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Seeing Around Corners: How to Spot Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen

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The first prescriptive, innovative guide to seeing inflection points before they happen - and how to harness these disruptive influences to give your company a strategic advantage.

Paradigmatic shifts in the business landscape, known as inflection points, can either create new, entrepreneurial opportunities (see Amazon and Netflix) or they can lead to devastating consequences (e.g., Blockbuster and Toys R Us). Only those leaders who can “see around corners” - that is, spot the disruptive inflection points developing before they hit - are poised to succeed in this market.

Columbia Business School Professor and corporate consultant Rita McGrath contends that inflection points, though they may seem sudden, are not random. Every seemingly overnight shift is the final stage of a process that has been subtly building for some time. Armed with the right strategies and tools, smart businesses can see these inflection points coming and use them to gain a competitive advantage. Seeing Around Corners is the first hands-on guide to anticipating, understanding, and capitalizing on the inflection points shaping the marketplace.

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Amazing content let down by horrible read

The content is amazing. But the narrator is terrible, sounds like it is being read by a computer, rather than a human. Loses the tone that is necessary to hit key points.

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  • Mike
  • 18-02-2020

Repetative

Does not deliver on its promise. Although there are good examples fails to provide real strategic insight into seeing inflection points. Too much name dropping and too little actual diagnostic tools.

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  • Kati S
  • 31-12-2019

Good book, however, the vital pdf is missing

The author refers to her material on 'enclosed pdf'. This is not available on audible. So the message and especially the model is left on your imagination. Content of the book very very good.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-08-2020

Is your company ready for the next inflection Point ?

Thank you Rita to share with us so many tools and ideas to prepare our companies for the change. Companies are willing to innovate but not always ready for it ! Creating the so trendy innovation labs department is just the beginning and sometime it doesn’t go very far ! Your book is a very good tool for companies to understand what and how to integrate innovation and be prepare for the next market inflection. I have really enjoyed it and shared immediately with the innovation lab in of my company !!

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  • K. Grayson
  • 23-07-2020

Good information, bad delivery

The information in this book is astounding. The narrator read much too fast. Overall, great book.

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  • Susan C. Hasty
  • 25-01-2020

A masterpiece of brutal truth and clarity!

Companies that read what this book is saying stand a chance of surviving this decade. companies that get it will have an abundance of lucrative acquisitions opportunities. This should be a wake up call for leaders and investors.