Providing a colorful insight into the people at the forefront of the emergent Sharing Economy, a movement predicted to already be worth around $26B a year, this book gives vital advice to anyone thinking of starting or investing in a collaborative consumption business. The first of its kind, written by an author on the forefront of this new trend.
Teilen statt haben, konsumieren, ohne zu besitzen, ist ein junger, globaler Trend. Das Konsumverhalten der Menschen, allen voran der Generation Y, verändert sich. In der digitalen Welt entstehen die Marktplätze, die den Trend umsetzen und zu Business machen.
Im Geiste von Ikonen wie Bill Gates oder Steve Jobs krempelt mittlerweile die nächste Generation aus dem Silicon Valley ganze Industrien um. Angeführt von Visionären wie Travis Kalanick von Uber oder Brian Chesky von Airbnb schreiben sie die Regeln neu und lassen sich auch von ethischen Bedenken oder Konflikten mit bestehenden Gesetzen nicht stoppen. Dies ist die wahre Geschichte zweier neuer Business-Titanen und eines neuen Zeitalters. In Brad Stones Bericht über die radikalsten Unternehmen des neuen Silicon Valley erfahren die Leser, wie sich alles zugetragen hat und was nötig war, um die Welt zu verändern.
Find success in finance, friendships, , and spirituality withthe advice of a well-known expert It´s safe to say that nearly everyone is seeking a happier, moresuccessful life. So then why do so few attain it? BusinessSecrets from the Bible proposes a new way to view and approachsuccess--one based upon key concepts from the Bible that areactually surprisingly simple. Written especially for those seekingsuccess in the realms of money, relationships, and spirituality,this book encourages readers to realize their common mistakes, cometo terms with them, and turn those mistakes into future triumphs.Filled with concrete advice for improved finances, spirituality,and connection, this resource takes a practical approach and aimsto change not just the minds, but the actions of readers with aself-evident and persuasive pathway. Drawing on his wisdom and knowledge of the Bible, the authorreveals the clear link between making money and spirituality, andurges readers to focus on self-discipline, integrity, and characterstrength in order to achieve personal prosperity. Special emphasisis given to establishing positive attitudes toward making money andadopting effective Biblically-based strategies. * Demonstrates how earnings and profits are God´s reward forforming relationships with others and serving them * Stresses the importance of service, sharing, change,leadership, and creating boundaries and structures * Encourages readers to focus on other people´s desires andteaches why and how to make connections with many people * Suggests ways for readers to transform themselves and continuetoward success even in the face of fear and uncertainty Attaining wealth and well-being is no longer a mystery. Let thisbook identify and correct the errors that are keeping you fromfulfillment and happiness.
Integrating Supply Chain with Business Strategy is a book of 50 cases, edited by Professor Alan Waller, which look at the implementation of supply chain management into different businesses and the ensuing successes and failures. Supply Chain should be a key source of competitive advantage and a supporter of business strategy. It is not just a function - it is now a value added process in the boardroom.The 50 cases are written by leading practitioners and consultants for practitioners, academics, students and consultants. The cases cover: vision-led strategies with boardroom and cross-functional involvement; quantitative modelling; risk management; benefit tracking; continuous review and adaptation; sharing of learning and experiences. They all have a change management focus. Each case presents the situation, challenge, approach and key points for learning. They are country specific, regional and global and they cover all sectors.
USE YOUR DREAMS TO DEVELOP YOUR NEXT BOOK, CREATIVE PROJECT OR BUSINESS IDEA covers these key topics:- How dreams have inspired many projects and decisions that have changed the world;- Remembering and keeping track of your dreams by writing them down;- Understanding the meaning of your dreams;- Using a dream to brainstorm new ideas and turn them into a reality;- Guiding your dreams through lucid dreaming;- Creating an environment to encourage dreaming;- Gaining ideas from daydreaming, meditating, or relaxing;- Turning your dreams into a new project;- Sharing your dreams in a support group.
Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010 provide a collection of tools and services you can use to improve user and team productivity, make information sharing more effective, and facilitate business decision-making processes. In order to get the most out of SharePoint 2010, you need to understand how to best use the capabilities to support your information management, collaboration, and business process management needs. This book is designed to provide you with the information you need to effectively use these tools. Whether you are using SharePoint as an intranet or business solution platform, you will learn how to use the resources (such as lists, libraries, and sites) and services (such as publishing, workflow, and policies) that make up these environments. Information and process owners will be given the knowledge they need to build and manage solutions. Information and process consumers will be given the knowledge they need to effectively use SharePoint resources. In this book, Seth Bates and Tony Smith walk you through the components and capabilities that make up a SharePoint 2010 environment. Their expertise shines as they provide step-by-step instructions for using and managing these elements, as well as recommendations for how to best leverage them. As a reader, you´ll then embrace two common SharePoint uses, document management and project information management, and walk through creating samples of these solutions, understanding the challenges these solutions are designed to address and the benefits they can provide. The authors have brought together this information based on their extensive experience working with these tools and with business users who effectively leverage these technologies within their organizations. These experiences were incorporated into the writing of this book to make it easy for you to gain the knowledge you need to make the most of the product.
With a Foreword by Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever. Frugal innovation is a way that companies can develop high-quality products and create more value with limited resources. In today´s cost-constrained environment, companies in the developed economies are seeking new routes to long-term business success - while also appealing to cost-conscious and environmentally-aware consumers. With an estimated trillion-dollar global market for sustainable products, and with potentially huge cost savings to be gained, frugal innovation is revolutionising business and reshaping management thinking. This seminal book gives an overview of the principles, perspectives and techniques behind frugal innovation, connecting with key contemporary business concepts such as the sharing and circular economies and the maker movement. It offers a blueprint for leaders and managers in companies of all sizes and across all sectors on how to profit from doing business frugally. Based on the authors´ six key principles of frugal innovation, and packed with targeted advice and recommendations for business functions such as R&D, operations, HR and sales, Frugal Innovation is a masterclass in the art of doing more with less.
A fascinating exploration of the inside world of sommeliers, sharing their unique perspectives, extensive expertise, and best stories. Rajat Parr´s profound knowledge of wines, deep relationships with producers, and renowned tasting abilities have made him a legend in the business. As wine director for the Mina Group, Parr presides over the lists at some of the country´s top restaurants. In Secrets of the Sommeliers , Parr and journalist Jordan Mackay present a fascinating portrait of the world´s top wine professionals and their trade. The authors interviewed the elite of the sommelier community, and their colleagues´ insights, recommendations, and entertaining stories are woven throughout, along with Parr´s own takes on his profession and favorite winemakers and wines. Along the way, the authors give an immersion course in tasting and serving wine; share strategies for securing hard-to-find bottles at a good price and identifying value sweetspots among the many regions; and teach readers how to make inspired food pairings. Winner - 2011 James Beard Cookbook Award - Beverage Category
The World Cafe is a flexible, easy-to-use process for fostering collaborative dialogue, sharing mutual knowledge, and discovering new opportunities for action. Based on living systems thinking, this innovative approach creates dynamic networks of conversation that can catalyze an organization or community´s own collective intelligence around its most important questions. Filled with stories of actual Cafe dialogues in business, education, government, and community organizations across the globe, this uniquely crafted book demonstrates how the World Cafe can be adapted to any setting or culture. Examples from such varied organizations as Hewlett-Packard, American Society for Quality, the nation of Singapore, the University of Texas, and many others, demonstrate the process in action. Along with its seven core design principles, The World Cafe offers practical tips for hosting ´´conversations that matter´´ in groups of any size- strengthening both personal relationships and people´s capacity to shape the future together.