Books waiting to be written

Another one, that I wrote in 2008!

I had occassion to listen to Jim Champy in person, when he spoke at the IIITB campus. I was there, as I am helping out Prof. Sadagopan, with their IT strategy.

Champy has researched over 1,000 high growth companies, discovering how these high velocity companies consistently outsmart their competition. Drawing on the strategies of these companies, he identifies powerful ways to compete in even the toughest markets.

1. uncover new growth opportunities and develop the best new business models;
2. how to find sustainable advantages in products, services, and delivery methods;
3. how to connect unexpected customers with unexpected needs;
4. how to identify bubbles worth bursting;
5. how to tap the success of other business phenomena; and
6. how to engage customers by simplifying complexity.

It struck me later, that these same points are also great starting points for figuring out, books waiting to be written.

Alas! (as also in Outsmart!) - It is also a window into my mind, for someone once said, 'Show me the books you are reading and I'll tell you who you are!'. (and writing is more intense than reading :))

Anyways, here is the list of books, waiting to be written:

1. uncover new growth opportunities and develop the best new business models;

  • Management Consulting at the bottom of the pyramid

  • Business opportunities in Renewable Energy

  • The business case for Corporate Social Responsibility


2. how to find sustainable advantages in products, services, and delivery methods;

  • Reinventing yourself at 40!

  • Coping with loss, Coming to terms with 'your favorite tragic life event here'

  • Meaningful work - a do it yourself guide.


3. how to connect unexpected customers with unexpected needs;

  • 7 habbits of commuters struck in traffic

  • What if you can not rob the bank, on the way to the gas station?

  • Someone help me. I am successful.


4. how to identify bubbles worth bursting;

  • Beyond targets. Beyond appraisals.

  • It takes an engineer to do an engineer's job (and other myths at the workplace)

  • Longterm is not 90 days.


5. how to tap the success of other business phenomena; and

  • Transplanting offshoring into 'your favorite 3rd world country here'

  • Mom & Pop stores fight back!

  • IT industry lessons for services that want to play the numbers game


6. how to engage customers by simplifying complexity.

  • Learning skills, all over again, in the internet era

  • Fast forward - successfully skipping spam

  • Barter is better - making deals on the social network.


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from http://brijsethi.blogspot.com

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