Strategic Navigation

Author: H. William Dettmer
Publisher: ASQ Quality Press
ISBN: 0873896033
Size: 11.58 MB
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There are many parallels between the business world and the military world: both must always be leery of the competition; both must be able to adapt to rapidly changing conditions; and if either falters the results could be devastating. Yet while military leaders have employed essentially the same strategies for thousands of years, business leaders often feel the need to try the latest fad in an effort to capture lightning in a bottle and lead the company to success. In Strategic Navigation: A Systems Approach to Business Strategy, best-selling author H. William Dettmer explains how these sound, proven strategies used by great military leaders through history can also be easily and effectively used in the business world. Dettmer first explains how the time-tested principles of war planning and military execution can be readily applied to non-military uses, such as commercial business, not-for-profit organizations, and government agencies, leading to considerable benefits in coherence and focus. He then introduces a logical, systematic tool set to help you translate the military strategy `template' into action, which can then be applied to nearly any industry or business type. The system described by Dettmer is relatively quick and easy to use, flexible enough to accommodate changes in the external environment, and supportive of creativity on the part of both the strategists and the executors. Finally, the book includes appendices that provide more detail on methods and some real-world examples.

Advanced Strategic Planning

Author: Aubrey Malphurs
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781441240309
Size: 12.17 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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First published in 1999, Advanced Strategic Planning explains why planning is so important to carrying out the church's mission. Now in its third edition, this classic resource offers •a nine-step strategic thinking and acting model •useful ideas for developing a ministry strategy •diagrams to help illustrate concepts •a new section on spiritual formation The methods in this book are proven to work, having already helped many churches articulate their vision and implement their mission.


Author: Fredmund Malik
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593506111
Size: 10.55 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book describes Malik's strategic solutions for the Revolutions of the New World, which are already underway. They are part of the Great Transformation 21 which the author will address in the book. In the six parts of this book, he will first look at the dynamics of the Great Transformation 21, its inherent risks of crisis and its opportunities, as well as the labor pains that the New World is suffering. After that, he will deal with the amazingly effective cybernetic systems for strategic navigation and the strategy maps required for that, as well as the empirical quantification of businesses, both existing and yet unknown, which will help break the new territory of innovation. Finally, Malik will reveal the patterns that the tidal currents of great transformations invariably follow, as well as the economic dynamics resulting from them and the strategies required to deal with them. In the last part of the book he will describe the revolutionary new methods that enable us to master groundbreaking strategic change with great precision and unprecedented time compression - at the "speed of light", so to speak. This way, even enormous corporate growth and size can be managed and turned into true strengths, with perfect ease and using innovative approaches where conventional approaches have proven useless.

30 000 Leagues Undersea

Author: Tom Vetter
Publisher: Tom Vetter Books, LLC
ISBN: 9781941160107
Size: 12.44 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Journey with me into the abyss, a world far more dangerous than space! What's this book about? Life. Death. Imminent danger. Unexpected reprieve. Victory. Defeat. Success. Failure. Thermo-nuclear war. True love. Loss. High drama. Low comedy. Ronald Reagan. Mikhail Gorbachev. And Bond, James Bond. They’re all here. Ninety amazing and entirely true tales of swash-buckling adventure on the sea and beneath it, as a boy grows into manhood steadfastly pursuing his lifelong dream, wins a million-to-one shot to become a Hydronaut, and lives a life of high adventure undersea exploring the abyss, a world far more dangerous than space. The author states: I have been trapped on the seafloor twice. Deluged by flooding as I dove a submarine to its maximum depth. In control of a submerged submarine on fire. Alone on a sinking boat at night, bailing to stay alive. Out of air with empty lungs while diving 90 feet down. Next to a fool about to light his cigarette as we stood on 66,000 gallons of high-octane gasoline. And I have had the chance to do and see amazing things, enough for ten lives. I have sailed 100,000 miles in submarines, dove more than three miles to the abyssal seafloor of the Pacific, and explored an alien world far more dangerous than space. I have gone to places on Earth no one else ever will. I found the first naval aviator ever recovered from the abyss. I mapped the wreckage of USS Thresher. And I held thermonuclear targeting steady on Mother Russia as President Reagan met Gorbachev in Reykjavik. In this book, I tell those stories and more, 90 stories of a life spent undersea. These are the good parts, cooked down to short tales you can read on a bus, a lunch break, or in your bunk before lights out. Join me. I will take you places no one else can. You will survive, I promise, and have a good time along the way. So come on—dive in! “At turns gripping, compelling, and simply enchanting, Vetter’s 30,000 Leagues Undersea is a door straight into a breathtaking world few human beings have ever touched ... or ever will.” –– Holly Lisle. 30,000 Leagues Undersea. Fiction adventures Jules Verne might have written. But I lived them.

Risk Navigation Strategies For Major Capital Projects

Author: Asbjørn Rolstadås
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0857295942
Size: 18.40 MB
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Investors and managers of major projects know how often they result in cost overruns and schedule delays. Risk Navigation Strategies for Major Capital Projects builds on conventional best practice to provide a risk-based view of current practices for planning and executing large international projects. As economies of scale continue to drive projects to ever-higher levels of scope and complexity, new thinking about strategy and risk is required. Since major projects are highly exposed to external risks, the traditional view of predictability as something that can be mandated and ensured by rigorous application of conventional best practice has become a myth. Fresh thinking is required to manage projects today, and this book provides a framework for taking project management best practice to the next level. Risk Navigation Strategies for Major Capital Projects is intended for executives investing in major projects, project leaders and managers, as well as those with a teaching or research interest in project and risk management.

Spatial Cognition

Author: Christian Freksa
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540646037
Size: 10.99 MB
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This book constitutes the documentation of the results achieved within a proirity program on spatial cognition established by the German Science Foundation (DFG) in 1996 involving 13 research groups in Germany and leading scientists from abroad. The 22 revised full papers included were first presented during a colloquium in fall 1997 and then went through a second round of thorough reviewing. The book is organized into three parts on spatial knowledge acquisition and spatial memory, formal and linguistic models, and navigation in real and virtual worlds. All in all the book is a unique report on the state-of-the art in the interdisciplinary research field of spatial cognition and its potential applications.