Strategy That Works

How Winning Companies Close the Strategy-to-Execution Gap

Author: Paul Leinwand,Cesare R. Mainardi

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1625275218

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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How to close the gap between strategy and execution Two-thirds of executives say their organizations don’t have the capabilities to support their strategy. In Strategy That Works, Paul Leinwand and Cesare Mainardi explain why. They identify conventional business practices that unintentionally create a gap between strategy and execution. And they show how some of the best companies in the world consistently leap ahead of their competitors. Based on new research, the authors reveal five practices for connecting strategy and execution used by highly successful enterprises such as IKEA, Natura, Danaher, Haier, and Lego. These companies: • Commit to what they do best instead of chasing multiple opportunities • Build their own unique winning capabilities instead of copying others • Put their culture to work instead of struggling to change it • Invest where it matters instead of going lean across the board • Shape the future instead of reacting to it Packed with tools you can use for building these five practices into your organization and supported by in-depth profiles of companies that are known for making their strategy work, this is your guide for reconnecting strategy to execution.
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Renewable Energies Offshore

Author: C. Guedes Soares

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315647850

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1018

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Renewable Energies Offshore includes the papers presented in the 1st International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore (RENEW2014), held in Lisbon, 24-26 November 2014. The conference is a consequence of the importance of the offshore renewable energies worldwide and an opportunity to contribute to the exchange of information on the developments and experience obtained in concept development, design and operation of these devices. The scope of the Conference was broad, covering all aspects of the renewable energies offshore such as resource assessment for wind, wave and tidal energies; design and dynamic behaviour of wind, wave and tidal converters and platforms, ocean energy devices; multiuse platforms; PTO design; grid connection; economic assessment; installation and maintenance planning. Renewable Energies Offshore has as main target academics and professionals working in the related areas of renewable energies.
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The Tablet

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Iron Age

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Category: Hardware

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Maritime Technology and Engineering

Author: Carlos Guedes Soares,T.A. Santos

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315731592

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1450

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Maritime Technology and Engineering includes the papers presented at the 2nd International Conference on Maritime Technology and Engineering (MARTECH 2014, Lisbon, Portugal, 15-17 October 2014). The contributions reflect the internationalization of the maritime sector, and cover a wide range of topics: Ports; Maritime transportation; Inland navigation; Maritime economy; Ship traffic; Maritime accidents; Ship design; Design optimization; Computer aided ship design; Shipyard technology; Longitudinal strength; Structural energy absorption; Stiffened panels; Strength of welded plates; Ship structural components; Composite structures; Structural reliability & risk; Ship propulsion; Efficient propulsion and control; Ship propulsion and environment; Environmental impact; Energy efficiency; Ship resistance; Ship maneuvring; Shallow water hydrodynamics; Computational fluid dynamics; Ship seakeeping; Seakeeping & slamming; Ship dynamics & hydrodynamics; Offshore platform dynamics; Offshore platform design; Renewable energy; Oscilating water columns converters; Wave statistics; Wave modelling; Wind & wave modelling; and two keynote papers. Maritime Technology and Engineering will be much of interest to academics and professionals involved in maritime engineering.
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The Essential Advantage

How to Win with a Capabilities-driven Strategy

Author: Paul Leinwand,Cesare Mainardi

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422136515

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 227

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Conventional wisdom on strategy is no longer a reliable guide. InEssential Advantage, Booz & Company's Cesare Mainardi and Paul Leinwand maintain that success in any market accrues to firms with coherence: a tight match between their strategic direction and the capabilities that make them unique. Achieving this clarity takes a sharpness of focus that only exceptional companies have mastered. This book helps you identify your firm's blend of strategic direction and distinctive capabilities that give it the "right to win" in its chosen markets. Based on extensive research and filled with company examples--including Amazon.com, Johnson & Johnson, Tata Sons, and Procter & Gamble--Essential Advantage helps you construct a coherent company in which the pieces reinforce each other instead of working at cross-purposes. The authors reveal: � Why you should focus on a system of a few aligned capabilities � How to identify the "way to play" in your market � How to design a strategy for well-modulated growth � How to align a portfolio of businesses behind your capability system � How your strategy clarifies growth, costs, and people decisions Few companies achieve a capability-driven "right to win" in their market. This book helps you position your firm to be among them.
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Fit for Growth

