish I had waited for the paperback.
Taulkree
Hamel's latest book contains a few important ideas, such as the central importance of business concept innovation. However, the constant refrain of "innovate, innovate, innovate!" is hardly new to anyone familiar with works such as Built to Last, and The Age of Unreason. Aimed at anyone wanting to be a business revolutionary, including "gray-haired revolutionaries" in sleepy old companies, this book offers a few useful ways of thinking and steps to take to shake up your business. However, much of the useful content can be found in Hamel's recent HBR articles, and the excessively breezy writing style triumphs over actionable content. Those most attracted to this book will find the least in it, whereas those most in need of its message will be unlikely to pick it up.
Leading the Revolution download epub
Business Culture
Author: Gary Hamel
ISBN: 1565114140
Category: Business & Money
Subcategory: Business Culture
Language: English
Publisher: HighBridge Audio; Abridged edition (July 26, 2000)