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Do less better : the power of strategic sacrifice in a complex world

Author: John Richard Bell
Publisher: New York City : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
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"In Do Less Better, John Bell draws on personal experiences from his days in the C-suite and the boardrooms of his consulting clients. He culls his experience to make a convincing case that, in business, sacrifice is the surprising secret to successful focus and long-term viability. Business complexity has never been greater, but it is not the phenomenon itself but rather the inability to cut through the clutter  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bell, John Richard.
Do less better
(DLC) 2014024353
(OCoLC)886489093
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Richard Bell
ISBN: 9781137452788 1137452781
OCLC Number: 904608871
Description: 1 online resource (228 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
1. Accept the Short-term Pain --
2. Your Leadership Reality Check --
3. The Steel and Steal of Strategic Sacrifice --
4. Urgency for Action --
5. Think like an Entrepreneur --
6. KISS is not a Rock Band --
7. Bastions of Branding --
8. Fewer, Better People --
9. Regrets I've had a Few.
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Do Less Better teaches leaders how to recognize the complexity and inefficiencies within their businesses and reveals how they can simplify and streamline through specialization and sacrifice.  Read more...

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