A Guide to Strategic Cost Cutting, Restructuring, and Renewal

Author: Couto,Deniz Caglar,John Plansky

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119268532

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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A practical approach to business transformation Fit for Growth* is a unique approach to business transformation that explicitly connects growth strategy with cost management and organization restructuring. Drawing on 70-plus years of strategy consulting experience and in-depth research, the experts at PwC’s Strategy& lay out a winning framework that helps CEOs and senior executives transform their organizations for sustainable, profitable growth. This approach gives structure to strategy while promoting lasting change. Examples from Strategy&’s hundreds of clients illustrate successful transformation on the ground, and illuminate how senior and middle managers are able to take ownership and even thrive during difficult periods of transition. Throughout the Fit for Growth process, the focus is on maintaining consistent high-value performance while enabling fundamental change. Strategy& has helped major clients around the globe achieve significant and sustained results with its research-backed approach to restructuring and cost reduction. This book provides practical guidance for leveraging that expertise to make the choices that allow companies to: Achieve growth while reducing costs Manage transformation and transition productively Create lasting competitive advantage Deliver reliable, high-value performance Sustainable success is founded on efficiency and high performance. Companies are always looking to do more with less, but their efforts often work against them in the long run. Total business transformation requires total buy-in, and it entails a series of decisions that must not be made lightly. The Fit for Growth approach provides a clear strategy and practical framework for growth-oriented change, with expert guidance on getting it right. *Fit for Growth is a registered service mark of PwC Strategy& Inc. in the United States
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The Golden Bough

Author: James George Frazer

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486424927

Category: Social Science

Page: 756

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An expert in myth and religion, the author spent over a quarter-century assembling this study of the cults, rites, and myths of antiquity. Frazer's definitions of "magic," "religion," and "science" were useful to his successors in social anthropology, and his explications of ancient legends influenced generations of writers and poets.
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Progress in Renewable Energies Offshore

Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore (RENEW2016), Lisbon, Portugal, 24-26 October 2016

Author: C. Guedes Soares

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 135185853X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 892

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Progress in Renewable Energies Offshore includes the papers presented in the 2nd International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore (RENEW2016, Lisbon, Portugal, 24-26 October 2016). The scope of the book is broad, covering all aspects of renewable energies offshore activities such as resource assessment; wind energy; wave energy; tidal energy; ocean energy devices; multiuse platforms; PTO design; grid connection; economic assessment; installation and maintenance planning. The contents of the present book are organized in these main subject areas corresponding to the sessions in the Conference. The conference reflects the importance of the renewable energies offshore worldwide and is an opportunity to contribute to the exchange of information on the developments and experience obtained in concept development, design and operation of these devices. Progress in Renewable Energies Offshore has as main target academics and professionals working in the related areas of renewable energies.
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Italians to America

Lists of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports, 1880-1899 : Passengers Arriving at New York January 1880-December 1884

Author: Ira A. Glazier,P. William Filby

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780842024518

Category: History

Page: 666

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Italians to America is the first indexed reference work devoted to Italian immigrants to the United States. This series contains passenger list information in chronological order on the first major wave of Italian migration during the last two decades of the nineteenth century. As with the highly regarded companion series on German immigrants, Italians to America presents the passenger lists in chronological order, including information on each person's age, sex, occupation, village of origin, and destination, plus the name of the ship, the port of embarkation and the date of arrival. Each volume also contains an introduction on the history of Italian migration to the U.S. and a full name index, greatly simplifying the researcher's job.
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Optical and Wireless Technologies

Proceedings of OWT 2017

Author: Vijay Janyani,Manish Tiwari,Ghanshyam Singh,Paolo Minzioni

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811073953

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 699

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This book presents selected papers from 1st International Conference on Optical and Wireless Technologies, providing insights into the analytical, experimental, and developmental aspects of systems, techniques, and devices in these spheres. It explores the combined use of various optical and wireless technologies in next-generation networking applications, and discusses the latest developments in applications such as photonics, high-speed communication systems and networks, visible light communication, nanophotonics, and wireless and multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) systems. The book will serve as a valuable reference resource for academics and researchers across the globe.
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A Beginner's Course in Boundary Element Methods

Author: Whye-Teong Ang

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1581129742

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

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This is a course in boundary element methods for the absolute beginners. Basic concepts are carefully explained through the use of progressively more complicated boundary value problems in engineering and physical sciences. The readers are assumed to have prior basic knowledge of vector calculus (covering topics such as line, surface and volume integrals and the various integral theorems), ordinary and partial differential equations, complex variables, and computer programming. Electronic ebook edition available at Powells.com. Click on Powells logo to the left.
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