Life's too short to be unhappy at work! "I'm working harder than I ever have, and I don't know if it's worth it anymore." If you're a manager or leader, these words have probably run through your mind. So many of us are feeling fed up, burned out, and unhappy at work: the constant pressure and stress, the unending changes, the politics--people feel as though they can't give much more, and performance is suffering. But it's work, after all, right? Should we even expect to be fulfilled and happy at work? Yes, we should, says Annie McKee, coauthor of the bestselling Primal Leadership. In her new transformative book, she makes the most compelling case yet that happiness and the full engagement that comes with it is more important than ever in today's workplace.
As laws change, North Americans are gaining greater legal access to marijuana through local dispensaries. But the rise of the dispensary brings a mountain of challenges. This book treats the fledging industry as a serious prospect and identifies the best practices to start and run a dispensary. From business basics to ensure sufficient cash flow, to science basics to ensure proper sourcing and care of the products, author Jay Currie walks dispensary owners through the important and subtle steps to a successful and sustainable business. 'Start and Run a Marijuana Dispensary or Pot Shop' is a guide to create a business model and an operating plan to legally dispense marijuana and its related products.
The name elBulli is synonymous with creativity and innovation. Located in Catalonia, Spain, the three-star Michelin restaurant led the world to "molecular" or "techno-emotional" cooking and made creations, such as pine-nut marshmallows, rose-scented mozzarella, liquid olives, and melon caviar, into sensational reality. People traveled from all over the world to see if they could secure a reservation during its six months of operation to experience the wonder that chef Ferran Adri and his team concocted in their test kitchen, never offering the same dish twice. Yet elBulli's business model proved unsustainable. The restaurant converted to a foundation in 2011, and is working hard on its next revolution. Will elBulli continue to innovate? What must an organization do to create something new? Appetite for Innovation is an organizational analysis of elBulli and the nature of innovation. Pilar Opazo joined elBulli's inner circle as the restaurant transitioned from a for-profit business to its new organizational model.
The Network Imperative is a call to action for managers and executives to embrace network-based business models. The benefits are indisputable: companies that leverage digital platforms to co-create and share value with networks of employees, customers, and suppliers are fast outpacing the market. These companies, or network orchestrators, grow faster, scale with lower marginal cost, and generate the highest revenue multipliers. Supported by research that covers fifteen hundred companies, authors Barry Libert, Megan Beck, and Jerry Wind guide leaders and investors through the ten principles that all organizations can use to grow and profit regardless of their industry.
Written by experts on global marketing, Contemporary Brand Management focuses on the essentials of Brand Management in today's global marketplace. The text succinctly covers a natural sequence of branding topics, from the building of a new brand, to brand extension and the creation of a global brand, to the management of a firm's brand portfolio. The authors uniquely explore global branding as a natural expansion strategy across markets and offer numerous international brands as examples throughout.
In your pocket is something amazing: a quick and easy way to summon a total stranger who will take you anywhere you'd like. In your hands is something equally amazing: the untold story of Uber's meteoric rise, and the massive ambitions of its larger-than-life founder and CEO. Before Travis Kalanick became famous as the public face of Uber, he was a scrappy, rough-edged, loose-lipped entrepreneur. And even after taking Uber from the germ of an idea to a $69 billion global transportation behemoth, he still describes his company as a start-up. This book is the first account of how Uber really became the giant it is today, and how it plans to conquer the future, but since it was probably finished before Kalanick got ousted from Uber for creating a misogynistic, hostile work environment, take it with a grain of salt.