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Paperback Details
  • 01/2017
  • 9780692798003 0692798005
  • 286 pages
  • $16.99
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  • 01/2017
  • 9780692798003 2016920177
  • 286 pages
  • $9.99
The Disruptors’ Feast - How to avoid being devoured in today's rapidly changing global economy

Adult; Business & Personal Finance; (Market)

Virtually everything about the way people live and do business is changing faster than ever before. Digital technology, global development, urbanization, and business disruption represent both a major opportunity and a threat in the global economy. Although individuals and organizations are aware that the world is changing exponentially, most are ill-equipped to face this level of disruption and volatility. The Disruptors’ Feast is a unique look into the trends that are shaping the world of the future, and a guide on how to avoid being eaten alive.
Reviews
The world is changing—and many once-successful businesspeople are getting left behind, asserts van Paasschen, former CEO of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, in this manifesto. The only constant in the modern world, he writes, is change; van Paasschen identifies this phenomenon by the popular term the “great acceleration,” a process primarily powered by digital technology and specifically by the ability to exchange information worldwide. He warns that success or failure now depends on how one handles the great acceleration, and that many are too slow to adjust their business philosophies to this rapid pace of change. Using examples from his own career, such as business trips to the Middle East where he witnessed early glimmerings of the Arab Spring, van Paasschen identifies various drivers of change: urbanization, sociopolitical volatility, and so on. Van Paasschen’s advice for how to keep up with the speed of change—learn to overcome cognitive bias, become agile, and think past obstacles—don’t break new ground on a fairly well-covered topic, though his points are solid and the descriptions of the positive and negative outcomes of the great acceleration are thought-provoking. (BookLife)
Arianna Huffington, co-founder, The Huffington Post, and author of Thrive and Th

We are all drowning in data and starved for wisdom. The Disruptors’ Feast is more than a business book. It is full of wisdom about how our lives are being transformed by technology and disruption. In a lively and intimate style, Frits van Paasschen draws on his experience as a global business leader to offer advice on how we can prepare ourselves and our institutions to thrive and make sense of a tumultuous world.

Clayton Christensen, Harvard Business School professor, author of The Innovator'

Disruptive innovation is upending industries and transforming labor markets around the world. The fact of the matter is that most disruptees will struggle to adapt. Calling on first-hand experience, The Disruptors' Feast explains the new kind of leadership and approach to strategy that is needed to succeed in the face of unprecedented and discontinuous change.

Jim Cramer, host, Mad Money with Jim Cramer, and co-host, Squawk on the Street,

Every once in a while I find a book that completely captures the moment we’re in, a moment where things are happening so fast that we can’t understand what’s happening, and without help we’ll be swept away by change. In The Disruptors’ Feast, ex-HOT CEO Frits van Paasschen has written that book, and I am on a mission to have you buy it and buy it NOW! Frits not only gets the era, he explains what you can do to survive and thrive—or be left behind by it. The Disruptors’ Feast is more than an inside look at what it takes to run a global company. It also shares real insights into profiting from global growth while avoiding being hammered by technological change. Smart investors will use The Disruptors’ Feast to get the macro insights they need to build their game plan and get rich slowly, the lasting way! And smart managers? If you don’t read it, then maybe your stock just won’t be worth owning.

News
01/24/2017
Frits Van Paasschen: Thriving In Business | Mad Money | CNBC

Jim Cramer spoke with the former CEO of Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Coors Brewing on the new world of business and how to conquer negotiations with Donald Trump.

Formats
Paperback Details
  • 01/2017
  • 9780692798003 0692798005
  • 286 pages
  • $16.99
Ebook Details
  • 01/2017
  • 9780692798003 2016920177
  • 286 pages
  • $9.99

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