Leapfrogging: harness the power of surprise for business breakthroughs

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How did Gatorade revitalize itself in the wake of Red Bull and Starbucks? How did OpenTable come to be? What makes one company thrive while others languish in mediocrity? There's no doubt hard work is involved, but Soren Kaplan shows that it can't be done simply by creating a big vision and implementing a set plan. In his trailblazing debut, Kaplan gives business leaders the tools to do exactly what they're taught to avoid: embrace surprise, the new key to business breakthroughs. Instead of fighting against uncertainty, Kaplan reveals how to use it to break down limiting mindsets and barriers to change the game. By highlighting specific ways to transform both good and bad surprises into unique opportunities, Kaplan encourages leaders to compete by embracing counterintuitive ideas, managing paradoxes, and even welcoming failure. This is the key to 'leapfrogging', creating or doing something radically new or different that produces a significant leap forward. Leapfrogging connects new research, unconventional strategies, and practical tools for navigating the 'messy' and elusive process of achieving business breakthroughs. Filled with real-world examples from innovators such as Gatorade, Intuit, Philips, Kimberly-Clark, Colgate-Palmolive, OpenTable, and Etsy, Kaplan shows that any organization or business function can leapfrog. Using his LEAPS process (Listen, Explore, Act, Persist, and Seize), leaders learn to seek out, recognize, and respond to surprising experiences and events as a way to create solutions that leap beyond the current expectations of customers, partners, employees, the market, and the competition. Kaplan's Leapfrogging is the new handbook for the modern leader.
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table_of_contents Business breakthroughs deliver surprise -- The power of surprise -- Leapfrogging to breakthroughs -- Listen: start with yourself, not the market -- Explore: go outside to stretch the inside -- Act: take small simple steps, again and again and again -- Persist: take the surprise out of failure -- Seize: make the journey part of the (surprising) destination -- Bring it home.
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title Leapfrogging : harness the power of surprise for business breakthroughs
title_display Leapfrogging : harness the power of surprise for business breakthroughs
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title_short Leapfrogging :
title_sort leapfrogging harness the power of surprise for business breakthroughs
title_sub harness the power of surprise for business breakthroughs
topic BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Business Development, BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management, Business & Economics / Decision-Making & Problem Solving, Creative ability in business, Creative thinking, Diffusion of innovations, Electronic books, Management, New products, Problem solving
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