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Description - Business Beyond the Box by John O'Keeffe

'What can I do now to achieve breakthrough results in my business area?' Faster rates of change in the business world and in the world around us mean that we need to get 'out of our boxes' just to adapt productively to the changes taking place, let alone to develop a competitive edge for the future. Business Beyond the Box is about developing the ability to create a flow of ideas that will bring about a step-change in actual results. Your mind is a brilliant personal cranial computer which most of us don't know how to operate. The only thinking strategy most of us know is logical analysis; and the only alternative strategy we know is a vague form of brainstorming, which rarely delivers. Business Beyond the Box is about applying your mind to eight thinking strategies which work, based on a new concept called triangular thinking. Linear or vertical thinking was always close to tunnel vision. Then came lateral thinking, which brought a breadth of thought, but often ended up with ideas too impractical for business. Triangular thinking solves these limitations by being directly focused on bottom-line business results. It involves doing three things together: picturing a step-change, building knowhow, and using creative thinking - all focused on achieving breakthrough, real-world results. This is a breakthroughbook because the strategies it outlines are surprisingly effective at getting breakthrough results from relatively easy changes. Business Beyond the Box will give you the secrets of breaking through the box of incrementalism, of the self-imposed limitations you hardly realise are there, and applying new mindsets to achieve breakthrough results. This book will improve you and your organization's ability to innovate rather than administrate; to look at what can be rather than what is; to work with boundaries rather than work within boundaries.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781857882124
ISBN-10: 1857882121
Format: Hardback
(238mm x 161mm x mm)
Pages: 250
Imprint: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publish Date: 28-Apr-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John O'Keeffe

John O'Keeffe is Group Vice President, The Procter & Gamble Company, one of the world's largest consumer goods companies with many famous brands. He has had a fast-track career through marketing and general management, with worldwide experience. And has used these techniques to get breakthrough results in a wide range of businesses. He started up businesses in the Middle East in his early career; became Country Manager ofGreece at 32; spent time in the U.S. parent; was General Manager of Taiwan; and then Managing Director of the U.K. at 38. He became Regional Vice President for Northern Europe, and was in 1995 made President Health and Beauty Care Products Europe, and a Group Vice President, The Procter & Gamble Company.He has a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge. He played hockey for England at 19, and was in the preliminary squad for the Munich Olympics of 1972.

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