Blindsided: How to spot the next breakthrough that will change your business forever

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Wiley, Jul 26, 2002 - Business & Economics - 320 pages
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Solve problems before they happen. The speed of change is accelerating. It took radio twenty years to attract ten million users; it took television half that time, Netscape only twenty-eight months, Hotmail eighteen and Napster twelve. New technology, mergers, competition coming out of left field: all these factors mean the business landscape is more chaotic, confusing, and complex than ever before. Blindsided! presents a series of breakthrough techniques to help business leaders identify trends earlier and more accurately predict their impact. Drawing upon his extensive experience consulting the world's top corporations, global change guru Jim Harris demonstrates how to build consensus faster within organizations when the tumult of the market threatens to throw plans off course. Every executive dreads being blindsided; with this tool, leaders will learn to stay one step ahead of the game.

Jim Harris (Vancouver, Canada) is the Principal of Strategic Advantage, a management consulting firm whose clients include General Motors, Arthur Andersen, Deloitte & Touche, and Sybase. He is the author of The Learning Paradox (Capstone: 1-84112-189-4), and he speaks internationally at over seventy conferences a year.

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Contents

Introduction
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Recognition and Response Polaroid declared bankruptcy in 2001
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Laws Shaping the Future Certain laws are driving the rapid change
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JIM HARRIS is the principal of Strategic Advantage, a management consulting firm specializing in strategic planning and leadership development. His clients include Barclays Bank, Columbia Tristar Pictures, Delotte & Touche, General Motors, IEEE, Johnson & Johnson, Munich RE, Nortel Networks, Novartis, Sun Microsystems, the UK Cabinet Office and Zurich. His second book, The Learning Paradox, was nominated for the National Business Book Award in Canada, and has been published in 80 countries worldwide. There are now over 40,000 copies in print. Mr. Harris speaks internationally at over 50 conferences and seminar a year. Find out more at www.jimharris.com

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