The Amazon Way

14 Leadership Principles Behind the World's Most Disruptive Company

Author: John Rossman

Publisher: Clyde Hill Publishing

ISBN: 1499296770

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 170

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Revised second edition in September, 2016 Interested in innovating and creating a customer focused culture like Amazon? In The Amazon Way, Rossman introduces readers to the unique corporate culture of the world’s largest Internet retailer, with a focus on the fourteen leadership principles that have guided and shaped its decisions and its distinctive leadership culture -- as only an insider could do. Peppered with humorous and enlightening firsthand anecdotes from the author’s career at Amazon, this revealing business guide is also filled with the valuable lessons that have served Jeff Bezos’s “everything store” so well—providing expert advice for aspiring entrepreneurs, CEOs, and investors alike. In just twenty years, Amazon.com has gone from a start-up internet bookseller to a global company revolutionizing and disrupting multiple industries, including retail, publishing, logistics, devices, apparel, and cloud computing. But what is at the heart of Amazon.com’s rise to success? Is it the tens of millions of items in stock, the company’s technological prowess, or the many customer service innovations like “one-click”? As a leader at Amazon who had a front-row seat during its formative years, John Rossman understands the iconic company better than most. From the launch of Amazon’s third-party seller program to their foray into enterprise services, he witnessed it all—the amazing successes, the little-known failures, and the experiments whose outcomes are still in doubt.
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Summary: The Amazon Way

Review and Analysis of Rossman's Book

Author: BusinessNews Publishing

Publisher: Must Read Summaries

ISBN: 251103610X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 9

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The must-read summary of John Rossman's book: "The Amazon Way: 14 Leadership Principles Behind the World’s Most Disruptive Company". This complete summary of the ideas from John Rossman's book "The Amazon Way" reveals the leadership ‘secrets’ behind one of the biggest companies in the world. These fourteen leadership principles include obsessing over the customer, thinking big and always insisting on the highest standards. These expectations are applied to all decision-making processes in the business and are used every day by every employee. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Find out the leadership ‘secrets’ that guide decision-making at Amazon • Implement these principles in your own business to drive success To learn more, read “The Amazon Way” and find out how you can follow the leadership principles used every day in this global company!
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The Amazon Way on IoT

10 Principles for Every Leader from the World's Leading Internet of Things Strategies

Author: John Rossman

Publisher: Clyde Hill Publishing

ISBN: 0692739009

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 158

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Need help developing your Internet of Things strategy and plan? This is the book to help buisness people understand and build their IoT strategy. In this detailed analysis of IoT and Amazon's approach to it, John Rossman guides readers with practical insights and recommendations into the strategies and mindset transforming business and society. "John has laid out a blueprint not only for an enterprise wanting to understand how sensors embedded in their business can innovate old ways of working while also providing an excellent path for individuals wanting to start their own IoT business. The book is not only a reference tool but also paints a story around innovation and customer centricity to challenge the reader to think differently in solving problems." Eric Martinez -- Founder of Modjoul, former EVP AIG and Safeco Insurance The Amazon Way on IoT explains how the combination of sensors, cloud computing and machine learning can be used to improve customer experiences, drive operational improvements and build new business models. Rossman offers: - Guidance through the maze of emerging technologies, customer experiences, and business models, to arrive at a recipe just right for your organization - Key methods to success from Amazon’s master playbook such as creating seamless customer experiences, process improvement and new business models and utilizing tools such as sensors, machine learning and cloud computing - Approaches to help you tackle the technology, business and internal challenges in innovating with the internet of things. Renowned Harvard business professor Michael Porter describes the IoT as the backbone for a third-wave of technology-led innovation and digital disruption. The Amazon Way on IoT is for business people who want to learn cases, key concepts, technologies and tools to help develop, explain and execute their own IoT approach. As a leader at Amazon who held a front-row seat during its formative years, Rossman understands the iconic company better than most. From the launch of Amazon’s third-party seller program to its foray into enterprise services, he witnessed it all – the amazing successes, the little-known failures, and the experiments with outcomes still to be determined. Rossman once again examines the heart of Amazon.com’s secret to success, along with other leading companies. He incorporates an extensive focus on sophisticated IoT technologies and strategies related to Amazon’s rise: tens of millions of items in stock, the company’s technological prowess, and the many customer service innovations such as “one-click.” “This is an excellent book. And a very important book. It evokes both business thought and technical thought, which is rare.” -- Larry Hughes, former head of Amazon cyber security
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Future of Utilities - Utilities of the Future

How Technological Innovations in Distributed Energy Resources Will Reshape the Electric Power Sector

