• Nimble: Make Yourself and Your Company Resilient in the Age of Constant Change (Hardcover)

    “Nimble shows how we can anticipate and adapt to an increasingly chaotic world–and become better leaders, strategists, and innovators along the way.” — Adam Grant, bestselling author of Originals

    Cutting-edge insights for succeeding in times of chaotic change

    Today’s world is best described by one word: turbulence. Every leader today knows they need to be nimble, agile and resilient–but how?

    In this engaging and insightful new book, management strategist and Wharton Fellow Baba Prasad sheds new light on the subject, and offers practical advice for executives, entrepreneurs, and anyone else who’ll need the skills to face the unpredictability, risk, and deep uncertainty that lies ahead.

    Filled with vivid examples and insights from around the world and throughout history – from the Brazilian rainforest and the “frugal innovation” of 19th century Indian engineers to Ericsson, Lego, Burt’s Bees, and Zara–Nimble reveals what sets the most nimble leaders and organizations apart from the competition, presenting five types of agility that help individuals and companies not just survive but thrive in times of great change:

    Analytical agility: Understanding the real problem
    Operational agility: Driving leadership through action
    Innovative agility: Finding creative solutions when you need them most
    Communicative agility: Solving problems together
    Visionary agility: Going beyond the here and now

    It is possible to embrace change and uncertainty without sacrificing innovation and growth. Nimble shows you how.

  • The Power Of Why: Simple Questions That Lead to Success – Hardcover

    The urge to question is natural for small children—just ask any parent. But few of us are aware that it is also one of the most vital tools for success. In The Power of Why, Amanda Lang shows how curiosity and the ability to ask the right questions fuels innovation and can drive change not just in business but also in our personal lives.

    Weaving together the latest research with in-depth profiles of innovators from around the world, Lang explores how to harness and develop the power of curiosity. She reveals how a major retailer set out to discover what really makes men happy—and was stunned by the results. She finds out why, at one particular hospital, nurses think it’s better if they don’t wash their hands. She learns why the most common methods of brainstorming don’t actually work and discovers a new soccer ball that could change the world.

    A book that challenges conventional wisdom and offers practical, inspiring advice, The Power of Why shows how it’s possible to reignite your innate curiosity and overcome long-standing barriers—leaving you more creative, productive and fulfilled in your job and happier in your relationships.

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