How can companies achieve long-term success? Through learning to leap: building a system of reinvention into their organization that will stave off competition and keep them at the top of their industry.Outlasting competition is difficult. Doing so over decades or a century is nearly impossible. Yet, some pioneering companies have managed to endure and even prosper over the course of centuries. How is that possible? And what can we learn from those companies as we compete in a more globalized arena where everything can be copied? In Leap, Howard Yu illustrates how competitive advantage can be achieved, even in a world where labor, information, and money move easily, cheaply, and almost instantaneously. He identifies the five fundamental principles that allow companies to make a leap and stay successful in the face of competition: Constant reassessment of core competencies;Investigate new markets and areas of business so you're ready to leap when a competitor appears in the field;Historical research in order to identify and leverage seismic shifts in your industry earlier than your competitors;Experiment, game out leap scenarios long before a crisis hits;Build executive intervention into the organizational plan at critical junctures in order to remain nimble. Leap shows readers where organizations should look to accomplish this sort of reinvention-the technologies that can be used to defeat competitors and the fundamental shifts that will occur in coming years-to help companies become agile and reposition themselves to remain dominant.
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"Feodor Chin's narration is notable for his consistency and confidence as well as his ability to make complex sentences clear. His modulations of tone and intensity always fit the content, in addition to adding color and a touch of drama to this corporate strategy lesson. Howard Yu's sweeping book is about how so many businesses have faded or disappeared over the past 200 years because of their inability to "leap" away from the products, processes, and external infrastructures they were familiar with. From U.S. textiles and Steinway pianos to Big Pharma and the Japanese internet provider WeChat, he cites examples that explain how the winners survived with out-of-the-box thinking. These are big ideas that could impact businesses in almost every sector of the U.S. economy. T.W. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"
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