Author: Fereidoon P. Sioshansi

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128043202

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 492

View: 2011

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Future of Utilities - Utilities of the Future: How technological innovations in distributed generation will reshape the electric power sector relates the latest information on the electric power sector its rapid transformation, particularly on the distribution network and customer side. Trends like the rapid rise of self-generation and distributed generation, microgrids, demand response, the dissemination of electric vehicles and zero-net energy buildings that promise to turn many consumers into prosumers are discussed. The book brings together authors from industry and academic backgrounds to present their original, cutting-edge and thought-provoking ideas on the challenges currently faced by electric utilities around the globe, the opportunities they present, and what the future might hold for both traditional players and new entrants to the sector. The book's first part lays out the present scenario, with concepts such as an integrated grid, microgrids, self-generation, customer-centric service, and pricing, while the second part focuses on how innovation, policy, regulation, and pricing models may come together to form a new electrical sector, exploring the reconfiguring of the current institutions, new rates design in light of changes to retail electricity markets and energy efficiency, and the cost and benefits of integration of distributed or intermittent generation, including coupling local renewable energy generation with electric vehicle fleets. The final section projects the future function and role of existing electrical utilities and newcomers to this sector, looking at new pathways for business and pricing models, consumer relations, technology, and innovation. Contains discussions that help readers understand the underlying causes and drivers of change in the electrical sector, and what these changes mean in financial, operational, and regulatory terms Provides thought-provoking ideas on the challenges currently faced by electric utilities around the globe, the opportunities they present, and what the future might hold for both traditional players and new entrants to the sector Helps readers anticipate what developments are likely to define the function and role of the utility of the future
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The CEO of Technology

Lead, Reimagine, and Reinvent to Drive Growth and Create Value in Unprecedented Times

Author: Hunter Muller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119270235

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Introduction: are you ready for 2030? -- Qualities of courageous leadership -- What keeps the CEO up at night -- Driving innovation across the enterprise -- Leaders of transformational change -- Elevation and career ascent -- The "eyes and ears" of the enterprise -- Building a robust network of partners -- Key takeaways
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Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership

Casting Light or Shadow

Author: Craig E. Johnson

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506321658

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 552

View: 1515

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Ethics is at the heart of leadership. All leaders assume ethical burdens and must make every effort to make informed ethical decisions and foster ethical behavior among followers. The Sixth Edition of Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership: Casting Light or Shadow explores the ethical demands of leadership and the dark side of leadership. Author Craig E. Johnson takes a multidisciplinary approach to leadership ethics, drawing from many fields of research to help readers make moral decisions, lead in a moral manner, and create an ethical culture. Packed with real-world case studies, examples, self-assessments, and applications, this fully-updated new edition is designed to increase students’ ethical competence and leadership abilities.
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Superfast

Lead at speed - Shortlisted for Best Leadership Book at the Business Book Awards

Author: Sophie Devonshire

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473663016

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 1868

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In today's fast-paced world, leaders need to move at speed. The rate of innovation and change in organisations and the challenges of impatient investors or shareholders mean leadership decisions must be quick, smart and deliver real impact. Superfast provides cutting edge inspiration and a host of exciting ideas about how to accelerate performance in an agile and thoughtful way, shedding new light on leading in a world which is fluid and uncertain. You'll learn the practical solutions to leadership questions which the most savvy global leaders employ, and map your own shortcut to personal and professional success. Leadership is not just about moving fast, however. Superfast will show you how to use your time in the smartest, most efficient way possible - slowing down when necessary to get decisions right and accelerating elsewhere to unlock growth. Stop waiting around. Superfast will give you the tools to lead well and make change happen.
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Act Like X

Amazon Edition

Author: Jeanette Thebeau,Sara Chojnacki

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781984153821

Category:

Page: 54

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Act Like X is rooted in the practice of taking inspiration from others - in adopting and adapting the best practices of leading companies and executives and applying them to your own company or organization. Our workbooks are designed to help you to get informed and inspired. More importantly, they're designed to help you take action. Each Act Like X workbook identifies 10 concepts you can apply from our Brand-X, each one paired with an easy-to-complete exercise to get you and your team started on your quest. In this edition, we focus on Amazon. We're huge fans of the world's biggest online retailer and can't imagine life without our Prime memberships, Kindle books, Alexa alarms and Whole Foods Markets. Amazon is part of our everyday lives - and if you're not paying attention to it, you should be. Since founding Amazon over two decades ago, Jeff Bezos has developed a reputation as a brilliant and hard-driving executive who "walks the walk," and leads his team and company by adhering to an unwavering set of principles and practices. We've selected our favorites for focus of this edition of Act Like X as featured in Amazon marketing materials, Bezos' shareholder letters and in books written about Bezos and Amazon including John Rossman's The Amazon Way: 14 Leadership Principles Behind the World's Most Disruptive Company, and Scott Galloway's The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. From Obsess Over Customers - the predominant rally cry at Amazon as highlighted in Bezos' first and subsequent shareholder letters - to Think Like An Owner, Day 1 Focus, and Disagree and Commit, the concepts have a common vibe - a visionary, customer-centric, entrepreneurial approach to business still permeating the company 20-plus years after its entry into the online marketplace. Act boldly. Act with focus. Act with consistency and perseverance. Act Like Amazon.
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