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Karaoke capitalism (J. Ridderstrale and K. A. Nordström)

The title of "Karaoke capitalism" as the subtitle of the book "Fitness and sex appeal for the Business of tomorrow" sounds lurid and a little to the Management of tabloid journalism. Who to (like I was at the beginning of) the book not only your Hand, but it makes a big mistake, Because even for me and my Business Coaching work  is the book of today is a source of Inspiration! But in sequence.
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The two Management thought leaders and professors Jonas Ridderstrale and Kjell A. Nordström from the Business School of Economics in Stockholm to succeed in this pleasant-to-read book is an amazing...

... social processes. your analysis is not in depth, but rather in the width: Ridderstrale and Nordström summarize thematically seemingly incoherent socio-economic Einzelfragmente to a concise final scene. the

Five key messages are listed here:
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1. A company has either success, if there are specific problems to solve or if it is the merciless price war to a "Mainstream product" wins. the
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2. individuals have success if you either have excellent skills, or if you have the necessary financial capital, on the playing fields of Power and Innovation to contribute.
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3. The battle for skilled, educated and highly mobile talent, which it logically needs to be highly specific problems to solve, and the demand for social needs, will be exacerbated.
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4. With this "war for talent" increases, as a result, the gap between the Winnern, almost everything is allowed, because you are in the Darwinian sense,  "fit and/or sexy" and the people who neither have money nor economically useful skills to possess, more and more.
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5.  farewell to the Mainstream: Benchmarking (=“Karaoke“), both as "individual strategy", as well as corporate strategy - leads to Failure. Because a copy is neither as good nor as popular as the Original.
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Recommended!
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The read book is rich in amazing quotes, which sympathischerweise always as hypotheses – declared "survival for the fittest theories" aptly support. An inspiring social schaftsanalyse - not only for executives and High Potentials - but rather for all the people worried about themselves and the future of our society.
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The only weakness of the book is and will remain to be somehow "hollow" sounding title. The me - despite repeated recommendation from various sides - long discouraged the book to take it on. the
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Meanwhile, I have it but have already read twice...!

Here you can order the book

 

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