Funky Business Forever
How to Enjoy Capitalism
By Jonas Ridderstrale & Kjell Nordstrom
Financial Times / Prentice Hall
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications
232 Pages, Illustrated, 5 1/4 x 8 1/4"
$37.50 Paper Original
"The antidote to bland writing and bland thinking" Tom Peters
Funky Business tells us that difference rules, and difference comes from the way people think. In this world, we can no longer do "business as usual" - we need funky business.
With its fresh thinking approach and updated with the latest business messages and new examples, Funky Business will ensure you are always on the right side of change.
Only talent will allow you to be unique. Forget what has come before. The new edition of Funky Business will rewrite the future for organizations and leaders.
"The gospel of new thinking is Funky Business" Industry Standard
"Funky Business is rigorously researched, witty and intelligent, and overflows with provocative ideas" Business Voice
1. FUNKY TIMES
The battle of the brains
The third knowledge revolution
Funky business is truly global
Funky business means more competition for everything everywhere
Funky business requires a creative search for differentiation
Funky business requires organisational innovation
Funky business puts management and leadership centre stage
Funky business gives us the power
Into the funky future
2. FORCES OF FUNK
Technology: the endless riff
Institutions: remaking the mausoleums
The institution of capitalism
The nation state
The eternal enterprise
Values: from telescopes to kaleidoscopes
Fusion in the global village
Deregulating life: condemned to freedom
Coping with chaos
3. FUNKY VILLAGE
The surplus society
The return of the demanding customer
Competing for attention
Now: the real-time society
The age of auctions
Softwhere: the brain-based society
Everywhere: the linked society
The Far West
The Far East
The Close(d) East
Leaders and laggards
The mighty termites
The blurred society
The fragmented society
The hy-phe-na-ted society
The winner takes all
4. FUNKY INC.
Funky Inc. is focused
Funky Inc. is leveraged
Funky Inc. is innovative
Innovate through reinventing strategy
Innovate through speed
Innovate through smartness
Ignoring and listening to customers
Combining heterogeneity and homogeneity
Funky Inc. is heterarchical
The funky model
Seven features of the funky firm
A recipe for success?
5. FUNKY U
Direction – spin me
Experimentation – forgive me
Education – develop me
Personalisation – see me
6. FEELING FUNKY
Wet dreams are made of this
From location to organisation
The last taboo
Building the emotional enterprise
The average never ever wins
- With its fresh thinking approach and updated with the latest business messages and new examples, Funky Business will ensure that you are always on the right side of change.
- This new edition will rewrite the future for organisations and leaders.
Funkster 1: Kjell Nordström Kjell is based at the Institute of International Business at the Stockholm School of Economics. He received his PhD before helping to found the prestigious Advanced Management Program, which attracts the elite of Scandinavian business leaders. His research has focused on internationalization, and, his ideas work; he makes things happen. He is also on the board of directors of Stokke Fabrikker, Swedish Internet company Spary Ventures and US digital change agent Razorfish. His advice has been key to many other organizations across the globe.
Funkster 2: Jonas RidderstrSle Based at the Center for Advanced Studies in Leadership at the Stockholm School of Economics, Jonas is at the forefront of the new generation of European-based business gurus. He has an MBA, a doctorate and a book on global innovation under his belt. He has run the Advanced Management Program and has been lecturer, adviser and consultant to many international companies - enabling them to look to the future creatively and develop dynamic strategies and solutions. In his spare time (yes really) he is an art collector and backs one of Sweden's funkiest galleries.
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